(December 1965)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.30 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Al Feldstein
Color:
color (#1-23, later issues); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - ?)
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock:
glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

Special Hypnotic Issue of Mad (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred tries to hypnotize you into buying the issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one by Peanuts artist Charles Schultz, with accompanying Snoopy illustration, and one from British rock stars Chad and Jeremy.

When Politicians Do Television Commercials (Table of Contents)

Paid Politico Advertisements Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Donald Axe; Sol Weinstein
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon; Pat Nixon; Madame Chaing Kai Shek; General Chaing Kai Shek; Lyndon Johnson; Nikita Khruschev; George Wallace; Barry Goldwater
Synopsis:
Famous political figures are recruited as commercial spokespeople.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / cartoon / pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Cartoons drawn into the margins of random pages.

Three Hairy Stories (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A man gets a hair cut; another man tries to cover his bald spot; a third man grooms his mustache.

Mad's Snappy Answers to Those Old Cliches (Table of Contents)

Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Sarcastic responses to obvious, inane and oblivious queries.

The Virginiaham (Table of Contents)

How the West Was Lost Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lee J. Cobb [as Judge Barf]; Roberta Shore [as Becky Barf]; Doug McClure [as Tramputz]; James Drury [as The Virginiaham]; Lee Marvin [as The Guest Star]; Clu Gallagher [as Ricochet]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV show "The Virginian"; A frontier judge and a group of incompetent cowboys tries to prevent a menacing stranger from disrupting their boring little ranch.

Boxing Foto-Plays (Table of Contents)

Punch Lines Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Boxing wire photos are given satirical captions.

Indexer Notes

Identifiable boxers in the photos are Muhammed Ali (then Cassius Clay), Floyd Patterson, Ezzard Charles, Joe Louis, Jake LaMotta and Sonny Liston.

Mad Interviews the Greeting Card Manufacturer of the Year (Table of Contents)

Card Shark Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frank Gifford [as Frank Giffurd]; Konrad Kupid
Synopsis:
An interview with a less-than-scrupulous greeting card maker.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The White Spy tries to corrupt the Black Spy's guard dog.

Let's Humanize Those Automated Machines (Table of Contents)

Sweet Torque Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Installing software into vending machines that allow them to relate better to their customers.

The Lighter Side of Moving (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The trials and tribulations of moving are presented.

A Celebrity's Wallet (Table of Contents)

Soup's On! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Items that would be found in the wallet of comedian Soupy Sales.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The White Spy traps the Black Spy in a fake rodeo.

A Mad Guide to the Wildlife of Our American Highways (Table of Contents)

Asphalt Jungle-Animals Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Autos and drivers are portrayed as if they are species of animals.

Horror Movie Scenes We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Our Creature Presentation Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frankenstein's monster; The Mummy; The Creature from the Black Lagoon; Dracula; King Kong
Synopsis:
Various famous film monsters are satirized.

Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy; The Gray Spy
Synopsis:
The Gray Spy tricks the other spies onto a sabotaged carnival ride.

The Rime of the Modern Surfer (Table of Contents)

Foam Poem Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"; An egotistical surfer travels too far and ends up in the Arctic Circle.

Football "In Depth" (Table of Contents)

The Play By Play's The Thing Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ronald Axe; Sol Weinstein
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mel Hyndsite; Charlie Dittoe
Synopsis:
A television broadcast team's attempt to broadcast a football game ends up interfering with the game and confusing the viewers.

What Wild Frenzy Will Future College Students Face? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Predicting the next trend among college students.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Day They Forgot to Put the Top Down For the Hertz Commercial (Table of Contents)

Mad's Great Moments in Advertising / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Hertz Rent-A-Car TV ads; A man falls from the sky and gently lands in the driver's seat of a car, but also falls through the roof of the convertible.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Hypnotic Issue of Mad
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. When Politicians Do Television Commercials
    Paid Politico Advertisements Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Three Hairy Stories
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Mad's Snappy Answers to Those Old Cliches
    Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept.
  7. 6. The Virginiaham
    How the West Was Lost Dept.
  8. 7. Boxing Foto-Plays
    Punch Lines Dept.
  9. 8. Mad Interviews the Greeting Card Manufacturer of the Year
    Card Shark Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. Let's Humanize Those Automated Machines
    Sweet Torque Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Moving
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. A Celebrity's Wallet
    Soup's On! Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. A Mad Guide to the Wildlife of Our American Highways
    Asphalt Jungle-Animals Dept.
  16. 15. Horror Movie Scenes We'd Like to See
    Our Creature Presentation Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. The Rime of the Modern Surfer
    Foam Poem Dept.
  19. 18. Football "In Depth"
    The Play By Play's The Thing Dept.
  20. 19. What Wild Frenzy Will Future College Students Face?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. The Day They Forgot to Put the Top Down For the Hertz Commercial
    Mad's Great Moments in Advertising
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne