(January 1966)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.30 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Albert B. 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

Mad Proudly Presents Its 100th Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Future Broadway Musicals (Table of Contents)

Tune Up the Volume Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Gregory Peck [as Captain Ahab]; Dean Martin [as Sydney Carton]; Frank Sinatra [as Charles Darney]; Shirley MacLaine [as Lucie Manette]; Richard Burton [as Tarzan]; Elizabeth Taylor [as Jane Porter]
Synopsis:
Famous novels and plays like Moby Dick, Julius Caesar, A Tale of Two Cities and Tarzan of the Apes are turned into Broadway Musicals.
Reprints:

The Wonderful World of Repackaging (Table of Contents)

Living Off the Fad of the Land Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Making new consumer products out of old fad items, such as hula hoops and coon skin caps.
Reprints:

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.

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 Black Spy fools the White Spy with a fake submarine.

The Nilson Family (Table of Contents)

Home-Sweet-Ho-Hum Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ozzie Nelson [as Oosie Nilson]; Harriet Nelson [as Harried Nilson]; Rick Nelson [as Ricketty Nilson]; David Nelson [as Divot Nilson]; Skip Young [as Whaley]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Ozzie and Harriet"; The most boring, out of touch family in history is profiled.
Reprints:

The Return of the Mad Beasties (Table of Contents)

Word Game Preserve Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Common terms are turned into anthropomorphized animals.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Sleep (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:
Sleep and sleeping patterns are satirized.
Reprints:

What Is a Blind Date? (Table of Contents)

Every Dog Has It's Date Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Arnie Kogen contrasts the blind date with various less than desirable situations, while Sergio Aragones illustrates the article with various blind date disasters.

Shirley Finster's New York (Table of Contents)

Tour De Farce Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Shirley Finster
Synopsis:
A woman conducts a tour of New York City and all of the odd characters who live there.

Mad's Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

Lame-Brain Games Dept. / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of comic book activity pages; Play games and solve puzzles that make no sense.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The caricature of Bob Hope in the bottom right corner of page 2 was a paste up done by Mort Drucker.

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts (Table of Contents)

Behind the Odd-Ball Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
Bob Clarke; typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the Ripley's Believe It Or Not comic panel; More examples of odd people and unusual occurrences.

The Toy Manufacturer of the Year (Table of Contents)

Tots My Line Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Chet Huntley [as Chet Hunkley]
Synopsis:
A profile of a toy manufacturer who makes products of questionable quality.

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 tricks the Black Spy with a rubber solution.

The Swan Song of a Modern Hiawatha (Table of Contents)

Poem of the Brave Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hiawatha; Coach Kowalski
Synopsis:
Parody of the poem "The Song of Hiawatha"; A native American gets lost on his journey to a southern college campus and is recruited to play football for a school in northern Minnesota.

Hack, Hack, Sweet Has-Been, or Whatever Happened to Good Taste? (Table of Contents)

Eight Old Tomatoes in that Itty Bitty Film Can Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Olivia de Haviland [as Cousin Phoebe]; Bette Davis [as Bubby Jean]; Joan Crawford [as Honeybunch]; Talulah Bankhead [as Precious]; Barbara Stanwyck [as Poopy]; Mary Astor [as Kitchykoo]; Agnes Morehead [as Charlie]; Victor Buono [as Papa]; Joseph Cotton [as Selig]; Annette Funicello [as Olivia de Haviland]
Synopsis:
Parody of the "older actress slasher film" genre; A woman travels to a creepy mansion and meets the odd people who live with her odder cousin.
Reprints:

On the Subway (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man has a unique way to combat subway muggers.
Reprints:

A Vital Message From the Staff of Mad (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:
humor
Synopsis:
A special wish from the Mad magazine staff.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Replacement (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A lighthouse with a burned out lamp is replaced.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mad Proudly Presents Its 100th Issue
  2. 1. Future Broadway Musicals
    Tune Up the Volume Dept.
  3. 2. The Wonderful World of Repackaging
    Living Off the Fad of the Land Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  6. 5. The Nilson Family
    Home-Sweet-Ho-Hum Dept.
  7. 6. The Return of the Mad Beasties
    Word Game Preserve Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Sleep
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. What Is a Blind Date?
    Every Dog Has It's Date Dept.
  10. 9. Shirley Finster's New York
    Tour De Farce Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's Puzzle Page
    Lame-Brain Games Dept.
  12. 11. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts
    Behind the Odd-Ball Dept.
  13. 12. The Toy Manufacturer of the Year
    Tots My Line Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. The Swan Song of a Modern Hiawatha
    Poem of the Brave Dept.
  16. 15. Hack, Hack, Sweet Has-Been, or Whatever Happened to Good Taste?
    Eight Old Tomatoes in that Itty Bitty Film Can Dept.
  17. 16. On the Subway
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. A Vital Message From the Staff of Mad
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. The Replacement
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Bruno Andreacchi
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne