(March 1966)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
In class, Alfred hides a copy of Shakespeare's plays inside of his copy of Mad.
Keywords:
Infinity cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
William M. Gaines
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Filed Oct. 1, 1965; Listed owners: E.C. Publications; National Periodical Publications; J.S. Liebowitz; P.N. Sampliner; Irwin Donelfeld; S.U. Sampliner; Sonia Iger; Estate of Harry Donelfeld, all of 575 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY, 10022; Publisher: William M. Gaines; Editor: Albert Feldstein; Total paid circulation, avg 12 months: 1,532,926.

The Mad Suburban Primer (Table of Contents)

Frightening Developments Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The drawbacks of living in the suburbs, presented as a child's primer.

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.

When Teenagers Take Over TV Completely (Table of Contents)

Video a Go Go Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Paul McCartney; Jim McKay; Chet Huntley; David Brinkley, Curt Gowdy; Bill Flemming
Synopsis:
If standard television show genres are recast and reworked to appeal to teens.

At the Elevators (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man tries to board an elevator.

Voyage to See What's On the Bottom (Table of Contents)

Sub Standard Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Basehart [as Adm. Nielsen]; David Hedison [as Capt. Crane]; Terry Becker [as Chief Sharkey]
Synopsis:
Parody of the "Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea" TV series: two incompetent naval officers investigate the death of a crew member aboard a hamster-powered submarine.

Indexer Notes

On page 2, the Admiral has Huckleberry Hound and Quick Draw McGraw on his television monitor.

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 put the Black Spy under video surveillance.

The Mad Treasury of Unknown Poetry (Table of Contents)

Verse of the People Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
David Janssen [as Dr. Richard Kimble]; Wilt Chamberlain
Synopsis:
Modern trials and eccentricities expressed in poem form.

The Lighter Side of Shopping (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 ironies and aggravations of shopping are portrayed.

One Day in the Pasture (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 cow is annoyed by an ant.

Badge & Billy (Table of Contents)

Law Enfarcement Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine for people in law enforcement.

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:
Various puzzles that can't logically be solved.

Intimidations and Antidotes (Table of Contents)

The Ploy's the Thing Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Strategies to counteract intimidating situations.

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 booby-traps a shoe.

College Programs to Develop Masters of Mediocrity (Table of Contents)

Summa Cum Lazy Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Donald D. Shandler
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
College courses designed to churn out minimally-skilled graduates.

The Sinpiper (Table of Contents)

Dirty Birds Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Elizabeth Taylor [as Lurid Reynard]; Richard Burton [as Dr. Egbert Hooey]; Eva Marie Saint [as Clear Hooey]; Charles Bronson [as the angry beatnik sculptor]; Morgan Mason [as Denny Reynard]; Eddie Fisher
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Sandpipers"; A married priest is attracted to a shallow single mother and has a clandestine affair with her where they talk endlessly about nothing.

Another Great Bank Robbery (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 robs the wrong kind of bank.

How Do Bosses Plan To Celebrate Future Office Xmas Parties (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 prediction of future technological dominance.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Day the Wrong Giant Came Out of the Washer (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of laundry soap television ads; Instead of the giant hand lunging from the washing machine holding a bottle of the laundry soap, the Jolly Green Giant's hand lunges from the washing machine holding a can of corn.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Mad Suburban Primer
    Frightening Developments Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. When Teenagers Take Over TV Completely
    Video a Go Go Dept.
  6. 5. At the Elevators
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Voyage to See What's On the Bottom
    Sub Standard Dept.
  8. 7. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  9. 8. The Mad Treasury of Unknown Poetry
    Verse of the People Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Shopping
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. One Day in the Pasture
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. Badge & Billy
    Law Enfarcement Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's Puzzle Page
    Lame-Brain Games Dept.
  14. 13. Intimidations and Antidotes
    The Ploy's the Thing Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  16. 15. College Programs to Develop Masters of Mediocrity
    Summa Cum Lazy Dept.
  17. 16. The Sinpiper
    Dirty Birds Dept.
  18. 17. Another Great Bank Robbery
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. How Do Bosses Plan To Celebrate Future Office Xmas Parties
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. The Day the Wrong Giant Came Out of the Washer
    Mad's Great Moments in Advertising
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