(June 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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Stilt Man] (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:
Alfred tries to stand on stilts covered by long trousers, but his suspenders break and he loses his pants.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters are letters (with pictures) from recently parodied actors Chuck Connors (Branded), David Hedison (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) and James Drury (The Virginian).

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.

The Agony and the Agony (Table of Contents)

Ceiling Zero Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlton Heston [as 'Michael Angelo']; Rex Harrison [as Julius Pope]; Diane Cilento [as Connie]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Agony and the Ecstasy"; A boxer and restauranteur commissions a famous artist to paint the ceiling of his restaurant and then micromanages the project to distraction.

Indexer Notes

Among the celebrities Heston paints on the ceiling of the restaurant is Mad editor Jerry Defuccio, who is also pointed out by one of the characters.

Fathers Are Two-Time Losers (Table of Contents)

Bottled Pop Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A comparison of the restrictive childhoods today's fathers endured and the unfettered childhoods their children experience today.

The Haircut (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 falls victim to a defective barber's chair.

Mad's "Share the Wealth" Income Tax Form (Table of Contents)

Ten-Forty or Fight Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Revamping the U.S. tax form to make it more fair to others.

The Lighter Side of Junior High (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 life in High School are examined.

Some "Purchase Tags" Few People Ever Get to See (Table of Contents)

Guaranteed-Off Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Price tags and warranty information for big ticket items bought by movie studios and the government.

The Face on the Town Square Walk (Table of Contents)

Motor-Psycho Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the poem "The Face on the Barroom Floor"; A Newport Beach motorcycle gang harass a timid soul on a bicycle.

A Comic Scene We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Kent Satisfies Best Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Superman saves a pedestrian from a falling safe, but doesn't get the response he expects.
Reprints:

The Mad Hypocrite Primer (Table of Contents)

About Face Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of different kinds of hypocrites in society.

One Day in the Chicken Coop (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A hen lays a colored Easter egg.

Honey Waste (Table of Contents)

High-heel Gumshoe Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Anne Francis [as Honey Waste]; John Ericson [as Scram Bolt]; Peter Sellers [as Lt. Stones]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Honey West"; a private detective is hired to keep a suitcase of laundry out of the hands of a Chinese tong.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker draws "Lt. Stones" as a dead-ringer for Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau character.

Horrifying Cliches (Table of Contents)

Spooking From Pictures Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Illustrating ordinary cliche terms as horror movie scenes.

A Boy and His Chemistry Set (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 boy mixes a serum in his chemistry set that turns him into a monster.

Fraternity Magazine (Table of Contents)

Pledgerism Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine for college fraternities and their members.

What Awesome U.S. Weapon Wipes Out Millions Every Year? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Cigarette People: They Like Their Jobs, But None of Them Smoke (Table of Contents)

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:
Profiles of disingenuous cigarette industry insiders.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Stilt Man]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. The Agony and the Agony
    Ceiling Zero Dept.
  5. 4. Fathers Are Two-Time Losers
    Bottled Pop Dept.
  6. 5. The Haircut
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Mad's "Share the Wealth" Income Tax Form
    Ten-Forty or Fight Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Junior High
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. Some "Purchase Tags" Few People Ever Get to See
    Guaranteed-Off Dept.
  10. 9. The Face on the Town Square Walk
    Motor-Psycho Dept.
  11. 10. A Comic Scene We'd Like to See
    Kent Satisfies Best Dept.
  12. 11. The Mad Hypocrite Primer
    About Face Dept.
  13. 12. One Day in the Chicken Coop
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. Honey Waste
    High-heel Gumshoe Dept.
  15. 14. Horrifying Cliches
    Spooking From Pictures Dept.
  16. 15. A Boy and His Chemistry Set
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. Fraternity Magazine
    Pledgerism Dept.
  18. 17. What Awesome U.S. Weapon Wipes Out Millions Every Year?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. Cigarette People: They Like Their Jobs, But None of Them Smoke
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