(July 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

Special "June Groom" Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Advertising Campaigns With Ulterior Motives (Table of Contents)

Underhand Pitch Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of public service announcements that don't serve the public.

Another Mad Peek Through the Microscope (Table of Contents)

Microfolk Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous situations involving germs.

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.

Future Wit & Wisdom Books (Table of Contents)

Funny-Bone-Heads Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn; Jack Hanrahan
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Books featuring humorous anecdotes and sayings from famous historical and contemporary people not known for being funny or clever.

Indexer Notes

Mickey Mouse has a cameo on the book cover of Annette Funicello's book.

In the Hospital (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 patient gets a new IV drip.

Mixing Personal Politics with Careers (Table of Contents)

Party Poopers Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Political extremists in every day jobs.

Stereotype-Casting (Table of Contents)

One-Two-Three-Formula Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Applying stereotypical labels to groups of various demographic types.

Mad Visits the American Mediocrity Academy (Table of Contents)

Institution for the Criminally Inane Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A visit to a teaching institution that trains people to be average.

Later On in the Hospital (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 patient in a hospital gets a new IV drip.

A Portfolio of Shapely Mad Verse (Table of Contents)

Rhyme With A View Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
William Garvin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of text shaped into silhouettes of the item the text is describing.

The Lighter Side of High School (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 humorous trials and tribulations of attending high school.

Road Signs We'd Really Like to See (Table of Contents)

Highway Ribbery Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn; Jack Hanrahan
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Traffic signs with cynical fine print.

Postage Stamp Advertising (Table of Contents)

Licking the Problem Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of what would happen if the U.S. Postal Service sold ad space on their postage stamps.

Mad Looks at the Voice Typewriter (Table of Contents)

Miss-Take-a-Letter Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The pitfalls of a voice-activated typewriter that transcribes everything said.

Indexer Notes

The last sequence involves a submission response from Mad editor Al Feldstein, with an accompanying caricature.

Track and Field Foto-Plays (Table of Contents)

Running Commentary Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Funny captions are added to vintage wire service photos from track and field events.

Still Later in the Hospital (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 doctor removes a patient's body cast.

Loused Up in Space (Table of Contents)

Science Affliction Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Guy Williams [as John Boobinson]; June Lockhart [as Mauroone Boobinson]; Marta Kristen [as Suet Boobinson]; Angela Cartwright [as Punny Boobinson]; Billy Mumy [as Will Boobinson]; Mark Goddard [as Donce West]; Jonathan Harris [as The Professor]; David Janssen [as Dr. Richard Kimble]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Lost In Space"; A family of incompetent space explorers find a planet full of giant gemstones, prompting The Professor to try to kill them - - again.

The Kind of Fireworks Some People Would Like to See (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:
An ode to people looking for a big bang.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Day a Gentleman Finally Offered a Lady a Tiparillo (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 Tiparillo cigar ads; A woman accepts a Tiparillo from a man and instantly regrets it.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special "June Groom" Issue
  2. 1. Advertising Campaigns With Ulterior Motives
    Underhand Pitch Dept.
  3. 2. Another Mad Peek Through the Microscope
    Microfolk Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Future Wit & Wisdom Books
    Funny-Bone-Heads Dept.
  6. 5. In the Hospital
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Mixing Personal Politics with Careers
    Party Poopers Dept.
  8. 7. Stereotype-Casting
    One-Two-Three-Formula Dept.
  9. 8. Mad Visits the American Mediocrity Academy
    Institution for the Criminally Inane Dept.
  10. 9. Later On in the Hospital
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. A Portfolio of Shapely Mad Verse
    Rhyme With A View Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of High School
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. Road Signs We'd Really Like to See
    Highway Ribbery Dept.
  14. 13. Postage Stamp Advertising
    Licking the Problem Dept.
  15. 14. Mad Looks at the Voice Typewriter
    Miss-Take-a-Letter Dept.
  16. 15. Track and Field Foto-Plays
    Running Commentary Dept.
  17. 16. Still Later in the Hospital
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. Loused Up in Space
    Science Affliction Dept.
  19. 18. The Kind of Fireworks Some People Would Like to See
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. The Day a Gentleman Finally Offered a Lady a Tiparillo
    Mad's Great Moments in Advertising
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