(September 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:

Special Summer "Camp" Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Adam West [as Batman]; Alfred E. Neuman [as Robin]

["Just another pretty face"] (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Rolling Stones [Mick Jagger; Keith Richard; Charlie Watts; Bill Wyman; Brian Jones]
Synopsis:
Wire photo of a Rolling Stones press conference with a satirical word balloon added.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

West & East (Table of Contents)

Double Exposure Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Augusto Pinochet; Joe Louis; Fidel Castro; Nikita Kruschev; Stan Laurel; Oliver Hardy; Nikolai Lenin; Josef Stalin
Synopsis:
Contrasting life in democracies and dictatorship through similarly laid out file photos of each society.

Bats-Man (Table of Contents)

Aide-de-"Camp" Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Adam West [as Bruce Swain and Bats-Man]; Burt Ward [as Gray Dickson and Sparrow]; Alan Napier [as Alfred]; Madge Blake [as Aunt Harriet]; Neil Hamilton [as Commissioner Gordon]; Stafford Repp [as Chief O'Hara]
Synopsis:
Parody of the television show "Batman"; tired of his double identity ruining his love life, Sparrow attempts to murder Bats-Man.

One Day on the Bridge (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A good Samaritan tries to keep another man from committing suicide.

Future National Television Tests (Table of Contents)

Questionable Entertainment Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of national tests conducted via television taken too far.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / comic story / pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Humorous drawings placed in the margins of random pages.

The Lighter Side of Traveling (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:
Collection of cartoons with a travel theme.

Mad Licenses (Table of Contents)

Give 'em the Double-O Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jackie Gleason; Dean Rusk; Buddy Ebsen [as Jed Clampett]; Irene Ryan [as Granny Clampett]; Doris Day; Durwood Kirby; Hugh Hefner; Hubert Humphrey; Jerry Lewis; William M. Gaines
Synopsis:
If other people had license to do specific activities just as James Bond has a license to kill.

Meanwhile at the Doctor's Office (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 goes to have a wart removed.

What Is a Party-Pooper? (Table of Contents)

Invitation to the Dunce Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Essay on people who are no fun.

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

Behind the Odd Ball Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the "Ripley's Believe It or Not" cartoon panel, with entries on Bert Parks, a unique politician, a local television celebrity, a man arrested for speeding and a unique phone.

If Other Publications Used Those Sensational Movie Mag Cover Gimicks (Table of Contents)

Jackie of all Trades Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jacqueline Kennedy; The Three Stooges [Moe Howard; Larry Fine; Joe DeRita]
Synopsis:
Specialty magazines use Jacqueline Kennedy on their cover in genre-specific situations to spur sales.

Horrifying Cliches (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Literal depictions of cliched phrases.

Meanwhile at the Sculptor's Studio (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 sculptor has trouble with a bust of his wife.

Hullabadig Au Go Go (Table of Contents)

Slipped Discotheque Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of teenage dance party programs; A Dick Clark-like host introduces acts that resemble The Who, The Supremes, and Bob Dylan.

Specialized Cook Books (Table of Contents)

Random Hash-House Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cook books design to appeal to specific demographics.

A Mad Look at Shut-Ins (Table of Contents)

Canned Laughter Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of cartoons with a theme of people in prison.

The Spy That Came In for the Gold (Table of Contents)

Iron Curtain-Call Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Burton [as Alec Lummox]; Cyril Cusack [as Control]; Claire Bloom [as Nana]; James Cagney; Edward G. Robinson; George Raft; William Bendix; Michael Hordern [as Rash]; Robert Culp; Bill Cosby; Sean Connery; James Coburn; Don Adams; David McCallum
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Spy Who Came In from the Cold"; a British Intelligence Agent pretends to have a breakdown hoping to invite an attempt from opposing agents to turn him.

What Awesome Beast Threatens Unwary Campers Every Year (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-in / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Campers are menaced by an unseen threat.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Stronger Than...] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Colors:
Bob Clarke ?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The Ajax White Knight, from the then-current Ajax laundry soap ads, changes a dragon from green to white.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Summer "Camp" Issue
  2. 1. ["Just another pretty face"]
  3. 2. West & East
    Double Exposure Dept.
  4. 3. Bats-Man
    Aide-de-"Camp" Dept.
  5. 4. One Day on the Bridge
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Future National Television Tests
    Questionable Entertainment Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Traveling
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. Mad Licenses
    Give 'em the Double-O Dept.
  10. 9. Meanwhile at the Doctor's Office
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. What Is a Party-Pooper?
    Invitation to the Dunce Dept.
  12. 11. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts
    Behind the Odd Ball Dept.
  13. 12. If Other Publications Used Those Sensational Movie Mag Cover Gimicks
    Jackie of all Trades Dept.
  14. 13. Horrifying Cliches
    Spooking From Pictures Dept.
  15. 14. Meanwhile at the Sculptor's Studio
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Hullabadig Au Go Go
    Slipped Discotheque Dept.
  17. 16. Specialized Cook Books
    Random Hash-House Dept.
  18. 17. A Mad Look at Shut-Ins
    Canned Laughter Dept.
  19. 18. The Spy That Came In for the Gold
    Iron Curtain-Call Dept.
  20. 19. What Awesome Beast Threatens Unwary Campers Every Year
    Mad Fold-in
  21. 20. [Stronger Than...]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne