(October 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)

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Reprints:

The Bunch (Table of Contents)

Group Therapy Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Candice Berger [as Flakey]; Joan Hackett [as Duddy]; Elizabeth Hartman [as Prissy]; Shirley Knight [as Pilly]; Joanna Pettit [as Kayo]; Mary-Robin Redd [as Pukey]; Jessica Walter [as Lippy]; Kathleen Widdowes [as Hellava]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Group"; At a class reunion for a women's college, a group of uninteresting women relate their uninteresting post-graduate lives.

A Mad Look at Trade-Marks (Table of Contents)

Branding Irony Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Various commercial logos are altered to reflect the product categories they are classified in.

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.

Late One Night . . . (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 wife remedies her husband's snoring.

Golf Foto-plays (Table of Contents)

Course Humor Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous captions are added to vintage wire service photos of golf tournaments.

The Lighter Side of Music Lovers (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:
Satirical look at common people and their taste in music.

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 hang the Black Spy.

The Mad Air Travel Primer (Table of Contents)

Two Wrights Make a Wrong Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at modern airline travel.

Spy Stuff (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:
Three spies threaten to kill each other.

A Mad Look at the Joys of Scuba Diving (Table of Contents)

Glub-Glub Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee; Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A satirical look at the sport of scuba diving.

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 tries to sabotage the White Spy's slot car track.

Mad Visits a Typical Johnson Howard's Restaurant (Table of Contents)

One For the Road Hog Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at the Howard Johnson's restaurant chain.

A Mad Look at Batman (Table of Contents)

West-Ward Ho-Ho Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Synopsis:
A satirical look at Batman.
Reprints:

Obituaries for Comic Strip Characters (Table of Contents)

R.I.P. Kirby Dept / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Snoopy; Daddy Warbucks; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Nancy; Smilin' Jack; Snuffy Smith; Donald Duck; Dick Tracy; Prince Valiant; Mandrake the Magician; Rex Morgan; Henry; Joe Palooka; Dagwood Bumstead; Mary Worth
Synopsis:
Clippings of fictitious obituaries of fictitious comic strip characters.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art is not identified, but may be Bob Clarke.

12 O'Crocked High (Table of Contents)

Bombs Away Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Paul Crane [as Col. Gullible]; Andrew Duggan [as The General]; Steve McQueen [as Capt. Sweat]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "12 O'Clock High"; A World War II bomber crashes in occupied France and its crew must find its way to friendly lines before the pilot and co-pilot kill each other.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker draws Smilin' Jack into a crowd scene on page one, and Steve Canyon in a crowd scene on page three.

The Brick Layers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two bricklayers try to keep from falling off of a scaffold.

What Profitable Car-Buyer Market Will Automakers Stupidly Lose Again With This Year's Models (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 commentary on auto safety.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Early One Morning in the Jungle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta (signed)
Inks:
Frank Frazetta (signed)
Colors:
Frank Frazetta
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tarzan
Synopsis:
Tarzan loses his title as "King of the Apes".

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Bunch
    Group Therapy Dept.
  3. 2. A Mad Look at Trade-Marks
    Branding Irony Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Late One Night . . .
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Golf Foto-plays
    Course Humor Dept.
  7. 6. The Lighter Side of Music Lovers
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  8. 7. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  9. 8. The Mad Air Travel Primer
    Two Wrights Make a Wrong Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Stuff
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. A Mad Look at the Joys of Scuba Diving
    Glub-Glub Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. Mad Visits a Typical Johnson Howard's Restaurant
    One For the Road Hog Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Look at Batman
    West-Ward Ho-Ho Dept.
  15. 14. Obituaries for Comic Strip Characters
    R.I.P. Kirby Dept
  16. 15. 12 O'Crocked High
    Bombs Away Dept.
  17. 16. The Brick Layers
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. What Profitable Car-Buyer Market Will Automakers Stupidly Lose Again With This Year's Models
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. Early One Morning in the Jungle
This issue was most recently modified by:
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
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