(December 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)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

No cover art, only copy.

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.

Hello, Lyndon, or My Fair Lady Bird (Table of Contents)

The Baines of Our Existance Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lyndon Johnson; Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson; Lynda Johnson; Luci Johnson; Dean Rusk; Robert McNamara; Hubert Humphrey; Robert Kennedy; George Hamilton; William Fulbright; Wayne Morse
Synopsis:
President Johnson's first year in the White House portrayed as a Broadway musical.

Indexer Notes

Lucy Van Pelt from the Peanuts comic strip has a cameo in the last panel.

Horrifying Cliches (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Phil Hahn; E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Common cliche terms are turned into monstrous illustrations.

Mad's Puzzle Page (Table of Contents)

Lame-Brain Games Dept. / activity / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of newspaper and comic book puzzle and game pages.

Mad's Academy Awards For Teenagers (Table of Contents)

Emote Control Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Nominees for the most melodramatic performances by a teen not getting their way.

The Shadow Knows (Table of Contents)

We Got Your Penumbra Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of shadows doing what their owners don't have the nerve to do.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Autumn (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 every day occurrences associated with autumn.
Reprints:

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 sets a trap for the Black Spy.

The Astrodome (Table of Contents)

Razzing the Roof Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch; May Sakami
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the poem "Kubla Khan"; an ode to Houston's new baseball stadium.

The Mad Comic Strip Characters' Forum on Current Affairs (Table of Contents)

See You in the Funny White Papers Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs; Dotty Brooks (plot concept)
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Mary Worth; Pogo Possum; Howland Owl; Albert Alligator; Nancy; Sluggo; Little Orphan Annie; Daddy Warbucks; Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Dithers
Synopsis:
Comic strips characters discuss serious social issues.

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 foils an ambush from the White Spy.

The Miss American Beauty Pagent (Table of Contents)

Beauty Queen's Gam-Bit Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bert Parks [as Bert Teeth]; Otto Preminger
Synopsis:
Parody of beauty pageants; A collection of airheads compete for a sham title while celebrity judges plug their products and the audience ogles the contestants.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker draws Woody Allen in the audience on page one.

A Mad Porfolio of Fotos That Compare the Savage Society & the Great Society (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lyndon Johnson; Ringo Starr; Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson
Synopsis:
Photos of uncivilized settlements are juxtaposed with contemporary United States popular culture for satirical effect.

Protest Magazine (Table of Contents)

Mal-Contents Page Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine for protesters.

What's the Dirtiest Play in Modern Football (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:
Example of what's ruining football.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Famous Marble-Row Funereal Black (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Parody of Marlboro cigarette print ads; A funereal home comes out with a line of gravestones shaped like cigarette packs for smokers who die of lung cancer.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  3. 2. Hello, Lyndon, or My Fair Lady Bird
    The Baines of Our Existance Dept.
  4. 3. Horrifying Cliches
    Spooking From Pictures Dept.
  5. 4. Mad's Puzzle Page
    Lame-Brain Games Dept.
  6. 5. Mad's Academy Awards For Teenagers
    Emote Control Dept.
  7. 6. The Shadow Knows
    We Got Your Penumbra Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Autumn
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. The Astrodome
    Razzing the Roof Dept.
  11. 10. The Mad Comic Strip Characters' Forum on Current Affairs
    See You in the Funny White Papers Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. The Miss American Beauty Pagent
    Beauty Queen's Gam-Bit Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Porfolio of Fotos That Compare the Savage Society & the Great Society
    Double Exposure Dept.
  15. 14. Protest Magazine
    Mal-Contents Page Dept.
  16. 15. What's the Dirtiest Play in Modern Football
    Mad Fold-In
  17. 16. Famous Marble-Row Funereal Black
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne