(January 1967)

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:

[Express Santa] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

[Mad subscription offer] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Christmas-themed subscription solicitation.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one from actor Bob Crane of the series "Hogan's Heroes", signed as "Col. Hogan", warning against doing a parody of the show. It is accompanied by a photo of Crane and fellow actor John Banner reading a copy of Mad.

Hokum's Heroes (Table of Contents)

Mein "Kamp" Humor Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bob Crane [as Col. Robert Hokum]; John Banner [as Sgt. Schlitz]; Werner Klemperer [as Commandant Klunk]; Sigrid Valdis [as Olga]; Dwight Eisenhower; Adolf Hitler
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV show "Hogan's Heroes"; the head officer of the prisoners in a Nazi prison camp can't enjoy all of the secret benefits of the camp because he is worried about the future.

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.

Another Visit With a Sculptor (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 sculptor finishes his masterpiece.

Christmas Cards We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Seasoned Greetings Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Liberace
Synopsis:
Christmas cards that use contemporary urban scenery and celebrities rather than traditional fare.

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 uses a party favor to steal secret plans.

More Snappy Answers to Those Old Cliches (Table of Contents)

Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Sarcastic responses to time worn holiday season situations.

Ads for Other 1967 Vehicles (Table of Contents)

Status Quotes Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Consumer advertisements for non-consumer vehicles.

A Portfolio of Mad Namelies (Table of Contents)

Hah-Moniker Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Names of famous people with objects representing what they are famous for replacing certain letters.

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 fakes out the Black Spy with a boomerang.

What is a B.M.O.C.? (Table of Contents)

Summa Cum Loudmouth Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examination of what makes a student the "Big Man on Campus".

Telephone Solicitors (Table of Contents)

National Hang-Up Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Ideas on how to combat telephone solicitors.

A Mad Shopping Guide For Gifts For Finks (Table of Contents)

Gift Till It Hurts Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of gifts you can give to people you don't really like.

The Lighter Side of Mail (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:
Examples of human failings and frailties related to the postal service.

Football as Covered by Other Publications (Table of Contents)

Punt of View Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Football stories written for non-sports niche magazines.

The Sound of Money (Table of Contents)

Baiting the Trapps Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Julie Andrews [as Mitzia]; Peggy Wood [as Mother Obsess]; Christopher Plummer [as Captain Von Tripe]; Eleanor Parker [as The Countess]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Sound Of Music"; a failed novitiate becomes a governess for the children of a Baron and they fall in love amid some really bad songs.

Once Again in the Laboratory (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 formula doesn't work as a chemist anticipates.

A Christmas Message from Santa Claus (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:
Mad questions the reader's maturity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Day No One was Left Up to Get Him a Grant's (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 Grant's Whiskey print ads; No one can pour you a Grant's if they're all in an alcohol induced coma.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Express Santa]
  2. 1. [Mad subscription offer]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Hokum's Heroes
    Mein "Kamp" Humor Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. Another Visit With a Sculptor
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Christmas Cards We'd Like to See
    Seasoned Greetings Dept.
  8. 7. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  9. 8. More Snappy Answers to Those Old Cliches
    Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept.
  10. 9. Ads for Other 1967 Vehicles
    Status Quotes Dept.
  11. 10. A Portfolio of Mad Namelies
    Hah-Moniker Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. What is a B.M.O.C.?
    Summa Cum Loudmouth Dept.
  14. 13. Telephone Solicitors
    National Hang-Up Dept.
  15. 14. A Mad Shopping Guide For Gifts For Finks
    Gift Till It Hurts Dept.
  16. 15. The Lighter Side of Mail
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  17. 16. Football as Covered by Other Publications
    Punt of View Dept.
  18. 17. The Sound of Money
    Baiting the Trapps Dept.
  19. 18. Once Again in the Laboratory
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. A Christmas Message from Santa Claus
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. The Day No One was Left Up to Get Him a Grant's
    Mad's Great Moments in Advertising
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