(March 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

[no title indexed] (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
William M. Gaines
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Filed October 1, 1966; Listed owners: E.C. Publications, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, Irwin Donenfeld, S.U. Sampliner, Sonia Mondschein, Harry Donenfeld estate, all of 575 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10022; Publisher: William M. Gaines; Editor: Albert B. Feldstein; Total paid circulation, 12 month average: 1,635,612.

Who in Heck is Virginia Woolfe? (Table of Contents)

No One Under 18 Will Be Permitted to Read the Following Article Unless Accompanied By a Child Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Elizabeth Taylor [as Virginia Woolfe]; Richard Burton [as Prof. Woolfe]; George Segal [as John]; Sandy Dennis [as Marcia]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"; A warring couple have another couple over for drinks and proceed to embarrass themselves.

Correspondence Schools For Repulsive People (Table of Contents)

Graduating Crass Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn; Jack Hanrahan
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of correspondence school curriculum for undesirables.

Indexer Notes

The photos of successful graduates are probably photos of Mad staffers and contributors.

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.

In the Locker Room (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A football coach tries to improve a player's football knowledge.

The Lighter Side of Arguments (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 disputes between family and friends.

Announcements For Everything (Table of Contents)

Mad Takes Pleasure in Presenting This Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of printed announcements for things that don't really require printed announcements.

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 foils the Black Spy's attempt to steal secret plans.

The Preamble Revisited (Table of Contents)

You Gotta Have a Strong Constitution Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The words to the Preamble to The Constitution are presented as a counterpoint to photos of current events in opposition to the spirit of those words.

Idiot-Proof Products (Table of Contents)

The Brain and Strain is Mainly on the Wane Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Products designed to be simple enough for even a moron to use effectively.

Downtown (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 hobo lights his cigarette on an unexpected heat source.

Horrifying Cliches (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Common phrases are given monstrous visualizations.

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 ambushes the White Spy.

Mad School Songs For Everyday Activities (Table of Contents)

Siss...Boom...Blah Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Fight songs for trivial activities.

How Various Magazines Would Handle the Same Cartoon Situation (Table of Contents)

Editorial Wheeze Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The same basic single panel cartoon joke is presented in the various art and humor styles of various famous magazines.

Advertising Endorsements We'll Probably Never Get to See (Table of Contents)

Wild Pitches Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Pablo Picasso; Gamel Abdul Nasser; Zsa Zsa Gabor; John Lennon; The Rat Pack [Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin; Sammy Davis Jr.; Joey Bishop; Peter Lawford]; Dean Martin; Billy Graham; Casey Stengel
Synopsis:
Celebrity endorsements of products diametrically opposite to or ironically connected to their public image.

Doc Tari (Table of Contents)

Hollywood and Vines Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Marshall Thompson [as Doc Tari]; Cheryl Miller [as Paula Tracy]; Hedley Mattingly [as Officer Hedley]; Hari Rhodes [as Mike Makula]; Clarence the Cross-eyed Lion [as Clairvoyance]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Daktari"; A veterinarian practicing in the Kenyan bush battles poachers and tends to his animal patients with the help of a cross-eyed lion and a chimpanzee nurse and with no help from his human companions.

Cop Art (Table of Contents)

Finger Painting Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Borgman
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A witness describes an unlikely suspect to a police sketch artist.

What is Today's Most Shocking Drug Menace? (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:
Simple prescription medicine abuse is nothing compared to this.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Misery is...a Cigarette (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Kent cigarette print ads; Examples of items associated with certain people, with the final examples being what should be associated with smokers.
Keywords:
Back cover.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Who in Heck is Virginia Woolfe?
    No One Under 18 Will Be Permitted to Read the Following Article Unless Accompanied By a Child Dept.
  4. 3. Correspondence Schools For Repulsive People
    Graduating Crass Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. In the Locker Room
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. The Lighter Side of Arguments
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  8. 7. Announcements For Everything
    Mad Takes Pleasure in Presenting This Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. The Preamble Revisited
    You Gotta Have a Strong Constitution Dept.
  11. 10. Idiot-Proof Products
    The Brain and Strain is Mainly on the Wane Dept.
  12. 11. Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. Horrifying Cliches
    Spooking From Pictures Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. Mad School Songs For Everyday Activities
    Siss...Boom...Blah Dept.
  16. 15. How Various Magazines Would Handle the Same Cartoon Situation
    Editorial Wheeze Dept.
  17. 16. Advertising Endorsements We'll Probably Never Get to See
    Wild Pitches Dept.
  18. 17. Doc Tari
    Hollywood and Vines Dept.
  19. 18. Cop Art
    Finger Painting Dept.
  20. 19. What is Today's Most Shocking Drug Menace?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. Misery is...a Cigarette
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