(April 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)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

The Mad Hate Book (Table of Contents)

Vex Education Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of human behavior and circumstances of life that are annoying.

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.

Ads We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Wild Pitches Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Famous advertising slogans placed on ironically appropriate real life photos.

One Day in a Hospital (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 doctor performs surgery on an unrepentant practical joker.

Songs of Food (Table of Contents)

Tuning Fork Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
New lyrics written to famous tunes with the subject of food and eating.

The Life of Your Run (Table of Contents)

Obit Player Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ben Gazzara [as Pall Dyin]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV show "Run For Your Life"; A man diagnosed with a terminal disease spends his remaining time taking foolish risks and meeting foolish people.

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 defeats the Black Spy's armor.

A Portfolio of Mad Zoo-Lulus (Table of Contents)

Animal Crack-Ups Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
Max Brandel
Inks:
Max Brandel

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of the names of animals with the calligraphy altered or stylized to resemble that animal.

What is a Born Loser? (Table of Contents)

Hi, Jinx Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Essay on people who seem cursed with bad luck, accompanied by relevant illustrations.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Camera-Bugs (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 photography enthusiasts.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Inks:
Antonio Prohias (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy manages to avoid the White Spy's border checkpoint.

The Television Network President of the Year (Table of Contents)

The Boob in Charge of the Tube Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Truman Capote [as Trueblood Capote]; Herman Avarice
Synopsis:
The executive of a major television network is interviewed.

Meet Ziraldo (Table of Contents)

Boffo Nova Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ziraldo Alves Pinto [as Ziraldo] (signed)
Pencils:
Ziraldo Alves Pinto [as Ziraldo] (signed)
Inks:
Ziraldo Alves Pinto [as Ziraldo] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of humorous illustrations from Brazilian cartoonist Ziraldo Pinto.

Yellow Pages for Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Comic Relief Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Reilly
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Telephone book advertisements altered to target super-heroes.
Reprints:

Winter Sports Foto-Plays (Table of Contents)

Snow Laughing Matter Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous word balloons added to wire service photos of winter-themed sporting events.

A Quick Stroll (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

Synopsis:
A man tests a patch of new cement to see if it is dry enough to walk on.

Fantastecch Voyage (Table of Contents)

Inside Joke Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Stephen Boyd [as Stephen Grunt]; Raquel Welch [as Carrie VaVoom]; Donald Pleasence [as Dr. Micro]; Arthur Kennedy [as Dr. NoCal]; Edmund O'Brien [as Mr. Conman]; Arthur O'Connell [as Donald Ream]; Irving J. Sinusitis
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Fantastic Voyage"; Five scientists are shrunk to microbe size in order to cure a wealthy man's bad sinuses.

What Is Replacing Girls In Young Men's Minds (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:
There's only one thing more appealing to teenage boys than girls.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

P.H.I.L.C.O. Warns: Color TV Can Often Look This Bad! (Table of Contents)

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 Philco Television Repairman print ads; There's nothing wrong with your color TV set that an expensive repair call can't prolong.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Mad Hate Book
    Vex Education Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. Ads We'd Like to See
    Wild Pitches Dept.
  5. 4. One Day in a Hospital
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Songs of Food
    Tuning Fork Dept.
  7. 6. The Life of Your Run
    Obit Player Dept.
  8. 7. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  9. 8. A Portfolio of Mad Zoo-Lulus
    Animal Crack-Ups Dept.
  10. 9. What is a Born Loser?
    Hi, Jinx Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Camera-Bugs
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. The Television Network President of the Year
    The Boob in Charge of the Tube Dept.
  14. 13. Meet Ziraldo
    Boffo Nova Dept.
  15. 14. Yellow Pages for Super-Heroes
    Comic Relief Dept.
  16. 15. Winter Sports Foto-Plays
    Snow Laughing Matter Dept.
  17. 16. A Quick Stroll
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. Fantastecch Voyage
    Inside Joke Dept.
  19. 18. What Is Replacing Girls In Young Men's Minds
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. P.H.I.L.C.O. Warns: Color TV Can Often Look This Bad!
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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