(July 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

One of the letters printed is from former Mad artist Wally Wood, plugging his self-published magazine Witzend.

Mad's "Late Show" Cliche Movie Script of the Issue (Table of Contents)

Trite & True Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Purvis
Pencils:
Bruce Stark
Inks:
Bruce Stark
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cliche lines of dialogue are cherry-picked from different genre pictures and put together to form a generic movie script.

Indexer Notes

The script is surrounded by vignettes of the following movie stars: Jimmy Cagney, Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Edward G. Robinson, Alice Faye, Shirley Temple, Betty Grable, John Wayne, Ginger Rogers, Errol Flynn, Rita Hayworth and Humphrey Bogart.

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.

The Mad Song Textbook (Table of Contents)

Readin' and Writin' and Rhythm...metic Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Collection of songs written to delineate various subjects of study.

On the Beach at Ebb Tide (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 man at the beach talks to another person submerged up to his chin.

The Ten Commandments - Revisited (Table of Contents)

Cold Tablets Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]; Jack Nicklaus; Julie Christie; The Mamas And The Papas [John Phillips; Michelle Phillips; Cass Elliot; Denny Doherty]; Joe McCarthy; Richard Burton; Elizabeth Taylor; Eddie Fisher
Synopsis:
The ten commandments set in ironic counterpoint to photos of contemporary celebrities and activities.

TVarzan (Table of Contents)

Jungle Rot Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ron Ely [as TVarzan]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV show "Tarzan"; The Lord of the Jungle faces dangerous animals and shows off his buff body while villainous hunters exploit the natives behind his back.

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 booby-traps his fire escape.

What Is a Final Exam? (Table of Contents)

Pass Tension Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch; May Sakami
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An essay on the trials and tribulations of test taking.

The Lighter Side of Eating (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 people's eating habits.

A Celebrity's Wallet (Table of Contents)

Bird Fancier Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
George Hamilton
Synopsis:
A look into the wallet of actor George Hamilton.

The Paperhanger (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 man tries to hang an uncooperative strip of wallpaper.

The Mad Psychoanalysis Primer (Table of Contents)

Just ID's Stuff Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at the psychiatric profession, in the form of a children's primer.

A Mad Look at Musicians (Table of Contents)

Do Re Mi Fa So La Tee-Hee Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Collection of cartoons satirizing musicians.

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 sets an underwater trap for the White Spy.

Historical Events as Covered By Modern News Feature Writers (Table of Contents)

Let By-Gones Be By-Lines Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Historical events written in the style of various newspaper section writers.

The Amateurs (Table of Contents)

Gringo Stars Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lee Marvin [as Fardrait]; Burt Lancaster [as Dulworth]; Woody Strode [as Juke]; Robert Ryan [as Eringobraugh]; Ralph Bellamy [as Mr. Grunt]; Claudia Cardinale [as Mammamia]; Jack Palance [as Ratzi]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Professionals"; A wealthy rancher hires a group of trigger-happy cowboys to rescue his hot wife, who has been abducted by Mexican bandits.

The Paleontologist (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:
A paleontologist discovers interesting tracks in the desert.

What Would Be a Perfect Slogan For the Advertising Industry? (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:
Creating a slogan that describes the advertising industry.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Put Your Hand Over the Bald Half and See How Much Younger He Looks (Table of Contents)

illustration / 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 men's hair color print ads; Gray hair may make you look old, but no hair makes you look older.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Mad's "Late Show" Cliche Movie Script of the Issue
    Trite & True Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. The Mad Song Textbook
    Readin' and Writin' and Rhythm...metic Dept.
  6. 5. On the Beach at Ebb Tide
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. The Ten Commandments - Revisited
    Cold Tablets Dept.
  8. 7. TVarzan
    Jungle Rot Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. What Is a Final Exam?
    Pass Tension Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Eating
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. A Celebrity's Wallet
    Bird Fancier Dept.
  13. 12. The Paperhanger
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. The Mad Psychoanalysis Primer
    Just ID's Stuff Dept.
  15. 14. A Mad Look at Musicians
    Do Re Mi Fa So La Tee-Hee Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. Historical Events as Covered By Modern News Feature Writers
    Let By-Gones Be By-Lines Dept.
  18. 17. The Amateurs
    Gringo Stars Dept.
  19. 18. The Paleontologist
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. What Would Be a Perfect Slogan For the Advertising Industry?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. Put Your Hand Over the Bald Half and See How Much Younger He Looks
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