(September 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 / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (logo)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (logo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters column features a letter from future comic pro John Byrne, as well as several letters pointing out an appearance in the comic strip "Beetle Bailey" by Alfred E. Neuman. Also the first appearance of the "Mad Editors" mailbox logo.

[The Inspector General] (Table of Contents)

Beetle Bailey / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Walker
Pencils:
Mort Walker
Inks:
Mort Walker
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Beetle Bailey; Plato; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Beetle has little confidence in the new Inspector General.
Reprints:
  • from Beetle Bailey daily (King Features Syndicate) 3.27.67

Some Mad Auto Safety Features (Table of Contents)

Achilles Wheel Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Add-on devices for the auto designed to counteract driver's bad habits.

Water Sports Foto-plays (Table of Contents)

Aqua-Bats Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Humorous captions are added to wire service photos of various water sports.

The Iron Horselaff (Table of Contents)

And Another Engine Bites The Dust Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dale Robertson [as Ben Baboon]; Gary Collins [as Tyrant]; Ellen Burstyn [as the Widow Parsons]; Robert Random [as Barnabus]; W. C. Fields [as Mr. Vanderbelch]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Iron Horse"; A shady womanizer wins a railroad in a crooked poker game and attempts to complete construction of the line in spite of interference from interested opponents and his own ineptitude.

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.

At the Academy of Electric Fan Repair (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 teacher introduces his students to an electric fan.

Horrifying Cliches (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Phil Hahn; George Woodbridge; Mai Sakami
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of common terms given horrifying visualizations.

If Famous Poets Had Written "Mother Goose" (Table of Contents)

From the Sub-Rhyme to the Ridiculous Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Nursery rhymes written in the style of William Shakespeare, Ogden Nash, Rudyard Kipling, Carl Sandberg and others.

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 tries to stab the White Spy in his sleep.

Mad's All-Inclusive, Do-It-Yourself Vietnam Newspaper Story (Table of Contents)

Selective Wire-Service Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A fill-in-the-blank newspaper story concerning the Vietnam War.

The Lighter Side of Going Steady (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:
The trials and pitfalls of teenage romance.

In Caveman Days (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:
Two cavemen fight over a woman.

Everyday Guts (Table of Contents)

Home Is Where the Hardy Is Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine making everyday occurrences seem like harrowing adventures.

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 steals an important valise from the White Spy.

America The Beautiful - - Revisited (Table of Contents)

A Hymn to Disgrace Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Max Brandel (layout); ? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Juxtaposing photos of current American problems with the lyrics of the song "America The Beautiful".

One Morning in the Jungle (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:
Two South American explorers taste what they think is soup.

Mad Mini-Movies: Dr. Zhicago (Table of Contents)

Cinema-Scoop Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Omar Sharif [as Dr. Zhicago]; Julie Christie [as Louda]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Dr. Zhivago": A pompous doctor and his bimbo nurse get involved in the Russian Revolution.

Mad Mini-Movies: Is Paris Boring? (Table of Contents)

Cinema-Scoop Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Kirk Douglas [as General Patton]; Jean-Paul Belmondo [as Frenchie]; Orsen Welles [as the Swedish Consul]; Gert Frobe [as General von Choltitz]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Is Paris Burning?"; A Frenchman lobbies the Allied forces to oust the Germans from France.

Indexer Notes

Parodying the "All-Star Cast" of the actual film, Mort Drucker throws caricatures of the following celebrities into the backgrounds: Charles De Gaulle, Richard Widmark, John Wayne, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Shelley Winters, Frank Sinatra, Dan Blocker, Woody Allen, Richard Burton, Peter Sellers and Terry Thomas.

Mad Mini-Movies: Throw-Up (Table of Contents)

Cinema-Scoop Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bruce Stark
Inks:
Bruce Stark
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
David Hemmings [as Mr. Drek]; Vanessa Redgrave [as Jane]; Sarah Miles [as Patricia]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Blowup"; A self-important fashion photographer bounces from woman to woman, never finding self-satisfaction.

Where Is the Current Trend in Popular Literature Headed? (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:
Prediction of a downtrend in current literature prestige.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

What Kind of Man Uses Greasylene Hair Tonic? (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Vitalis hair tonic print ads; It's better to use your hair tonic as a weapon to defend a woman than to put it in your hair.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. [The Inspector General]
    Beetle Bailey
  4. 3. Some Mad Auto Safety Features
    Achilles Wheel Dept.
  5. 4. Water Sports Foto-plays
    Aqua-Bats Dept.
  6. 5. The Iron Horselaff
    And Another Engine Bites The Dust Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. At the Academy of Electric Fan Repair
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. Horrifying Cliches
    Spooking From Pictures Dept.
  10. 9. If Famous Poets Had Written "Mother Goose"
    From the Sub-Rhyme to the Ridiculous Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. Mad's All-Inclusive, Do-It-Yourself Vietnam Newspaper Story
    Selective Wire-Service Dept.
  13. 12. The Lighter Side of Going Steady
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  14. 13. In Caveman Days
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. Everyday Guts
    Home Is Where the Hardy Is Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. America The Beautiful - - Revisited
    A Hymn to Disgrace Dept.
  18. 17. One Morning in the Jungle
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Mad Mini-Movies: Dr. Zhicago
    Cinema-Scoop Dept.
  20. 19. Mad Mini-Movies: Is Paris Boring?
    Cinema-Scoop Dept.
  21. 20. Mad Mini-Movies: Throw-Up
    Cinema-Scoop Dept.
  22. 21. Where Is the Current Trend in Popular Literature Headed?
    Mad Fold-In
  23. 22. What Kind of Man Uses Greasylene Hair Tonic?
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