(October 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:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Lyndon Johnson; Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson; Lynda Johnson; Luci Johnson; Hubert Humphrey; Dean Rusk; Robert McNamara; Robert Kennedy

President Johnson on Madison Avenue (Table of Contents)

Hail to the Chief Copywriter Dept. / photo story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lyndon Johnson
Synopsis:
Contemporary product advertising slogans and copy used as ironic counterpoint to photos of President Johnson.

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.

Don Martin Turns On Portable Radios (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Using portable radios is taken to gruesome extremes.

So How Come... (Table of Contents)

Double-Standard Bearers Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An ironic look at double-standards in society.

Sombre (Table of Contents)

Apache of Blue Eyes Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Paul Newman [as John Hussel]; Martin Balsam [as Hendez]; Richard Boone [as Crimes]; Peter Lazer [as Hilly Lee]; Fredric March [as Dr. Henry Flavor]; Diane Cilento [as Jessie]; Margaret Blye [as Honey Lee]; Barbara Rush [as Mrs. Flavor]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Hombre"; a white man raised as a Native American assuming his father's place as a slumlord leads a motley crew of stagecoach robbery survivors back to civilization.

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 tricks the Black Spy into abandoning his armored vehicle.

The Lighter Side of the Mating Game (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:
A satirical look at dating rituals.

A Psalm For a Sabbath Morning (Table of Contents)

Tee-Ology Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
William Garvin
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A psalm dedicated to Sunday golfers.

TV Game Shows Based On Newspaper Headlines (Table of Contents)

5-Star Final Indignity Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Real events, such as missing persons, Senate investigations and social trends are turned into premises for game shows.

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 White Spy tries to sink the Black Spy's battleship.
Reprints:

Future Complaints (Table of Contents)

Tomorrow's Mourning Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of how complaints about society evolve along with society.

The Cats Are All Bats (Table of Contents)

Seuss Your Old Man Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Social criticism as if it were written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss.

The Shadow Knows (Table of Contents)

We Got Your Penumbra Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of a person's shadow acting out their inner feelings.

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

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

Script:
Harry Purvis
Pencils:
Bruce Stark (signed)
Inks:
Bruce Stark (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
James Cagney; Bette Davis; Clark Gable; Joan Crawford; Edward G. Robinson; Alice Faye; Shirley Temple; Betty Grable; John Wayne; Ginger Rogers; Errol Flynn; Rita Hayworth; Humphrey Bogart
Synopsis:
Cliche dialogue arranged to make a generic "Society Movie" film.

Ratpacktrol (Table of Contents)

Jeep Thrill Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Christopher George [as Sergeant Arnold Melvin]; Eric Braeden [as Captain Marlene]; Gary Raymond [as Muffitt]; Lawrence P. Casey [as Hitchcock]; Justin Tarr [as Pettigrew]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Rat Patrol"; a member of Rommel's Desert Forces in North Africa tries to lure a squad of American commandos into a series of traps.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker adds cameo appearances from Linus Van Pelt and Bob Hope to the story.

On the "Tarzan" Set (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 actors on a sound stage take a smoke break.

What Is the Only Way To Beautify America (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:
A unique solution to pollution.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Day the "Show Us Your Lark" People Passed the Wrong Group of Smokers (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:
A group of smokers lined up for chest x-rays show a camera crew something other than their cigarette brands.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. President Johnson on Madison Avenue
    Hail to the Chief Copywriter Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. Don Martin Turns On Portable Radios
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. So How Come...
    Double-Standard Bearers Dept.
  6. 5. Sombre
    Apache of Blue Eyes Dept.
  7. 6. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of the Mating Game
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. A Psalm For a Sabbath Morning
    Tee-Ology Dept.
  10. 9. TV Game Shows Based On Newspaper Headlines
    5-Star Final Indignity Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. Future Complaints
    Tomorrow's Mourning Dept.
  13. 12. The Cats Are All Bats
    Seuss Your Old Man Dept.
  14. 13. The Shadow Knows
    We Got Your Penumbra Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's "Late Show" Cliche Movie Script of the Issue: The Society Movie
    Trite & True Dept.
  16. 15. Ratpacktrol
    Jeep Thrill Dept.
  17. 16. On the "Tarzan" Set
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. What Is the Only Way To Beautify America
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. The Day the "Show Us Your Lark" People Passed the Wrong Group of Smokers
    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