(January 1968)

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

Take a Trip With This Issue of Mad (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The letter column features a picture of the camera crew from the CBC television show "Take 30" doing a feature on the Mad creators, as well as a letter from future comic and animation pro Mark Evanier.

Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents? (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman [as The Ghost of Christmas Presents]; Ebeneezer Scrooge
Synopsis:
Subscription solicitation that parodies "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

Dirtier By the Dozen (Table of Contents)

Bums Away Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lee Marvin [as Major Roughman]; Ernest Borgnine [as General Wargum]; Charles Bronson [as Joseph Coleslaw]; Donald Sutherland [as Vernon Punkley]; John Cassavetes [as Victor Psycho]; Trini Lopez [as Jose Jimenez]; Telly Savalas [as The Avenging Angel]; Clint Walker [as Samuel Pansy]; Jim Brown [as Paul Hornung]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Dirty Dozen"; a no-nonsense officer must train a group of murders, degenerates, psychos and bad actors into an elite assault squad despite his reservations about the plausibility of the plot.

Indexer Notes

Beetle Bailey and The Sarge from the Beetle Bailey comic strip make cameos on page 4.

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.

Mad's Christmas Cards to Seasonal Exploiters (Table of Contents)

Season's Gratings Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Rickard; Jack Davis; Don Martin; Bob Clarke; George Woodbridge; Dave Berg; Mort Drucker; Al Jaffee; Paul Coker Jr.; Joe Orlando
Inks:
Jack Rickard; Jack Davis; Don Martin; Bob Clarke; George Woodbridge; Dave Berg; Mort Drucker; Al Jaffee; Paul Coker Jr.; Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Christmas cards with cynical messages for cynical people who exploit the Christmas season for their own gain.

Indexer Notes

Each card is illustrated by a different Mad artistic contributor.

A San Francisco Trip (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 hippie goes tripping after smoking a banana peel.

Mad's Theatrical Agent of the Year (Table of Contents)

Brats My Line Dept. / comic story / pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Bruce Stark
Inks:
Bruce Stark
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Steve Allen; John Wayne; Pat Wayne; Marlo Thomas; Gary Lewis; Jerry Lewis; Ed Sullivan; Peter Fonda; Nancy Sinatra; Steve Allen Jr.
Synopsis:
Steve Allen interviews a theatrical agent about his sleazy business practices.

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)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy tries to kill the White Spy while he digs a hole.

A Celebrity's Wallet (Table of Contents)

Hip-Pocketful of Dreams Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Letters:
typeset; Bob Clarke ?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Items that might be found in Dr. Timothy Leary's wallet.

The Lighter Side of Friendship (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:
Cynical look at the ramifications of being a friend.

You Know You're Really Getting Old When... (Table of Contents)

Geriantics Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Example of signs that a person is aging.

"Best Sellers" We're Sure to See (Table of Contents)

Bound to Appear Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Predictions of subject matter for future best-selling books.

The Werewolf (Table of Contents)

Luna-See Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Semi]
Pencils:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (Signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (Signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lon Chaney Jr. [as Larry Talbot]
Synopsis:
A man's transformation into a werewolf is interrupted.

Late Night TV Roulette (Table of Contents)

A Turn For the Worse Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Johnny Carson; Ed McMahon; John Wayne [as Capt. Nathan Brittles]; The Supremes [Diana Ross; Mary Wilson; Florence Ballard]; Ronald Reagan; Nancy Reagan; Buddy Hackett; Hubert Humphrey
Synopsis:
A man repeatedly flipping between The Tonight Show, an ABC News telecast and an old western movie unintentionally creates a stream of humorous dialogue.

More Announcements For Everything (Table of Contents)

Mad Takes Pleasure in Presenting This Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Embossed printed invitations for ridiculous or trivial events.

Songs of Pets (Table of Contents)

Animal Singdom Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Songs written to celebrate the less-savory aspects of living with animals.

On the Road (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 driving a steam roller runs over a man painting a highway lane stripe.

Ads We Never Got to See (Table of Contents)

Copy Cat-astrophe Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of ads rejected because of the unintentional humor caused by their poorly worded text.

The Joe Nasty Show (Table of Contents)

The Surly Bird Makes Us Squirm Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Joe Nasty; Dr. Harris Saint; La La LaBore
Synopsis:
A television talk show hosted by a rude, obnoxious, foul-mouthed, contemptuous lout that is loved by the audience for those very characteristics.

What Will Be the Ultimate Idea in "Mod" Fashions? (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:
Al Jaffee predicts the next trend in women's fashions.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Surgical Scar] (Table of Contents)

Mad's Great Moments in Politics / photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lyndon Johnson
Synopsis:
A parody of both President Johnson's Vietnam policy and his exposing his surgical scar to White House beat reporters rolled into one.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Take a Trip With This Issue of Mad
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents?
  4. 3. Dirtier By the Dozen
    Bums Away Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. Mad's Christmas Cards to Seasonal Exploiters
    Season's Gratings Dept.
  7. 6. A San Francisco Trip
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. Mad's Theatrical Agent of the Year
    Brats My Line Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. A Celebrity's Wallet
    Hip-Pocketful of Dreams Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Friendship
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. You Know You're Really Getting Old When...
    Geriantics Dept.
  13. 12. "Best Sellers" We're Sure to See
    Bound to Appear Dept.
  14. 13. The Werewolf
    Luna-See Dept.
  15. 14. Late Night TV Roulette
    A Turn For the Worse Dept.
  16. 15. More Announcements For Everything
    Mad Takes Pleasure in Presenting This Dept.
  17. 16. Songs of Pets
    Animal Singdom Dept.
  18. 17. On the Road
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Ads We Never Got to See
    Copy Cat-astrophe Dept.
  20. 19. The Joe Nasty Show
    The Surly Bird Makes Us Squirm Dept.
  21. 20. What Will Be the Ultimate Idea in "Mod" Fashions?
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. [Surgical Scar]
    Mad's Great Moments in Politics
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