(March 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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[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

Let Us Spray (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for the Mad Annual complete with pull out stencils. Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The letters page includes a letter signed by Star Trek producer Gene Roddenberry and actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, commenting on Mad's parody of them. A photo of Shatner and Nimoy, in costume, reading the issue, is included.

Will Success Spoil Charlie Brown? (Table of Contents)

No Longer Working For Peanuts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Linus Van Pelt; Schroeder; Pig Pen; Violet; Snoopy; Patty; Shermie
Synopsis:
A former friend of Charlie Brown of the Peanuts comic strip visits the old neighborhood and finds that the characters of the strip have let success change them.
Reprints:

Letters to a Congressman...That Were Answered By Form Letters By That Congressman (Table of Contents)

R.S.V.P-U. Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Andrews
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A constituent tries to communicate with his Congressman, but only gets a form letter response that can't even get his name right.

Out West (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 man driving in the desert is menaced by a flock of vultures.

A Mad Look at Sky Diving (Table of Contents)

The Sky Above, The Thud Below Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A cynical examination of the equipment and training that comes with sky diving.
Reprints:

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 Graffiti (Table of Contents)

Cracks On The Walls Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
Bob Clarke

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of humorous graffiti allegedly found on the walls of public restroom stalls.

Honest Comments on TV (Table of Contents)

Snow Removal Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robert Kennedy; Pete Franklin; Richard Nixon; Lawrence Spivak; Lyndon Johnson
Synopsis:
How different genres of TV shows would be affected if the interviewees told the truth instead of sticking to safe talking points.

The Mad Library of Extremely Thin Books (Table of Contents)

Narrow-Minded Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A collection of books with very little content.

Indexer Notes

The bookends are the right and left halves of Alfred E. Neuman's head.

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 thinks he's discovered The Black Spy's secret sub base.

Air Pollution Problems of the Future (Table of Contents)

The Chokes On You Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
New types of air pollution that will be caused by new social movements.

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

Bawl and Chain Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of behavior changes couples undergo after being married for a while.

The Lighter Side of Clothes (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 American fashion and its effect on perception of other people.

Welcome Aboard Speeches (Table of Contents)

Trip-Schticks Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
If passengers got welcome speeches on other means of transportation like they do on airlines.

One Day Last Summer (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 bums find a bottle they think contains liquor.
Reprints:

Mad's Medical Mother Goose (Table of Contents)

Taking a Gander at Quacks Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Nursery rhymes written to satirize the medical profession.

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 plant a listening device in the White Spy's headquarters.

The "Sam Pebbles" (Table of Contents)

Yangtze Go Home Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Steve McQueen [as Jake Holenhead]; Candice Bergen [as Shrilly DuGood]; Edgar Bergen; Richard Crenna [as the Captain]; Richard Attenborough [as Reverend DuGood]; Mako [as the coolie]; Emmanuelle Arsan [as Dingaling]; Mao tse-Tung; Chou en-Lai
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Sand Pebbles"; A surly sailor aboard a U.S. Naval vessel meets a corrupt priest and his dimwitted daughter in Southeast Asia.

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts (Table of Contents)

Behind the Odd-Ball Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset; Bob Clarke

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lyndon Johnson; Hubert Humphrey; Wilt Chamberlain
Synopsis:
Parody of the "Ripley's Believe It or Not" panel cartoon; Various human physical and behavioral oddities are presented.
Reprints:

What Is the Most Expensive Accessory Item Young Car-Buyers Purchase? (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:
The one car accessory they don't sell at the dealership.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Further She Is...The Closer You Should Look (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 Clairol hair color print ads; Use Clear-All field glasses to make sure that person you're lusting after is who you think it is.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Let Us Spray
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Will Success Spoil Charlie Brown?
    No Longer Working For Peanuts Dept.
  5. 4. Letters to a Congressman...That Were Answered By Form Letters By That Congressman
    R.S.V.P-U. Dept.
  6. 5. Out West
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. A Mad Look at Sky Diving
    The Sky Above, The Thud Below Dept.
  8. 7. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  9. 8. Mad Graffiti
    Cracks On The Walls Dept.
  10. 9. Honest Comments on TV
    Snow Removal Dept.
  11. 10. The Mad Library of Extremely Thin Books
    Narrow-Minded Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. Air Pollution Problems of the Future
    The Chokes On You Dept.
  14. 13. You Know You're Really Married When...
    Bawl and Chain Dept.
  15. 14. The Lighter Side of Clothes
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  16. 15. Welcome Aboard Speeches
    Trip-Schticks Dept.
  17. 16. One Day Last Summer
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. Mad's Medical Mother Goose
    Taking a Gander at Quacks Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  20. 19. The "Sam Pebbles"
    Yangtze Go Home Dept.
  21. 20. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts
    Behind the Odd-Ball Dept.
  22. 21. What Is the Most Expensive Accessory Item Young Car-Buyers Purchase?
    Mad Fold-In
  23. 22. The Further She Is...The Closer You Should Look
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