(June 1968)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.35 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

Balmy and Clod [We rib bank-robbers] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Faye Dunaway [as Balmy Parker]; Warren Beatty [as Clod Barrow]; Alfred E. Neuman

One Day in the Park (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man sitting on a bench is annoyed by another man with a kaleidoscope.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Balmy and Clod (Table of Contents)

We Rib Bank Robbers Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Warren Beatty [as Clod Barrow]; Faye Dunaway [as Balmy Parker]; Michael J. Pollard [as C.W. Mess]; Gene Hackman [as Cluck Barrow]; Estelle Parsons [as Blunjid Barrow]; Denver Pyle [as The Sheriff]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Bonnie And Clyde"; Two really adorable bumpkins decide to embark on a life of crime.
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.

One Day in the Jungle (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 jungle man tries to grab a beautiful explorer, but misses.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Take Off Take-Off Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mad revises the 1040-A tax form to meet contemporary needs.

Me and My Big Mouth (Table of Contents)

Tongue-In-Check Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dean Norman
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
People make grandiose statements, only to see them actually happen.

The Mad Fad-and-Fetish Primer (Table of Contents)

As Mania Goes, So Goes the Nation Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An examination of fads and fetishes in American society, presented in the form of a children's primer.

Mad's 1968 All-Star Basketball Teams (Table of Contents)

Hoopla Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A collection of biographies of the freaks and psychos named to this particular 1968 All-American basketball team.

What Is a Square? (Table of Contents)

Till the Clods Roll By Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Analysis of what makes someone a social outcast in current society.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Hobbies (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 what people collect and why.

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

Birth of the Blues 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 signs that you've become just like your parents.

Songs of Wealth, Possessions, Greed, Property and Creeping Materialism (Table of Contents)

Status Woe Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The lyrics of popular songs are altered to reflect contemporary greed.
Reprints:

A Mad Portfolio of Some Famous "Protest Buttons" We'd Like to See Worn By Some Famous People (Table of Contents)

Pins and Needles Dept. / photo story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hubert Humphrey; Jerry Lewis; Richard Nixon; Robert Kennedy; Ethel Kennedy; Gamel Abdul Nasser; Ronald Reagan; J. Edgar Hoover; Sophia Loren; Julie Andrews; Billy Graham; Twiggy; Lyndon Johnson; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Wire photos of politicians and celebrities with ironic protest buttons added to their lapels.

Personalized Absence Notes (Table of Contents)

Pro's Prose Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Absence notes done in styles that would suggest the author's career.

The Invasioners (Table of Contents)

Science Affliction Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Roy Thinnes [as David Blintzint]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Invaders"; A lone human tries to warn an uncaring world about the invasion of inept aliens.

One Day in an Office (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 secretary is suspicious of another secretary's proficiency at typing.

What Dedicated Group Does a Lot of Planting, and Yet Nothing Ever Comes of It (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:
Showing how the Mafia are eco-friendly.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Shill Gasoline Commercial (Table of Contents)

A TV Ad We'd Like To See / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Colors:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Shell Oil TV commercials; A test car blows past the mileage marker competing gasoline brands take the test car, and unfortunately over a cliff.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Balmy and Clod [We rib bank-robbers]
  2. 1. One Day in the Park
    Don Martin Dept.
  3. 2. Balmy and Clod
    We Rib Bank Robbers Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. One Day in the Jungle
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Take Off Take-Off Dept.
  7. 6. Me and My Big Mouth
    Tongue-In-Check Dept.
  8. 7. The Mad Fad-and-Fetish Primer
    As Mania Goes, So Goes the Nation Dept.
  9. 8. Mad's 1968 All-Star Basketball Teams
    Hoopla Dept.
  10. 9. What Is a Square?
    Till the Clods Roll By Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Hobbies
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. You Know You're Really a Parent When...
    Birth of the Blues Dept.
  13. 12. Songs of Wealth, Possessions, Greed, Property and Creeping Materialism
    Status Woe Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Portfolio of Some Famous "Protest Buttons" We'd Like to See Worn By Some Famous People
    Pins and Needles Dept.
  15. 14. Personalized Absence Notes
    Pro's Prose Dept.
  16. 15. The Invasioners
    Science Affliction Dept.
  17. 16. One Day in an Office
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. What Dedicated Group Does a Lot of Planting, and Yet Nothing Ever Comes of It
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. The Shill Gasoline Commercial
    A TV Ad We'd Like To See
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gregory Fischer
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