(September 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

[no title indexed] (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:
Alfred E. Neuman; Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]; Twiggy

Indexer Notes

The symbols bordering the picture are actually stylized letters spelling out the refrain from the song "Swannee" (lyrics by Irving Caesar, music by George Gershwin), with the word "swannee" changed to "swami".

A July 4th Salute (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An ingenious boy gets more fireworks "bang" for his penny.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Viva Mad (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for the paperback collection "Viva Mad", accompanied by new illustrations.

Valley of the Dollars (Table of Contents)

Methedrine-Acting Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barbara Parkins [as Anna Welts]; Patty Duke [as Ninny O'Horror]; Sharon Tate [as Juniper Nock]; Jacqueline Susann; Paul Burke [as Leon Bunk]; Martin Milner [as Mal Nebbish]; Jack Valencia
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Valley Of The Dolls"; three young women try to make it in Hollywood in the face of drugs, sexual harassment, failed relationships and the fact that none of them can act.

Everyday Varieties of Psychedelic Fun (Table of Contents)

Initial Dosage Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Bricklin
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Different things in life that can affect the mind in similar fashion to LSD.

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 Looks At All Them Indians (Table of Contents)

Forked Tongue-In-cheek Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A collection of cartoons satirizing various western-genre movie cliches.

The Mad Getting Married Primer (Table of Contents)

Better Dead Than Wed Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satire of the conventions of wedding ceremonies.

The Lighter Side of Swimming Pools (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:
Satire of life and behavior around swimming pools.
Reprints:

More Specialized Self-Defense Books (Table of Contents)

Hitting Below the Black Belt Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Self-defense books targeted toward specific demographic groups.

Mad's "Cliche Conversation" Killers (Table of Contents)

Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Puncturing cliche conversation starters in various social gatherings.

A Nostalgic Look at Sandlot Baseball (Table of Contents)

Hits, Runs and An Era Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dean Norman
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A look back at how boys played baseball before organized Little League baseball.
Reprints:

Alley-Oops (Table of Contents)

Robbin' Hoodwinked Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An armed robber finds slim pickings in the way of potential victims.

New "Protests" to the Same Old Tunes (Table of Contents)

Sour Notes Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The tunes of sixties war protest songs are given new lyrics for new problems.

The Flying Nut (Table of Contents)

Nun Compos Mentis Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sally Field [as Sister Brazil]; Bishop Fulton J. Sheen [as Bishop Fulton J. Showbiz]; Madeline Sherwood [as Mother Superior]; Adam West [as Batman]; Yul Brynner [as Tex]; Phil Silvers [as Guest Buddhist #1]; Jack E. Leonard [as Guest Buddhist #2]; Tab Hunter [as The Frontier Rabbi]; Jerry Van Dyke [as Hans]; Zsa Zsa Gabor [as Helga]; Jim Nabors [as Gomer Pyle]; Bill Cosby [as Willie X]; Hugh Hefner
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Flying Nun": a staid Puerto Rican convent resists the radical changes attempted by a hip young nun.

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 bully his way through the White Spy's water lock.

Sik-Teen Magazine (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Rickard (signed) (pg. 1); Jack Davis (pgs. 2-8)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (signed) (pg. 1); Jack Davis (pgs. 2-8)
Colors:
Jack Rickard (signed) (pg. 1); Jack Davis (pg. 2)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of celebrity magazines aimed at teenage girls.

Indexer Notes

Parody is printed upside down, with the magazine cover serving as the issue back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. A July 4th Salute
  3. 2. Viva Mad
  4. 3. Valley of the Dollars
    Methedrine-Acting Dept.
  5. 4. Everyday Varieties of Psychedelic Fun
    Initial Dosage Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. Don Martin Looks At All Them Indians
    Forked Tongue-In-cheek Dept.
  8. 7. The Mad Getting Married Primer
    Better Dead Than Wed Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Swimming Pools
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. More Specialized Self-Defense Books
    Hitting Below the Black Belt Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's "Cliche Conversation" Killers
    Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept.
  12. 11. A Nostalgic Look at Sandlot Baseball
    Hits, Runs and An Era Dept.
  13. 12. Alley-Oops
    Robbin' Hoodwinked Dept.
  14. 13. New "Protests" to the Same Old Tunes
    Sour Notes Dept.
  15. 14. The Flying Nut
    Nun Compos Mentis Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. Sik-Teen Magazine
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