(October 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:
Mort Drucker (candidates); Norman Mingo (Alfred E. Newman)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (candidates); Norman Mingo (Alfred E. Newman)
Colors:
Norman Mingo

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

1968 Presidential candidate possibilities pictured on the balloons are President Lyndon Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, California Governor Ronald Reagan, Alabama Governor George Wallace, Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy, and former Vice President Richard Nixon.

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 8 (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Clarke

Synopsis:
Parody of the "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" panel cartoon; A collection of satirical anecdotes of unusual people and places is presented.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one from future comic pro Mike Gold.

Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home? (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Subscription solicitation featuring a subscription copy of Mad sent to a convict in his cell.

Mad's Updated Comic Strip Heroes (Table of Contents)

Famous Funnies Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lyndon Johnson [as Dagwood Bumstead]; Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson [as Blondie Bumstead]; George Wallace [as Dennis the Menace]; Hubert Humphrey [as Mr. Magoo]; Johnny Carson [as Mickey Mouse]; Dean Rusk [as Charlie Brown]; Everett Dirkson [as Snuffy Smith]; Dean Martin [as Li'l Abner]; Adam Clayton Powell [as The Phantom]; Casey Stengel [as Popeye]; Twiggy [as Olive Oyl]; Ringo Starr [as Prince Valiant]; Richard Nixon [as Alley Oop]; Charles DeGaulle [as The Little King]; J. Edgar Hoover [as Dick Tracy]
Synopsis:
The faces of real life celebrities are pasted onto the bodies of various comic strip characters for ironic effect.

Genteel Ben (Table of Contents)

Trouble is A'Brewing Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Warden Tame; Helpem Tame; Marsh Tame; Genteel Ben
Synopsis:
Parody of the television series "Gentle Ben"; An Everglades park ranger and his annoying family live and interact with a grizzly bear who is more civilized than they are.

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.

A CBS-TV Summer Memo to the Smothered Brothers (Table of Contents)

Tom, Dick and Harried Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ronnie Nathan
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Smothers Brothers [Tom Smothers; Dick Smothers]
Synopsis:
Three examples of CBS Network memos to the Smothers Brothers, telling them in gentle verse to stop being political and just be funny. The memos are set against an illustration of the two comedians bound and gagged by censorship.

A Mad Look at Movie Monsters (Table of Contents)

Corn On the Macabre Dept. / cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical results to basic cliche film monster movie scenes.
Reprints:

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 sets up a booby-trapped house for the Black Spy.

Mad's "TV Game Show" Originator of the Year (Table of Contents)

Deadly Giveaways Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frank McGee [as Frank McGeek]; Chuck Barris
Synopsis:
The producer of low-brow, embarrassment-oriented game shows is interviewed.
Reprints:

Mad Magazine's Ideal Presidential Candidate (Table of Contents)

Piece Candidate Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone (plot); Max Brandel
Pencils:
Max Brandel (layout); ? (photo)
Inks:
Max Brandel (layout); ? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lyndon Johnson; Eugene McCarthy; Ronald Reagan; Hubert Humphrey; Mark Hatfield; Nelson Rockefeller; Dwight Eisenhower; Richard Nixon; John Lindsey; Charles Percy
Synopsis:
Individual features from ten prospective Presidential candidates are combined to form the face of a single compromise candidate.

The Hippie Man (Table of Contents)

76 Sitars Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Connie Del Vento
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Scenes from the film "The Music Man" are presented, complete with musical numbers, with hippies substituted for the main characters.

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 trapped the Black Spy in his own dungeon.

When We Have the Future "Long, Long" Cigarette (Table of Contents)

Butt Out! Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Devices designed to handle cigarettes that are longer than a foot.

Horrifying Cliches 6 (Table of Contents)

Spooking From Pictures Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Hahn; Neal Barbera; May Sakami
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Common phrases given horrific visualizations.

The Lighter Side of Hair (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 having, wanting and caring for hair.
Reprints:

You May Have Already Read This (Table of Contents)

Win, Place and Snow Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eli Stein
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Various notes and letters from everyday life, written in the style of a Publisher's Clearing House contest solicitation.

Mad Mini-Movies: Guess Who's Throwing Up Dinner (Table of Contents)

Take Three Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sidney Portier [as Dr. Sidney Sensational]; Spencer Tracy [as Spence]; Katherine Hepburn [as Mom]; Katherine Houghton [as the daughter]; Cecil Kellaway [as Father Ryan]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner"; a flighty woman takes her black fiance to meet her prejudiced father.
Reprints:

Mad Mini-Movies: In Cold Bleeech (Table of Contents)

Take Three Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robert Blake [as Percy]; Scott Wilson [as Hiccup]; The Nelson Family [Ozzie Nelson; Harriet Nelson; Rick Nelson; Dave Nelson]; John Forsythe [as the detective]; Paul Stewart [as the other detective]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "In Cold Blood"; two indifferent detectives stumble onto the murderers of a simple, boring American family.
Reprints:

Mad Mini-Movies: The Post-Graduate (Table of Contents)

Take Three Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dustin Hoffman [as Benny]; Anne Bancroft [as Mrs. Robinhood]; Katherine Ross [as Elate Robinhood]; Murray Hamilton [as Mr. Robinhood]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Graduate"; a young nebbish must choose between his fiance and her oversexed mother.
Reprints:

What New Source of Explosive Energy Has The United States Developed (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A volatile new power threatens American society.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Day They Fired The Goodrich Girl-Giant (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:
Combining the then-current ad campaigns for B.F. Goodrich tires and Green Giant vegetables, to less than successful results.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 8
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  5. 4. Mad's Updated Comic Strip Heroes
    Famous Funnies Dept.
  6. 5. Genteel Ben
    Trouble is A'Brewing Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. A CBS-TV Summer Memo to the Smothered Brothers
    Tom, Dick and Harried Dept.
  9. 8. A Mad Look at Movie Monsters
    Corn On the Macabre Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. Mad's "TV Game Show" Originator of the Year
    Deadly Giveaways Dept.
  12. 11. Mad Magazine's Ideal Presidential Candidate
    Piece Candidate Dept.
  13. 12. The Hippie Man
    76 Sitars Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. When We Have the Future "Long, Long" Cigarette
    Butt Out! Dept.
  16. 15. Horrifying Cliches 6
    Spooking From Pictures Dept.
  17. 16. The Lighter Side of Hair
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  18. 17. You May Have Already Read This
    Win, Place and Snow Dept.
  19. 18. Mad Mini-Movies: Guess Who's Throwing Up Dinner
    Take Three Dept.
  20. 19. Mad Mini-Movies: In Cold Bleeech
    Take Three Dept.
  21. 20. Mad Mini-Movies: The Post-Graduate
    Take Three Dept.
  22. 21. What New Source of Explosive Energy Has The United States Developed
    Mad Fold-In
  23. 22. The Day They Fired The Goodrich Girl-Giant
    Mad's Great Moments in Advertising
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne