(December 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

Collect Them All (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo
Inks:
Norman Mingo
Colors:
Norman Mingo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

Each issue cover is stamped with a series number. As such, there are 2,148,999 variants to the cover, one for each issue of the print run.

One Day in the Park 2 (Table of Contents)

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 hippie carrying a "flower power" protest sign is seized and devoured by a carnivorous flower.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one from actor Brendan Boone, star of the television series "Garrison's Gorillas", and Mad contributor Larry Siegel, complaining that his credit was left off of the parody "Sik-Teen Magazine" in Mad #121.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A man has his subscription copy of Mad delivered to the desert island he's marooned on.

Adventures of The Red Baron or Happiness ist ein Kleine Kaput Beagle (Table of Contents)

Hang On Snoopy Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs; Bob Muccio
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Snoopy [as The Famous World War I Flying Ace]; The Red Baron
Synopsis:
Series of comic strips, drawn in the style of Charles Schultz, depicting the battles between Snoopy and The Red Baron from the German perspective.
Reprints:

Can A Lot (Table of Contents)

Knight-Schtick Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Harris [as Arthur King]; Vanessa Redgrave [as Vera Gwen]; Franco Nero [as Lance A. Clod]; David Hemmings [as Morbread]; Lawrence Naismith [as Merlyn M. Merlyn]
Synopsis:
Parody of the musical "Camelot"; The president of a canned wax fruit corporation deals with the plots and drama of his board and his cheating wife.

Mad's Home Movies (Table of Contents)

Scream Gems Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Scenes from home movies of a family's less than memorable vacation.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of High School Football (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of the ridiculous side of high school football games and the people who attend them.

Mad About Fashion Fads (Table of Contents)

Hem and Haw-Haw Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical essay in verse form about the fashion industry.

A Psychedelic Diary (Table of Contents)

Round Trip Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Pages from a diary recording the hallucinations of the author after sampling LSD.
Reprints:

Mad's Academy Awards For World Celebrities (Table of Contents)

Award to the Wise-Guys Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hubert Humphrey; Frank Sinatra; Mia Farrow; Ho Chi-Mihn; Adam Clayton Powell; Richard Nixon; Charles DeGaulle; Dean Rusk; George Romney; Nelson Rockefeller; Eugene McCarthy; H. Rap Brown; Dr. Timothy Leary
Synopsis:
Awards are presented to celebrities in categories specifically designed to satirize real life events involving those celebrities.

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 Evening at the Health Club (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 men open a health club steam cabinet and make a gruesome discovery.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Service Station (Table of Contents)

Inside-Ouch Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical look at the incompetence, dishonesty and lack of interest at a typical auto garage.
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 Black Spy suckers the White Spy with a sound effects tape.

Free-Loader: The Magazine for Deadbeats (Table of Contents)

Born Freebie Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine aimed at people dedicated to getting other people to pay for their lives.
Reprints:

More Effective Advertising Spaces (Table of Contents)

Ad-Venture Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of advertising placement that would tie in with the individual situation.
Reprints:

On the Set (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 film director tries to compensate for the height disparity of his two actors.

Mad Mini-Vision: Jugg for the Defense (Table of Contents)

Three For The Funny Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Carl Betz [as Clinton Jugg]; Stephen Young [as Bem Caldwell]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Judd for the Defense"; A humorless attorney must represent the spoiled brat son of a prominent citizen.

Mad Mini-Vision: Mannecch (Table of Contents)

Three For The Funny Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mike Connors [as Mannecch]; Joseph Campanella [as Mr. Loot]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Mannix"; a not so bright private detective bungles all the cases his corporate employers assign him.

Mad Mini-Vision: It Takes a Crook (Table of Contents)

Three For The Funny Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robert Wagner [as Wednesday Tuesday]; Malachi Throne [as Chief Nowhere]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "It Takes a Thief"; an amorous thief is extorted into acting as a field agent for a secret government agency, when he can stop chasing girls.

In What Battle Zone Are the Most Shocking Atrocities Being Committed? (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:
There's a battle being waged that's more bloody and vicious than the one in Vietnam.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Scenes We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Colors:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Pinocchio; Jiminy Cricket; Dorothy; The Cowardly Lion; The Scarecrow; The Tin Woodsman; Peter Pan; Wendy Darling; Michael Darling
Synopsis:
Three famous scenes from Pinocchio, The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan with different, more gruesome resolutions.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Collect Them All
  2. 1. One Day in the Park 2
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  5. 4. Adventures of The Red Baron or Happiness ist ein Kleine Kaput Beagle
    Hang On Snoopy Dept.
  6. 5. Can A Lot
    Knight-Schtick Dept.
  7. 6. Mad's Home Movies
    Scream Gems Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of High School Football
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. Mad About Fashion Fads
    Hem and Haw-Haw Dept.
  10. 9. A Psychedelic Diary
    Round Trip Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's Academy Awards For World Celebrities
    Award to the Wise-Guys Dept.
  12. 11. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  13. 12. One Evening at the Health Club
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Service Station
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  16. 15. Free-Loader: The Magazine for Deadbeats
    Born Freebie Dept.
  17. 16. More Effective Advertising Spaces
    Ad-Venture Dept.
  18. 17. On the Set
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Mad Mini-Vision: Jugg for the Defense
    Three For The Funny Dept.
  20. 19. Mad Mini-Vision: Mannecch
    Three For The Funny Dept.
  21. 20. Mad Mini-Vision: It Takes a Crook
    Three For The Funny Dept.
  22. 21. In What Battle Zone Are the Most Shocking Atrocities Being Committed?
    Mad Fold-In
  23. 22. Scenes We'd Like to See
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