(January 1969)

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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

In This Issue: Rosemia's Boo-Boo (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; Mia Farrow [as Rosemia]; John Cassavetes [as Guy]; Sidney Blackmer [as Roman]; Ruth Gordon [as Minnie]

The Magic Spell (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Colors:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A princess kisses a frog and gets an unexpected result.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman [as Jacob Marley]; Ebeneezer Scrooge
Synopsis:
Subscription solicitation that parodies a scene from "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.
Reprints:

Rosemia's Boo-Boo (Table of Contents)

Laying a Deviled Egg Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mia Farrow [as Rosemia Goodhouse]; John Cassavetes [as Sy Goodhouse]; Elisha Cook [as the realtor]; Maurice Evans [as Hatch]; Victoria Vetri [as Teary]; Sidney Blackmer [as Roman]; Ruth Gordon [as Millie]; Ralph Bellamy [as the quack]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Rosemary's Baby"; A young couple moves into an apartment building filled with sinister people. Soon the pregnant woman fears her baby may be Satan's child.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker puts Frank Sinatra (Mia Farrow's husband at the time) and Lucy Van Pelt from the Peanuts comic strip into a crowd scene on page 4, and a caricature of Alfred Hitchcock on page 6.

One Day in Baghdad (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 rookie snake charmer gets the wrong end of a cobra.

Mad's Follow-up Report on Progress (Table of Contents)

Patent-Panning Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of how technological progress hasn't necessarily made life better.

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)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy sets a trap for the White Spy in a duck blind.

A Mad Look at Bugs 'n Worms 'n Things (Table of Contents)

Down to Earth Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various humorous examples of insects interacting with their environment.

Casey at the Dice (Table of Contents)

Oy-Vegas Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the poem "Casey at the Bat"; A famous craps player tries to beat a table on a hot streak.
Reprints:

If Polls and Surveys Had Been Used Through History (Table of Contents)

Poll-Taxed Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Franklin D. Roosevelt; Abraham Lincoln; The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]; Harry Stimson
Synopsis:
Examples of how history would have been altered if those involved had listened to pollsters.

What is a Make-out Man? (Table of Contents)

For Whom the Belles Toed Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Essay on why women have a natural attraction to some men.

A Mad "Show-Biz" Success Story (Table of Contents)

A Wart-Winning Tale Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A downtrodden man finds hope of success when he discovers a fish who can sing and dance.

Songs of Crime, Violence, War, Hate, Bigotry, the Lunatic Fringe, and All-Around Ecchiness (Table of Contents)

Hate-to-the-Bar Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Lyrics satirizing various hate groups are set to the music of famous show tunes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Charlie Brown, Violet and Snoopy appear as a biker gang, while George Wallace and Stokely Carmichael sing a song on racial hatred.

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)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The White Spy sabotages the Black Spy's bombing attempt.

The Lighter Side of Physical Fitness (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:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of people attempting to exercise.
Reprints:

Mad's "Late Show" Cliche Movie Script of the Issue: The War Movie (Table of Contents)

Trite & True Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Purvis
Pencils:
Bruce Stark
Inks:
Bruce Stark
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A movie script made up completely of war movie cliche scenes.

Christmas is... (Table of Contents)

God Help Us, Everyone Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Series of cynical examples of how Christmas has been corrupted by commercialism and greed.

MafiaCo Incorporated (Table of Contents)

Profit and Lawless Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Corporate stockholders report on the previous year's profits and losses for a crime organization.

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.

What Gift Will Many Holiday Party Revelers Pick Up on the Drive Home? (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 warning against holiday drinking and driving.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

America's Going Drag (Table of Contents)

illustration / 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 Canada Dry print ads; Four cross-dressing models pose with glasses of ginger ale.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In This Issue: Rosemia's Boo-Boo
  2. 1. The Magic Spell
  3. 2. Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents?
  4. 3. Rosemia's Boo-Boo
    Laying a Deviled Egg Dept.
  5. 4. One Day in Baghdad
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Mad's Follow-up Report on Progress
    Patent-Panning Dept.
  7. 6. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  8. 7. A Mad Look at Bugs 'n Worms 'n Things
    Down to Earth Dept.
  9. 8. Casey at the Dice
    Oy-Vegas Dept.
  10. 9. If Polls and Surveys Had Been Used Through History
    Poll-Taxed Dept.
  11. 10. What is a Make-out Man?
    For Whom the Belles Toed Dept.
  12. 11. A Mad "Show-Biz" Success Story
    A Wart-Winning Tale Dept.
  13. 12. Songs of Crime, Violence, War, Hate, Bigotry, the Lunatic Fringe, and All-Around Ecchiness
    Hate-to-the-Bar Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. The Lighter Side of Physical Fitness
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  16. 15. Mad's "Late Show" Cliche Movie Script of the Issue: The War Movie
    Trite & True Dept.
  17. 16. Christmas is...
    God Help Us, Everyone Dept.
  18. 17. MafiaCo Incorporated
    Profit and Lawless Dept.
  19. 18. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  20. 19. What Gift Will Many Holiday Party Revelers Pick Up on the Drive Home?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. America's Going Drag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne