(March 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:

Warning! One Man's Magazine May Be Another Man's Poison (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Snow Job (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A woman waits for the right moment in order to maximize the sympathy factor of her plea.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Nick Meglin ?
Pencils:
Charles Schultz
Inks:
Charles Schultz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the reader letters is an illustrated cartoon missive from Peanuts artist Charles Schultz.

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:
A vampire has his subscription copy of Mad delivered directly to his coffin.

201 Minutes of A Space Idiocy (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Kier Dullea [as Bowtie]; Gary Lockwood [as Poop]; William Sylvester [as Dr. Haywire]; Leonard Rossiter [as Dr. Smyles]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "2001: A Space Odessey"; two astronauts are sent to investigate a monolith found on the moon.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker draws one of the apes dancing around the monolith with Fred Flintstone's face.

Don Martin on the Golf Course (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:
Golfers experience odd occurrences on the links.

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 Portfolio of Mad Portraits (Table of Contents)

Deface is Familiar Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Lindsey; Liberace; Hugh Hefner; Ronald Reagan; Charles DeGaulle; Gamel Abdul Nasser; Eugene McCarthy; Pablo Picasso; Timothy Leary; J. Edgar Hoover; Twiggy; Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
Faces of celebrities are superimposed onto the bodies of other people or animals for ironic effect.

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 leads the Black Spy into a chasm.

The Lighter Side of Teenage Dances (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:
Satirical look at dances as popular teenage social gatherings.

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 strafes what he thinks is a stranded Black Spy.

Tiny Tim's Wallet (Table of Contents)

Odd-Ball in the Back Pocket Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Dowd
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examining the contents of the wallet of entertainer Tiny Tim.

A Mad Look at Sex Education in the Schools (Table of Contents)

Who's Minding the Stork Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kent
Pencils:
Jack Kent
Inks:
Jack Kent
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Speculation of the possible effects of sex education being taught in elementary school.

Mad's Book Publisher of the Year (Table of Contents)

Garbage Disposal Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mad interviews a shady book publisher.

The Mad Ice Hockey Primer (Table of Contents)

Sport 'n' Blood Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examination of the sport of ice hockey, presented in the form of a child's reading primer.

Me and My Big Mouth 2 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
People say things they're later sorry for saying.

The Mad Poetry Round Robin (Table of Contents)

Shifting into Re-Verse Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of famous poems rewritten in the styles of different famous poets.
Reprints:

You Know You've Really Made It When... (Table of Contents)

Status-Sphere Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Ridgeway
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of signs that you now lead a successful life.

If Comic Characters Were Psychoanalyzed (Table of Contents)

Pen and "Shrink" Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset; Bob Clarke

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Snoopy; Dagwood Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; Alexander Bumstead; Cookie Bumstead; Mr. Dithers; Donald Duck; Beetle Bailey; Sgt. Snorkel; Mary Worth
Synopsis:
Comic strip characters show that psychoanalytic advice isn't always the solution to one's problems.
Reprints:

In the Hall of Fame (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 man in an art gallery gets a surprise.

What is the One Thing Protest Marches Have Greatly Improved (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:
humor
Synopsis:
One industry is actually benefiting from protest marches.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Cemetery Fillers Cigarettes (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:
Adolph Hitler endorses a brand of cigarettes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Warning! One Man's Magazine May Be Another Man's Poison
  2. 1. Snow Job
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  5. 4. 201 Minutes of A Space Idiocy
    Slab-Schtick Comedy Dept.
  6. 5. Don Martin on the Golf Course
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. A Portfolio of Mad Portraits
    Deface is Familiar Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Teenage Dances
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. Tiny Tim's Wallet
    Odd-Ball in the Back Pocket Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Sex Education in the Schools
    Who's Minding the Stork Dept.
  14. 13. Mad's Book Publisher of the Year
    Garbage Disposal Dept.
  15. 14. The Mad Ice Hockey Primer
    Sport 'n' Blood Dept.
  16. 15. Me and My Big Mouth 2
    Tongue-In-Check Dept.
  17. 16. The Mad Poetry Round Robin
    Shifting into Re-Verse Dept.
  18. 17. You Know You've Really Made It When...
    Status-Sphere Dept.
  19. 18. If Comic Characters Were Psychoanalyzed
    Pen and "Shrink" Dept.
  20. 19. In the Hall of Fame
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. What is the One Thing Protest Marches Have Greatly Improved
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. Cemetery Fillers Cigarettes
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