(June 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: "Odd Squad" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman [as Linc Hayes]; Michael Cole [as Pete Cochran]; Peggy Lipton [as Julie Barnes]; Tige Andrews [as Capt. Adam Greer]

One Day on the Prairie (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Colors:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two settlers under attack from an Indian war party are saved, from the Indians at least.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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:
Nick Meglin ?
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A man has his subscription copy of Mad delivered to his raft by a mermaid.

[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 a picture of actors Robert Wagner and Malachi Throne reading an issue of Mad, taken on the set of the series "It Takes A Thief".

Signs of Status (Table of Contents)

Display As You Go Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Clothing or objects with messages imprinted on them denoting how affluent the owner is.

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.

Further Adventures of the Red Baron, or "Security Ist Ein Grounded Beaglehundt" (Table of Contents)

Herr of the Dog Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Red Baron; Snoopy [as the Famous World War One Flying Ace]
Synopsis:
The recurring clashes of Snoopy and the Red Baron, told from the Red Baron's point of view and drawn to approximate Charles Schultz's comic strip style.

Odd Squad (Table of Contents)

Teeny-Coppers Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Michael Cole [as Peek]; Clarence Williams III [as Leak]; Peggy Lipton [as Stoolie]; Tige Andrews [as Capt. Jeer]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Mod Squad"; Three runaways are recruited by the police as undercover operatives and sent on inherently silly missions.

The Hunters (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 hunters misuse a duck call and get a surprise.

Specific Income Tax Forms For Specific Professions (Table of Contents)

Taxation Without Misrepresentation Dept. / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Standard IRS 1040 forms are filled out by people in specific professions, those professions being revealed by their specific deductions.

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 fakes the White Spy into falling into his own trap.

If The President Were Chosen Like "Miss America" (Table of Contents)

Electorate Circus Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Dowd
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bert Parks [as Bert Smirk]; Dick Gregory [as Gregory Dick]; Otto Preminger [as Otto Promiser]; Woody Allen; Eugene McCarthy; Nelson Rockefeller; George Wallace; Hubert Humphrey; Richard Nixon; June Lockhart [as June Lockliver]; Ronald Reagan; Lyndon Johnson
Synopsis:
The 1968 Presidential campaign is represented as a beauty pageant.

In a Fancy Restaurant (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 restaurant carving station cuts more than just some ham.

A Mad Look at Realistic Dolls (Table of Contents)

Maniken-Depressing Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harold Morrison
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Children's dolls G.I. Joe and Barbie are given realistic back-stories.

The Lighter Side of the Generation Gap (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:
The misunderstandings and miscommunication between generations is explored.

The Mad Plan For Combatting the Boredom of Baseball (Table of Contents)

A Pitch in Time Might Save Nine Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Dowd
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Exploring changes to the game of baseball to liven it up.

Horrifying Cliches 7 (Table of Contents)

Spooking From Pictures Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
May Sakami; E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Cliche phrases are given horrifying visualizations.

Bullbit (Table of Contents)

God Save McQueen Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Steve McQueen [as Bullbit]; Robert Vaughn [as Walter Charmless]; Norman Fell [as Capt. Baker]; Jacqueline Bisset [as Cassie]; Carl Reindel [as Sgt. Standin]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Bullitt"; After an attack on his partner by organized crime, a police detective conducts a one-man war on those responsible.
Reprints:

What Industry Contributes More to Air Pollution than Any Other? (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:
Commentary on how not all pollution is chemical.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The 60-Second Disappointment (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 Polaroid print ads; An instant photo isn't worth much if it doesn't develop properly.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In This Issue: "Odd Squad"
  2. 1. One Day on the Prairie
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  5. 4. Signs of Status
    Display As You Go Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. Further Adventures of the Red Baron, or "Security Ist Ein Grounded Beaglehundt"
    Herr of the Dog Dept.
  8. 7. Odd Squad
    Teeny-Coppers Dept.
  9. 8. The Hunters
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Specific Income Tax Forms For Specific Professions
    Taxation Without Misrepresentation Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. If The President Were Chosen Like "Miss America"
    Electorate Circus Dept.
  13. 12. In a Fancy Restaurant
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Look at Realistic Dolls
    Maniken-Depressing Dept.
  15. 14. The Lighter Side of the Generation Gap
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  16. 15. The Mad Plan For Combatting the Boredom of Baseball
    A Pitch in Time Might Save Nine Dept.
  17. 16. Horrifying Cliches 7
    Spooking From Pictures Dept.
  18. 17. Bullbit
    God Save McQueen Dept.
  19. 18. What Industry Contributes More to Air Pollution than Any Other?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. The 60-Second Disappointment
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