(July 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

[I will never read class in Mad] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

A Hawk's-Eye View of the United States (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Colors:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A map of the United States, adjusted to reflect the country's involvement in Vietnam.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

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

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

Synopsis:
An astronaut has his subscription copy of Mad delivered to his orbiting spacecraft by an alien.

The Guru of Ours (Table of Contents)

Pot at the End of the Rainbow Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Liza Minelli [as Dorothy]; Tiny Tim [as Auntie Em]; Dustin Hoffman [as The Munchkin King]; Pat Boone [as The Square]; George Hamilton [as The Snob]; Michael J. Pollard [as The Psycho]; Ed Sullivan [as The Guru]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film version of "The Wizard of Oz"; A rural girl is borne by a tornado into a strange and bizarre land: A modern urban center.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker slips Schroeder from the "Peanuts" comic strip into the background of page 4.

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.

On a Saturday Afternoon (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 spends a less-than-successful afternoon skydiving.

A Mad Nature Study Guide (Table of Contents)

Fair Game Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jane Fonda; Spiro Agnew; Richard Burton; Elizabeth Taylor; Bob Dylan; Mao tse-Tung; Doris Day; Fidel Castro; Tiny Tim; Gamel Abdul Nasser; Charles DeGaulle; Adam Clayton Powell
Synopsis:
Photos of celebrity faces are superimposed on the bodies of common animals for ironic effect.

The Heart Transplant (Table of Contents)

Pump and Circumstances Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man gets a heart transplant.

Mad's "Foreign Film Producer of the Year" (Table of Contents)

Rib A Dubbed Dub Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hugh Downs; Carlo Levinetini
Synopsis:
Mad interviews a film producer who is more interested in the quality of his profits than the quality of his films.

One Day in a Hospital 2 (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 wife visits her husband in the hospital and depresses him with all the bad news of the world.

You Know You're Really Overweight When... (Table of Contents)

Evaluating the Pound Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kent
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various examples of how to spot when you've let yourself go.

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Protest Newspaper Story (Table of Contents)

Picket Yourself Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Generic newspaper article on a protest march with blanks at key places and multiple options to use for those blanks to customize the story to the actual event.

The Lighter Side of Amusement Parks (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:
Examples of boorish and bad behavior at amusement parks.

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 traps the White Spy using an octopus.

Some "Greeting Cards to the Newlyweds" We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

For Better or Verse Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
David Hunter; Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Greeting cards that point out the commercial cynicism of weddings.

One Day in a Sawmill (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's severed hands are reattached.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes: At a Laundry & Dry Cleaners (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cynical look at the inner workings of a professional laundry.

A Mad Portfolio of Appropriate Comic Strip Sound Effects (Table of Contents)

Punch in the Noise Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Dowd
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset; Bob Clarke

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mammy Yokum; Pappy Yokum; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. A. Mutt; Jeff; Charlie Brown; Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Dithers; Daddy Warbucks; Beetle Bailey; Mary Perkins; Dick Tracy
Synopsis:
Comic strips with sound effects that have multiple meanings.
Reprints:

The Heist (Table of Contents)

Safe on Second Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A safe-cracker must work on the move.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at Two College Generations (Table of Contents)

Rah-Rah-Riot Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Comparison of the behavior of college classes of 1949 and 1969 from the same university.

What Is the One Unhappiness Almost All Modern Parents Are Sure to Share with Their Children (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
One thing never changes when it comes to raising children.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Tomb of the Unknown Smoker (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Model of a graveyard monument to smoking victims.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [I will never read class in Mad]
  2. 1. A Hawk's-Eye View of the United States
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. The Guru of Ours
    Pot at the End of the Rainbow Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. On a Saturday Afternoon
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. A Mad Nature Study Guide
    Fair Game Dept.
  8. 7. The Heart Transplant
    Pump and Circumstances Dept.
  9. 8. Mad's "Foreign Film Producer of the Year"
    Rib A Dubbed Dub Dept.
  10. 9. One Day in a Hospital 2
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. You Know You're Really Overweight When...
    Evaluating the Pound Dept.
  12. 11. Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Protest Newspaper Story
    Picket Yourself Dept.
  13. 12. The Lighter Side of Amusement Parks
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. Some "Greeting Cards to the Newlyweds" We'd Like to See
    For Better or Verse Dept.
  16. 15. One Day in a Sawmill
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes: At a Laundry & Dry Cleaners
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  18. 17. A Mad Portfolio of Appropriate Comic Strip Sound Effects
    Punch in the Noise Dept.
  19. 18. The Heist
    Safe on Second Dept.
  20. 19. A Mad Look at Two College Generations
    Rah-Rah-Riot Dept.
  21. 20. What Is the One Unhappiness Almost All Modern Parents Are Sure to Share with Their Children
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. The Tomb of the Unknown Smoker
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