(October 1969)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
2
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:

On Vacation (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

The Nightmare (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Colors:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A dream about a horrible monster.

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

Synopsis:
A jungle man has his subscription copy of Mad delivered to his tree by a monkey.

If This "Nudity Trend" in Movies Ever Spreads to the Comics (Table of Contents)

Strip Teaser Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Schroeder; Andy Capp; Florrie Capp; Beetle Bailey; Sgt. Orville Snorkel; Pvt. "Killer" Diller; Dick Tracy; Sam Ketchum; Pruneface; Popeye; Olive Oyl; Bluto; Pogo Possum; Churchy LaFemme; Albert Alligator; Howland Owl; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Comic strips incorporate nude scenes into their joke punch lines.
Reprints:

Television Shows That Didn't Make It (Table of Contents)

Pilot Error Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Rejected concepts for television shows.

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.

While Clamming in New Jersey (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 dig up what they think is a clam.
Reprints:

Mad's 1969 College Riot Preview (Table of Contents)

Brawls of Ivy Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examination of college campus rioting, done in the style of a preseason college football publication.

You Know You're Really a Nobody When... (Table of Contents)

Mistaken Nonentity Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how you don't make a difference in the grand scheme of things.
Reprints:

Land of the Giant Bores (Table of Contents)

Short End of the Schtick Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Gary Conway [as Capt. Stiff Bourbon]; Don Matheson; Stephan Arngrim [as Bury]; Don Marshall [as Darn Wrecksome]; Deanna Lund [as Diary]; Heather Young [as Booty]; Kurt Kasznar [as Fiztphew]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Land of the Giants"; Seven people stranded on a world of giant humans try to make their situation even mildly interesting.

What is a Kid Brother? (Table of Contents)

Pest Aside Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Essay on enduring having a younger brother.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Summer Jobs (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 the pitfalls of summer employment.
Reprints:

The Mad Plan For Halting the Hijacking of Planes (Table of Contents)

Up, Up and Ole Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Outrageous suggestions for combating the surge in commercial airliner hijacking.
Reprints:

One Night in a 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 patron complains vociferously about a hair in his soup.
Reprints:

The Mad Book of Etiquette and Good Manners (Table of Contents)

Good Conduct Ribbin' Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Series of examples of where and how to use good manners in real life.
Reprints:

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes: At The Pentagon (Table of Contents)

Inside-Ouch! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examination of the unprofessional behavior behind closed doors at The Pentagon.

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 counters The White Spy's martial arts skill.

Where Vultures Fare (Table of Contents)

Nazi, Nazi, Bang-Bang Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Burton [as Major Stiff]; Clint Eastwood [as Lt. Sadist]; Mary Ure [as Marie]; Gregory Peck [as Mallory]; Anthony Quinn [as Andrea]; Jim Brown [as Robert Jefferson]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Where Eagles Dare"; The military commissions a joint U.S./British commando raid on a German army headquarters, much the same way two previous films had.

What Does the Future Hold For Our Great American Pastime? (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:
Prediction of Major League Baseball's ability to compete with the National Football League.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

I'm Fidel Castro (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jack Palance [as Fidel Castro]
Synopsis:
Fidel Castro poses with his latest hijacked passenger airliner.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Photo of Jack Palance is a publicity still from the motion picture "Che!".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. On Vacation
  2. 1. The Nightmare
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. If This "Nudity Trend" in Movies Ever Spreads to the Comics
    Strip Teaser Dept.
  5. 4. Television Shows That Didn't Make It
    Pilot Error Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. While Clamming in New Jersey
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. Mad's 1969 College Riot Preview
    Brawls of Ivy Dept.
  9. 8. You Know You're Really a Nobody When...
    Mistaken Nonentity Dept.
  10. 9. Land of the Giant Bores
    Short End of the Schtick Dept.
  11. 10. What is a Kid Brother?
    Pest Aside Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Summer Jobs
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. The Mad Plan For Halting the Hijacking of Planes
    Up, Up and Ole Dept.
  14. 13. One Night in a Restaurant
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. The Mad Book of Etiquette and Good Manners
    Good Conduct Ribbin' Dept.
  16. 15. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes: At The Pentagon
    Inside-Ouch! Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. Where Vultures Fare
    Nazi, Nazi, Bang-Bang Dept.
  19. 18. What Does the Future Hold For Our Great American Pastime?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. I'm Fidel Castro
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