(December 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

Back to Colege Isue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo
Inks:
Norman Mingo
Colors:
Norman Mingo
Letters:
Norman Mingo

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A harem girl has her subscription copy of Mad delivered to her minaret by a postman on a flying carpet.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters are one from Hal Kanter, producer of the TV series "Julia", and one from its star Diahann Carroll, accompanied by a photo of the actress.

A Mad Look at Modern College Courses (Table of Contents)

Clash-Program Dept. / photo story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
College course descriptions are illustrated with photos of college rioting for ironic effect.

On a Cruise to a South Sea Island (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 tourists find a surprise in a Polynesian wishing well.
Reprints:

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.

Boredom-12 (Table of Contents)

Yawn Patrol Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Martin Milner [as Sgt. Dullboy]; Kent McCord
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Adam-12"; Two Los Angeles police officers patrol their district ignoring crimes unless they involve attractive women.
Reprints:

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

Hot Water Bag Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of situations where the principle realizes too late the danger of the situation.

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 White Spy sets a trap for The Black Spy.

Passionate Gun Love (Table of Contents)

Loaded Magazine Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine for people who really, really like guns.
Reprints:

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes: At a Hospital (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A look at the behind the scenes shenanigans at a modern hospital.

The Kidney Transplant (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:
Surgeons doing a kidney transplant make a startling discovery.
Reprints:

If Everyone Talked Like Don Rickles (Table of Contents)

Blasting Impression Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Dowd
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Don Rickles; Johnny Carson; Ed McMahon; Ed Sullivan; Joey Bishop; Merv Griffin; Lawrence Welk; Bert Parks; Bob Keeshan [as Captain Kangaroo]; Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum [as Mr. Green Jeans]; Chet Huntley; David Brinkley; Charlie Brown; Lucy Van Pelt; Snoopy; Bela Lugosi [as Count Dracula]; Boris Karloff [as Abraham Van Helsing]; Abigail Van Buren [as Dear Abby]
Synopsis:
Don Rickles' style of attack, insult humor is grafted onto the personalities of other, more conservative entertainers.

A Nostalgic Look at Dogs (Table of Contents)

Mongrel Hoardes Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dean Norman
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A cynical look at boys and their dogs.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Wheels (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 how people deal with objects with wheels.

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 fakes out The White Spy using his burly embassy guard.

Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows (Table of Contents)

We Got Your Penumbra Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of cartoons where a person's shadow indicates what that person is really thinking.
Reprints:

Hoo-Boy, Columbus (Table of Contents)

The Gripes of Roth Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Benjamin [as Neat]; Ali McGraw [as Brenda Pretendkin]; Jack Klugman [as Mr. Pretendkin]; Nan Martin [as Mrs. Pretendkin]; Michael Meyers [as Ton Pretendkin]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Goodbye, Columbus"; a middle class Jewish man tries to date an upper class Jewish woman and suffers class discrimination from her family.

One Day on a Hike (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 scoutmaster picks the wrong tree to demonstrate a survival trick.

What Great New Chasm Has Been Discovered That Dwarfs Even the Grand Canyon (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 the social divide between generations.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Ron Reagan. Isn't He the Ex-Movie Star Who Wanted To Be President? (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel ?
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ronald Reagan
Synopsis:
Phony ad for Ronreagan brand rum, intimating that former actors running for political office spurs alcohol abuse.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Back to Colege Isue
  2. 1. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. A Mad Look at Modern College Courses
    Clash-Program Dept.
  5. 4. On a Cruise to a South Sea Island
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. Boredom-12
    Yawn Patrol Dept.
  8. 7. You Know You're Really in Trouble When...
    Hot Water Bag Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. Passionate Gun Love
    Loaded Magazine Dept.
  11. 10. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes: At a Hospital
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  12. 11. The Kidney Transplant
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. If Everyone Talked Like Don Rickles
    Blasting Impression Dept.
  14. 13. A Nostalgic Look at Dogs
    Mongrel Hoardes Dept.
  15. 14. The Lighter Side of Wheels
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows
    We Got Your Penumbra Dept.
  18. 17. Hoo-Boy, Columbus
    The Gripes of Roth Dept.
  19. 18. One Day on a Hike
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. What Great New Chasm Has Been Discovered That Dwarfs Even the Grand Canyon
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. Ron Reagan. Isn't He the Ex-Movie Star Who Wanted To Be President?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne