(April 1970)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Ditched in the South Pacific (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man adrift in the ocean inflates a raft.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[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 one from "Here Come The Brides" actress Bridgette Hanley, accompanied by a photo of the actress.

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An aborigine has his subscription copy of Mad delivered to his hut by a kangaroo.

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.

Midnight Wowboy (Table of Contents)

Everybody's Gawkin' Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jon Voight [as Joe Cluck]; Dustin Hoffman [as Ratface]; John Lindsey; John McGiver [as the Salvation Army leader]; Brenda Vaccaro [as Shirley]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Midnight Cowboy"; An idiot Texan befriends a lowlife New Yorker while they try to make a living in the big, bad city.

The Fitting (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 gets fitted for glasses.

Mad's Frozen Foods That Fake-Out Fresh (Table of Contents)

Dish-Enchantment Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Failed frozen food concepts.

Progress (Table of Contents)

There's No Stool Like an Old Stool Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The gradual evolution of a chair.

Spray Can Sprays We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Psssst! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
New concepts in aerosol products.

The Lighter Side of Money (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:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirizing civilization's obsession with money.

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 fakes out the Black Spy with a box and a manhole cover.

I Remember, I Remember the Wondrous Woodstock Music Fair (Table of Contents)

Splendor on the Grass Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical remembrance, in verse, of the Woodstock Music Festival.
Reprints:

"The Ghost and The Mrs." Misses (Table of Contents)

Ecchtoplasm Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hope Lange [as Mrs. DeMure]; Edward Mulhare [as The Captain]; Reta Shaw [as Martyr]; Charles Nelson Reilly [as Claymorgue]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"; A widow lives in a house with the ghost of a sea captain only she can see.

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 uses projected images to harass the White Spy.

Hints For Special Occasion Gifts (Table of Contents)

Gi'Me Gimmicks Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of notes and letters making less-than-subtle hints for gifts.

You Know You're Really On Your Own When... (Table of Contents)

Defamation of Independence Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch; Gloria L. Rich
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of people experiencing responsibilities they aren't ready to accept yet.

Ads We Can Look For After the Next Successful Space Mission (Table of Contents)

Credit Raiding Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Ads for products with dubious connections to the space program.

One Night at the Fights (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:
The corner men of a professional fighter get a little too mechanical in their jobs.

Mad's Up-Dated Modern Day Mother Goose (Table of Contents)

Rhymes of the Times Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Spiro Agnew; Joe Namath; Pete Rozelle; Hugh Hefner; Tiny Tim; Gamel Abdul Nasser; The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]; Jack Benny; Mickey Rooney; Andy Warhol; Jane Fonda; Aristotle Onassis; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; Dr. Timothy Leary; Warren Beatty; Johnny Carson; Merv Griffin; Joey Bishop; Walter Cronkite; Chet Huntley; Dr. Benjamin Spock
Synopsis:
Nursery rhymes describing current celebrities.

What Offensive Animal Would Many Americans Like To See Become Extinct? (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:
An anti-war message with an animal theme.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Good morning, Mr. Phelps"] (Table of Contents)

A TV Scene We'd Like To See / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Chevy Chase
Pencils:
John Cullen Murphy
Inks:
John Cullen Murphy
Colors:
John Cullen Murphy
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Peter Graves [as James Phelps]
Synopsis:
Short parody of the TV series "Mission: Impossible"; Mr. Phelps gets an unexpected assignment.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Ditched in the South Pacific
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. Midnight Wowboy
    Everybody's Gawkin' Dept.
  7. 6. The Fitting
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. Mad's Frozen Foods That Fake-Out Fresh
    Dish-Enchantment Dept.
  9. 8. Progress
    There's No Stool Like an Old Stool Dept.
  10. 9. Spray Can Sprays We'd Like to See
    Psssst! Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Money
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. I Remember, I Remember the Wondrous Woodstock Music Fair
    Splendor on the Grass Dept.
  14. 13. "The Ghost and The Mrs." Misses
    Ecchtoplasm Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  16. 15. Hints For Special Occasion Gifts
    Gi'Me Gimmicks Dept.
  17. 16. You Know You're Really On Your Own When...
    Defamation of Independence Dept.
  18. 17. Ads We Can Look For After the Next Successful Space Mission
    Credit Raiding Dept.
  19. 18. One Night at the Fights
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Mad's Up-Dated Modern Day Mother Goose
    Rhymes of the Times Dept.
  21. 20. What Offensive Animal Would Many Americans Like To See Become Extinct?
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. ["Good morning, Mr. Phelps"]
    A TV Scene We'd Like To See
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
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