(June 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

In This Issue: Sleazy Riders (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Peter Fonda [as Wyatt]; Dennis Hopper [as Billy]

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 10 (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Colors:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
Bob Clarke

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the cartoon panel "Ripley's Believe It or Not; Examples of odd behavior and ironies, including a mention of a catch phrase from "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In".

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man has his subscription copy of Mad delivered to the birdhouse he's living in by a carrier pigeon.

Sleazy Riders (Table of Contents)

Riding High Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Peter Fonda [as Wyatt]; Dennis Hopper [as Billy]; Jack Nicholson [as Judd]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Easy Riders"; two young men on motorcycles tour the back roads of the United States, searching for the "Real America".

One Day Downtown (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:
A man gets a karmic response for stepping on an insect.

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.

U.S. Folksy Income Tax Return (Table of Contents)

The "Familiar" Form Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The 1040 Income Tax Form is reformatted with illustrations and conversational instructions.

Life From the Broadside (Table of Contents)

Femi-Nein! Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sidney Paulson
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of how the same behavior elicits different value judgments if the person exhibiting the behavior is a male or a female.

The Mad Book of Magic & Other Dirty Tricks (Table of Contents)

Hokey-Focus Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical examples of how stage magic illusions are performed.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Fancy Restaurant (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragones (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The behind the scenes antics of restaurant employees are depicted.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Worry (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:
The behavior of people concerned about things are satirized.

A Mad "Minute Nature Story" (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:
Detailed treatise on the Long-Legged Fonebone Bird.

A Mad Look at Footprints (Table of Contents)

Body-in-Sole Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dean Norman
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how a person's footprints reveal their intent.

More Up-to-Date Health & Safety Songs for Children (Table of Contents)

Tunes of Glory Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Songs for children promoting good health and safety practices.

Then Came Bombsome (Table of Contents)

Honda-Lust Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Michael Parks [as Jim Bombsome]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Then Came Bronson"; a disillusioned reporter tours the United States, searching for "The Real America" and trying not to seem too much like "Easy Rider".

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

Comes the Yawn Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how to tell whether you're a boring person.

Mad's Modernized College Entrance Exam (Table of Contents)

Ask a Stupid Question Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A college entrance exam is rewritten to appeal to various agendas and splinter groups.

The Richard M. Nixon Presidential Primer (Table of Contents)

Run, Dick, Run! Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon; Spiro Agnew
Synopsis:
Richard Nixon outlines why he will be a good President to a juvenile audience.

Who Is Fast Becoming Our All-Time Top Comic Character (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:
A jab at the new Vice-President.

Indexer Notes

Inside Back cover.

The Official Mad Portrait of The President of the United States (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
Richard Nixon addresses the press wearing a Spiro Agnew face mask.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In This Issue: Sleazy Riders
  2. 1. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 10
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. Sleazy Riders
    Riding High Dept.
  5. 4. One Day Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. U.S. Folksy Income Tax Return
    The "Familiar" Form Dept.
  8. 7. Life From the Broadside
    Femi-Nein! Dept.
  9. 8. The Mad Book of Magic & Other Dirty Tricks
    Hokey-Focus Dept.
  10. 9. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Fancy Restaurant
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Worry
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. A Mad "Minute Nature Story"
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Footprints
    Body-in-Sole Dept.
  14. 13. More Up-to-Date Health & Safety Songs for Children
    Tunes of Glory Dept.
  15. 14. Then Came Bombsome
    Honda-Lust Dept.
  16. 15. You Know You're Really a Bore When . . .
    Comes the Yawn Dept.
  17. 16. Mad's Modernized College Entrance Exam
    Ask a Stupid Question Dept.
  18. 17. The Richard M. Nixon Presidential Primer
    Run, Dick, Run! Dept.
  19. 18. Who Is Fast Becoming Our All-Time Top Comic Character
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. The Official Mad Portrait of The President of the United States
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne