(July 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: Botch Casually and the Somedunce Kid (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Paul Newman [as Botch Casually]; Robert Redford [as The Somedunce Kid]; Katharine Ross [as Lotta Place]

[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 actor Jon Voight, complete with picture.

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

Synopsis:
A postman hitches a ride with a motorcycle hoodlum to deliver the subscription copy of Mad to an old lady in a trailer being pulled by a reckless driver.

Botch Casually and the Somedunce Kid (Table of Contents)

Shooting From the "Hip" Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Paul Newman [as Botch Casually]; Robert Redford [as The Somedunce Kid]; Katharine Ross [as Lotta Place]; W.C. Fields [as Eustace McGonicle]; Ted Cassidy [as Harvey Logan]; Don Rickles; Danny Thomas; Richard Pryor; Woody Allen; Bob Hope
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid"; Two wild west outlaws rob, steal, have fun and generally act adorably.
Reprints:

If There Were Only Two Survivors of World War III Left on Earth (Table of Contents)

On That Old "Doo-Dah" Day Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mad takes a controversial quote from a sitting United States Senator and gives it an ironic reality.

One Day in a Tenement (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 struggling street musician provides for his family in an unexpected manner.

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.

Mad's Condonence Cards for Life's Other Tragedies (Table of Contents)

Postal Mortems Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Sympathy cards for less than tragic circumstances.

The Lighter Side of Sex (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 examples of the sexual attraction between genders.

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 booby-traps his observation headquarters.

Feature By Feature Advertising (Table of Contents)

Ad Infinite Items Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Ads that go overboard pointing out each desirable feature of a product.

A Mad Look at College (Table of Contents)

Universi-Tease Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A satirical look at the antics and interactions at a modern university.

The Problem (Table of Contents)

Matter Over Mind Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A psychiatrist tries to allay his patient's phobia about being in a horrible random accident.
Reprints:

Obituaries for Traditions, Pasttimes and Other Dying-Out Landmarks of the American Way of Life (Table of Contents)

Of Grave Concern Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Norman Mingo
Inks:
Norman Mingo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Newspaper obituaries for aspects of popular society rather than individual people, illustrated by pictures of Alfred E. Neuman in various garb and make up.

Mad's Vice-President of the Year (Table of Contents)

The Agnew and the Ecchstacy Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
John Cullen Murphy
Inks:
John Cullen Murphy
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Spiro Agnew
Synopsis:
Satirical profile of Vice-President Spiro Agnew, following him as he performs his basic job of being a complete public buffoon, making the President look good in comparison.

More "So How Come..."? (Table of Contents)

Double-Standard Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Richard Nixon; Tom Smothers; Dick Smothers; Harry Reasoner; Dean Martin
Synopsis:
Examples of how the same situation can be viewed differently from different perspectives.

The Mad Sex Education Primer (Table of Contents)

Show and Tell Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The controversy over sex education, presented as a children's reading primer.

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 escapes prison with the aid of a poster.

Room 222ZZZZZZZZZ (Table of Contents)

There's No School Like a Soul School Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lloyd Haynes [as Pete Dixie]; Denise Nicholas [as Miss McIntyre]; Michael Constantine [Mr. Kowman]; Karen Valentine [as Miss Johnson]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Room 222"; a handsome, popular teacher is part of the staff of the most boring, unrealistic inner city high school in existence.

One Day in a Garage (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 surgeon gets ironic revenge on his auto mechanic.

What Form of Inflation Are Most Americans Constantly Fighting? (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:
The Consumer Price Index isn't what most people are worried about.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony (Table of Contents)

Scenes We'd Like to See / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Colors:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new bridge leads to tragedy.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In This Issue: Botch Casually and the Somedunce Kid
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. Botch Casually and the Somedunce Kid
    Shooting From the "Hip" Dept.
  5. 4. If There Were Only Two Survivors of World War III Left on Earth
    On That Old "Doo-Dah" Day Dept.
  6. 5. One Day in a Tenement
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. Mad's Condonence Cards for Life's Other Tragedies
    Postal Mortems Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Sex
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. Feature By Feature Advertising
    Ad Infinite Items Dept.
  12. 11. A Mad Look at College
    Universi-Tease Dept.
  13. 12. The Problem
    Matter Over Mind Dept.
  14. 13. Obituaries for Traditions, Pasttimes and Other Dying-Out Landmarks of the American Way of Life
    Of Grave Concern Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's Vice-President of the Year
    The Agnew and the Ecchstacy Dept.
  16. 15. More "So How Come..."?
    Double-Standard Dept.
  17. 16. The Mad Sex Education Primer
    Show and Tell Dept.
  18. 17. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  19. 18. Room 222ZZZZZZZZZ
    There's No School Like a Soul School Dept.
  20. 19. One Day in a Garage
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. What Form of Inflation Are Most Americans Constantly Fighting?
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. The Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
    Scenes 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
  • Donald Dale Milne