(January 1971)

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: Put*On (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

A Mad Look at Flags of the World (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
Max Brandel
Inks:
Max Brandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Flags of various countries are altered to reflect current social or political controversies in that country.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents? (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Put*On (Table of Contents)

Great Scott! Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
George C. Scott [as General Put*on]; Karl Malden (as General Boredly]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Patton"; The Allies win World War II in spite of the psychotic sadist in charge of the tank brigade.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker draws Bill Mauldin's famous World War II characters Willie and Joe into a panel on page two, a pinup of Milton Caniff's The Dragon Lady on page three and Mort Walker's Beetle Bailey and George Baker's Sad Sack on page five.

One Day on Location (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:
On the set of a "King Kong" film, the lead actor has a special talent for the role.
Reprints:

The Mad Blow-Your-Mind Drug Primer (Table of Contents)

Narc, Narc! Who's There Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satire of the emerging drug culture in society.

The Lighter Side of Bad Habits (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:
Satire of things that people do that really annoy other people.

[The Christmas Tree] (Table of Contents)

Hawks and Doves / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Major Hawks; Private Doves
Synopsis:
Private Doves manages to sneak his anti-war message onto the camp Christmas tree.

That'll Be the Day (Table of Contents)

Fat Chance Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Behavior from retail personnel that, as a consumer, you'd like but shouldn't expect.

Mad's Christmas Carols for the 1970 Season (Table of Contents)

Follow the Bouncing Christmas Ball Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The lyrics of traditional Christmas carols are altered to reflect current events.

If There Had Been Advice Columns Throughout History (Table of Contents)

Past Tensions Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Advice columns with letters from famous historical figures.

One Morning in the Life of an Optician (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:
An optician accidentally dislodges the eye of a former patient.

A Mad Look at Birds (Table of Contents)

Audobon-Bons Dept. / cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Collection of cartoons satirizing humanity's interaction with birds.

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

Off the Pigskin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of behavior that identifies a person as an obsessed football fan.

Mad Christmas Cards From Celebrities (Table of Contents)

Jingle Belts Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon; H. Rap Brown; Abbie Hoffman; Golda Meir; George Wallace; Graham Kerr [as The Galloping Gourmet]; Richard Daley; Spiro Agnew; Don Rickles; Eldridge Cleaver; Hugh Hefner; William Fulbright
Synopsis:
Christmas cards with ironic messages from famous people.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / comic story / 2 pages (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 with a phony bomb.

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.

The Doris Daze Show (Table of Contents)

Freckles and Her Friends Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Doris Day [as Doris Marlin]; Denver Pyle [as Cluck]; Rose Marie [as Rose]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Doris Day Show"; A widow faces her boring job, unrealistic financial situation and the amorous intentions of every man she meets with the same perky optimism.

What Essential Item Won't Be Available Again This Year? (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
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Christmas means getting everything you want, but not the one thing you need.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Winsom Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should"] (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Winston cigarette print ads; The dead in a cemetery parrot the Winston ad slogan.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In This Issue: Put*On
  2. 1. A Mad Look at Flags of the World
  3. 2. Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents?
  4. 3. Put*On
    Great Scott! Dept.
  5. 4. One Day on Location
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. The Mad Blow-Your-Mind Drug Primer
    Narc, Narc! Who's There Dept.
  7. 6. The Lighter Side of Bad Habits
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  8. 7. [The Christmas Tree]
    Hawks and Doves
  9. 8. That'll Be the Day
    Fat Chance Dept.
  10. 9. Mad's Christmas Carols for the 1970 Season
    Follow the Bouncing Christmas Ball Dept.
  11. 10. If There Had Been Advice Columns Throughout History
    Past Tensions Dept.
  12. 11. One Morning in the Life of an Optician
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Birds
    Audobon-Bons Dept.
  14. 13. You Know You're Really a Football Fan When...
    Off the Pigskin Dept.
  15. 14. Mad Christmas Cards From Celebrities
    Jingle Belts Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  18. 17. The Doris Daze Show
    Freckles and Her Friends Dept.
  19. 18. What Essential Item Won't Be Available Again This Year?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. ["Winsom Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should"]
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