(March 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: We Bomb Catch-All-22 (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A soldier has his subscription copy of Mad delivered to his assigned base.

Catch-All-22 (Table of Contents)

War Is Heller Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alan Arkin [as Capt. Schmoessarian]; Martin Balsam [as Col. Catheter]; Richard Benjamin [as Major Dandy]; Art Garfunkel [as Capt. Nutly]; Jack Gilford [as Doc]; Jon Voight [as Lt. Wheelerdealer]; Anthony Perkins [as Chaplain Tapdance]; Paula Prentiss [as Nurse Ducky]; Orson Welles [as Gen. Draidle]; Donald Sutherland [as Hawkeye Pierce]; Elliott Gould [as Trapper John McIntyre]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Catch-22"; At an American air base in the Italian Theater in World War II, a pilot tries everything he can think of to get out of the Army Air Force while insanity occurs all around him.

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.

On a Streetcorner Downtown (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 construction worker pays for his confrontational attitude.

Mad Clippings to Leave Lying Around (Table of Contents)

Printer's Devilment Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Alphonse Normandia
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Newspaper clippings that teens can use to bolster their arguments against their parents.

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 giant mouse trap for the Black Spy.

Get It Out of Your System Land (Table of Contents)

Abusement Park Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Theme park that allows patrons to perform anti-social acts.

A Mad Look at Obedience Training (Table of Contents)

New Leash on Life Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dean Norman
Pencils:
Dean Norman
Inks:
Dean Norman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
If canine obedience training techniques were applied to humans.

Marching Songs for Crusaders, Militants and Assorted, Sundry Non-Conformists (Table of Contents)

Parade Unrest Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Old standards with new lyrics satirizing rebels in society.

[The Snowy Air Force Base] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Major Hawks; Private Doves
Synopsis:
Private Doves manages to turn a base runway into a gigantic peace symbol.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Shopping Center (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examination of the behind the scenes antics of employees at a modern shopping center.

One Hot Day on the Desert (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 thirsty man in the desert gets a disappointment from a mirage.

A Mad Look at Tropical Fish (Table of Contents)

Tanks a Million Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Overview of the types of tropical fish available as pets and their care.

You Never Really Get Used to... (Table of Contents)

Queasy Does It Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of ordinary things in life that can make a person nervous.

The Lighter Side of Clubs and Organizations (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:
Satire of clubs and the behavior of members.

One Evening in a Bath Tub (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 parents remove the bath tub toy of their pride and joy.

The Psychology of Snoring (Table of Contents)

Sleeper Play Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The word balloons of sleeping individuals are drawn to indicate the mood of the sleeping person.
Reprints:

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 tries to switch a booby-trapped satchel with The Black Spy's satchel.

How-Are-Ya, Five-0? (Table of Contents)

Aloha-ha-ha Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jack Lord [as Steve McGarrish]; James MacArthur [as Dummy Williams]; Cam Fong [as Gung-Ho]; Zulu [as Loco]; Leo G. Carroll [as Mr. Asmus]; Zsa Zsa Gabor [as Mrs. Asmus]; Buddy Hackett [as Rocky]; George C. Scott [as Benson O'Connor]; Richard Denning [as The Governor]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Hawaii Five-0"; A dense police detective and his squad of equally dense subordinates search Hawaii for a missing Hawaiian artifact.

What Is Contributing Most to the Breakdown of Communication Between People? (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:
One can't communicate if one can't get a dial tone.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Pinocchio] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Pinocchio; Geppetto; The Blue Fairy
Synopsis:
Geppetto's discovery of Pinocchio's sudden animation leads to an unexpected result.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In This Issue: We Bomb Catch-All-22
  2. 1. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  3. 2. Catch-All-22
    War Is Heller Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. On a Streetcorner Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Mad Clippings to Leave Lying Around
    Printer's Devilment Dept.
  7. 6. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  8. 7. Get It Out of Your System Land
    Abusement Park Dept.
  9. 8. A Mad Look at Obedience Training
    New Leash on Life Dept.
  10. 9. Marching Songs for Crusaders, Militants and Assorted, Sundry Non-Conformists
    Parade Unrest Dept.
  11. 10. [The Snowy Air Force Base]
    Hawks and Doves
  12. 11. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Shopping Center
    Inside-Ouch! Dept.
  13. 12. One Hot Day on the Desert
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Look at Tropical Fish
    Tanks a Million Dept.
  15. 14. You Never Really Get Used to...
    Queasy Does It Dept.
  16. 15. The Lighter Side of Clubs and Organizations
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  17. 16. One Evening in a Bath Tub
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. The Psychology of Snoring
    Sleeper Play Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  20. 19. How-Are-Ya, Five-0?
    Aloha-ha-ha Dept.
  21. 20. What Is Contributing Most to the Breakdown of Communication Between People?
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. [Pinocchio]
    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