(April 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

This Country Is Out of Order (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 11 (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Lennon; Yoko Ono; King Kong
Synopsis:
Parody of the panel cartoon "Ripley's Believe It or Not"; Examples of odd human behavior and myths about famous people are presented, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono's famous album cover and a myth about the film "King Kong".

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:
St. Peter has his subscription copy of Mad delivered to the Gates of Heaven.

West Coast Story (Table of Contents)

Extremist Unction Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ronald Reagan; Mickey Mouse; J. Edgar Hoover; Rev. Billy Graham; Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
A musical parody of the peace movement, the counter-culture who participate in it and the members of "The Establishment" who oppose it.

Communism Revisited (Table of Contents)

Better Read Than Dead Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Quotes from Marxist and Communist leaders are placed in counterpoint with photos of reality for ironic effect.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / cartoon / pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Indexer Notes

Cartoons drawn into the margins of random pages.

[The Cannon] (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:
Pvt. Doves rigs a ceremonial cannon salute to post an anti-war message.

Violent TV Commercials (Table of Contents)

Pain in the Ads Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Arthur Godfrey; Jane Withers [as Josephine the Plumber]; Chuck McCann
Synopsis:
If the sudden graphic violence trend of contemporary films was extended to contemporary television commercials.

Horrifying Cliches 9 (Table of Contents)

Things That Go Bump in the Trite Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
May Sakami
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Ordinary phrases are given monstrous illustrations, such as "embracing a belief" or "avoiding a confrontation".

Mad Salutes the Output of American Industry (Table of Contents)

Environmental Illness Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A photo of a modern industrial facility, with the smoke from the chimneys altered for effect.

What Is a Parent? (Table of Contents)

Ma and Pa-thetic Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Essay on what are the joys and duties of a modern parent.

Telephone Taps We'd Like to Hear (Table of Contents)

Conversation Piece Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Aristotle Onassis; Howard Hughes; Tiny Tim; Miss Vicky; Pete Rozelle; Joe Namath; Don Rickles; J. Edgar Hoover; Spiro Agnew; Judy Agnew; William M. Gaines
Synopsis:
Fictitious recorded conversations between celebrities.

One Night in the Acme Ritz Central Arms Waldorf Plaza Statler Hilton Grand Hotel (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:
Siamese twins sleep in a hotel.

The Lighter Side of Love (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of romance that don't always go according to plan.
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 disguises a trap as a child's slide.

Mad's "Dirty Old Man" of the Year (Table of Contents)

Teeny-Bopper-Poppa Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
David Frost [as David Frostbite]
Synopsis:
Mad interviews a man who exploits the counterculture for his own benefit.

Answers to Children's Letters - - from God (Table of Contents)

Heaven Sent Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
God responds to complaints filed by children.
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 lures the Black Spy into a trap involving a board fence.

My Three Sonny Boys (Table of Contents)

If It's Saturday, It Must be Boredom Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Fred MacMurray [as Heave Douglas]; William Demarest [as Uncle Chilly]; Stanley Livingston[as Chap Douglas]; Barry Livingston [as Erkie Douglas]; Don Grady [as Boob Douglas]; Tina Cole [as Cutie Douglas]; Beverly Garland [as Blabla Douglas]; Dawn Lyn [as Dopie Douglas]; Tom Smothers; Dick Smothers
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "My Three Sons"; A widower raises his boring family while not fully coming to grips with contemporary society.

On the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" Set (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:
The actor playing Quasimodo has a unique prosthetic.

In What Dangerous Direction Are Militant Revolutionaries Leading Us? (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:
Every action elicits a reaction.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Sign Language (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A crosswalk sign gives an accident victim legal advice.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. This Country Is Out of Order
  2. 1. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 11
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. West Coast Story
    Extremist Unction Dept.
  5. 4. Communism Revisited
    Better Read Than Dead Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. [The Cannon]
    Hawks and Doves
  8. 7. Violent TV Commercials
    Pain in the Ads Dept.
  9. 8. Horrifying Cliches 9
    Things That Go Bump in the Trite Dept.
  10. 9. Mad Salutes the Output of American Industry
    Environmental Illness Dept.
  11. 10. What Is a Parent?
    Ma and Pa-thetic Dept.
  12. 11. Telephone Taps We'd Like to Hear
    Conversation Piece Dept.
  13. 12. One Night in the Acme Ritz Central Arms Waldorf Plaza Statler Hilton Grand Hotel
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. The Lighter Side of Love
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  16. 15. Mad's "Dirty Old Man" of the Year
    Teeny-Bopper-Poppa Dept.
  17. 16. Answers to Children's Letters - - from God
    Heaven Sent Dept.
  18. 17. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  19. 18. My Three Sonny Boys
    If It's Saturday, It Must be Boredom Dept.
  20. 19. On the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" Set
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. In What Dangerous Direction Are Militant Revolutionaries Leading Us?
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. Sign Language
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