(June 1971)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.40 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

On a clear day you can see a funny girl singing 'Hello Dolly' forever (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

[A Different Take on Cinderella] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Colors:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cinderella; The Prince
Synopsis:
Cinderella is found by her prince, but her life doesn't change all that much.

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

Synopsis:
A man in a diving bell has his subscription copy of Mad delivered to him on the ocean floor.

On a Clear Day You Can See a Funny Girl Singing 'Hello Dolly' Forever (Table of Contents)

At the Beak of Her Career Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barbra Streisand [as Bubby Strident]; Yves Montand [as the Doctor]; Omar Sharif [as Nick Arsenic]; Walter Matthau [as Horror]; Louie Armstrong [as Satchmo]; Eliott Gould [as the Waiter]
Synopsis:
Parody of Barbra Streisand star vehicles; A college student is examined under hypnosis by a psychologist. He discovers that she has starred in several major Hollywood films, essentially playing the same character.

Ordure of the Day (Table of Contents)

In the Line of Doody Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ronnie Nathan
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An ode to domestic dogs and the presents they leave during walks.

Nixon & Agnew, As Seen By... (Table of Contents)

Double-Takes Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon; Spiro Agnew
Synopsis:
The faces of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew are superimposed onto the bodies of other political group members to show how they are perceived by various factions of the public.

One Day in a Bus Depot (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 goes to the manufacturer to complain because a vending machine barber gave him a poor hair cut.

Specialized Camp Ads We're Bound to See (Table of Contents)

Summer Come Louder Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of classified ads for summer camps of dubious distinction.

The Lighter Side of Baby Sitting (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:
Examples of the trials and tribulations of baby sitting.

[The Fox Hole] (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 organizes the fox hole digging drill to convey his peace message.

Mothers Day Cards From the "Now" Generation (Table of Contents)

Oedipus Nix Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mothers Day cards geared to appeal to the radicals and dropouts of the youth of the early seventies.

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.

Altar Ego (Table of Contents)

Sermon on the Amount Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Marilyn Ippolito
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A Catholic bishop outlines to a Protestant priest how he plans to maintain his high end lifestyle in a poor parish.

The Game Is Inane (Table of Contents)

Friday Night Dud-Line Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tony Franciosa [as Paul]; Gene Barry [as Gland]; Robert Stack [as Don Farfell]; Susan Saint James [as Puggy]; Zsa Zsa Gabor [as the Nurse]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Name of the Game"; The bumbling editors and publisher of a news magazine get their administrative assistant in all sorts of trouble while pursuing news.

Indexer Notes

The first panel of the parody features caricatures of several Mad Magazine staffers, including artist Angelo Torres and publisher William Gaines.

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 uses a mirror against the White Spy.

You Know It's Really Over When... (Table of Contents)

Severence Play Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee; Gloria L. Rich
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of cues that tell you your relationship with your significant other is over.

ABC's "Campus Riot of the Week" (Table of Contents)

Clash of '71 Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Chris Schenkel; Bud Wilkinson; Ronald Reagan [as the Head Linesman]; Kyle Rote
Synopsis:
Anti-war protests presented as a college football game telecast.

In a Specialist's Office (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 doctor is visited by an outrageous-looking patient.

What Is Fast Becoming the Only Place To See Rare Vanishing Animal Species? (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:
A diatribe against fur.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Our American Heritage (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Colors:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The symbol of the United States has become a little worse for the wear.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. On a clear day you can see a funny girl singing 'Hello Dolly' forever
  2. 1. [A Different Take on Cinderella]
    Scenes We'd Like to See
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. On a Clear Day You Can See a Funny Girl Singing 'Hello Dolly' Forever
    At the Beak of Her Career Dept.
  5. 4. Ordure of the Day
    In the Line of Doody Dept.
  6. 5. Nixon & Agnew, As Seen By...
    Double-Takes Dept.
  7. 6. One Day in a Bus Depot
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. Specialized Camp Ads We're Bound to See
    Summer Come Louder Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Baby Sitting
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. [The Fox Hole]
    Hawks and Doves
  11. 10. Mothers Day Cards From the "Now" Generation
    Oedipus Nix Dept.
  12. 11. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  13. 12. Altar Ego
    Sermon on the Amount Dept.
  14. 13. The Game Is Inane
    Friday Night Dud-Line Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  16. 15. You Know It's Really Over When...
    Severence Play Dept.
  17. 16. ABC's "Campus Riot of the Week"
    Clash of '71 Dept.
  18. 17. In a Specialist's Office
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. What Is Fast Becoming the Only Place To See Rare Vanishing Animal Species?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. Our American Heritage
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