(September 1971)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except February, May, August, and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Albert B. 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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Special Inflation Issue (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred is inflated like a balloon.

A Fish Tale (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee (credited)
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr. (credited)
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr. (credited)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man catches a mermaid and brings her home, but has a problem with his mother.

Indexer Notes

on inside front cover

Departments (Table of Contents)

Vital Features / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Art is excerpts from this issue.

Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home? (Table of Contents)

MAD Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.28 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr. (signed)
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr. (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
The mailman delivers MAD to a mummy in a museum.

Moving Pictures? (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.05 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo (painted)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

House ad for pinups suitable for framing.

Random Samplings of Reader Mail (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
John C. Goodwin (photograph)
Inks:
John C. Goodwin (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Albert B. Feldstein; Herman Ahrens
Synopsis:
Letters of comment, many about issue #143.

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter by Herman Ahrens, editor of Youth Magazine and a photo of him by their staff photographer, John C. Goodwin.
Other letters by: Graham Holloway, Gary Insley, Larry Peters, Howard Bell, Yma Suark, Grace Loehr, Sandra Cardone, Carolyn Wood Simons, Tim McNicol, Jim Todd, Cindy Guttman, Scott Horowitz, Lukie Costin, Joan McCabe, Debby Graves, and Lynn Komer.

Don Martin Comes On Strong (Table of Contents)

MAD paperbacks / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for MAD paperback books.

Five Easy Pages! (Table of Contents)

Callous Key Bum Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone (credited)
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed, credited)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed, credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Chuck; Booby Dopier; Layette; Elkhorn; Schroeder (cameo); Leonard Bernstein (cameo); Liberace (cameo); Peter Fonda (cameo); Dennis Hopper (cameo); Jon Voight (cameo); Dustin Hoffman (cameo); Joe Namath (cameo); Bing Crosby (cameo); Bob Hope (cameo); Diogenes of Sinope (cameo); Tedia Dopier; Curl Dopier; Cathruin; Mr. Dopier
Synopsis:
Everyone drops out of their lives to find something more meaningful, including the artist and writer.

Indexer Notes

Parody of the film 'Five Easy Pieces'. Characters are caricatures of Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, and others.

Very Early One Morning (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Pencils:
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man exercises with an unusual form of pushups.

A Mad Look at Then...and Now (Or "We've Come a Long Way, Baby!") (Table of Contents)

Malignant Growth Dept. / photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel (credited)
Pencils:
United Press International [as U. I.] (photographs); World Wide (photographs)
Inks:
United Press International [as U. I. (photographs); World Wide (photographs)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
President Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
Comparisons of old culture to new culture.

The Lighter Side of Boating (Table of Contents)

Berg's-Eye View Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg (credited)
Pencils:
Dave Berg (credited, signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (credited, signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Roger Kaputnik
Synopsis:
A look at the strange things people do when boating.

The Mad Orthodontia Primer (Table of Contents)

Chewing Glum Dept. / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel (credited)
Pencils:
Paul Coker, Jr. (credited)
Inks:
Paul Coker, Jr. (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A look at the problems of children growing up with dental braces, presented in old-fashioned school primer style.

That Sinking Feeling... (Table of Contents)

Abandon Ship of State! Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard M. Nixon; Max Brandel (idea, credited); Frank Jacobs (research, credited)
Pencils:
United Press International [as U.P.I.] (photograph)
Inks:
United Press International [as U.P.I.] (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
President Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
Various quotes of President Nixon regarding the Vietnam War, arranged chronologically to show the change of focus.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spy vs Spy; Joke and Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Inks:
Antonio Prohias (signed)

Genre:
humor; spy
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
The White Spy builds a contraption that intrigues and ultimately defeats the Black Spy.

What Coaches Say... (Table of Contents)

Switch Pitch Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges (credited)
Pencils:
Jack Davis (credited)
Inks:
Jack Davis (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things sports coaches say about their player in public, compared to what they say in private.

Greeting Cards for the Sexual Revolution (Table of Contents)

Wow "Now" Cards Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (credited)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Up to date greeting card ideas for various players.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hawks and Doves; Fowl Play Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Major Hawks; Private Doves
Synopsis:
The Major sees peace signs everywhere in his dreams and is relieved to awake...until Private Doves serves a uniquely arranged breakfast.

A MAD Look at Palm Reading (Table of Contents)

Hand Shakedown Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones (signed, credited)
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones (signed, credited)
Inks:
Sergio Aragones (signed, credited)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Various things that can go wrong with a palm reading.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spy vs Spy; Joke and Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Inks:
Antonio Prohias (signed)

Genre:
humor; spy
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy builds a contraption that intrigues and ultimately defeats the White Spy.

Excuses, Excuses! (Table of Contents)

Straddle Defense Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo (credited); Donald K. Epstein (credited)
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed, credited)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed, credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Comparison of typical excuses of times past and today.

"Prison" Record Albums of the Future (Table of Contents)

Sing-Sing Sing Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen (credited)
Pencils:
Jack Rickard (credited)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Johnny Cash; Jim Nabors; Englebert Humperdinck; Connie Francis; Wayne Newton; Kate Smith; The King Sisters
Synopsis:
Ideas for record albums to be recorded in prisons, after the success of Johnny Cash's two albums recorded in prisons.

One Day in a Pet Shop (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Pencils:
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin [as D. Martin] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
Two parrots in their cages are playing charades.

The Foul and the Prissy Cats (Table of Contents)

The Id and the Inhibit-Id Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart (credited)
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (credited)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Dooris
Synopsis:
A parody of the movie "The Owl and the Pussycat", about a writer and prostitute who end up living together.

Indexer Notes

The "Dooris" character was played by Barbara Striesand.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Drawn-Out Drams; Marginal Thinking Dept. / comic story / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones (credited)
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones (credited)
Inks:
Sergio Aragones (credited)

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Appears in the margins of 26 pages.

What New Phenomena Will Send Workingmen's Temperatures Soaring This Summer? (Table of Contents)

MAD Fold-In / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

The Modern Crucifixtion (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel (credited)
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photograph, credited)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photograph, credited)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photograph, credited)
Letters:
t

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Young adult in crucified position on a drug needle.

Indexer Notes

Anti-drug message.
On back page.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Special Inflation Issue
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. A Fish Tale
  3. 2. Departments
    Vital Features
  4. 3. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
    MAD Magazine
  5. 4. Moving Pictures?
    Alfred E. Neuman
  6. 5. Random Samplings of Reader Mail
  7. 6. Don Martin Comes On Strong
    MAD paperbacks
  8. 7. Five Easy Pages!
    Callous Key Bum Dept.
  9. 8. Very Early One Morning
  10. 9. A Mad Look at Then...and Now (Or "We've Come a Long Way, Baby!")
    Malignant Growth Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Boating
    Berg's-Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. The Mad Orthodontia Primer
    Chewing Glum Dept.
  13. 12. That Sinking Feeling...
    Abandon Ship of State! Dept.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Spy vs Spy; Joke and Dagger Dept.
  15. 14. What Coaches Say...
    Switch Pitch Dept.
  16. 15. Greeting Cards for the Sexual Revolution
    Wow "Now" Cards Dept.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Hawks and Doves; Fowl Play Dept.
  18. 17. A MAD Look at Palm Reading
    Hand Shakedown Dept.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Spy vs Spy; Joke and Dagger Dept.
  20. 19. Excuses, Excuses!
    Straddle Defense Dept.
  21. 20. "Prison" Record Albums of the Future
    Sing-Sing Sing Dept.
  22. 21. One Day in a Pet Shop
    Don Martin Dept.
  23. 22. The Foul and the Prissy Cats
    The Id and the Inhibit-Id Dept.
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Drawn-Out Drams; Marginal Thinking Dept.
  25. 24. What New Phenomena Will Send Workingmen's Temperatures Soaring This Summer?
    MAD Fold-In
  26. 25. The Modern Crucifixtion
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Dan Kocher
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne