(December 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

No! Remember Mad Said It First (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 12 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
Bob Clarke

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the comic strip panel "Ripley's Believe It Or Not"; Examples of odd human behavior and unbelievable events, including the Tommy Sands Fan Club and a curious fact about consumer advocate Ralph Nader.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man has his subscription copy of Mad delivered directly to the pumpkin in which he resides.

Little Dull Man (Table of Contents)

And Another Redskin Bites the Dustin Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dustin Hoffman [as Jerk Crabby]; Woody Allen; Tiny Tim [as the Indian Queen]; Chief Dan George [as the Cheyenne Chief]; Faye Dunaway [as the Minister's Wife]; Martin Balsam [as Mr. Merriweather]; Richard Mulligan [as General Custer]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Little Big Man"; a one hundred twenty-one year old man recalls for an interviewer his life as the biggest schmuck in the old west.

An Italian Robin Catching a Worm (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 robin twirls his catch on a fork like a strand of spaghetti.
Reprints:

Condolence Cards For Business and Professional Tragedies (Table of Contents)

Postal Mortems Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Condolence cards for business setbacks and missed opportunities.
Reprints:

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.

Future Shock (Table of Contents)

Seer Sucker Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man dismisses the outlandish predictions of a reputed fortune teller.
Reprints:

The New Army (Table of Contents)

Gung Ho-Hum Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of how the military has changed with the times.
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 Black Spy thinks he's escaped the death trap the White Spy has left him in.

If Nixon Were President During Custer's Last Stand (Table of Contents)

Tomahawks and Doves Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
President Nixon tries to stonewall the press's inquiries into the Massacre at Little Big Horn.

Meet Sudhir Dar (Table of Contents)

New Dehli-catessen Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sudhir Dar
Pencils:
Sudhir Dar
Inks:
Sudhir Dar
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Collection of single panel cartoons done by India cartoonist Sudhir Dar.
Reprints:

[The Mountain Hike] (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 troops on an overnight mountain hike to light their tent lanterns in a way to display a message of peace.

The Lighter Side of Time (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:
How people deal with the demands of punctuality.

One Morning on Main Street (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 men enter a costume shop to buy a silly mask.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at Pet Owners (Table of Contents)

Burden of Beasts Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A comic look at the trials of pet ownership.
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 Black Spy convinces the White Spy he has a cloak that can let him fly.

Modern Muscle Magazine (Table of Contents)

Press and Jerks Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine aimed at bodybuilding enthusiasts.

Gall in the Family Fare (Table of Contents)

Little Bigot Man Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Carroll O'Connor [as Starchy Bunkerhill]; Jean Stapleton [as Edith Bunkerhill]; Rob Reiner [as Meek Stivic]; Sally Struthers [as Glorioski Stivic]; Adolf Hitler
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "All In The Family"; The bigoted head of a dysfunctional family spouts his opinions to anyone and everyone while waiting for a reunion with an old army buddy.
Reprints:

Late One Thursday Morning - - 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 man visits a garage and is fooled by the mechanics under a car.

What Kind of Political Bandwagon Would Many Republicans Like to See Prepared For Our V.P.? (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 hint of Republican dissatisfaction with Vice President Agnew.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Three Little Nixons] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Larry Gore
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Colors:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
The famous statuette of the three little monkeys who "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil", recast to fit the Nixon administration.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. No! Remember Mad Said It First
  2. 1. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 12
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. Little Dull Man
    And Another Redskin Bites the Dustin Dept.
  5. 4. An Italian Robin Catching a Worm
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Condolence Cards For Business and Professional Tragedies
    Postal Mortems Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. Future Shock
    Seer Sucker Dept.
  9. 8. The New Army
    Gung Ho-Hum Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. If Nixon Were President During Custer's Last Stand
    Tomahawks and Doves Dept.
  12. 11. Meet Sudhir Dar
    New Dehli-catessen Dept.
  13. 12. [The Mountain Hike]
    Hawks and Doves
  14. 13. The Lighter Side of Time
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  15. 14. One Morning on Main Street
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. A Mad Look at Pet Owners
    Burden of Beasts Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. Modern Muscle Magazine
    Press and Jerks Dept.
  19. 18. Gall in the Family Fare
    Little Bigot Man Dept.
  20. 19. Late One Thursday Morning - - Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. What Kind of Political Bandwagon Would Many Republicans Like to See Prepared For Our V.P.?
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. [Three Little Nixons]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Jochen G.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne