(March 1972)

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

In This Issue We Tear Apart "Willard" (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; Ernest Borgnine

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 living inside of a whale has his subscription copy of Mad delivered by deep sea diver.

Road Signs We'd Like to Post (Table of Contents)

Surly Warning System Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Spiro Agnew; Dr. Joyce Brothers
Synopsis:
Traffic signs are superimposed on photos of real events and celebrities for ironic effect.

One Dark and Lonely Night (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 makes an obscene phone call.

Truly "Relevant" TV Shows (Table of Contents)

Indecent Exposure Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mary Tyler Moore [as Mary]; Ed Asner [as Mr. Grump]; Gavin MacLeod [as Maury]; Ted Knight [as Ted]; Hershel Bernardi [as Barney]; Roger Bowen [as T.L.]; Sue Ann Langdon [as his wife]; Efrem Zimbalist Jr. [as the FDA agent]; Jack Lord [as McGrabbit]; Kam Fong [as the detective]
Synopsis:
Examples of television series that have had their formulas modified to be more relevant to contemporary society.

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.

Ralph Nader's Wallet (Table of Contents)

Recalled From the Back Pocket Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A look at the contents of consumer activist Ralph Nader's wallet.

The Sports Spectators' Hall of Fame (Table of Contents)

Athletic Supporters Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Busts of fictional sports fans who represent specific types of fans.

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)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy tries to remotely set the White Spy's perch on fire.

The Lighter Side of Dropping Out (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 people walking away from society, its expectations or its petty annoyances.

The Enterprising Young Amazon (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 member of a tribe of headhunters comes up with a new game.

Harry Grepser's New Years Resolutions (Table of Contents)

Swear Today, Gone Tomorrow Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Four lists of resolutions from four different years are placed together to demonstrate the person's revisionist goals.

A Mad Guide to "TV Late Show" Cliche Movie Props (Table of Contents)

Focus-Pocus Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of props you're sure to find in specific movie genres.

You Know You're Really Grown Up When... (Table of Contents)

Senority Breeds Content Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Alis Ellis
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of events that signify a person has reached adulthood.

Distinctive Birth Announcements (Table of Contents)

Crib Notes Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Personalized birth announcements for specific types of people.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Moving Company (Table of Contents)

Inside-Ouch Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of deceptive or arrogant behavior from professional moving companies.

A Mad Guide to the Political Climate of the U.S. (Table of Contents)

Humor in a Weather Vein Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael L. Wren
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A weather map displays changing political climates rather than changing meteorological climates.

Willies (Table of Contents)

Rat-Packing Them In Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bruce Davison [as Willies]; Ernest Borgnine [as Mr. Martinet]; Elsa Lanchester [as Mother]; Sondra Locke [as Jo Ann]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Willard"; A young man, smothered at home and oppressed at work, takes revenge with the help of hordes of rats.

What Recent By-product of American Industry Is Winning the Public's Confidence? (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:
Industrial pollution and abuse has created a terrible situation for industry.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
Jack Thurston
Inks:
Jack Thurston
Colors:
Jack Thurston
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A soldier returns to cheering crowds carrying a gigantic hypodermic rather than a gun.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In This Issue We Tear Apart "Willard"
  2. 1. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  3. 2. Road Signs We'd Like to Post
    Surly Warning System Dept.
  4. 3. One Dark and Lonely Night
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. Truly "Relevant" TV Shows
    Indecent Exposure Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. Ralph Nader's Wallet
    Recalled From the Back Pocket Dept.
  8. 7. The Sports Spectators' Hall of Fame
    Athletic Supporters Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Dropping Out
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. The Enterprising Young Amazon
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. Harry Grepser's New Years Resolutions
    Swear Today, Gone Tomorrow Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Guide to "TV Late Show" Cliche Movie Props
    Focus-Pocus Dept.
  14. 13. You Know You're Really Grown Up When...
    Senority Breeds Content Dept.
  15. 14. Distinctive Birth Announcements
    Crib Notes Dept.
  16. 15. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Moving Company
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  17. 16. A Mad Guide to the Political Climate of the U.S.
    Humor in a Weather Vein Dept.
  18. 17. Willies
    Rat-Packing Them In Dept.
  19. 18. What Recent By-product of American Industry Is Winning the Public's Confidence?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
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