(April 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:
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor

The Tourist (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Inks:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Colors:
Antonio Prohias
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man books a south sea vacation, but doesn't exactly get what he hoped for.

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 Hindu Noble has his subscription copy of Mad delivered directly to his perch on the back of his elephant.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils:
Charles Schultz
Inks:
Charles Schultz
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Snoopy

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is a hand drawn and lettered missive from "Peanuts" creator Charles Schultz.

The White House Follies of '72 (Table of Contents)

Big Time Operetta Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon; Spiro Agnew; Henry Kissinger; John Mitchell; John Erlichmann; Lyndon Johnson; Pat Nixon; Julie Nixon-Eisenhower; Patricia Nixon-Cox; David Eisenhower; J. Edgar Hoover; George Meaney; Martha Mitchell; Bob Hope; Golda Meir; Rev. Billy Graham
Synopsis:
Life in the Nixon White House, presented as a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta.

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.

Ads That Turn People Off (Table of Contents)

A Discouraging Word From Our Sponsor Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of print ads that don't exactly put the product in the best light.
Reprints:

More Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions (Table of Contents)

Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of sarcastic responses to obvious questions, including a blank balloon to encourage audience participation.

One Fairly Nice Day 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 decides to step on an ant, to his regret.
Reprints:

Love Letters From Celebrities (Table of Contents)

Mash Communications Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of what a love letter from a particular famous person might look and read like. Celebrities include Richard Nixon, "Love Story" author Erich Segal, William F. Buckley, Don Rickles, Burt Bacharach, Henny Youngman and consumer advocate Ralph Nader.

A Mad Message To the Leading Democratic Candidates For President (Table of Contents)

The Nose Have It Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Gantz
Pencils:
Dave Gantz
Inks:
Dave Gantz
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hubert Humphrey; Edmund Muskie; George McGovern; Edward Kennedy; John Lindsey; Richard Nixon; Golda Meir; Bob Hope; Barbra Streisand; Spiro Agnew; Charles DeGaulle; Joe Namath; Lyndon Johnson
Synopsis:
The Democratic contenders for the 1972 Presidential nomination are given the noses of other famous people in order to raise their public favor.

When TV Makes Full Use of Howard Cosell (Table of Contents)

Spoil-Sport Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Howard Cosell; Ernie; Cookie Monster; Lawrence Spivak
Synopsis:
Casting Howard Cosell in other television situations, such as appearing on Sesame Street and reporting on the weather.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at Snow Mobiles (Table of Contents)

Slay Ride Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Paul Peter Porges
Inks:
Paul Peter Porges
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of single panel cartoons depicting humorous problems resulting from use of snow mobiles.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Air Travel (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:
The humorous trials and tribulations of commercial flying.

If Other Magazines Copied Cosmopolitan's "Sex" Formula (Table of Contents)

Gurley Books Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of genre magazines using the style of cover layout popularized by "Cosmopolitan" publisher Helen Gurley Brown.

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

Splitting Headaches Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lloyd Gola
Pencils:
Lloyd Gola
Inks:
Lloyd Gola
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how your life changes after a divorce.

One Fine Day While Touring Florida (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 family of tourists visit a venue advertising alligator wrestling.

The Putrid Family (Table of Contents)

Fine Fetid Friends Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Shirley Jones [as Shrilly Putrid]; David Cassidy [as Teeth Putrid]; Danny Bonaduce [as Hammy Putrid]; Dave Madden [as Boob]; Susan Dey [as Lowly Putrid]; Suzanne Crough [as Tricky Putrid]; Brian Forster [as Subby Putrid]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Partridge Family"; A family made up of an over-the-hill musical star, her vain teen idol son and a group of supporting children tour America as a pop band.

One Busy Day In a Highway Restaurant (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 humorous result of a diner's reliance on jargon.

Just What Is Richard Nixon Hoping To Find On His Historic Trip To China? (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
Characters:
Richard Nixon; Pat Nixon
Synopsis:
President Nixon has a personal motive for visiting Mainland China.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

At the Movies (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Colors:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two boys try to sneak into an X-rated movie.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Tourist
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  5. 4. The White House Follies of '72
    Big Time Operetta Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. Ads That Turn People Off
    A Discouraging Word From Our Sponsor Dept.
  8. 7. More Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions
    Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept.
  9. 8. One Fairly Nice Day Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Love Letters From Celebrities
    Mash Communications Dept.
  11. 10. A Mad Message To the Leading Democratic Candidates For President
    The Nose Have It Dept.
  12. 11. When TV Makes Full Use of Howard Cosell
    Spoil-Sport Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Snow Mobiles
    Slay Ride Dept.
  14. 13. The Lighter Side of Air Travel
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  15. 14. If Other Magazines Copied Cosmopolitan's "Sex" Formula
    Gurley Books Dept.
  16. 15. You Know You're Really Divorced When...
    Splitting Headaches Dept.
  17. 16. One Fine Day While Touring Florida
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. The Putrid Family
    Fine Fetid Friends Dept.
  19. 18. One Busy Day In a Highway Restaurant
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Just What Is Richard Nixon Hoping To Find On His Historic Trip To China?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. At the Movies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Dave Carter
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne