(June 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

Mad Proudly Salutes American Industry (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo
Inks:
Norman Mingo
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

The Alfred E. Neuman face is a photostat from a previous Norman Mingo work.

One Day in the Jungle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Colors:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An African game warden isn't careful where he posts his signs.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one from Woody Gelman, promoting the Nostalgia Press publication "Horror Comics of the 1950s", which includes some old EC Comics. Additionally, Don Martin provides an illustration giving a pronunciation guide to the name "Fonebone".

Mad Photoetry (Table of Contents)

Light-metered Verse Dept. / photo story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Golda Meir; Richard Nixon; Shirley Chisholm; Bella Abzug; Gloria Steinum; Pope Paul VI; Adam Clayton Powell; Spiro Agnew
Synopsis:
Selected classic poetry and prose verse is printed under photos of contemporary events for ironic effect.

In the Operating Room With Don Martin (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:
Series of single and multiple panel gags revolving around surgeons and operations.

Mad's Songbook For the '72 Candidates (Table of Contents)

Strike Up The Bandwagon Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Dave Gantz (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gantz (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon; George Wallace; Spiro Agnew; Edward Kennedy; George McGovern; Hubert Humphrey; Nelson Rockefeller; John Lindsey; Edmund Muskie; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Anthems written for the various candidates for the 1972 Presidential nomination that are descriptive of their careers and character.

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.

Miracle Center (Table of Contents)

Hypocratic Oafs Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Chad Everett [as Dr. Gammon]; James Daly [as Dr. Lockjaw]; Chris Hutson [as Nurse Chamberpot]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Medical Center"; Drama about a metropolitan hospital that is more concerned with a patient's back story than his or her condition.

Letters From the Internal Revenue Service (Table of Contents)

The Eyes of Taxes Are Upon You Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of letters from the IRS to individual filers questioning attempted deductions.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at TV Sports Interviews - - Past, Present and Future (Table of Contents)

Jocks Trapped Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of sideline reporters interviewing athletes in 1946, 1969, 1973, 1974 and 1976.
Reprints:

The Small Businessman (Table of Contents)

Polish Joke Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A boy makes a lot of money with a collapsible shoe shine kit.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Modern Technology (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 dealing, or not dealing, with modern technological advances.

Back In the Operating Room With Don Martin During a Heart Transplant (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 heart transplant patient suffers a rejection.

When Somebody Says... (Table of Contents)

Two-Phrased Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how a person's opinion can change when the situation changes.

Mad's Auto Manufacturer of the Year (Table of Contents)

Doom Buggies Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch; Earle Dowd
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Walter Cronkite; Edsel Lemmon
Synopsis:
A shady, profiteering auto executive is interviewed.

You Know Your Days Are Numbered When... (Table of Contents)

Oh-Oh! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of acts that someone might find potentially harmful.
Reprints:

Carnival Knowledge (Table of Contents)

"R" Movies Better Than Ever? Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jack Nicholson [as Yawnathan]; Art Garfunkel [as Sappy]; Candice Bergen [as Schmoozin]; Ann-Margaret [as Boobie]; Carol Kane [as Jennifer]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Carnal Knowledge"; The story of two college students in love with the same woman.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker adds a caricature of the ventriloquist puppet Mortimer Snerd into the background characters on page one. Mortimer Snerd was one of the creations of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, who was the father of movie co-star Candice Bergen.

What Beloved American Animal Will Never Become Extinct Because of Overwhelming Public Support? (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:
One animal will never become extinct as long as Walt Disney Studios has anything to say about it.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Caged Dove] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A dove of peace is imprisoned behind bars made of the red stripes of the American flag.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mad Proudly Salutes American Industry
  2. 1. One Day in the Jungle
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  5. 4. Mad Photoetry
    Light-metered Verse Dept.
  6. 5. In the Operating Room With Don Martin
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Mad's Songbook For the '72 Candidates
    Strike Up The Bandwagon Dept.
  8. 7. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  9. 8. Miracle Center
    Hypocratic Oafs Dept.
  10. 9. Letters From the Internal Revenue Service
    The Eyes of Taxes Are Upon You Dept.
  11. 10. A Mad Look at TV Sports Interviews - - Past, Present and Future
    Jocks Trapped Dept.
  12. 11. The Small Businessman
    Polish Joke Dept.
  13. 12. The Lighter Side of Modern Technology
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  14. 13. Back In the Operating Room With Don Martin During a Heart Transplant
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. When Somebody Says...
    Two-Phrased Dept.
  16. 15. Mad's Auto Manufacturer of the Year
    Doom Buggies Dept.
  17. 16. You Know Your Days Are Numbered When...
    Oh-Oh! Dept.
  18. 17. Carnival Knowledge
    "R" Movies Better Than Ever? Dept.
  19. 18. What Beloved American Animal Will Never Become Extinct Because of Overwhelming Public Support?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. [Caged Dove]
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