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(July 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

[End of the Rainbow] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo ?
Inks:
Norman Mingo ?
Colors:
Norman Mingo ?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one from Mary Edith Cosell, wife of ABC Sportscaster Howard Cosell.

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

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

What's the Connection? (Table of Contents)

Inside Dope Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Gene Hackman [as Cockeye]; Roy Scheider [as Birdie]; Tony Lo Bianco [as Salvatore Guiseppe Bocciballo]; Fernando Rey [as Mr. Dapperbeaux]; Carroll O'Connor [as Archie Bunker]; Steve McQueen [as Bullitt]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The French Connection"; A racist, violent narcotics detective tries to arrest the members of a drug-smuggling ring.
Reprints:

One Day at Campsite 39-B (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:
A man sets up his pre-fabricated tent.

Mad Photo-Toons (Table of Contents)

Photo Finishes Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Richard Nixon; Henry Kissinger; Indira Gandhi; Sophia Loren; Aristotle Onassis; Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis; George Wallace; John Mitchell; Martha Mitchell
Synopsis:
Wire photos of famous people have cartoon backgrounds added to them for satirical effect.

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.

Mad's Educator of the Year (Table of Contents)

Progressive Jazz Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mad interviews the administrator of a progressive, structure-less school.

The Art of Writing Home For Money (Table of Contents)

Dear Money and Daddy Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of students writing home for money that don't sound like an appeal for money.

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 White Spy booby-traps The Black Spy's gloves.

The Lighter Side of Weddings (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 the good and bad sides of getting married.

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 uses subliminal messaging to trap the White Spy.

A Mad Look at Bicycling (Table of Contents)

Chain Reaction Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of the bad side of riding a bike.

A Treasury of Television Poetry and Prose (Table of Contents)

Network-Over Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Milton Berle; Jerry Lewis; Alvin Childress [as Amos]; Spencer Williams [as Andy]; Rod Serling; Pat Paulsen; Fred Waring; Pat Buttram; Pat Boone; Snooky Lanson; Johnny Carson; Mary Tyler Moore [as Mary Richards]; Ed Asner [as Lou Grant]; David Brinkley; Mike Connors [as Mannix]; Greg Morris [as Barney Collier]; James Arness [as Matt Dillon]; Abraham Lincoln; Don Meredith; Howard Cosell; Frank Gifford
Synopsis:
A review of the low points of television, presented in verse.

One Fine Day At the Pyramids (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 archaeologists make a startling discovery.

Put Them All Together, They Spell... (Table of Contents)

Criminal Types Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Brand names are arranged horizontally so that commentary can be spelled out vertically.

Manic (Table of Contents)

Violence Is Golden Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mike Connors [as Joe Manik]; Gail Fisher [as Pug]; Ward Wood [as Lt. Talcum]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Mannix"; A very violent private investigator racks up a large body count, but doesn't solve many crimes.

What Institution Graduates Super-Specialists In Their Chosen Fields? (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:
Not everyone learns their trade in trade school.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Nixon & Bunker In '72 (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon; Carroll O'Connor [as Archie Bunker]
Synopsis:
Campaign poster for an unlikely Presidential ticket.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [End of the Rainbow]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. What's the Connection?
    Inside Dope Dept.
  5. 4. One Day at Campsite 39-B
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Mad Photo-Toons
    Photo Finishes Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. Mad's Educator of the Year
    Progressive Jazz Dept.
  9. 8. The Art of Writing Home For Money
    Dear Money and Daddy Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Weddings
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Bicycling
    Chain Reaction Dept.
  14. 13. A Treasury of Television Poetry and Prose
    Network-Over Dept.
  15. 14. One Fine Day At the Pyramids
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Put Them All Together, They Spell...
    Criminal Types Dept.
  17. 16. Manic
    Violence Is Golden Dept.
  18. 17. What Institution Graduates Super-Specialists In Their Chosen Fields?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. Nixon & Bunker In '72
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