(September 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

[On the Convention Floor] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Richard Nixon

One Day in the Comics Suburbs (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arnoldo Franchioni
Pencils:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Popeye; Olive Oyl; Dagwood Bumstead; Blondie Bumstead; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae
Synopsis:
Three comic strip couples participate in a wife-swapping party.
Reprints:

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)

Dirty Larry (Table of Contents)

The Wrong Arm of the Law Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Clint Eastwood [as Det. Larry Killerman]; Tony Bennett [as The Mayor]; Harry Guardino [as Chief Bressler]; Rene Santoni [as Gonzo Zales]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Dirty Harry"; A city government turns to a violent, borderline psychotic police detective to run down a terrorist holding the city for ransom.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker sneaks Linus Van Pelt into the crowd on the school bus on page 7, panel 2.

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.

The Mad "Religion in America" Primer (Table of Contents)

A Blessing on All Your Houses Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A look at the state of religion in the United States, presented in the style of a children's reading primer.

Don Martin Looks at Cave Men (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of household life in prehistoric days.

Typical Sports Movie of the Past (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Pat O'Brien [as The Coach]; Ronald Reagan [as Kip Herring]
Synopsis:
A college football coach's program is rescued by an unassuming walk-on athlete.
Reprints:

Typical Sports Movie of the Present (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Rod Steiger [as The Coach]; Dennis Hopper [as Hip Swinger]; Howard Cosell
Synopsis:
A modern football coach recruits a hippie dropout to play quarterback for his powerhouse squad.
Reprints:

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Labor Dispute Newspaper Story (Table of Contents)

Picket Yourself Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Newspaper article template with fill-in choices to adjust the story to fit the incident being covered.

Snappy Answers to Stupid TV Commercials (Table of Contents)

Ad Insult to Injury Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred gives sarcastic responses to the tag lines of famous television commercials.

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 takes offense to the Black Spy marketing a pasta with the White Spy's name on it.

Mad Postcards From Mad Vacationers (Table of Contents)

Post-Waste Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Postcards from odd people on vacation.

The Lighter Side of Summer Activities (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 how people spend or misspend their summers.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Political Convention (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Things that happen in a political convention that the public doesn't get to witness.

A Microscopic Look at Modern-Day Bacteria (Table of Contents)

The Malady Lingers On Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel; Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Spiro Agnew; George Wallace; Johnny Carson; Merv Griffin; David Frost; Dick Cavett
Synopsis:
Examples of biological organisms which mimic the characteristics of famous celebrities or organizations.

Longshot (Table of Contents)

Blindfolderol Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
James Franciscus [as Mack Longshot]; Marilyn Mason [as Nookie]; Peter Mark Richman [as Dupe]; Raymond Burr [as Ironbutt]; William Conrad [as Canyon]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Longstreet"; a blind private detective is hired to solve a murder.

What Sudden Assault Has Wiped Out More and More Americans Each Year? (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:
Better stay healthy if you want to keep your wealth.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Wanted For Murder! Joe Pusher! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Wanted poster featuring a drug dealer wearing a bandoleer filled with syringes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [On the Convention Floor]
  2. 1. One Day in the Comics Suburbs
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. Dirty Larry
    The Wrong Arm of the Law Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. The Mad "Religion in America" Primer
    A Blessing on All Your Houses Dept.
  7. 6. Don Martin Looks at Cave Men
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. Typical Sports Movie of the Past
    Boolah-Boolah Dept.
  9. 8. Typical Sports Movie of the Present
    Moolah-Moolah Dept.
  10. 9. Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Labor Dispute Newspaper Story
    Picket Yourself Dept.
  11. 10. Snappy Answers to Stupid TV Commercials
    Ad Insult to Injury Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. Mad Postcards From Mad Vacationers
    Post-Waste Dept.
  14. 13. The Lighter Side of Summer Activities
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  15. 14. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a Political Convention
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  16. 15. A Microscopic Look at Modern-Day Bacteria
    The Malady Lingers On Dept.
  17. 16. Longshot
    Blindfolderol Dept.
  18. 17. What Sudden Assault Has Wiped Out More and More Americans Each Year?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. Wanted For Murder! Joe Pusher!
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