(December 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

[The Fairy Godmother] (Table of Contents)

A Grim Fairy Tale / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Colors:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man on the brink of suicide is visited by his fairy godmother.

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 / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one from actor Clint Eastwood, as well as a photo of contributor Al Jaffee receiving a National Cartoonist Society award along with "Steve Canyon" artist Milton Caniff.

The Oddfather (Table of Contents)

The Family That Preys Together Slays Together Dept. / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Marlon Brando [as Don Vino Minestrone]; James Caan [as Sinny Minestrone]; Robert Duvall [as Tim Haven]; Al Pacino [as Micrin Minestrone]; Talia Shire [as Canny Minestrone]; Richard Castellano [as Cadenza]; John Cazale [as Freako Minestrone]; Richard Conte [as Linguini]; Diane Keaton [as Fay Wasp]; Al Martino [as Ronnie Fonatra]; John Marley [as the Movie Producer]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Godfather"; A Mafia Don's son is reluctantly recruited into the family business due to an attempt on his father's life.

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.

One Tuesday Morning (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 witnesses attempt to get a man run over by a steamroller to the hospital as quickly as possible.

A Parade of Mad Protesting Co-Signers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset; Angelo Torres

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abbie Hoffman; Rep. Shirley Chisholm; Redd Foxx [as Fred Sanford]; Demond Wilson [as Lamont Sanford]; Gen. Chang kai-Shek; Mao tse-Tung; Daniel Ellsberg; Henry Kissinger; Bella Abzug; Hugh Hefner; Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis; Aristotle Onassis; Rev. Billy Graham; Spiro Agnew; Walter Cronkite; Gamel Abdul Nassar; Moshe Dayan; Alfred E. Neuman; Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
Celebrities of one political leaning hold up signs next to the signs held by celebrities of the opposite political leaning to change that sign's meaning.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at Your Local Power & Light Company (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The behind the scenes antics of the employees of a local utility are depicted.

Mad's Simplified ABC Method of Bullying Your Way Through Election Campaigns (Table of Contents)

Speech-Easy Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Generic templates of political campaign positions with fill-in-the-blanks to tailor them to specific situations.

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 sabotages the Black Spy's trap.

A Mad Look at Hunting (Table of Contents)

The Forest's Prime Evil Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various hunter types and hunting situations are satirized.

The Lighter Side of Commuting (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 more annoying aspects of commuting and of those who commute.

Mail Order Gift Catalog (Table of Contents)

Post Waste Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A holiday mail order gift catalog filled with useless junk gifts.

One Day at the Photographers (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 photographer tries to produce a flattering picture of a homely woman.

Howard at the Mike (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Howard Cosell; Frank Gifford; Don Meredith; Lily Tomlin [as Miss Tomlin of the Telephone Company]
Synopsis:
An ode, patterned after Ernest Lawrence Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat", to the importance of announcer Howard Cosell to the popularity of ABC's Monday Night Football.

One Day at a Seance (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:
Four people pick the wrong place to hold a seance.

The Mary Tailor-Made Show (Table of Contents)

Moore of the Same Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mary Tyler Moore [as Mary]; Ed Asner [as Mr. Grunt]; Gavin MacLeod [as Blurry]; Ted Knight [as Klod]; Valerie Harper [as Rodent]; Cloris Leachman [as Chillus]
Synopsis:
Parody of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"; a flighty divorcee tries to find career and romantic success amid the incompetent antics of a local TV newsroom.

What Special Spirit Seems to Inspire Today's Nutty Fashions? (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:
Example of a different type of holiday fashion.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Election Day 1972 (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
Characters:
Richard Nixon; Spiro Agnew; George McGovern; Tom Eagleton
Synopsis:
The Statue Of Liberty sheds a tear over the choice for President in 1972.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [The Fairy Godmother]
    A Grim Fairy Tale
  3. 2. Why Not Have the Next Issue Sent Directly to Your Home?
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  5. 4. The Oddfather
    The Family That Preys Together Slays Together Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. One Tuesday Morning
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. A Parade of Mad Protesting Co-Signers
    Rabble-Scrabble Dept.
  9. 8. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at Your Local Power & Light Company
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  10. 9. Mad's Simplified ABC Method of Bullying Your Way Through Election Campaigns
    Speech-Easy Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. A Mad Look at Hunting
    The Forest's Prime Evil Dept.
  13. 12. The Lighter Side of Commuting
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  14. 13. Mail Order Gift Catalog
    Post Waste Dept.
  15. 14. One Day at the Photographers
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Howard at the Mike
    Sports-Blaster Dept.
  17. 16. One Day at a Seance
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. The Mary Tailor-Made Show
    Moore of the Same Dept.
  19. 18. What Special Spirit Seems to Inspire Today's Nutty Fashions?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. Election Day 1972
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne