(April 1973)

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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[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

A Moving Jungle Tale (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tarzan
Synopsis:
Tarzan meets an African jungle god.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The New Comedians (Table of Contents)

Police Farce Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
George C. Scott [as Kilvicesky]; Stacy Keach [as Mayrick]; Jane Alexander [as Mrs. Mayrick]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The New Centurions"; A veteran beat officer schools a rookie officer on the dangers and intricacies of being an urban police officer.

Indexer Notes

Among the new police force recruits are comedians Henny Youngman, Mort Sahl, Bob Newhart, Milton Berle, Flip Wilson and Rodney Dangerfield. Among the memorial wall photos of officers slain in the line of duty is a picture of Officers Toody and Muldoon from the TV series "Car 54, Where Are You".

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 TV Viewers Hate Book (Table of Contents)

Screen Plagues Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of the aggravating aspects of owning a television set.

Rewriting Your Way To a Ph. D. (Table of Contents)

Symbol English Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How-to guide on submitting revised versions of the same topic to satisfy graduating grade levels in the educational system.

Late One Night in a Waterfront Tavern (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 bar patron engage in a contest of strength.

The Lighter Side of Reading (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 silly and frustrating aspects of reading.

...But It's Still the Same Old Gas (Table of Contents)

Pump and Circumstance Dept. / photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The White House gets a telling billboard atop it.

Why Does It Always Happen That... (Table of Contents)

Fate-a-Compli Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of bad luck that seem fated to happen.

Mad Interviews a Typical Liberal Family (Table of Contents)

Bleeding Heart Burn Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Profile of a politically progressive family who are progressive when it's convenient.

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 gets the Black Spy in trouble with their host at a society tea party.

Head Shop Supplies (Table of Contents)

Freak Enterprise Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine aimed at hippies and stoners.

Patterns of Speech (Table of Contents)

Theme Scheme Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various situations where the scene is summarized by a word balloon consisting of pictures rather than words.

One Evening at a Masquerade Party (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 in a bunny costume tries to pick up a woman in a horse costume.

When All of TV Must Grant Equal Time (Table of Contents)

The Other Side of the Corn Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Berardino [as Dr. Steven Hardy]; Robert Reed [as Mike Brady]; Florence Henderson [as Carol Brady]; Maureen McCormick [as Marsha Brady]; Arthur Hill [as Owen Marshall]; Martin Milner [as Pete Malloy]; Kent McCord [as Jim Reed]
Synopsis:
Television series, such as soap operas, sitcoms, and dramas are forced to give equal time to advocacy groups.

Whose Life Would Be Seriously Endangered If Pot Were Legalized? (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:
humor
Synopsis:
Legalized marijuana would be a threat to this industry.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Amputee] (Table of Contents)

Another Mad Mini-Poster / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Uncle Sam
Synopsis:
Uncle Sam tries to make a peace sign, but can't with his fingers amputated at the joint.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. A Moving Jungle Tale
  3. 2. The New Comedians
    Police Farce Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. The Mad TV Viewers Hate Book
    Screen Plagues Dept.
  6. 5. Rewriting Your Way To a Ph. D.
    Symbol English Dept.
  7. 6. Late One Night in a Waterfront Tavern
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Reading
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. ...But It's Still the Same Old Gas
    Pump and Circumstance Dept.
  10. 9. Why Does It Always Happen That...
    Fate-a-Compli Dept.
  11. 10. Mad Interviews a Typical Liberal Family
    Bleeding Heart Burn Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. Head Shop Supplies
    Freak Enterprise Dept.
  14. 13. Patterns of Speech
    Theme Scheme Dept.
  15. 14. One Evening at a Masquerade Party
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. When All of TV Must Grant Equal Time
    The Other Side of the Corn Dept.
  17. 16. Whose Life Would Be Seriously Endangered If Pot Were Legalized?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. [Amputee]
    Another Mad Mini-Poster
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
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