(June 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

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman [as Alex]

In an Agent's Office (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man tries to sell an entertainment agent on his unique special effect.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

A Crockwork Lemon (Table of Contents)

De Sadest Story Ever Told Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Malcolm McDowell [as Alecch]; Warren Clarke [as Dimwit]; Clive Francis [as Gouger]; Carl Duering [as Dr. Brodsky]; Patrick McGee [as Mr. Alexander]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "A Clockwork Orange"; A sadistic gang youth is captured by the police and subjected to brainwashing to remove his anti-social tendencies.

Indexer Notes

Among the images used in Alechh's aversion therapy to sex and violence are clips from "The Dean Martin Show" and the film "Love Story". The "Love Story" clip reuses a panel from Mad's earlier parody, drawn by Mort Drucker.

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 Global Impressions (Table of Contents)

Mondo Corny Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An image of Earth is placed in incongruous situations for ironic effect.

Planned Obsolescence in Everyday Products (Table of Contents)

A Worse Mousetrap Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of how everyday household products can be modified to break down sooner, forcing the consumer to buy more.

The Treasure Map (Table of Contents)

Finders Weepers Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Inks:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man finds a map in a hollowed out book and follows it to the designated location.

Future Enlistment Posters (Table of Contents)

You're in the Army - Wow Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Army recruitment posters are altered to appeal to specific demographics.

The Lighter Side of Spectators (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 less admirable aspects of people who watch.

One Night in a Living Room (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 woman has a gruesome encounter with her house cat.

Mad "Bugs" the Insect World (Table of Contents)

Insect Asides Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Insects are placed in situations made humorous by their inherent characteristics.

How Come on TV...? (Table of Contents)

To Telly Truth Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how things that happen on television aren't realistic.

Failing Health (Table of Contents)

Fever Pitch Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine aimed at hypochondriacs.

One Day on a Transcontinental Jet (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 plane hijacker has competition.

Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows (Table of Contents)

We Got Your Penumbra Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of someone's shadow revealing things about them that isn't immediately obvious.
Reprints:

Owem Marshmallow, Attorney-at-Law (Table of Contents)

Dere Go D'Judge Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Arthur Hill [as Owem Marshmallow]; Lee Majors [as Jest Branded]; Joan Darling {as Frieda]; Burt Reynolds [as Mr. Reindeer]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Owen Marshall, Counselor-at-Law"; An incompetent attorney is engaged to defend the hedonistic son of a local Native American on a charge of assault.

What Unique and Special Experience Are More and More Lovers Sharing These Days? (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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Equal Ju$tice For All (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Colors:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Commentary on the relationship between American justice and wealth.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. In an Agent's Office
  3. 2. A Crockwork Lemon
    De Sadest Story Ever Told Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Mad's Global Impressions
    Mondo Corny Dept.
  6. 5. Planned Obsolescence in Everyday Products
    A Worse Mousetrap Dept.
  7. 6. The Treasure Map
    Finders Weepers Dept.
  8. 7. Future Enlistment Posters
    You're in the Army - Wow Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Spectators
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. One Night in a Living Room
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. Mad "Bugs" the Insect World
    Insect Asides Dept.
  12. 11. How Come on TV...?
    To Telly Truth Dept.
  13. 12. Failing Health
    Fever Pitch Dept.
  14. 13. One Day on a Transcontinental Jet
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows
    We Got Your Penumbra Dept.
  16. 15. Owem Marshmallow, Attorney-at-Law
    Dere Go D'Judge Dept.
  17. 16. What Unique and Special Experience Are More and More Lovers Sharing These Days?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. Equal Ju$tice For All
    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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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
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