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(July 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)

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; William Conrad [as Frank Cannon]

[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 Peter Falk, accompanied by photo, commenting on the parody Mad did of "Columbo".

Tell-Tale Comic Strip Balloons (Table of Contents)

True-to-Form Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dr. Rex Morgan; Trixie Flagston; Lois Flagston; Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Dithers; Olive Oyl; Popeye; Mary Worth; Brenda Starr; Scamp; Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Andy Capp; Charlie Brown; Maggie; Li'l Abner; Daisy Mae; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis:
Word balloons are given specific silhouette shapes to convey a non-verbal message.
Reprints:

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.

Cannonball (Table of Contents)

The Fat's on the Fire Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
William Conrad [as Frank Cannonball]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Cannon"; A private detective is given a case to solve, if he can stop eating long enough to solve it.

Distinctive Wedding Announcements (Table of Contents)

Ball-and-Chain Letters Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Wedding announcements geared to very specific demographics.

One Day in the North Woods (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 lumberjacks drop their trees in the wrong spots.

The Lighter Side of Leisure Time (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:
Satirical look at how Americans spend their down time.

A Mad Look at Sheet Music (Table of Contents)

One Picture Is Worth 1000 Words & Music Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel (plot); Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Lindsey; Aristotle Onassis; Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis; Howard Cosell; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Sheet music covers are given photos that make the song titles into ironic statements.

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 thinks he's defused the Black Spy's booby trap.

Mad's Corporate Ecologist of the Year (Table of Contents)

Environmentally Disturbed Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mad interviews the head of a corporation lauded for its pro-ecology efforts.

A High School Yearbook That Tells It Like It Really Is (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A yearbook from a less-than-stellar inner city high school that doesn't hide the warts.

A Mad Look at Weddings (Table of Contents)

The Wed Menace Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of embarrassing or unusual incidents at wedding ceremonies.
Reprints:

One Day With a Wishbone (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 people get their wish from a single wishbone.

Going Thy Way (Table of Contents)

Sing, You Sinners Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barry Fitzgerald [as Father McFitzpatrick]; Bing Crosby [as Father O'Irish]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Going My Way"; A traditional Catholic priest has a clash of styles with a new priest with more contemporary values.

Going Way Out (Table of Contents)

Sin, You Swingers Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bing Crosby [as Father O'Irish]; Donald Sutherland [as Father Kowalski]
Synopsis:
Parody sequel to "Going My Way", in which Father O'Irish, now in his sixties, is paired with a younger priest with contemporary seventies values.

What of Nature's Ravages Continues To Defy Modern Technology? (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:
Some things in life are eternal.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Keep America Beautiful (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Mount Rushmore is covered in spray paint graffiti.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Tell-Tale Comic Strip Balloons
    True-to-Form Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Cannonball
    The Fat's on the Fire Dept.
  6. 5. Distinctive Wedding Announcements
    Ball-and-Chain Letters Dept.
  7. 6. One Day in the North Woods
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Leisure Time
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. A Mad Look at Sheet Music
    One Picture Is Worth 1000 Words & Music Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. Mad's Corporate Ecologist of the Year
    Environmentally Disturbed Dept.
  12. 11. A High School Yearbook That Tells It Like It Really Is
    Schoolduggery Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Weddings
    The Wed Menace Dept.
  14. 13. One Day With a Wishbone
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. Going Thy Way
    Sing, You Sinners Dept.
  16. 15. Going Way Out
    Sin, You Swingers Dept.
  17. 16. What of Nature's Ravages Continues To Defy Modern Technology?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. Keep America Beautiful
    Another Mad Mini-Poster
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