(September 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)

Genre:
satire-parody

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 13 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
Bob Clarke

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the comic strip "Ripley's Believe It or Not", including why women don't get ulcers and a farmer trying to raise meatloaf.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Poopsidedown Adventure (Table of Contents)

Tidal Wave of Nausea Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Gene Hackman [as Reverend Shout]; Ernest Borgnine [as Mr. Rougho]; Red Buttons [as Mr. Martyr]; Carol Linley [as Ninny]; Shelley Winters [as Bellow Roseman]; Jack Albertson [as Hammy Roseman]; Leslie Neilsen [as The Captain]; Stella Stevens [as Limber Rougho]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Poseidon Adventure"; An odd collection of odd passengers try to escape a capsized ocean liner.

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.

More Mad Phototoons (Table of Contents)

Photo Finishes Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Wire photos have drawings added beyond their borders for satirical effect.

Crime Foilers For the Average Citizen (Table of Contents)

Props and Robbers Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of gadgets that will protect an average citizen from criminals.

An Offer They Couldn't Refuse (Table of Contents)

Money Squawks Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ronnie Nathan
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A poem satirizing the U.S. government's attempt to buy a peace settlement with Vietnam.

Indexer Notes

The poem is illustrated with photo reproductions of various world currency.

One Morning in Marrakesh (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 tourist tries to use a flying carpet.

Fairy Tales Continued (Table of Contents)

Twice Upon a Time Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The consequences of the happy endings of various fairy tales are presented.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at Tarzan (Table of Contents)

Lord of the Bungle Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tarzan [John Clayton, Lord Greystoke]; Jane Porter
Synopsis:
Humorous twists on well-known elements of the Tarzan legend.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Fun (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 try to relax.

One Afternoon in Switzerland (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 tourist uses a pay telescope to view the Alps.

Protest Songs For Life's Everyday Complaints (Table of Contents)

Refrain in the Neck Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The lyrics of sixties era protest songs are altered to more mundane subjects.

What's In a Name? (Table of Contents)

Letter Openers Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Particular letters in names of famous people are enlarged to provide a satirical comment on those celebrities.

The Old Ball Game (Table of Contents)

Fortune Kookie Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A fortune teller doesn't see the whole picture.

Idjit Love Ernie (Table of Contents)

Ecchnic Humor Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
David Birney [as Ernie Feinberg]; Meredith Baxter [Idjit Fitzpatrick]; Harold J. Stone [as Manny Feinberg]; Bibi Osterwald [as Sadie Feinberg]; David Doyle [as Walter Fitzpatrick]; Audra Lindley [as Amy Fitzpatrick]; Ned Glass [as Uncle Schmoe]; Robert Sampson [as Father Mike]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV show "Bridget Loves Bernie"; A Jewish man marries a Catholic woman and together they try to deal with their bigoted, stereotype in-laws.

One Evening in Spain (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 tourists dine in a Spanish restaurant.

What Is the Worst Form of Capital Punishment? (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:
You don't have to be a criminal to suffer from Capital punishment.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["You can fool some of the people all of the time"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Gore
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
Richard Nixon gloats about being dishonest.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts 13
  3. 2. The Poopsidedown Adventure
    Tidal Wave of Nausea Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. More Mad Phototoons
    Photo Finishes Dept.
  6. 5. Crime Foilers For the Average Citizen
    Props and Robbers Dept.
  7. 6. An Offer They Couldn't Refuse
    Money Squawks Dept.
  8. 7. One Morning in Marrakesh
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. Fairy Tales Continued
    Twice Upon a Time Dept.
  10. 9. A Mad Look at Tarzan
    Lord of the Bungle Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Fun
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. One Afternoon in Switzerland
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. Protest Songs For Life's Everyday Complaints
    Refrain in the Neck Dept.
  14. 13. What's In a Name?
    Letter Openers Dept.
  15. 14. The Old Ball Game
    Fortune Kookie Dept.
  16. 15. Idjit Love Ernie
    Ecchnic Humor Dept.
  17. 16. One Evening in Spain
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. What Is the Worst Form of Capital Punishment?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. ["You can fool some of the people all of the time"]
    Another Mad Mini-Poster
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne