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(October 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
Inks:
Norman Mingo
Colors:
Norman Mingo

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Among the letters are two commenting on previous covers of Mad. Those covers are reprinted to illustrate the letters.

Why Kill Yourself? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Heartburn Kid (Table of Contents)

Love, Honor and Away! Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charles Grodin [as Benny]; Candace Bergen [as Koolie Corker]; Jeannie Berlin [as Lulu]; Eddie Albert [as Mr. Corker]; Audra Lindley [as Mrs. Corker]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Heartbreak Kid"; A shallow man commits adultery on his honeymoon.

The Mad Motorist's Guide to American Wildlife (Table of Contents)

Bumper Stickers Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kaufman (plot); Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How to identify the animals you just hit with your car.

One Morning at a Bus Depot (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 opens the wrong door at a bus terminal.

Fortune Cookies That Are Relevent (Table of Contents)

Chow Mein Liners Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Fortune cookie fortunes are updated to reflect contemporary issues.

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.

You Know It's Really Summer When... (Table of Contents)

Hot Shots Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of incidents that tell you summer is here.

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)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The White Spy booby traps his safe.

The Lighter Side of Crime in the Streets (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 ordinary people deal with crime.

One Afternoon in the Northwest Territory (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 Native Americans sample some alcohol.

Magazines For Neglected Sports (Table of Contents)

Games of Nil Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of niche magazines for cult games and sports.

Old Standards Rewritten for the Liberated Woman (Table of Contents)

Liberal in the Family Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ms. M. Pesek] (plot); Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Lyrics of famous songs are altered to reflect a feminist outlook.

Mad's Summer Camp Owner of the Year (Table of Contents)

Bunk Dealers Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sidney Goldstar; Howard Cosell
Synopsis:
The shady owner of a kid's recreational camp is profiled.

One Evening at Home (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 clips her toenails while her husband watches.

A Mad City Street Scene We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Thoroughfare-Play Dept / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A city street with building business signs that tell the entire truth.

A Mad Suburban Street Scene We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Thoroughfare-Play Dept / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A suburban street with building business signs that tell all of the truth.

Bawde (Table of Contents)

Ms.-ical Comedy Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bea Arthur [as Bawde]; Bill Macy [as Wallow]; Adrienne Barbeau [as Carol]; Conrad Bain [as Artery]; Esther Rolle [as Utah]; Martin Milner [as Pete Malloy]; Kent McCord [as Jim Reed]; Dean Martin [as the Sex Club host]; Jean Stapleton [as Edith Bunker]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Maude"; A modern Liberal family go out of their way to be shocking to their audience.

What Old Indian Trick Is Actually Avenging the White Man's Massacres? (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:
Maybe introducing tobacco to Europeans was intentional.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

If it Were Up to the Nixon Gang... (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)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A grave marker sits on the White House lawn, eulogizing freedom of the press.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Why Kill Yourself?
  4. 3. The Heartburn Kid
    Love, Honor and Away! Dept.
  5. 4. The Mad Motorist's Guide to American Wildlife
    Bumper Stickers Dept.
  6. 5. One Morning at a Bus Depot
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Fortune Cookies That Are Relevent
    Chow Mein Liners Dept.
  8. 7. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  9. 8. You Know It's Really Summer When...
    Hot Shots Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Crime in the Streets
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. One Afternoon in the Northwest Territory
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. Magazines For Neglected Sports
    Games of Nil Dept.
  14. 13. Old Standards Rewritten for the Liberated Woman
    Liberal in the Family Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's Summer Camp Owner of the Year
    Bunk Dealers Dept.
  16. 15. One Evening at Home
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. A Mad City Street Scene We'd Like to See
    Thoroughfare-Play Dept
  18. 17. A Mad Suburban Street Scene We'd Like to See
    Thoroughfare-Play Dept
  19. 18. Bawde
    Ms.-ical Comedy Dept.
  20. 19. What Old Indian Trick Is Actually Avenging the White Man's Massacres?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. If it Were Up to the Nixon Gang...
    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