(January 1974)

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

[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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ryan O'Neal [as Moses Pray]; Alfred E. Neuman [as Addie]

[On a Cold Winter Evening] (Table of Contents)

Scenes We'd Like to See / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Pinocchio; Geppetto
Synopsis:
When there's no heat in the shop, it's not a good thing to be a wooden boy.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one from comic book historian Hames Ware.

Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Kung Fool (Table of Contents)

Chop Schtick Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
David Carradine [as Tame]; Keye Luke [as Master]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Kung Fu"; A fugitive Shaolin Monk roams the west demonstrating his physical superiority and his social naivete.

A Modern Fairy Tale (Table of Contents)

House Dressing Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An old witch must use modern marketing to attract kids to her cottage.

New Names for Old Occupations (Table of Contents)

Vocational Straining Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various occupations are given ironic new names.

When All Businesses Rely on Sales Promotion Gimmicks (Table of Contents)

Land of the Freebie Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Promotions and premiums for businesses usually not associated with such things.

Customized Mobile Homes (Table of Contents)

Roam, Sweet Home Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Mobile homes and trailers that reflect the owner's origins.

The Lighter Side of the Holiday Season (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 ups and downs of the holiday season and how people deal with them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Berg puts a caricature of Mad publisher William Gaines in the final panels of the feature.

An Architectural Triumph (Table of Contents)

The Best Splayed Plans Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A foreign object on blueprints gets built into the structure.

Yecch, or What a Waste! (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A modern metropolis is menaced by a pile of human fecal matter come to life.

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 remotely diffuses a trap set by the Black Spy.

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 1973 Christmas Poem (Table of Contents)

Holiday Jeer Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon; Pat Nixon; John Mitchell; E. Howard Hunt; John Dean; Mickey Rooney; Helen Gurley Brown; Frank Gifford; Don Meredith; Howard Cosell; Charlie Brown; Snoopy; Charles Schultz; Linda Lovelace; Elizabeth Taylor; Richard Burton; Jane Fonda; Gloria Steinem; Mark Spitz; Bob Hope; Sean Connery; Roger Moore; David Cassidy; Marlon Brando; Maria Schneider; Jack Paar; Mick Jagger; Johnny Cash; Ringo Starr; Rev. Billy Graham; John Wayne; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Synopsis:
A poem listing gifts Mad would give to various celebrities.

Mad's Rattlers (Table of Contents)

Wise Guide Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Gore
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of sarcastic answers for every day occurrences.

What's In a Name, Part Two: Institutions (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Max Brandel
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Particular letters in the names of common institutions are enlarged to provide a commentary on that institution.

Caper Goon (Table of Contents)

Ryan's Daughter Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ryan O'Neal [as Snowjob Prey]; Tatum O'Neal [as Oddie Bodkins]; Madeline Kahn [as Pixie Ignite]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Paper Moon"; An iterate grifter is saddled with an obnoxious ten year old girl in the Depression-Era American Southwest.

When Is There Never a Shortage of Gas? (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:
A commentary on the gas shortage and the political system.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Christmas Morning - - 1973 (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Members of the Nixon White House get a note from Santa in their stockings.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [On a Cold Winter Evening]
    Scenes We'd Like to See
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents?
  5. 4. Kung Fool
    Chop Schtick Dept.
  6. 5. A Modern Fairy Tale
    House Dressing Dept.
  7. 6. New Names for Old Occupations
    Vocational Straining Dept.
  8. 7. When All Businesses Rely on Sales Promotion Gimmicks
    Land of the Freebie Dept.
  9. 8. Customized Mobile Homes
    Roam, Sweet Home Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of the Holiday Season
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. An Architectural Triumph
    The Best Splayed Plans Dept.
  12. 11. Yecch, or What a Waste!
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  14. 13. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's 1973 Christmas Poem
    Holiday Jeer Dept.
  16. 15. Mad's Rattlers
    Wise Guide Dept.
  17. 16. What's In a Name, Part Two: Institutions
    Letter Openers Dept.
  18. 17. Caper Goon
    Ryan's Daughter Dept.
  19. 18. When Is There Never a Shortage of Gas?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. Christmas Morning - - 1973
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