(March 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
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S. (#1-23); Magazine size (#24 onward); saddle-stitched; glossy cover; full color (#1-23); Black & White (#24-?); full color again (#? - onward)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Colors:
Don Martin ?

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred drives a road course video game down a country highway past a hidden motorcycle officer.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
William Gaines
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total paid circulation, avg for year: 2,651,677. No other publishing data listed.

Why Kill Yourself? (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Subscription offer; a man straps himself to the bumper of a driver's education vehicle in hopes of being killed because he missed the latest issue of Mad.

8 "James Bomb" Bomb Movies (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Short parodies of the James Bond features "Dr. No", "From Russia With Love", "Goldfinger", "Thunderball", "You Only Live Twice", "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", "Diamonds Are Forever", and "Live And Let Die" are provided.
Reprints:

The Mad Bowling Primer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A satirical look at the sport of bowling.

A Mad Look At Tyrants (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnoldo Franchioni
Pencils:
Arnoldo Franchioni
Inks:
Arnoldo Franchioni
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A humorous look at tyrants.

The Lighter Side Of Cold Weather (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:
Various humorous situations revolving around winter.

One Dark Night In A Laboratory (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A mad scientist tries to animate a fabricated human body, with unexpected results.

Sure-Fire Ticket Deterrents For Frustrated Drviers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick De Bartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
Bob Clarke

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of notes that can be left on windshields in order to forestall a ticket.

Mad Sequels To Famous Poems (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parodies of famous poems, including "Hiawatha", "Casey At The Bat", "The Raven", "Gunga Din", and "Chicago".

"I Want You" Posters Starring Today's Celebrities (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
How Army recruiting posters would change if Uncle Sam were replaced by various celebrities.

Mad Visits The "Realistic School Of Medicine" (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An investigative reporter does a documentary on how modern medicine has caused medical school to evolve with the times.

Indexer Notes

The reporter is a parody of CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite.

[Biplane Buffoonery] (Table of Contents)

Spy Vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The White Spy tricks the Black Spy into crashing his biplane.

Unavoidable Exercises For The Urban Dweller (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The urban struggle for survival turned into a series of aerobic exercises.

One Night In A Police Station (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A crime victim works with a police sketch artist on a composite of the perpetrator.

The Dulltons (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the television show "The Waltons".

What Is Believing In Honest Politicians Like? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
A cynical look at the American political process.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / illustration / pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Indexer Notes

Various humorous illustrations scribbled in the margins of various pages in the magazine.

Heads...You Lose! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Two drug abusers shoot up in an attic as the specter of death looms over them.

Indexer Notes

Back Cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Why Kill Yourself?
  5. 4. 8 "James Bomb" Bomb Movies
  6. 5. The Mad Bowling Primer
  7. 6. A Mad Look At Tyrants
  8. 7. The Lighter Side Of Cold Weather
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. One Dark Night In A Laboratory
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Sure-Fire Ticket Deterrents For Frustrated Drviers
  11. 10. Mad Sequels To Famous Poems
  12. 11. "I Want You" Posters Starring Today's Celebrities
  13. 12. Mad Visits The "Realistic School Of Medicine"
  14. 13. [Biplane Buffoonery]
    Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. Unavoidable Exercises For The Urban Dweller
  16. 15. One Night In A Police Station
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. The Dulltons
  18. 17. What Is Believing In Honest Politicians Like?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  20. 19. Heads...You Lose!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Igor Dybzinski
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne