(April 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
Inks:
Norman Mingo
Colors:
Norman Mingo
Letters:
typeset

The Call of the Mild (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A mugging victim gets assistance, but only by appealing to the self-interest of her neighbors.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Don Martin provides an illustration for the overwhelming response to the feature "Yecch!", with Martin, Lou Silverstone and the fecal monster bowing to the audience.

American Confetti (Table of Contents)

There's Gold in Oldies Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ron Howard [as Steed]; Cindy Williams [as Borey]; Richard Dreyfus [as Squirt]; Paul LeMat [as Yawn]; Charles Martin Smith [as Terrier]; Candy Clark [as Dippy]; Mackenzie Phillips [as The Brat]; Wolfman Jack [as Werewolf Wally]; Jimmy Stewart; Ringo Starr
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "American Graffiti"; Teenagers in 1962 California spend their waning teen years cruising, finding love and acting stupidly.

Indexer Notes

Ironically, Mort Drucker also drew the movie poster for the actual film.

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.

The Historic Landmark (Table of Contents)

Site Saver Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man makes an impassioned plea to spare an old theater scheduled for demolition.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at Miss Liberty (Table of Contents)

Statue of Liberty Play Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The Statue of Liberty is placed in incongruous situations as a means of social commentary.

Gambler Magazine (Table of Contents)

Patrons of the Odds Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine aimed at chronic gamblers.

Don Martin Looks at Three Fairy Tales (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Three well-known legends get ironic, satirical endings.

The Lighter Side of Polarization (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:
How people deal, or don't deal, with increasing social and political polarization.

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 Black Spy sets a trap to catch the White Spy's escape attempt.

If People Were Labeled Like Products (Table of Contents)

Mal-Contents Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
People and situations are labeled with their ingredients in order of percentage included.
Reprints:

Mad's Academy Awards for Best Performances in Every Day Situations (Table of Contents)

Ham and Cheers Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo; Donald K. Epstein
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Awards are given to people who come up with the best excuses in delicate situations.

Clean Ads for Dirty Movies (Table of Contents)

Porn Free Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Linda Lovelace; Marlon Brando; Maria Schneider
Synopsis:
X-Rated films are given movie posters that will appeal to a family audience.

M*A*S*H*uga (Table of Contents)

Patrons of the Odds Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alan Alda [as Cockeye Piercer]; Wayne Rogers [as Crapper John]; McLean Stevenson [as Colonel Bleak]; Gary Burghoff [as Radio]; Loretta Swit [as Fat Lips]; Larry Linville [as Major Burned]; Carroll O'Connor (as Archie Bunker]; Mary Tyler Moore [as Mary Richards}
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series M*A*S*H*; Two joke-a-minute surgeons turn an army hospital unit upside down.
Reprints:

Mad's Cheap Revolutionary Way to Eat Out and Lose Weight (Table of Contents)

Dietripe Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Places to go so you'll lose your appetite and not eat so much.

What Emerging Force Thinks it is Cleverly Solving the Problem of Overpopulation? (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:
Sexual preference is a huge factor in this issue.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Our Floundering Fathers (Table of Contents)

"Scenes From Childhood" series / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
Richard Nixon gives the George Washington anecdote a new twist.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Call of the Mild
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. American Confetti
    There's Gold in Oldies Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. The Historic Landmark
    Site Saver Dept.
  7. 6. A Mad Look at Miss Liberty
    Statue of Liberty Play Dept.
  8. 7. Gambler Magazine
    Patrons of the Odds Dept.
  9. 8. Don Martin Looks at Three Fairy Tales
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Polarization
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. If People Were Labeled Like Products
    Mal-Contents Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's Academy Awards for Best Performances in Every Day Situations
    Ham and Cheers Dept.
  14. 13. Clean Ads for Dirty Movies
    Porn Free Dept.
  15. 14. M*A*S*H*uga
    Patrons of the Odds Dept.
  16. 15. Mad's Cheap Revolutionary Way to Eat Out and Lose Weight
    Dietripe Dept.
  17. 16. What Emerging Force Thinks it is Cleverly Solving the Problem of Overpopulation?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. Our Floundering Fathers
    "Scenes From Childhood" series
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