(June 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:
Norman Mingo

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

A Swinging Jungle Tale (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Humberto De La Torre
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tarzan [John Greystoke]
Synopsis:
Tarzan swings a little too close to a river.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

In addition to the letters, Don Martin provides a sequel to his cover to Mad #165.

My Fair Laddie (Table of Contents)

Male Chauvinist Pig-Malion Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Burt Reynolds [as Lance]; Bella Abzug [as Dickering]; Gloria Steinem [as Henrietta]
Synopsis:
The Broadway musical "My Fair Lady" is recast in reverse gender as a commentary on the modern women's liberation movement.

A Mad Look at the Almighty Dollar Sign (Table of Contents)

Buck Fever Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Max Brandel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A dollar sign is substituted for various random objects for satirical effect.

Mad's "Karate Movie" Producer of the Year (Table of Contents)

Hack Film-Maker Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Kim Sai Shee; Mike Wallace
Synopsis:
The producer of Hong Kong martial arts films is interviewed.

One Fine Evening in the Castle (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 princess gets a surprise with her dinner of frog's legs.

You Know There's Something Fishy When... (Table of Contents)

The Other Side of the Con Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how you can tell you're being conned or set up.

What Is an Introvert? (Table of Contents)

Withdrawn and Quartered Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An essay on the characteristics of introverted people.

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 Lighter Side of Minor Ailments (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 with, or don't deal with, injury and illness.

On a Safari (Table of Contents)

Grin and Bearer Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
In Africa, a trapper and his native bearers are after not just any animal.

The Mad Game of Basebrawl (Table of Contents)

Diamond and the Rough Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Altering the rules of baseball to make it more violent and therefore more exciting.

One Tuesday Afternoon After School (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 mother helps her son remove a plastic bandage.

A Mad Look at the Gas Shortage (Table of Contents)

Petroleum Jolly Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How the gas crisis has altered modern life.

Busing in Other Areas for the Purpose of Social Integration (Table of Contents)

Sic Transit Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Mixing social polar opposites through court-ordered busing.

The "Straights" of San Francisco (Table of Contents)

Cops at Bay Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Karl Malden [as Myke Stoned]; Michael Douglas [as Steve Feller]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Streets of San Francisco"; A tough veteran detective pairs with an idealistic rookie to investigate a murder.

One Day in a Laboratory (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 scientist develops a possible cure for acne.
Reprints:

What Is the Most Explicitly Taught Subject in the World? (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 portrait of what will steal the future.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Nixon Slipped Here (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
The White House has a new sign on the gate.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. A Swinging Jungle Tale
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. My Fair Laddie
    Male Chauvinist Pig-Malion Dept.
  5. 4. A Mad Look at the Almighty Dollar Sign
    Buck Fever Dept.
  6. 5. Mad's "Karate Movie" Producer of the Year
    Hack Film-Maker Dept.
  7. 6. One Fine Evening in the Castle
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. You Know There's Something Fishy When...
    The Other Side of the Con Dept.
  9. 8. What Is an Introvert?
    Withdrawn and Quartered Dept.
  10. 9. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Minor Ailments
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. On a Safari
    Grin and Bearer Dept.
  13. 12. The Mad Game of Basebrawl
    Diamond and the Rough Dept.
  14. 13. One Tuesday Afternoon After School
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. A Mad Look at the Gas Shortage
    Petroleum Jolly Dept.
  16. 15. Busing in Other Areas for the Purpose of Social Integration
    Sic Transit Dept.
  17. 16. The "Straights" of San Francisco
    Cops at Bay Dept.
  18. 17. One Day in a Laboratory
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. What Is the Most Explicitly Taught Subject in the World?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. Nixon Slipped Here
    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