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(July 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

Mad Leads the Fight to Conserve Energy (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

The Way We Bore (Table of Contents)

A Left Jabber and a Right Uppercrust Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barbra Streisand [as Sadie Mafoofsky]; Robert Redford [as Hubbard Goyisher]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Way We Were"; Two ex-lovers are reunited during the United States' involvement in World War II.

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.

One Evening at a Cocktail Party (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 engages an animal trainer in conversation at a party.

A Mad Look at Marriage...Before and After (Table of Contents)

Wedding Belts Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Hart
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how people's behavior changes once they're married.
Reprints:

Singable Theme Songs for TV Shows (Table of Contents)

Strike Up the Bland Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
David Carradine [as Quai Chang Kane]; Keye Luke [as Master Po]; Mary Tyler Moore [as Mary Richards]; Ed Asner [as Lou Grant]; Peter Falk [as Lt. Columbo]; William F. Buckley; Walter Cronkite; Alfred E. Neuman; Robert Young [as Dr. Marcus Welby]; James Arness [as Matt Dillon]; Howard Cosell; Frank Gifford; Don Meredith; Monty Hall
Synopsis:
The lyrics of popular songs are rewritten in order to make them theme songs for current television series.

Parental Non-Sequiturs (Table of Contents)

Shift of Gab Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how the reactions to teens' proclamations are different than the anticipated reactions.

Magazine Articles...Then...and Now (Table of Contents)

Subject to Change Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of how the subject matter and presentation in journalism has change in twenty years.

The Lighter Side of the Energy Crisis (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 the gasoline shortage.

A Mad Guide to Recycling Garbage (Table of Contents)

Altering the Waste Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how discards can be converted into useable items.
Reprints:

At "The National Association of Professional Glass-Eaters" Banquet (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 diner has a complaint about his meal.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a TV Network (Table of Contents)

Inside-Ouch Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Bruce Day (signed)
Inks:
Bruce Day (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of why the TV networks do the things they do.

Remember When... (Table of Contents)

Then and Oww! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how progress isn't always better.

Alfred's Poor Almanac (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical historical events listings for the months of May and June.

Billy Jock (Table of Contents)

Diatribal Legend Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tom Laughlin [as Billy Jock]; Delores Taylor [as Blue Jean]; David Roya [as Barnyard Poser]; Clark Howat [as The Sheriff]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Billy Jack"; a native American ex-marine tries to live a peaceful life, but the local redneck idiots just won't let him.

Indexer Notes

Artist Torres slips Lucy Van Pelt from the "Peanuts" strip into a scene in page 6, panel six.

One Day on a Tennis Court (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:
The loser of a tennis match makes an ungracious response to losing.

What Big Car Feature Will Soon Be Included in Small Economy Cars? (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:
Commentary on auto industry inflation.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

A Mad Medical Report (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Uncle Sam's medical report isn't encouraging.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mad Leads the Fight to Conserve Energy
  2. 1. The Way We Bore
    A Left Jabber and a Right Uppercrust Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. One Evening at a Cocktail Party
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. A Mad Look at Marriage...Before and After
    Wedding Belts Dept.
  6. 5. Singable Theme Songs for TV Shows
    Strike Up the Bland Dept.
  7. 6. Parental Non-Sequiturs
    Shift of Gab Dept.
  8. 7. Magazine Articles...Then...and Now
    Subject to Change Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of the Energy Crisis
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. A Mad Guide to Recycling Garbage
    Altering the Waste Dept.
  11. 10. At "The National Association of Professional Glass-Eaters" Banquet
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at a TV Network
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  13. 12. Remember When...
    Then and Oww! Dept.
  14. 13. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  15. 14. Billy Jock
    Diatribal Legend Dept.
  16. 15. One Day on a Tennis Court
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. What Big Car Feature Will Soon Be Included in Small Economy Cars?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. A Mad Medical Report
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