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(October 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

In This Issue, We Gag Up "The Exorcist" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Ecchorcist (Table of Contents)

Between the Devil and the Holy See Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ellen Burstyn [as Crass McSqueal]; Max Von Sydow [as Father Merry]; Kitty Wynn [as Saran]; Linda Blair [as Ravin]; Rudolf Schundler [as Kraut]; Flip Wilson [as Geraldine]; Lee J. Cobb [as Lt. Kindergarten]; Jason Miller [as Father Tsouris]; Raymond Massey [as Dr. Gillespie]; Richard Chamberlain [as Dr. Kildare]; Vince Edwards [as Dr. Ben Casey]; Robert Young [as Dr. Marcus Welby]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Exorcist"; When the medical community can't cure a young girl of her violent mood swings and random disgusting acts, a harried mother turns to a grizzled Catholic priest and his less-than-committed junior.

Indexer Notes

Linus Van Pelt from the "Peanuts" comic strip appears as a native digger on page one.

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.

Wishful Thinking (Table of Contents)

Opti-Missed Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how reality doesn't measure up to a person's expectations.

One Sunday Morning on the Beach (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:
humor
Synopsis:
A man gives a drowning victim mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Reprints:

Mad "Singles Only" Resort Owner of the Year (Table of Contents)

The Meet Rack Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The shady owner of an x-rated singles resort is interviewed.

Horrifying Cliches 10 (Table of Contents)

Spooking from Pictures Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Cliche phrases are given monstrous visualization, such as reviving an old custom and cooking up an alibi.

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Impeachment Newspaper Story (Table of Contents)

Setting a President Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A template for a newspaper story of President Nixon's impending impeachment, with multiple choices for each blank in the template to customize it.

The Lighter Side of Hot 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:
Examples of curious behavior brought on by hot weather.

Alfred's Poor Almanac (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical list of events associated with days between August 16 and October 2.

If Other Celebrities Hosted "The Miss America Pageant" (Table of Contents)

Detouring the Parks' Way Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bobby Riggs; Jane Fonda
Synopsis:
Odd or ironic choices for host of the famous pageant.

You Know You Married a Gal/Guy Who's Much Too Young/Old for You When ... (Table of Contents)

Wed Behind the Years Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lloyd Gola
Pencils:
Lloyd Gola
Inks:
Lloyd Gola
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of generational differences impacting a relationship.

1974 Hospital Supply Catalogue (Table of Contents)

Medi-Caterers Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A catalog of medical supplies and equipment of dubious value.

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 booby-traps his storage unit.

Poppicorn (Table of Contents)

Butterfly McQueen Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Steve McQueen [as Poppicorn]; Dustin Hoffman [as Louisi Engraver]; Victor Jory [as the Chief]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Papillon"; a prisoner in a Hellish island French prison persists in trying to escape in the face of all odds.

One Fine Day in the Arctic (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:
An eskimo's body heat has a negative effect on his igloo.

What Is the Only Thing That Completely Ignores the Law of Gravity? (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:
humor
Synopsis:
Inflation never studied law.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

A Mad Look at a TV Commercial (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Wrigley's Spearmint Gum TV ads; People suffer the consequences from all those giant packs of chewing gum.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In This Issue, We Gag Up "The Exorcist"
  2. 1. The Ecchorcist
    Between the Devil and the Holy See Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. Wishful Thinking
    Opti-Missed Dept.
  5. 4. One Sunday Morning on the Beach
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Mad "Singles Only" Resort Owner of the Year
    The Meet Rack Dept.
  7. 6. Horrifying Cliches 10
    Spooking from Pictures Dept.
  8. 7. Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Impeachment Newspaper Story
    Setting a President Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Hot Weather
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  11. 10. If Other Celebrities Hosted "The Miss America Pageant"
    Detouring the Parks' Way Dept.
  12. 11. You Know You Married a Gal/Guy Who's Much Too Young/Old for You When ...
    Wed Behind the Years Dept.
  13. 12. 1974 Hospital Supply Catalogue
    Medi-Caterers Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. Poppicorn
    Butterfly McQueen Dept.
  16. 15. One Fine Day in the Arctic
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. What Is the Only Thing That Completely Ignores the Law of Gravity?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. A Mad Look at a TV Commercial
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