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(January 1975)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

["Yes, Virginia"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Letters:
Jack Rickard

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Santa writes a letter to the mythical "Virginia", telling her that inflation has forced him to suspend operations.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one from actor Dennis Weaver, with picture, commenting on the "McCloud" parody, and Barbara Nell King, a staff editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine, submitting a "Horrifying Cliche" that Paul Coker illustrates.

The Great Gasbag (Table of Contents)

The Boring '20s Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robert Redford [as Jay Gasbag]; Mia Farrow [as Dizzy Pewkanan]; Sam Waterston [as Nick Carrawayseed]; Bruce Dern [as Tomcat Pewkanan]; Lois Chiles [as Jordan Almond]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Great Gatsby"; A boring socialite gets involved with a man with a dubious past and they proceed to be boring together.

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.

Alfred's Poor Almanac (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical events and milestones for the dates between November 15 and January 1.

Don Martin's Natural History Movies, Short Subject #14: Insect Masters of Camouflage and Illusion (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of camouflage tactics employed by insects.

If the World of Yesterday Faced the Conditions of Today (Table of Contents)

Hysteria Repeats Itself Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
George Woodbridge ?
Inks:
George Woodbridge ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Historical events are altered, in newspaper clipping form, by applying modern environmental conditions to them.
Reprints:

More Powerful Than a Locomotive... (Table of Contents)

From "Super" to Nuts Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman stops a train from running over a man, but fails to consider the physics.
Reprints:

Picture Road Signs We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

The Symbol Truth Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee; Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Picture road signs are expanded to encompass other traffic hazards.

A Downer Is... (Table of Contents)

Bummer Crop Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of events or occurrences that will depress you.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Staying Young (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:
Dealing with, or hiding from, getting older.

Don Martin's Natural History Movies, Short Subject #27: The Goono Aboriginies (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:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A film about a really big tribe of primitive humans.

Commemoratives to President Nixon (Table of Contents)

Let's Make It Perfectly Clear Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon
Synopsis:
Ways to commemorate President Nixon that accurately reflect his effect on democracy.

Mad Solutions to Big City Doggie-Do Problems (Table of Contents)

Out, Damned Spot! Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Creative ways to clean up after your dog.
Reprints:

Bluff That Mugger! (Table of Contents)

Schtick 'em Up Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Bruce Day (signed)
Inks:
Bruce Day (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Things you can say to a mugger so he won't mug you.
Reprints:

Picture Road Signs for Everyday Situations (Table of Contents)

Symbol Explanation Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Using picture signs to convey one's feelings rather than articulating them.

Don Martin's Natural History Movies, Short Subject #39: The Great Golden Eagle (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:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A director has a problem with filming his nature documentary short subject.

The Six Million Dollars, Man (Table of Contents)

The Sum of the Parts Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lee Majors [as Steel Awesome]; Richard Anderson [as Roscoe]; Bobby Riggs; Otto Preminger [as Werner Won Ton]; Martin Balsam [as Dr. Balsawood]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man"; An astronaut injured in an accident is given bionic implants and must rescue the surgeon who implanted them from his Soviet abductors.
Reprints:

What Simple Pasttime is Fast Becoming a Luxury That Many Americans Can No Longer Afford? (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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

...So Why Not...Pardon Hitler? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Al Feldstein
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Adolf Hitler
Synopsis:
If you're going to excuse smoking, you might as well go all the way.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Yes, Virginia"]
    Another Mad Mini-Poster
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. The Great Gasbag
    The Boring '20s Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. Alfred's Poor Almanac
  7. 6. Don Martin's Natural History Movies, Short Subject #14: Insect Masters of Camouflage and Illusion
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. If the World of Yesterday Faced the Conditions of Today
    Hysteria Repeats Itself Dept.
  9. 8. More Powerful Than a Locomotive...
    From "Super" to Nuts Dept.
  10. 9. Picture Road Signs We'd Like to See
    The Symbol Truth Dept.
  11. 10. A Downer Is...
    Bummer Crop Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Staying Young
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. Don Martin's Natural History Movies, Short Subject #27: The Goono Aboriginies
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. Commemoratives to President Nixon
    Let's Make It Perfectly Clear Dept.
  15. 14. Mad Solutions to Big City Doggie-Do Problems
    Out, Damned Spot! Dept.
  16. 15. Bluff That Mugger!
    Schtick 'em Up Dept.
  17. 16. Picture Road Signs for Everyday Situations
    Symbol Explanation Dept.
  18. 17. Don Martin's Natural History Movies, Short Subject #39: The Great Golden Eagle
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. The Six Million Dollars, Man
    The Sum of the Parts Dept.
  20. 19. What Simple Pasttime is Fast Becoming a Luxury That Many Americans Can No Longer Afford?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. ...So Why Not...Pardon Hitler?
    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