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(March 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:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Jack Davis (signed)

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is a photo of Mad publisher William Gaines posing with a fan who visited the Mad Magazine offices dressed as Mr. Gaines.

Chinaclown (Table of Contents)

Chinese Water Torture Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jack Nicholson [as J.J. Giddy]; Faye Dunaway [as Evelyn Mulebray]; Perry Lopez [as Lt. Escargot]; John Huston [as Jonas Crass]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Chinatown"; a private detective is hired to prove adultery on the part of the city water commissioner and winds up in the middle of a deep and confusing scheme.

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 Saturday Morning in a Supermarket (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:
Two grocery baggers get a little too enthusiastic about their work.

A Mad Look at Our Consumer Society (Table of Contents)

Possession is 9/10ths of the Lure Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Symbols of consumerism are used as objects of irony.

Specialized Magazines for Office Waiting Rooms (Table of Contents)

Setting Up for the Bill Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of niche magazines specifically targeted for specific businesses.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at Model-Building (Table of Contents)

Kit Stuff Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous examples of the hobby of plastic model kits.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Collecting (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 obsessive behavior demonstrated by collectors and hobbyists.

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 White Spy thinks he's going to run the Black Spy over with a train.

You Know You're Really a Pet Owner When... (Table of Contents)

Reigning Cats and Dogs Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of the trials of being a pet owner.

One Hot Sunny Afternoon in the Middle of the Ocean (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 tries to climb onto a tropical atoll.

Mad's Poll-Taker of the Year (Table of Contents)

Numbers Racket Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A professional opinion poll researcher is interviewed.

Annual Reports to Family Members (Table of Contents)

Home Economics Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A yearly financial report on an individual family rather than a corporation.

A Modern Business Success Story (Table of Contents)

Inferiority Complex Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Genesis of a business from its humble roots to its ultimate destiny.

Kojerk (Table of Contents)

Putting on the "Telly" Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Telly Savalas [as Theo Kojerk]; George Savalas [as Stayfroze]; Dan Frazer [as Chief]; Kevin Dobson [as Cracker]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Kojak"; A Manhattan police detective tries to solve crimes in between being stylish and loveable.
Reprints:

One Tuesday Afternoon on West Main Street (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:
Two men discuss dog noses.
Reprints:

What is the One Driving Hazard That Auto Makers are Almost Powerless to Remove? (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:
An auto is only as safe as its operator.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Who Goes Up...Must Come Down (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
A man suffocates in a mountain of illicit drug capsules.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Chinaclown
    Chinese Water Torture Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. One Saturday Morning in a Supermarket
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. A Mad Look at Our Consumer Society
    Possession is 9/10ths of the Lure Dept.
  7. 6. Specialized Magazines for Office Waiting Rooms
    Setting Up for the Bill Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Look at Model-Building
    Kit Stuff Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Collecting
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  11. 10. You Know You're Really a Pet Owner When...
    Reigning Cats and Dogs Dept.
  12. 11. One Hot Sunny Afternoon in the Middle of the Ocean
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's Poll-Taker of the Year
    Numbers Racket Dept.
  14. 13. Annual Reports to Family Members
    Home Economics Dept.
  15. 14. A Modern Business Success Story
    Inferiority Complex Dept.
  16. 15. Kojerk
    Putting on the "Telly" Dept.
  17. 16. One Tuesday Afternoon on West Main Street
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. What is the One Driving Hazard That Auto Makers are Almost Powerless to Remove?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. Who Goes Up...Must Come Down
    Another Mad Mini-Poster
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