(April 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

In This Issue, We Blast "Death Wish" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charles Bronson

Gulliver's Travails (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Colors:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The Lilliputians give their prisoner a hygiene assist.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters commenting on the feature "Mad Solutions to Doggy-Do Problems" are accompanied by an illustration from Al Jaffee. One of the letters of comment on another feature is from noted fan indexer Hames Ware.

Death Wishers (Table of Contents)

Mugger Bugger Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charles Bronson [as Pall Krazey]; Hope Lange [as Mrs. Krazey]; Vincent Gardenia [as the Detective]; Telly Savalas [as Theo Kojak]; Al Pacino [as Frank Serpico]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Death Wish"; A recently widowed man starts stalking the streets of New York, gunning down criminals.

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.

Young Doctor Freen (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 pediatrician smacks a newborn's bottom.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at the Military (Table of Contents)

General Staff Infection Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Photos of actual people or objects are used as props to satirize the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy tries to sink the White Spy with a camouflaged submarine.
Reprints:

More Modern Fairy Tales (Table of Contents)

Grimm Reality Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Reilly
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Nixon; The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]; Leonid Brezhnev
Synopsis:
Current events are presented in the form of fairy tales.
Reprints:

Some Real Life Scenes We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Jest Desserts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of socially annoying people getting what's coming to them.

A Second Mad Collection of Extremely Thin Books (Table of Contents)

Narrow-Minded Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Books where the subject matter doesn't warrant a book.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Anxiety (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, or don't deal, with stress and emotional tumult.
Reprints:

One Afternoon at a Bus Stop (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 dons sunglasses to conceal the fact that he's ogling passing women.

A White House "Garage Sale" (Table of Contents)

Making Room for the Ford Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Gerald Ford; Betty Ford
Synopsis:
Gerald and Betty Ford hold a garage sale to get rid of Richard Nixon's possessions left behind.

The Mad "Good News - Bad News" Book (Table of Contents)

Flip/Flops Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how events initially seen as good turn out to be not so good.
Reprints:

It Almost Restores Your Faith When... (Table of Contents)

Many Happy Returns Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Events initially seen as bad which turn out to be not so bad.

Professor Bleent and the Floon Beetle Expedition (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 entomologist makes a rare discovery.
Reprints:

Additions to the Dictionary (Table of Contents)

Neumanclature Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A list of proposed new slang terms.

The Tommy-Red Seed (Table of Contents)

Bullshevik Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Omar Sharif [as Fedup Swearedlove]; Julie Andrews [as Jaundice Shallow]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Tamarind Seed"; Two members of the British and Soviet diplomatic corps conduct a tepid affair and precipitate an overreaction from their country's intelligence services.

What Special-Interest Group is Benefiting Most from Our Jammed Courts? (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:
It's not the kind of court you're thinking of.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Silencers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
A man loads a revolver with cigarettes instead of bullets.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In This Issue, We Blast "Death Wish"
  2. 1. Gulliver's Travails
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Death Wishers
    Mugger Bugger Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. Young Doctor Freen
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. A Mad Look at the Military
    General Staff Infection Dept.
  8. 7. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  9. 8. More Modern Fairy Tales
    Grimm Reality Dept.
  10. 9. Some Real Life Scenes We'd Like to See
    Jest Desserts Dept.
  11. 10. A Second Mad Collection of Extremely Thin Books
    Narrow-Minded Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Anxiety
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. One Afternoon at a Bus Stop
    Don Martin Dept.
  14. 13. A White House "Garage Sale"
    Making Room for the Ford Dept.
  15. 14. The Mad "Good News - Bad News" Book
    Flip/Flops Dept.
  16. 15. It Almost Restores Your Faith When...
    Many Happy Returns Dept.
  17. 16. Professor Bleent and the Floon Beetle Expedition
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. Additions to the Dictionary
    Neumanclature Dept.
  19. 18. The Tommy-Red Seed
    Bullshevik Dept.
  20. 19. What Special-Interest Group is Benefiting Most from Our Jammed Courts?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. The Silencers
    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