(June 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

The Frog Prince (Table of Contents)

More Fairy Tales Scenes We'd Like to See / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Colors:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A princess kisses a frog, hoping for a handsome prince.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

What's Entertainment? (Table of Contents)

Best Footage Forward Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frank Sinatra; Elizabeth Taylor; Peter Lawford; Mickey Rooney; Jimmy Stewart; Bing Crosby; Gene Kelly; Debbie Reynolds; Donald O'Connor; Red Skelton; Alfred E. Neuman; Phil Silvers; Fred Astaire; Judy Garland; Jack Haley [as the Tin Man]; Ray Bolger [as the Scarecrow]; Bert Lahr [as the Cowardly Lion]; Clark Gable; Jimmy Durante; Myrna Loy; William Powell; Walter Pigeon; Joan Crawford; Esther Williams
Synopsis:
Parody of major motion picture releases which are basically cheaply assembled clip shows of past film releases.

One Morning on an Assembly Line (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 is assembled in order to receive an award.

Rich is Better (Table of Contents)

Credit-Ability Gap Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Pictures of actual objects are used as props or dialogue to show the disparity between rich and poor.

What is a Guidance Counselor? (Table of Contents)

Advice to the Forelorn Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical essay on the profession of guidance counseling.

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.

The Lighter Side of Chores (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:
The good and bad points of performing menial household tasks.

The Prisoner's Last Request (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 prisoner's last cigarette kills him before the firing squad can.

A Mad Look at Commuting (Table of Contents)

Round Trip-Schtick Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The trials of trying to get from your home to your job.

Has Anybody Every Really Seen... (Table of Contents)

Vanishing Americanisms Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Sharp
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sluggo; Mandrake the Magician; Pete the Tramp; Moon Mullins; Alice Mitchell; Dennis Mitchell; Mama; Injun Joe; Snuffy Smith; Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Dithers; Jiggs; Beetle Bailey; Popeye; Clark Kent
Synopsis:
Examples of comic strip cliches which really don't occur in reality, illustrated by famous comic strip characters.

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 fools the White Spy with a false bay in his armored car.

Popular Photo-Monotony (Table of Contents)

Film-Flam Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine devoted to photography hobbyists.

Mad's College Football Coach of the Year (Table of Contents)

Doin' the Varsity Dragon Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A college football coach is interviewed and program excesses are exposed.

It's Bad Timing When... (Table of Contents)

Fate Accompli Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of people being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Footnotes* to History (Table of Contents)

Shoe Biz Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Ironic takes on historical situations, presented so that only the participants' feet and legs are visible.

One Day in a Hospital (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 surgeon has a unique solution for respiratory distress.
Reprints:

Barnacle Groans (Table of Contents)

Tired Bloodhounds Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Buddy Ebsen [as Barnacle Groans]; Lee Meriwether [as Petty Groans]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Barnaby Jones"; A folksy senior citizen becomes a private detective.

Mad's Fold-In Folds with This Issue (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:
Don't believe everything you read.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Ms. Liberty (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
? [as Mutz] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Mutz] (signed)
Colors:
? [as Mutz] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The Statue of Liberty engages in a feminist demonstration.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Frog Prince
    More Fairy Tales Scenes We'd Like to See
  3. 2. What's Entertainment?
    Best Footage Forward Dept.
  4. 3. One Morning on an Assembly Line
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. Rich is Better
    Credit-Ability Gap Dept.
  6. 5. What is a Guidance Counselor?
    Advice to the Forelorn Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Chores
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. The Prisoner's Last Request
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. A Mad Look at Commuting
    Round Trip-Schtick Dept.
  11. 10. Has Anybody Every Really Seen...
    Vanishing Americanisms Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. Popular Photo-Monotony
    Film-Flam Dept.
  14. 13. Mad's College Football Coach of the Year
    Doin' the Varsity Dragon Dept.
  15. 14. It's Bad Timing When...
    Fate Accompli Dept.
  16. 15. Footnotes* to History
    Shoe Biz Dept.
  17. 16. One Day in a Hospital
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. Barnacle Groans
    Tired Bloodhounds Dept.
  19. 18. Mad's Fold-In Folds with This Issue
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. Ms. Liberty
    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