(July 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:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Colors:
Mort Drucker ?
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry DeFuccio ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters of comment is one from actor Vincent Gardenia, with photo, commenting on the Mad parody of "Death Wish".

Airplot '75 (Table of Contents)

Crashing Bore Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlton Heston [as Captain Mudrock]; Karen Black [as Naggy]; Gloria Swanson; Debbie Reynolds; Sid Caesar; Myrna Loy; Norman Fell; Sandy Dennis; Helen Reddy [as Sister Cooth]; Efrem Zimbalist Jr.; George Kennedy
Synopsis:
Parody of the "Airport" disaster movie series; A pack of washed up movie actors try to keep an airliner, and their careers, from crashing in flames.

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.

In-Case-of-Emergency Cards for Special People (Table of Contents)

Fright Instructors Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Emergency cards tailored to specific demographics.

Don Martin Escapes From Prison...Almost (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An inmate engages in a series of unsuccessful prison escapes.

Appropriate Photo Crops (Table of Contents)

True to Form Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnoldo Franchioni
Pencils:
Arnoldo Franchioni; ?(photo)
Inks:
Arnoldo Franchioni; ?(photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Photos of actual events are cropped in specific shapes to give the photos a new meaning.

The Mad Handbook of House-Guesting (Table of Contents)

Look Before You Leech Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A print guide to dealing with guest who overstay their welcome.

Footnotes* to Hollywood (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:
Humorous takes on classic film scenes, with the characters depicted only below the knees.

The Lighter Side of Graduation (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 upside and downside of graduating high school.

"Talent Evaluation" Ads for Other Career Training Programs (Table of Contents)

"Con" Tests Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of other correspondence training programs using the ad strategy of the "Famous Artists School".

Other Betting Pools (Table of Contents)

Odds for the Love of Moola Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of office betting pools that have nothing to do with sporting events.

A Mad Look at Burial at Sea (Table of Contents)

Float Some and Jettison Some Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of burial at sea that don't go as planned.
Reprints:

Headlines of the Insect World (Table of Contents)

Bugs Funnies Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of sensationalistic tabloid headlines with insect themes.

The Longest Yardbird (Table of Contents)

Reynolds' Rap Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Burt Reynolds [as Crude]; Eddie Albert [as Warden Hazard]; Ed Lauter [as Capt. Clobber]; Michael Conrad [as Nate Scarbooboo]; James Hampton [as Carefaker]; Richard Kiel [as Tarzan Finster]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Longest Yard"; A sadistic prison warden forces a prisoner to join his prison football team.

Publishers Closeout Sale (Table of Contents)

Ramainders to be Seen Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Gipe
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
List of remaindered books on clearance sale, which are obvious from the titles why they are remaindered.

Where Has the Most Shocking Rise in Crime Taken Place? (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
Synopsis:
Sometimes you can't tell the bad guys without a scorecard.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Occupancy By More Than 3 Billion People is Dangerous and Should Be Unlawful (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A poster on overpopulation.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Airplot '75
    Crashing Bore Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. In-Case-of-Emergency Cards for Special People
    Fright Instructors Dept.
  6. 5. Don Martin Escapes From Prison...Almost
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Appropriate Photo Crops
    True to Form Dept.
  8. 7. The Mad Handbook of House-Guesting
    Look Before You Leech Dept.
  9. 8. Footnotes* to Hollywood
    Shoe Biz Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Graduation
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. "Talent Evaluation" Ads for Other Career Training Programs
    "Con" Tests Dept.
  12. 11. Other Betting Pools
    Odds for the Love of Moola Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Burial at Sea
    Float Some and Jettison Some Dept.
  14. 13. Headlines of the Insect World
    Bugs Funnies Dept.
  15. 14. The Longest Yardbird
    Reynolds' Rap Dept.
  16. 15. Publishers Closeout Sale
    Ramainders to be Seen Dept.
  17. 16. Where Has the Most Shocking Rise in Crime Taken Place?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. Occupancy By More Than 3 Billion People is Dangerous and Should Be Unlawful
    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