(December 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, 400-present); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - 399)
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock:
glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Mad Lowers Its Price (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Another Day in the Jungle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Colors:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An elephant hides from two hunters.

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; Jack Davis
Inks:
Al Jaffee; Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

In addition to the letters is a cartoon from Al Jaffee in response to one letter, plus a panel from a Jack Davis illustrated story displaying the error a letter pointed out.

Fun Lady (Table of Contents)

Over-Briced Schmaltz Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barbra Streisand [as Funny Briss]; James Caan [as Bully Rosey]; Roddy McDowell [as Robby]; Omar Sharif [as Icky Armstein]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Funny Lady"; A burlesque comedienne is torn between feelings for the three men in her life.

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 Fine Day During Lunch Period (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 student learns that science is part observation.

Future "No-Frills Travel" Gimmicks (Table of Contents)

Venal Fly Traps Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo; Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how airline flight will change as airlines cut back on money spent.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of the Fast-Food Craze (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 how fast-food restaurants have changed life.

Broken Homes and Gardens (Table of Contents)

Split-Levity Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine for members of divorced families.

Mad's Obnoxious Sports Spectator of the Year (Table of Contents)

T'row De Bum Out Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Profile of a sports fan who strives to make everyone else at the game miserable.

One Fine Day in Suburbia (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 buys a tree.

A Mad Look at Backpacking (Table of Contents)

Camp-Sight-Gags Dept. / cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The down side of hiking and camping.

U.S. Commemorative Stamps That We'll Never See (Table of Contents)

Philatelic Like It Is Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Postage stamps that commemorate trivial events or people.
Reprints:

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 White Spy trains a chicken to act like a boa constrictor.

Footnotes* to Football (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:
Flubs and foibles on the football field, with the characters shown only from the knees down.

Shampooped (Table of Contents)

Rabbit Warren Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Warren Beatty [as Gorgeous] ; Julie Christie [as Jerkie]; Goldie Hawn [as Jilt]; Lee Grant [as Felandera]; Jack Warden [as Lesser]; Carrie Fisher [as Loona]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Shampoo"; A handsome hairdresser sleeps his way through his clients while trying to become a big name.

One Day While Filming a World War II Movie (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 actress misses her cue.

When Can You Be Guaranteed the Very Best Weather? (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:
Timing is everything in life.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Fish...or Foul? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony Garcia (photo)
Inks:
Tony Garcia (photo)
Colors:
Tony Garcia (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
A fish is forced to swim through polluted water wearing a mask and scuba tank.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mad Lowers Its Price
  2. 1. Another Day in the Jungle
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Fun Lady
    Over-Briced Schmaltz Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. One Fine Day During Lunch Period
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Future "No-Frills Travel" Gimmicks
    Venal Fly Traps Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of the Fast-Food Craze
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. Broken Homes and Gardens
    Split-Levity Dept.
  10. 9. Mad's Obnoxious Sports Spectator of the Year
    T'row De Bum Out Dept.
  11. 10. One Fine Day in Suburbia
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. A Mad Look at Backpacking
    Camp-Sight-Gags Dept.
  13. 12. U.S. Commemorative Stamps That We'll Never See
    Philatelic Like It Is Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. Footnotes* to Football
    Shoe Biz Dept.
  16. 15. Shampooped
    Rabbit Warren Dept.
  17. 16. One Day While Filming a World War II Movie
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. When Can You Be Guaranteed the Very Best Weather?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. Fish...or Foul?
    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