(January 1976)

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:
? [as MUTZ] (signed)
Inks:
? [as MUTZ] (signed)
Colors:
?

Reprints:

The Frog Prince (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
When a princess kisses a tree frog, she gets more than she bargained for.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Nick Meglin ?
Pencils:
Don Martin; Al Jaffee; Dave Berg
Inks:
Don Martin; Al Jaffee; Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

In addition to the letters of comment, three Mad regular artists draw cartoons illustrating the points of several letters.

Jaw'D (Table of Contents)

Playing it for Shark Value Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Roy Scheider [as Chief Brooding]; Richard Dreyfus [as Clod Hopper]; Robert Shaw [as Captain Squint]; Murray Hamilton [as Mayor Vault]; Jeffrey Kramer [as Schmendricks]; Annette Funicello [as Annette]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Jaws"; A local sheriff teams with a foul-mouthed fisherman and a nerdy ichthyologist to catch a shark menacing the local beach.
Reprints:

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.

A Mad Portfolio of Contemporary Horror Scenes (Table of Contents)

Declaration of Human Frights Dept. / cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Photos of real objects are cut into shapes of monsters menacing average citizens.

TV Disclaimers We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Affrontal Attack Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Al Pacino [as Michael Corleone]; Robert Young [as Dr. Marcus Welby]; Mary Tyler Moore [as Mary Richards]; Ed Asner [as Lou Grant]; Ted Knight [as Ted Baxter]; Barbara Walters; Valerie Harper [as Rhoda Morgenstern]; Nancy Walker [as Ida Morgenstern]; Redd Foxx [as Fred Sanford]; Demond Wilson [as Lamont Sanford]; Muhammad Ali; Barry Newman [as Anthony Petrocelli]; Susan Howard [as Maggie Petrocelli]; William Kunstler; Rock Hudson [as Stewart McMillan]; Susan St. James [as Sally McMillan]; John Shuck [as Charles Enright]; Gloria Steinem; Sherman Hemsley [as George Jefferson]; Isabelle Sanford [as Louise Jefferson]; Paul Newman; Ron Howard [as Richie Cunningham]; Henry Winkler [as Arthur Fonzarelli]; Bob Newhart [as Bob Hartley]; Dr. Joyce Brothers; Carroll O'Connor [as Archie Bunker]; Rob Reiner [as Michael Stivic]; Jean Stapleton [as Edith Bunker]; George Wallace
Synopsis:
Celebrities appear on network TV series in order to deliver disclaimers concerning the uninspired content of the series.

Don Martin Beats the High Cost of Gasoline (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various ways to deal with the gas shortage.
Reprints:

Ripoff Cafe Accessories, Inc. (Table of Contents)

Ambiance Chasers Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Sales catalog for a company that sells inordinately fancy and expensive restaurant supplies.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Change (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 change in their lives.

A Mad Look at Sharks (Table of Contents)

Biting Humor Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how the film "Jaws" has affected everyday life.
Reprints:

Mad's CIA Agent of the Year (Table of Contents)

We're Surrounded By Assassins 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 CIA agent is profiled.
Reprints:

Pollution Alert (Table of Contents)

Ecchology Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man tries to get a spewing sewage pipe closed off.
Reprints:

Time Drags... Time Flies... (Table of Contents)

Weary of Relativity Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how the perception of time's passage varies depending upon one's desire for an event to happen.
Reprints:

Mirthquake (Table of Contents)

Playing it for Shake Value Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlton Heston [as Grief]; Ava Gardner [as Seamy]; George Kennedy [as Sgt. Slade]; Lorne Greene [as Royce]; Genevieve Bujold [as Denise]; Richard Roundtree [as Miles]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Earthquake"; A cross-section of Los Angeles residents don't prepare for the major earthquake they all know is coming.

What Unusual Dining Aid Will Soon Become a Necessity in Many Restaurants? (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:
When the entree needs a visual aid, you know you're in trouble.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

A Mad Peek Through Frank Perdue's Keyhole (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:
humor
Synopsis:
A processed chicken baron's idea of pinup photography.

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. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Jaw'D
    Playing it for Shark Value Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. A Mad Portfolio of Contemporary Horror Scenes
    Declaration of Human Frights Dept.
  7. 6. TV Disclaimers We'd Like to See
    Affrontal Attack Dept.
  8. 7. Don Martin Beats the High Cost of Gasoline
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. Ripoff Cafe Accessories, Inc.
    Ambiance Chasers Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Change
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. A Mad Look at Sharks
    Biting Humor Dept.
  12. 11. Mad's CIA Agent of the Year
    We're Surrounded By Assassins Dept.
  13. 12. Pollution Alert
    Ecchology Dept.
  14. 13. Time Drags... Time Flies...
    Weary of Relativity Dept.
  15. 14. Mirthquake
    Playing it for Shake Value Dept.
  16. 15. What Unusual Dining Aid Will Soon Become a Necessity in Many Restaurants?
    Mad Fold-In
  17. 16. A Mad Peek Through Frank Perdue's Keyhole
    Another Mad Mini-Poster
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jochen G.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne