(March 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

Mad Salutes the Bicentennial Year (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo ?
Inks:
Norman Mingo ?
Colors:
Norman Mingo ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Nick Meglin ?
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

In addition to the letters is a cartoon by Al Jaffee in response to one of the letters.

Rollerbrawl (Table of Contents)

Future Schlock Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
James Caan [as Johnathick]; John Houseman [as The Owner]; Maud Adams[as Wife]; John Beck [as Moonface]; Moses Gunn [as Blackie]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Rollerball"; The star athlete of a corporate-owned blood sport struggles against forced retirement, social isolation and the general corruption of the futuristic society he lives in.

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.

Great Poems Rewritten to Reflect the Freaky, Greedy, Rotten World of Today (Table of Contents)

The Rhymes We Are A-changing Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Famous poems are altered to reflect current issues.

One Fine Day Downtown (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 gets a service animal for his service animal.

The Lighter Side of Handicrafts (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous aspects of various hobbies.

Mad's First...and Probably Last...Reader Survey (Table of Contents)

Poll-ish Joke Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of printed reader surveys.

Some Mad Energy-saving Devices (Table of Contents)

Fuel-ish Notions Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Contraptions designed to save energy and still perform the same service.

A Collection of Mad Paired Thick & Thin Books (Table of Contents)

Caught in a Bind Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Marilyn D'Amico
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Books with the same subject but with differing size depending upon who authored it.

Meet Jan Van Wessum (Table of Contents)

Holland-daze Source Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jan Van Wessum
Pencils:
Jan Van Wessum
Inks:
Jan Van Wessum
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Collection of humorous single panel cartoons by Dutch cartoonist Jan Van Wessum.

Exciting Abbreviations for Low Glamor Jobs (Table of Contents)

Initial Impression Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
William McCole (plot); Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Using abbreviations to make a low-tech job seem more intellectual.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jack Rickard draws caricatures of Nick Meglin, Jerry DeFuccio and Al Feldstein into the final panel.

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)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The White Spy tries to use an angled flame-thrower against the Black Spy.

The Alfred E. Neuman University Competitive Hard-Sell 1976 Catalogue (Table of Contents)

Facultease Dept. / photo story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
David Reagan (plot); Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo); Bob Clarke
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo); Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Catalog of college courses with debatable merit.

Historical Scenes We'd Like to See Re-Enacted (Table of Contents)

Yankee-Panky Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Scenes from U.S. history unlikely to be re-enacted for the Bicentennial celebration.

The Cockroach (Table of Contents)

Bugs Funny Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man uses aerosol insecticide to kill a cockroach.

If TV Commercials Told Us Everything (Table of Contents)

Ad-Mission Impossible Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of the ugly truth that television commercials leave out.

Once Upon a Time in the Black Hills of S. Dakota (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:
Two sleeping Native Americans receive a smoke signal.

What Kind of Vicious Big Shots Have Been Taking Over Our Cities? (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:
advocacy
Synopsis:
An example of technology not helping life.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

City Plights (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Nicky Zann
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Building lights in a city skyline spell out a message.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mad Salutes the Bicentennial Year
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Rollerbrawl
    Future Schlock Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Great Poems Rewritten to Reflect the Freaky, Greedy, Rotten World of Today
    The Rhymes We Are A-changing Dept.
  6. 5. One Fine Day Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. The Lighter Side of Handicrafts
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  8. 7. Mad's First...and Probably Last...Reader Survey
    Poll-ish Joke Dept.
  9. 8. Some Mad Energy-saving Devices
    Fuel-ish Notions Dept.
  10. 9. A Collection of Mad Paired Thick & Thin Books
    Caught in a Bind Dept.
  11. 10. Meet Jan Van Wessum
    Holland-daze Source Dept.
  12. 11. Exciting Abbreviations for Low Glamor Jobs
    Initial Impression Dept.
  13. 12. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  14. 13. The Alfred E. Neuman University Competitive Hard-Sell 1976 Catalogue
    Facultease Dept.
  15. 14. Historical Scenes We'd Like to See Re-Enacted
    Yankee-Panky Dept.
  16. 15. The Cockroach
    Bugs Funny Dept.
  17. 16. If TV Commercials Told Us Everything
    Ad-Mission Impossible Dept.
  18. 17. Once Upon a Time in the Black Hills of S. Dakota
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. What Kind of Vicious Big Shots Have Been Taking Over Our Cities?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. City Plights
    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