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(April 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:
Bob Jones (signed)
Inks:
Bob Jones (signed)
Colors:
Bob Jones

Reprints:

The Castaway (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Colors:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man marooned on a desert atoll sends a message in a bottle.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

A Mad Portfolio of Some Idealists' Dreams (Table of Contents)

Youth Serum Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Pictures of real objects are cropped into shapes representing other objects and used to satire modern idealism

New Musicals Based on Big Movies (Table of Contents)

Thar's Gold in Them Thar Trills Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Marlon Brando [as Vito Corleone]; Al Pacino [as Michael Corleone]; James Caan [as Sonny Corleone]; Richard Castellano [as Clemenza]; Robert Duvall [as Tom Hagan]; John Cazale [as Fredo]; Abe Vigoda [as Tessio]; Roy Scheider [as Sheriff Brody]; Murray Hamilton [as Mayor Vaughn]; Richard Dreyfuss [as Hooper]; Robert Shaw [as Captain Quint]; Richard Chamberlain [as Simmons]; Robert Vaughn [as Senator Parker]; Fred Astaire [as Harlee Claibourne]; Paul Newman [as Doug Roberts]; O.J. Simpson [as Jernigan]; Steve McQueen [as Mike O'Hallorhan]; Charlton Heston [as Murdock]; George Kennedy [as Joe Patroni]; Gene Hackman [as Rev. Scott]; Ernest Borgnine [as Rogo]; Shelley Winters [as Belle Rosen]; Karen Black [as Nancy Pryor]; Burt Lancaster [as Mel Bakersfield]; Gloria Swanson
Synopsis:
Recent popular motion pictures are turned into Broadway musicals, including The Godfather, Jaws and the then recent spate of disaster films.

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.

Beat the Recession with These Mad Penny-Pinching Hints (Table of Contents)

Cheap Shots Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A collection of dubious money-saving ideas.

Early One Morning 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 bank robber is only interested in the bank's account premiums.

The Lighter Side of Making Extra Money (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:
People trying and sometimes failing to make money on the side.

One Fine Day at the Corner of Finster Boulevard and Fonebone Street (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 on a street corner has a unique method of soliciting money.

Mad Shoulder Patches (Table of Contents)

For the Symbol-Minded Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Shoulder patches that represent common occupations.

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 thinks he's crippled The White Spy's aircraft carrier.

A Mad Look at Fifty Years of College Life in America (Table of Contents)

Alma Martyrs Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Retrospective of how college life has changed over thirty years.

Mad's "Traffic Commissioner of the Year" (Table of Contents)

The Colossus of Roads Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Mad profiles a city traffic commissioner and his inept, inefficient staff.

A Mad Gallery of People It's Hard to Feel Sorry For (Table of Contents)

Pity Larceny Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of unsympathetic people in undesirable situations.

Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows (Table of Contents)

We Got Your Penumbra Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of shadows performing what the person casting the shadow would like to do.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Third in a series.

Good Time-Slot (Table of Contents)

Dyn-O-Mite Schtick Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Esther Rolle [as Colorado]; Jimmy Walker [as GeeGee]; John Amos [as Jaimes]; Ja'Net DuBois [as Mahroan]; BernNadette Stanis [as Selma]; Ralph Carter [as Micro]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Good Times"; A Black family struggles to stay together in the face of poverty, under-employment and stereotypical jokes.

Late One Afternoon in a Doctor's Office (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 doctor tests a woman's reflexes in the wrong place.

In What Important Bowl Game are There Nothing But Losers? (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 empty bowl benefits nobody.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

I Want, Too (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo [as James Montgomery Mingo] (signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo [as James Montgomery Mingo] (signed)
Colors:
Norman Mingo [as James Montgomery Mingo] (signed)
Letters:
Norman Mingo

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
A woman, dressed as Uncle Sam, demands equal rights.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Castaway
  3. 2. A Mad Portfolio of Some Idealists' Dreams
    Youth Serum Dept.
  4. 3. New Musicals Based on Big Movies
    Thar's Gold in Them Thar Trills Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. Beat the Recession with These Mad Penny-Pinching Hints
    Cheap Shots Dept.
  7. 6. Early One Morning Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Making Extra Money
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. One Fine Day at the Corner of Finster Boulevard and Fonebone Street
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Mad Shoulder Patches
    For the Symbol-Minded Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. A Mad Look at Fifty Years of College Life in America
    Alma Martyrs Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's "Traffic Commissioner of the Year"
    The Colossus of Roads Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Gallery of People It's Hard to Feel Sorry For
    Pity Larceny Dept.
  15. 14. Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men? The Shadow Knows
    We Got Your Penumbra Dept.
  16. 15. Good Time-Slot
    Dyn-O-Mite Schtick Dept.
  17. 16. Late One Afternoon in a Doctor's Office
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. In What Important Bowl Game are There Nothing But Losers?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. I Want, Too
    Another Mad Mini-Poster
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Jochen G.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne