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(June 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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

The Princess in the Tower (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Colors:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A prince courts a princess living in a tower.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Dum-Dum Afternoon (Table of Contents)

Withdrawal Simpletons Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Al Pacino [as Funny]; John Cazale [as Sap]; Charles Durning [as Sgt. Confetti]; Carol Kane [as the teller]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Dog Day Afternoon"; Two inept bank robbers turn a hold up into a hostage situation.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / cartoon / 0 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 Summer Day in the Jungle (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; jungle
Characters:
Tarzan
Synopsis:
Three monkeys rate Tarzan's dismount from a jungle vine.

A Mad Look at Burps Through History (Table of Contents)

For Whom the Belch Tolls Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Adam; Eve; Sir Isaac Newton; Lucrezia Borgia; George Washington; King Henry VIII; Napoleon Bonaparte; Alexander Graham Bell
Synopsis:
Famous historical events are altered by cases of gastric distress.

Mad's Academy Awards for Public Servants (Table of Contents)

Grinding Their Acts Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Awards are presented to the most unique acts of bureaucratic incompetence.

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 hijacks the White Spy's armored vehicle.

Other TV Guidance Announcements (Table of Contents)

Family Fare Warning Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bill Cullen; Monty Hall; Merv Griffin; Cher
Synopsis:
Disclaimers for various genres of television shows.

Getting Involved (Table of Contents)

Humane Being Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man passes several socially abhorrent situations without acting, but chooses to act when he witnesses something abhorrent to him.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Grooming (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 hassles and quirks of personal grooming are explored.

Mind Power (Table of Contents)

Mental Piece Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine for people who have Extra-sensory Perception.

Unweddings of the Future (Table of Contents)

An Affair to Dismember / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Aspects of a proposed ceremony to be created for divorces.

Take It With a Grain of Salt When... (Table of Contents)

CY-NACL Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of claims that deserve skepticism.

One Afternoon Down Home (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 rural woman swipes her husband's whiskey, then accidentally betrays herself.

Barfetta (Table of Contents)

Disguise Da Limit Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robert Blake [as Det. Toady Barfetta]; Edward Grover [as Lt. Bluebaker]; Michael D. Roberts [as Huggy Bear]; Tom Ewell [as Billy]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Baretta"; An undercover police detective drives his superior crazy with his incompetent antics.

How Have Some Pesky Critters Gotten Out of Control Lately? (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:
Some bugs don't respond to insecticide.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

If it Wasn't for Winston, I Wouldn't Smoke (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Feldstein ?
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Parody of Winston print ads; A woman lists all the things she wouldn't have if she didn't smoke cigarettes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Princess in the Tower
    More Scenes We'd Like to See
  3. 2. Dum-Dum Afternoon
    Withdrawal Simpletons Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. One Summer Day in the Jungle
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. A Mad Look at Burps Through History
    For Whom the Belch Tolls Dept.
  7. 6. Mad's Academy Awards for Public Servants
    Grinding Their Acts Dept.
  8. 7. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  9. 8. Other TV Guidance Announcements
    Family Fare Warning Dept.
  10. 9. Getting Involved
    Humane Being Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Grooming
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. Mind Power
    Mental Piece Dept.
  13. 12. Unweddings of the Future
    An Affair to Dismember
  14. 13. Take It With a Grain of Salt When...
    CY-NACL Dept.
  15. 14. One Afternoon Down Home
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Barfetta
    Disguise Da Limit Dept.
  17. 16. How Have Some Pesky Critters Gotten Out of Control Lately?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. If it Wasn't for Winston, I Wouldn't Smoke
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