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(July 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 (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Sergio Aragones...by the Penumbras (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
William Gaines; Sergio Aragones
Synopsis:
Mr. Aragones' shadow shows what he really thinks of selling cartoons to Mad.

One Cuckoo Flew Over the Rest (Table of Contents)

Looney Binge Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jack Nicholson [as McGoofy]; Louise Fletcher [as Nurse Wretched]; Christopher Lloyd [as Mr. Hurting]; Will Sampson [as Chief]; Danny DeVito [as Marteeni]; Sidney Lassick [as Justweak]; Brad Dourif [as Billy]; Mimi Sarkisian [as Nurse Pillow]; Scatman Crothers [as Turkey]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"; A con pretends to be mentally ill to avoid a prison sentence, then proceeds to butt heads with the martinet head nurse at the mental institution.

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.

An Angry Mad Look at Unpunished Criminals (Table of Contents)

Ten Least Wanted Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; advocacy
Synopsis:
Cropped photos are inserted into drawings of incongruous situations for ironic effect.

One Day Last April (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man channels his inner Gene Kelly.

Disaster Magazine (Table of Contents)

Calamity Gains Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A niche magazine for people obsessed with natural and human-induced disasters.

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 plays a puppet arcade game.

What's Worse Than...? (Table of Contents)

Quit While You're Behind Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Alis Ellis
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Providing worse alternatives to bad situations.

The Lighter Side of Annoyances (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 things that drive people crazy.

Lawsuits We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Docket To 'em Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Class-action suits filed over every day annoyances.

Mad Solutions to Big City Parking Problems (Table of Contents)

Auto-Suggestions Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Devices designed to alleviate the over-abundance of parked cars.

Mad's "Nice" Graffiti (Table of Contents)

Common Censor Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
Bob Clarke

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Common restroom graffiti is altered to be less insensitive.

Footnotes* to Great Lovers (Table of Contents)

That's 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:
Examples of lovers interacting, depicted from the waist down.

A Mad Look at Old Math vs. New Math (Table of Contents)

Sum of These Days Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marylin D'Amico
Pencils:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How modern behavior is changing, presented in the metaphor of the "new math" method of calculation.

Rhota (Table of Contents)

Spin Awful Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Valerie Harper [as Rhota Rooterstein]; David Groh [as Shmoe]; Julie Kavner [as Blimpa]; Nancy Walker [as Drunken]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Rhoda"; The hilarious antics of a loud Jewish family are profiled.

Late One Afternoon at the Warsaw Dike (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 tries to plug a leak in a dam from the wrong side.

What Is Becoming a Most Disturbing Political Argument These Days? (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:
Explosive politics takes on a new meaning.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Let Your Fingers Do The Walk-*#*@! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Bell Telephone print ads; Letting your fingers do the walking through certain urban areas can be an unpleasant thing.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Sergio Aragones...by the Penumbras
  3. 2. One Cuckoo Flew Over the Rest
    Looney Binge Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. An Angry Mad Look at Unpunished Criminals
    Ten Least Wanted Dept.
  6. 5. One Day Last April
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Disaster Magazine
    Calamity Gains Dept.
  8. 7. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  9. 8. What's Worse Than...?
    Quit While You're Behind Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Annoyances
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. Lawsuits We'd Like to See
    Docket To 'em Dept.
  12. 11. Mad Solutions to Big City Parking Problems
    Auto-Suggestions Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's "Nice" Graffiti
    Common Censor Dept.
  14. 13. Footnotes* to Great Lovers
    That's Shoe Biz Dept.
  15. 14. A Mad Look at Old Math vs. New Math
    Sum of These Days Dept.
  16. 15. Rhota
    Spin Awful Dept.
  17. 16. Late One Afternoon at the Warsaw Dike
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. What Is Becoming a Most Disturbing Political Argument These Days?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. Let Your Fingers Do The Walk-*#*@!
    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