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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

The Frog Prince II (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:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A frog transforms into a prince, but in the wrong place.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Unwedding Cake (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Karen Carbone
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Example of an "unwedding cake", where the bride and groom atop the cake aren't speaking to each other.

Indexer Notes

Cartoon appears in the letters page section, illustrating a suggestion by a reader.

Alfred Takes a "Madde" Bow (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Norman Mingo
Pencils:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Alfred dons eighteenth century attire in honor of the Bicentennial.

Indexer Notes

Cartoon appears in the letters section.

Borey Lyndon (Table of Contents)

Kubrick-a-Brac Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ryan O'Neal [as Borey Lyndon]; Hardy Kruger [as Capt. Potzoff]; Patrick Magee [as Chevalier de Tutti Frutti]; Marisa Berenson [as Countess de Gournish]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Barry Lyndon"; A dim youth is forced to wander through eighteenth century Britain, going from war to war and woman to woman.

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 Day on the Highway (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 highway patrol unit thinks it has caught a speeder.
Reprints:

Whatever Became of...? (Table of Contents)

Old Folks Tome Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Frank Sinatra; George Plimpton; Muhammad Ali; Cher; Richard Nixon; Howard Cosell; Jimmy Conners; The Beatles [John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr]; Al Pacino
Synopsis:
Ramdom celebrities have their pictures artificially aged twenty years. The pictures are accompanied by synopses of their activities in those twenty years.

The Lighter Side of the Summer Scene (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:
Satirical examples of how people spend their summers.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at the Major Oil Companies and Their Myriad Operations (Table of Contents)

Fuel's Gold Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
How oil companies conspire to maximize both their profits and their influence in the world.

Where Else but on TV...? (Table of Contents)

Telly it Like it is Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Rock Hudson [as Stewart McMillan]; Ron Howard [as Richie Cunningham]; Jean Stapleton [as Edith Bunker]; Telly Savalas [as Theo Kojak]; William Conrad [as Frank Cannon]; Buddy Ebsen [as Barnaby Jones]
Synopsis:
Examples of the artificial reality created by television for its own convenience.

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 cons the White Spy into blowing himself up.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of lawsuits filed against people perpetrating petty annoyances.

A Mad Look at the Beach (Table of Contents)

Sights for Shore Eyes Dept. / cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of humorous occurrences at the beach.
Reprints:

Some Useful Mad Gadgets for Slob-Proofing Your Home (Table of Contents)

Mess Hysteria Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Gadgets designed to keep your home clean from the assaults of thoughtless people.

A Mad Guide to the Modern American Class System (Table of Contents)

Status Quotients Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Marylin D'Amico (plot); Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how people react to situations, and how situations react to them, based on their economic status.

Harsky & Stutch (Table of Contents)

Blunder-Cover Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
David Soul [as Stutch]; Paul Michael Glazer [as Harsky]; Bernie Hamilton [as Captain Dopey]; Antonio Fargas [as Buggy Hair]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Starsky and Hutch"; A pair of unconventional, violent and not too bright undercover detectives wreck havoc on Los Angeles.

An Advertisement (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 television commercial makes effective use of sound effects to sell its services.

What Abused Old Timer Needs More Tender Loving Care than Ever 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:
Your country needs you.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Sorry State U.S.A. (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Richard Nixon; Gerald Ford; Nelson Rockefeller; Ronald Reagan; George Wallace; Jimmy Carter; Henry Jackson; Morris Udall; Hubert Humphrey; Edmund Muskie; Edward Kennedy
Synopsis:
Cover of the mythical political directory from the telephone company, showing the major political figures of the day calling each other.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Frog Prince II
    More Fairy Tales Scenes We'd Like to See
  3. 2. Unwedding Cake
  4. 3. Alfred Takes a "Madde" Bow
  5. 4. Borey Lyndon
    Kubrick-a-Brac Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. One Day on the Highway
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. Whatever Became of...?
    Old Folks Tome Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of the Summer Scene
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at the Major Oil Companies and Their Myriad Operations
    Fuel's Gold Dept.
  11. 10. Where Else but on TV...?
    Telly it Like it is Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. More Lawsuits We'd Like to See
    Docket To 'em II Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Look at the Beach
    Sights for Shore Eyes Dept.
  15. 14. Some Useful Mad Gadgets for Slob-Proofing Your Home
    Mess Hysteria Dept.
  16. 15. A Mad Guide to the Modern American Class System
    Status Quotients Dept.
  17. 16. Harsky & Stutch
    Blunder-Cover Dept.
  18. 17. An Advertisement
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. What Abused Old Timer Needs More Tender Loving Care than Ever Lately?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. Sorry State U.S.A.
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