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(October 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:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
William Shatner [as Capt. James Kirk]; Leonard Nimoy [as Commander Spock]; Alfred E. Neuman

Paul Peter Porges's Idea of a Real Disaster (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.125 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Paul Peter Porges (signed)
Inks:
Paul Peter Porges (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The artist spills ink all over the comic page he just finished.

Indexer Notes

Cartoon appears on the letters page.

Keep On Trekkin': The Mad "Star Trek" Musical (Table of Contents)

Spock 'n' Roll Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
William Shatner [as Captain James Kirk]; Leonard Nimoy [as Commander Spock]; DeForrest Kelley [as Dr. Leonard McCoy]; James Doohan [as Commander Montgomery Scott}; George Takei [as Lt. Hikaru Sulu]; Nichelle Nichols [as Lt. Nyota Uhura]; Walter Koenig [as Ensign Pavel Chekov]; Majel Barrett [as Nurse Christine Chapel]
Synopsis:
The cast of the original Star Trek is reunited for a new version of the show, remade as a musical.

Indexer Notes

Mort Drucker draws two of the crew on page 5 in the style of Don Martin. This is a homage to Drucker's original parody of Star Trek, in which the castaway Star Fleet scientist was also drawn in the style of Don Martin.

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.

The Neuman Book of World Records...that Led to Lesser-known Follow-up Records (Table of Contents)

Smelly Feats Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
World record achievements that inspire less than desirable records.

Don Martin Presents "The Story of Moses" (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Moses has been parting water all his life apparently.

Mad's Do-It-Yourself Howard Hughes Will (Table of Contents)

Heir Pollution Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
How to produce your own Howard Hughes will.

The Lighter Side of Noise (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:
How people deal with noise irritations.

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 White Spy sabotages the Black Spy's jet.

Mad's Election Year Mother Goose (Table of Contents)

Verse of the People Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Nursery rhymes are altered to reflect the current political scene.

Mad's Packager of the Year (Table of Contents)

Rapping the Wrapping Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The head of a packaging firm of dubious ethics is interviewed.

Has Anybody Every Really Heard... (Table of Contents)

Cliche it Again, Sam! Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Sharp; Jerry DeFuccio (photo research)
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Spotlighting various cinema cliche lines that don't have a basis in reality.

The Changing Attitudes of the American Family (Table of Contents)

The Era of Our Ways Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How various family rituals have evolved over the years.

Infractions We'd Like to See Called in Every Day Life (Table of Contents)

A Flag on the Ploy Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Sports game officials call penalties on ill-mannered behavior in real life.

Phoolish (Table of Contents)

Moore of the Same Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Cloris Leachman [as Phoolish]; Henry Jones [as Yawnathan Drecker]; Jane Rose [as Tawdry Drecker]; Lisa Gerritsen [as Mess]; Liz Torres [as Droolie Irksome]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Phyllis"; A feather-headed widow moves in with her equally idiotic parents.

One Day at Mount Rushmore (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 maintenance crew performs service on Mount Rushmore.

What Important Executive Position Should You Train For? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Some corporate positions are more lucrative than others.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Let Us Spray (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
A diatribe against chlorofluorocarbon pollution.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Paul Peter Porges's Idea of a Real Disaster
  3. 2. Keep On Trekkin': The Mad "Star Trek" Musical
    Spock 'n' Roll Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. The Neuman Book of World Records...that Led to Lesser-known Follow-up Records
    Smelly Feats Dept.
  6. 5. Don Martin Presents "The Story of Moses"
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Mad's Do-It-Yourself Howard Hughes Will
    Heir Pollution Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of Noise
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. Mad's Election Year Mother Goose
    Verse of the People Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's Packager of the Year
    Rapping the Wrapping Dept.
  12. 11. Has Anybody Every Really Heard...
    Cliche it Again, Sam! Dept.
  13. 12. The Changing Attitudes of the American Family
    The Era of Our Ways Dept.
  14. 13. Infractions We'd Like to See Called in Every Day Life
    A Flag on the Ploy Dept.
  15. 14. Phoolish
    Moore of the Same Dept.
  16. 15. One Day at Mount Rushmore
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. What Important Executive Position Should You Train For?
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. Let Us Spray
    Another Mad Mini-Poster
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne