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(December 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 [as JR] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Henry Winkler [as Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli]

Clarke Ages the Fonz (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.125 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo); Bob Clarke
Inks:
? (photo); Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Henry Winkler
Synopsis:
Artist Bob Clarke artificially ages a portrait of actor Henry Winkler.

Indexer Notes

Illustration appears on the letters page.

Rickard's Hang-Up About Phones (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.125 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Artist Rickard paints various model phones as they pose for him.

Indexer Notes

Illustration appears on the letters page.

Gall of the President's Men (Table of Contents)

Washington Post-Mortem Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Robert Redford [as Bob Woodwind]; Dustin Hoffman [as Snarl Burnsteam]; Jack Warden [as Harry Rosenfeld]; Jason Robards [as Ben Boldlee]; Gerald Ford [as Strep Throat]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "All the President's Men"; Two intrepid reporters stumble through the threads of a conspiracy that leads all the way to the top.

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 Fine Morning in a Play Pen (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:
An infant gets confused.

Great Moments in Bad Timing (Table of Contents)

Oops! Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of people saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes Car Rental Companies (Table of Contents)

Inside-Ouch Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How automobile rental agencies really do business.

Indexer Notes

The title accidentally leaves off the "of".

One Fine Afternoon in a Gym (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 professional boxer has a unique method of training.
Reprints:

Other Forms of Malpractice Insurance (Table of Contents)

Take Coverage! Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Malpractice insurance policies for lack of courteous behavior.

The Bauble Hymn of the Republic (Table of Contents)

Buy-Centennial Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Essay on the over-commercialization of the Bicentennial celebration.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Living Together (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 trials of living with other people.

How "Specialty Magazines" are Trying to Boost Sales (Table of Contents)

Reaching for New "Hypes" Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various niche magazines try to boost circulation by using sensational cover blurbs and lurid headlines.

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 sabotages the White Spy's trap and ends up sabotaging himself.

Mad's "Undercover Revolutionary" of the Year (Table of Contents)

Bomb Vivant Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A man anonymously plotting the downfall of the government is interviewed.

How to Read a Real Estate Ad (Table of Contents)

Homing Devices Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Alan Robin
Pencils:
Bob Jones
Inks:
Bob Jones
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A real estate ad is dissected and the glowing vague terms are depicted in more realistic illustrations.

One Fine Evening at a Recital (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:
The audience is enthralled by a concert performance, but only by one of the performers.

Crappy Days (Table of Contents)

The Fatuous Fifties Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ron Howard [as Itchie Cullingham]; Henry Winkler [as The Funz]; Tom Bosley [as Howard Cullingham]; Marion Ross [as Marion Cullingham]; Erin Moran [as Joinie Cullingham]; Anson Williams [as Putzie]; Don Most [as Riff]; Pat Morita [as Arnerd]; Milton Berle; Bill Cosby; Sherman Hemsley; Esther Rolle; Redd Foxx
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Happy Days"; The boring antics of a typical fifties nuclear family and the hilarious biker who visits them.

What Popular Con Game...Played in a Carnival-like Atmosphere...Makes Suckers of Us All (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:
Don't believe everything you hear, particularly from Washington.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Don't Vote for Alfred E. Neuman for President (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo ?
Inks:
Norman Mingo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
An anti-Neuman election poster.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Clarke Ages the Fonz
  3. 2. Rickard's Hang-Up About Phones
  4. 3. Gall of the President's Men
    Washington Post-Mortem Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. One Fine Morning in a Play Pen
    Don Martin Dept.
  7. 6. Great Moments in Bad Timing
    Oops! Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes Car Rental Companies
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  9. 8. One Fine Afternoon in a Gym
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Other Forms of Malpractice Insurance
    Take Coverage! Dept.
  11. 10. The Bauble Hymn of the Republic
    Buy-Centennial Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Living Together
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. How "Specialty Magazines" are Trying to Boost Sales
    Reaching for New "Hypes" Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. Mad's "Undercover Revolutionary" of the Year
    Bomb Vivant Dept.
  16. 15. How to Read a Real Estate Ad
    Homing Devices Dept.
  17. 16. One Fine Evening at a Recital
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. Crappy Days
    The Fatuous Fifties Dept.
  19. 18. What Popular Con Game...Played in a Carnival-like Atmosphere...Makes Suckers of Us All
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. Don't Vote for Alfred E. Neuman for President
    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