(January 1977)

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, 400-present); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - 399)
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 [as JR] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lee Majors [as Steve Austin]; Lindsey Wagner [as Jaime Summers]

Alfred E. Vulcan (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.125 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
A bust of Alfred as a Vulcan from Star Trek.

Indexer Notes

Illustration appears on the letters page.

The Moronic Woman (Table of Contents)

Trans-Sister Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lindsey Wagner [as Jammy Summons]; Richard Anderson [as Oscular]; Lee Majors [as Steve Awesome]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Bionic Woman"; A woman trying to lead a double life as a teacher and a bionically augmented government agent must recover the plans to her modifications from an enemy country.

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.

Early One Morning on a Desert Island (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 castaway tries to signal a passing plane.

No Wonder We're All Screwed Up (Table of Contents)

Double-Standara Barers Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Alis Ellis (plot); Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Common sense advice is counterpointed with newspaper headlines which fly in the face of that advice.

A Mad History of Medicine (Table of Contents)

Doc-Walloper Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A satirical overview of the evolution of the science of medicine.

One Day Five Thousand Years Ago (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 rolling boulder inspires two different ideas in two different cave men.

What's the Story...? (Table of Contents)

Incident Replay Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Word balloons in pictures explain the events leading up to the depicted scenes.

The Lighter Side of Consumers (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 look at American buying habits.

A Typical Year-End Family Greeting Letter (Table of Contents)

Corn on the Card Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An example of the ultimate mass-produced generic family holiday greetings letter.

Mad's Christmas Carols for the 1976 Holiday Season (Table of Contents)

Season's Bleatings Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Rewriting the lyrics of holiday standards to reflect modern life.
Reprints:

The Mad Clearance Catalog of Unwanted Articles, Features, Gimmicks and Premises (Table of Contents)

Publisher's Over-schlock Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of rejected Mad submissions.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some of the spot illustrations are by Mad regulars Mort Drucker, Don Martin, Bob Clarke, Paul Coker and Jack Davis, while other illustrations are artist Jack Rickard imitating the styles of other Mad contributors.

A Mad Look at the Tennis Set (Table of Contents)

Court Jestings Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous events connected with the game of tennis.

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)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy booby-traps the White Spy's umbrella.

The Bad Mouth Bears (Table of Contents)

Split Scream Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Walter Matthau [as Morris Buttermilker]; Tatum O'Neal [as Amanda]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Bad-News Bears"; an alcoholic tries to coach a little league team of losers and misfits.

Indexer Notes

Jack Davis also drew the actual movie poster for this film.

The Misery Breaks (Table of Contents)

Split Scream Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Marlon Brando [as The Regulator]; Jack Nicholson [as The Rustler]; Kathleen Lloyd [as The Daughter]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Missouri Breaks"; A rustler seeks vengeance against a very strange man for killing his friends.

Late One Afternoon Last January (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 takes his dog outside during a blizzard.

What Particular Species in Our Environment is Sure to Get Special Protection From Any Winning Candidate (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:
A profile of the species "Cashius Collectivus".

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Pay As You Go! The Practice of Modern Medicine (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
There's nothing wrong with you that an expensive operation can't prolong.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Alfred E. Vulcan
  3. 2. The Moronic Woman
    Trans-Sister Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Early One Morning on a Desert Island
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. No Wonder We're All Screwed Up
    Double-Standara Barers Dept.
  7. 6. A Mad History of Medicine
    Doc-Walloper Dept.
  8. 7. One Day Five Thousand Years Ago
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. What's the Story...?
    Incident Replay Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of Consumers
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. A Typical Year-End Family Greeting Letter
    Corn on the Card Dept.
  12. 11. Mad's Christmas Carols for the 1976 Holiday Season
    Season's Bleatings Dept.
  13. 12. The Mad Clearance Catalog of Unwanted Articles, Features, Gimmicks and Premises
    Publisher's Over-schlock Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Look at the Tennis Set
    Court Jestings Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  16. 15. The Bad Mouth Bears
    Split Scream Dept.
  17. 16. The Misery Breaks
    Split Scream Dept.
  18. 17. Late One Afternoon Last January
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. What Particular Species in Our Environment is Sure to Get Special Protection From Any Winning Candidate
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. Pay As You Go! The Practice of Modern Medicine
    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