(March 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
On-sale date:
1977-01-04
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Colors:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

A Mad Burst (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.125 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
O.J. Simpson
Synopsis:
O.J. Simpson leaps a car in a parody of his appearances on Hertz Car Rental TV ads.

Indexer Notes

Cartoon appears on the letters page.

The Omenous (Table of Contents)

Peck's Bad Boy Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Gregory Peck [as Mr. Ambassador]; Lee Remick [as Mrs. Ambassador]; Billie Whitelaw [as Mrs. Warlock]; David Warner [as Jennings]; Patrick Troughton [as the priest]; Leo McKern [as the exorcist]; Harvey Stephens [as Demon]
Synopsis:
In a parody of the film "The Omen," an out-of-touch upper class couple find that they're raising Satan's little boy.

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 Morning in a Courtroom (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 attorney makes an overly aggressive summation.

Mad's "Customized" Skateboards (Table of Contents)

Sidewalk Surf's Up Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Skateboards altered to appeal to various demographics.

A Little Kid's Guide to Understanding the News (Table of Contents)

Beating the Lexicon Game Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Applying political terms to situations specific to the life of a child.

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

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

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Pictures as word balloons show what led up to the depicted scene.

The Literary Yellow Pages (Table of Contents)

Consult Your Classicfied Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Yellow Pages ads for famous characters from famous novels.

Indexer Notes

The picture of James Bond in the James Bond ad is by Mort Drucker and is reprinted from a previous Mad Bond parody.

One Afternoon While Running an Errand (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 boy leaves his skateboard unattended in the wrong neighborhood.

It's Adding Insult to Injury When... (Table of Contents)

Losers Weepers Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Bad situations that get worse.

The Lighter Side of Winning (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:
People handling victory with humorous lack of grace.

The Human Race (Table of Contents)

See How They Run! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of what motivates different groups of people to compete.

American Jokes They're Telling in Poland (Table of Contents)

The Joke's on U.S. Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A series of jokes satirizing stereotypical American life.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at Winter (Table of Contents)

Ice Pix Dept. / cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of cartoons satirizing life during winter.

A Mad Look at Some Exciting New Job Opportunities (Table of Contents)

Hire Aspirations Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of new jobs being created by new technology, and by the regulations governing that technology.
Reprints:

One Evening at a Banquet Saluting an Outstanding American (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 honoree has a surprising physical trait.

Welcome Back, Klodder (Table of Contents)

A Grapple For the Teacher Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Gabe Kaplan [as Gab Klodder]; Marcia Strassman [as Mrs. Klodder]; John Travolta [as Winnie Booberino]; Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs [as Washingtongue]; Robert Hegyes [as Juan Ecchstein]; Ron Palillo [as Arnold Horseshot]; John Sylvester White [as Mr. Woodmind]; Henny Youngman [as Uncle Henny]
Synopsis:
In a parody of the TV series "Welcome Back, Kotter," a teacher who tells bad jokes teaches a class of inner city youths who tell worse jokes.

What's the Best Thing to Use to See Stars? (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:
humor
Synopsis:
Used wrong, it can be a revelation.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[The New Yorker] (Table of Contents)

A Magazine Cover We'd Like to See / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Clarke ? [as R.C.] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke ? [as R.C.] (signed)
Colors:
Bob Clarke ? [as R.C.] (signed)
Letters:
Bob Clarke ? [as R.C.] (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of New Yorker Magazine; The famous New Yorker aristocrat finds his modern city has become a dangerous place.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. A Mad Burst
  3. 2. The Omenous
    Peck's Bad Boy Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. One Morning in a Courtroom
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Mad's "Customized" Skateboards
    Sidewalk Surf's Up Dept.
  7. 6. A Little Kid's Guide to Understanding the News
    Beating the Lexicon Game Dept.
  8. 7. More What's the Story...?
    Incident Replay Dept.
  9. 8. The Literary Yellow Pages
    Consult Your Classicfied Dept.
  10. 9. One Afternoon While Running an Errand
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. It's Adding Insult to Injury When...
    Losers Weepers Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of Winning
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. The Human Race
    See How They Run! Dept.
  14. 13. American Jokes They're Telling in Poland
    The Joke's on U.S. Dept.
  15. 14. A Mad Look at Winter
    Ice Pix Dept.
  16. 15. A Mad Look at Some Exciting New Job Opportunities
    Hire Aspirations Dept.
  17. 16. One Evening at a Banquet Saluting an Outstanding American
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. Welcome Back, Klodder
    A Grapple For the Teacher Dept.
  19. 18. What's the Best Thing to Use to See Stars?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. [The New Yorker]
    A Magazine Cover We'd Like to See
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