(April 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:
1977-02-15
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 (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters:
typeset

[A Frozen Pupsicle] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.125 page (report information)

Script:
Donna Zwerin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man takes his dog for a walk in a snow storm and returns with a frozen dog.

Indexer Notes

Illustration is based on a reader letter and appears on the letters page.

Merry Christmas, Y'all! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.125 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
Paul Coker Jr.

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jimmy Carter
Synopsis:
President-elect Jimmy Carter appears on the letters page as Santa.

The Shootiest (Table of Contents)

Wayne on the Wane Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Wayne [as J.B. Dukes]; Jimmy Stewart [as Dr. Horsefeathers]; Lauren Bacall [as Bland Rogers]; Ron Howard [as Killem Rogers]; Richard Boone [as Sweeney]; Hugh O'Brien [as Pullman]; Harry Morgan [as The Sheriff]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Shootist"; A famous gunslinger dying of cancer seeks a quiet place to pass away, but can't leave his reputation behind him.

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.

If Fictional Characters Lived in the "Real World" of Today (Table of Contents)

Story Adaptations Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Illustrations of famous literary characters are counterpointed with photos of real life objects for satirical effect.

One Tuesday Morning on Main Street (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 reports a vandalized phone booth to the phone company.
Reprints:

Mad "Death" Announcements (Table of Contents)

Mourning Glories Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Death announcements written to vary from the normal formula style.

The Lighter Side of Goofs (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:
Examples of people caught in embarrassing situations.

If Other Businesses Offered "No-Frills" Service (Table of Contents)

Minimum's the World Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Other businesses slash perks to lower the cost to consumers, just as the airlines have.

Still 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 replace word balloons and explain how the depicted scene occurred.

Testimonial Roasts for Ordinary People (Table of Contents)

Clod-Boppers Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frank Sinatra; Little Annie Fanny; Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck; Goofy; Henny Youngman; Foster Brooks; Steve Allen; Don Rickles; David Steinberg; Jan Murray; Albert Alligator; Pogo Possum; Alan King; Howard Cosell; Dean Martin; Burt Reynolds; Johnny Carson; Jack Carter; Pat Paulsen; Phyllis Diller; Totie Fields; Rodney Dangerfield
Synopsis:
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast hosts an ordinary citizen rather than a celebrity.

When You're Poor...and...When You're Rich (Table of Contents)

Status Quotes Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how your social status affects the way your behavior is labeled.
Reprints:

One Wednesday 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 ship.

Presenting the Original Mad Cover, and One Mad Moment Later (Table of Contents)

Seconding Our Notion Dept. / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Previous Mad covers are reprinted, accompanied by illustrations depicting what happened after the scene shown.
Reprints:

Top Secret Minutes of Top Secret Meetings (Table of Contents)

Exposed Nerds Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Meeting minutes from organizations that don't want their actions made public.

Footnotes* to Literature (Table of Contents)

That's Shoe Biz Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Famous literary works are satirized, with the scene shot from the waist down.

A Super Opportunity (Table of Contents)

You Kent Win'em All Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Returning from a mission, Superman finds his clothes weren't safe in that phone booth.
Reprints:

One Dame at a Time (Table of Contents)

Panty Woes Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bonnie Franklin [as Mom]; MacKenzie Phillips [as Ghoulie]; Valerie Bertinelli [as Bobka]; Pat Harrington [as Drain Sniper]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "One Day at a Time"; A divorcee tries to raise two daughters and avoid the amorous advances of the building maintenance man.

One Morning Back on Main Street (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 cement mason deals with a rotten kid.

The Frog Prince III (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:
humor
Synopsis:
A princess gets a surprise when she tries to kiss a frog.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Mad Salutes the Automobile Industry (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An auto falls apart as it comes off the assembly line.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [A Frozen Pupsicle]
  3. 2. Merry Christmas, Y'all!
  4. 3. The Shootiest
    Wayne on the Wane Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. If Fictional Characters Lived in the "Real World" of Today
    Story Adaptations Dept.
  7. 6. One Tuesday Morning on Main Street
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. Mad "Death" Announcements
    Mourning Glories Dept.
  9. 8. The Lighter Side of Goofs
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  10. 9. If Other Businesses Offered "No-Frills" Service
    Minimum's the World Dept.
  11. 10. Still More What's the Story...?
    Incident Replay Dept.
  12. 11. Testimonial Roasts for Ordinary People
    Clod-Boppers Dept.
  13. 12. When You're Poor...and...When You're Rich
    Status Quotes Dept.
  14. 13. One Wednesday Morning on a Desert Island
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. Presenting the Original Mad Cover, and One Mad Moment Later
    Seconding Our Notion Dept.
  16. 15. Top Secret Minutes of Top Secret Meetings
    Exposed Nerds Dept.
  17. 16. Footnotes* to Literature
    That's Shoe Biz Dept.
  18. 17. A Super Opportunity
    You Kent Win'em All Dept.
  19. 18. One Dame at a Time
    Panty Woes Dept.
  20. 19. One Morning Back on Main Street
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. The Frog Prince III
    More Fairy Tales Scenes We'd Like to See
  22. 21. Mad Salutes the Automobile Industry
    Another Mad Mini-Poster
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • R. S. Martin
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
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