(June 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:
1977-03-29
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:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
Bob Clarke

Genre:
humor

The Devil with Carter? (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.125 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry North (signed)
Inks:
Harry North (signed)

Characters:
Jimmy Carter; Harvey Stephens [as Damien Thorn]
Synopsis:
Jimmy Carter gives the devil's son a piggyback ride.

Indexer Notes

Illustration appears on the letters page.

Marathon Mess (Table of Contents)

Thou Shalt Not Drill Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Dustin Hoffman [as Boob]; Laurence Olivier [as Schmel]; Roy Scheider [as Doc]; William Devane [as the FBI Agent]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Marathon Man"; a nebbish stumbles onto a Nazi war criminal in hiding.

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 Day in Egypt (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
While excavating around a pyramid, archaeologists make a startling discovery.

Presenting More Original Mad Covers 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 with illustrations of what happened next accompanying them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original covers are by Mort Drucker and Norman Mingo.

The Lighter Side of Health Nuts (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:
Presenting the odd things people do to stay healthy.

What If a Newsletter Came with Every Bill? (Table of Contents)

Padding the Bill Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of what you'd get if other creditors followed the example of the electric company.

You Don't Give a %#*&!*? What Other People Think When... (Table of Contents)

Up Theirs! Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Marc Bilgrey (plot); Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Bob Jones
Inks:
Bob Jones
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of people who refuse to follow popular convention.

The Mad Guide to Parental Hang-Ups (Table of Contents)

Home Groan Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how parents are unintentionally exasperating their kids.

A Mad Treasury of Shakespeare's Lesser Known Quotes (Table of Contents)

Going Over Bard Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dennis Snee
Pencils:
Harry North (signed)
Inks:
Harry North (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Shakespearean quotes that history has forgotten, for a reason.

The Jazzyslums (Table of Contents)

A Credit to their Ratings Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sherman Hemsley [as George Jazzyslum]; Isabel Sanford [as Louise Jazzyslum]; Marla Gibbs [as Florist]; Roxie Roker [as Helen]; Franklin Cover [as Tom]; Paul Benedict [as Bentnee]; Zara Cully [as Mother Jazzyslum]; Damon Evans [as Lionel Jazzyslum]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Jeffersons"; An upper class black family try to put up with the obnoxious head of the household.

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 White Spy feeds the Black Spy to the sharks.

Distinctive Mad Epitaths (Table of Contents)

Shticks on Stones Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical gravestone epitaphs.

We'd Like to See the Day When... (Table of Contents)

We Should Live So Long Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Scenes of annoying people getting their just desserts.

Another Day in Egypt (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:
While excavating a pyramid, two archaeologists make a startling discovery.

Sobsession (Table of Contents)

Seeing is Bereaving Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Cliff Robertson [as Mackeral Corpseland]; Genevieve Bujold [as Riseable Corpseland]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Obsession"; A man grieving over the loss of his wife becomes obsessed with the notion that she's still alive and leading a second life.

What Remarkable Magic Trick Will the East be Looking for This Fall? (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:
humor
Synopsis:
Not living up to your name can be a problem.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

One Day in Alaska (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Making a pipeline palatable to the native population.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Devil with Carter?
  3. 2. Marathon Mess
    Thou Shalt Not Drill Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. One Day in Egypt
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Presenting More Original Mad Covers and One Mad Moment Later
    Seconding Our Notion Dept.
  7. 6. The Lighter Side of Health Nuts
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  8. 7. What If a Newsletter Came with Every Bill?
    Padding the Bill Dept.
  9. 8. You Don't Give a %#*&!*? What Other People Think When...
    Up Theirs! Dept.
  10. 9. The Mad Guide to Parental Hang-Ups
    Home Groan Dept.
  11. 10. A Mad Treasury of Shakespeare's Lesser Known Quotes
    Going Over Bard Dept.
  12. 11. The Jazzyslums
    A Credit to their Ratings Dept.
  13. 12. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  14. 13. Distinctive Mad Epitaths
    Shticks on Stones Dept.
  15. 14. We'd Like to See the Day When...
    We Should Live So Long Dept.
  16. 15. Another Day in Egypt
    Don Martin Dept.
  17. 16. Sobsession
    Seeing is Bereaving Dept.
  18. 17. What Remarkable Magic Trick Will the East be Looking for This Fall?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. One Day in Alaska
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • R. S. Martin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne