(July 1977)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except for February, May, August and November
On-sale date:
1977-05-17
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 Jones (signed)
Inks:
Bob Jones (signed)
Colors:
Bob Jones (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
King Kong; Jessica Lange [as Dwan]

King Korn (Table of Contents)

Kong-Phew Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jeff Bridges [as Hack Pressclot]; Charles Grodin [as Fraud Winsome]; Jessica Lange [as Wanda/Dawn]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film remake "King Kong"; An oil exploration search team pair with a stowaway anthropologist and a rescued castaway and encounter a hundred foot tall ape.

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 Philadelphia (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
Characters:
A vending machine that offers a cure for smoking.

A Mad Look at CB Radio (Table of Contents)

Aerial Borefare Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A satirical look at the citizen's band radio craze.

The Lighter Side of Morning (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 getting up in the morning.

Mad Forms for Personalized Wills (Table of Contents)

Putting on Heirs Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Templates for wills aimed at specific demographic groups.

A Mad Look at King Kong (Table of Contents)

Kong-Two Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
King Kong
Synopsis:
Series of cartoons satirizing the film "King Kong".
Reprints:

One Afternoon in Acapulco (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 cliff diver picks the wrong place to dive.

Mad's Academy Awards for Jocks (Table of Contents)

Athlete's Feat Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Awards are given to sports celebrities for dysfunctional behavior.

Indexer Notes

Nominees are thinly veiled parodies of actual sports personalities Billy Martin, Walter O'Malley, Wilt Chamberlain, Ilie Nastase, Jimmy Connors, Weeb Eubanks, Angelo Dundee and Muhammed Ali.

One Night on Skull 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
Characters:
King Kong
Synopsis:
King Kong finds a new use for his native sacrifice.

When Truth-in-Advertising Laws Apply to Movie Ads (Table of Contents)

"Snow" Biz Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Movie ads are forced to print disclaimers debunking their banner claims.

When CB-Type Code Language is Used in Other Walks of Life (Table of Contents)

Rig-Latin Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Every day situations are made incomprehensible through the use of slang.

Government Checks for Not Doing Anything (Table of Contents)

Parity Begins at Home Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs; Elaine Dunn
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Ordinary citizens receive government subsidies to not do something considered harmful.

Nutwork (Table of Contents)

Tele Like it is! Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Faye Dunaway [as Diana]; William Holden [as Max]; Peter Finch [as Harrowed Bile]; Robert Duvall [as Hatchet]; The Assassination Squad [Harry Reasoner; Walter Cronkite; John Chancellor; Barbara Walters]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Network"; An embittered newscaster uses his television spot to perform anti-social acts and a programming executive decides to make a series out of it.

What's the Most Popular Talk Show on the Air Today? (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:
Citizen's band radios are sweeping the nation.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

One Night in the Big City (Table of Contents)

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:
A woman finds a magic lamp on the street.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. King Korn
    Kong-Phew Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. One Day in Philadelphia
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. A Mad Look at CB Radio
    Aerial Borefare Dept.
  6. 5. The Lighter Side of Morning
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  7. 6. Mad Forms for Personalized Wills
    Putting on Heirs Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Look at King Kong
    Kong-Two Dept.
  9. 8. One Afternoon in Acapulco
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Mad's Academy Awards for Jocks
    Athlete's Feat Dept.
  11. 10. One Night on Skull Island
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. When Truth-in-Advertising Laws Apply to Movie Ads
    "Snow" Biz Dept.
  13. 12. When CB-Type Code Language is Used in Other Walks of Life
    Rig-Latin Dept.
  14. 13. Government Checks for Not Doing Anything
    Parity Begins at Home Dept.
  15. 14. Nutwork
    Tele Like it is! Dept.
  16. 15. What's the Most Popular Talk Show on the Air Today?
    Mad Fold-In
  17. 16. One Night in the Big City
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