(January 1981)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except February, May, August, and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
0709893323001
Editing:
Albert B. Feldstein; Jerry DeFuccio (associate); Nick Meglin (associate)
Color:
color (#1-23, later issues); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - ?)
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock:
glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

Issue Notes

John Putnam is art director. Leonard Brenner does production.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Rickard (painted; signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard (painted; signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard (painted; signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman [as Yoda]
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[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

One small art example from 6 "vital features".

Letters Dept. (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as editor]
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Dennis Cochran, Laura Munger, Allison Radke, Lawrence Leibowitz, Allison Schupak, Fred Mann, Michal Clements, Bob E. Morton, Jim Bardler, Mrs. Samuel Bagdon, Greg Wooten, Toni Ashwood, Stuart Schneider, Matthew Guimes, Jeff McKinley, Hames Ware, Bryant MacQuinnan, Toni DiPreta and R.C. Buckholder.
Contains 2 art samples from stories being commented on, and Jack Davis header from an early issue.

Star Bores: The Empire Strikes Out (Table of Contents)

Star Wars / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody; science fiction
Characters:
Princess Laidup; Ham Yoyo; Bar-Stool; Creepio; Lube Skystalker; Chewbacco; Oldie Von Moldie; Yodel; Landough; Dart Zadar
Synopsis:
A satire of the movie STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.
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A Mad Auction of Some Legendary Celebrities Personal Items (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

Don Martin Dept. Part I: One Morning in a Theatrical Shop (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
Don Martin

Genre:
satire-parody

A Mad Guide to... The Double Standards of Age (Table of Contents)

A Mad Guide / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Barry Liebmann
Pencils:
Bob Jones
Inks:
Bob Jones
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody

Spy vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Spy vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias
Letters:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
satire-parody; spy
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Reprints:

Amalgamated Student Supply Co. Mail Order Catalog 1980-1981 School Year (Table of Contents)

Mail Order Catalog / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Diane Riccobene (idea); Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody

Don Martin Dept. Part II: One Afternoon in the South Seas (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
Don Martin

Genre:
satire-parody

Everyday Crimes That Should Be Punished (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Harry North, Esq.
Inks:
Harry North, Esq.
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody

An Al Jaffee Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions: Gangland Episode (Table of Contents)

An Al Jaffee Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
Al Jaffee ?

Genre:
satire-parody

Really Important and Relevant Life Spans (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody

The Lighter Side of... (Table of Contents)

The Lighter Side of... / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
Dave Berg

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
The Lighter Side of... School; Travel; Divorce; Sports; Marriage; Old Age; Weddings; Mothers; Medicine; Conventions; Family; Phone Calls; Children; Boozing.

Don Martin Dept. Part III: One Evening in a Hospital Room (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
Don Martin

Genre:
satire-parody

"Is the Pope Catholic?" (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
"Next time the opportunity arises, surprise your friends who ask idiotic obvious questions with one of these new, updated Mad versions of... "Is the Pope Catholic?""

A Mad Guide to... Burning Calories Without Exercise (Table of Contents)

A Mad Guide / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Don Edwing
Inks:
Don Edwing
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody

Queezy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Queezy; Spam; Lt. Moronohan; Bum
Synopsis:
A satire of the television show QUINCY M.E.

What is a Ridiculously Expensive Trip Today That Most of Us Would Rather Avoid? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Colors:
Al Jaffee ?
Letters:
Al Jaffee ?

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Inside backcover and in color. Answer is: The last one (picture of a casket).

Another Scenes We'd Like to See (The Frog Prince) (Table of Contents)

Scenes We'd Like to See / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Colors:
Don Martin ?
Letters:
Don Martin

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Drawn-Out Dramas / filler / 0 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

No page count as gags appear in various places around the magazine.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Letters Dept.
    Letters Dept.
  4. 3. Star Bores: The Empire Strikes Out
    Star Wars
  5. 4. A Mad Auction of Some Legendary Celebrities Personal Items
  6. 5. Don Martin Dept. Part I: One Morning in a Theatrical Shop
    Don Martin Department
  7. 6. A Mad Guide to... The Double Standards of Age
    A Mad Guide
  8. 7. Spy vs. Spy
    Spy vs. Spy
  9. 8. Amalgamated Student Supply Co. Mail Order Catalog 1980-1981 School Year
    Mail Order Catalog
  10. 9. Don Martin Dept. Part II: One Afternoon in the South Seas
    Don Martin Department
  11. 10. Everyday Crimes That Should Be Punished
  12. 11. An Al Jaffee Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions: Gangland Episode
    An Al Jaffee Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions
  13. 12. Really Important and Relevant Life Spans
  14. 13. The Lighter Side of...
    The Lighter Side of...
  15. 14. Don Martin Dept. Part III: One Evening in a Hospital Room
    Don Martin Department
  16. 15. "Is the Pope Catholic?"
  17. 16. A Mad Guide to... Burning Calories Without Exercise
    A Mad Guide
  18. 17. Queezy
  19. 18. What is a Ridiculously Expensive Trip Today That Most of Us Would Rather Avoid?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. Another Scenes We'd Like to See (The Frog Prince)
    Scenes We'd Like to See
  21. 20. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Drawn-Out Dramas
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