(October 1981)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.90 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
0709893323010
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

[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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Christopher Reeve [as Superman]; Terrance Stamp [as General Zod]; Jack O'Halloran [as Non]; Sarah Douglas [as Ursa]

If Your Losing Streak is Becoming a Way of Life, You're in Luck! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Parker Brothers Games / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Barf Bag That Advertises (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.125 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Al Jaffee draws his reaction to airlines placing print ads on airsickness bags.

Indexer Notes

Cartoon appears on the letters page.

Superduperman II (Table of Contents)

All Men Are Creating Sequels Dept. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Christopher Reeve [as Superduperman/Cluck Kennt]; Margot Kidder [as Lotus]; Gene Hackman [as Lox Looter]; Terrance Stamp [as General Klodd]; Sarah Douglas [as Cursa]; Jack O'Halloran [as Noggin]; Susannah York [as Lara]; Jackie Cooper [as Perry Blight]; Leonard Nimoy [as Mr. Spock]; Sylvester Stallone [as Rocky Balboa]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Superman II": The hero's attempt to claim a normal life is interrupted by the intrusion of three fugitive criminals from his home planet.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Among the headstones in the graveyard scene on page one are markers labeled "George Reeves" and "The Vault of Horror". On page six, when the Kryptonian fugitives remake Mt. Rushmore into their own evil images, the fourth image is former Vice-President Spiro Agnew.

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.

Don Martin Sells Us Sea Shells by the Sea Shore (Table of Contents)

Schtick it in Your Ear Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various humorous situations revolving around listening to sea shells.

Stadium & Team Owners Paraphenalia 1981 Supply Catalogue (Table of Contents)

Fan Danglers Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Catalog of supplies for stadium operators to help them make more money and make their customer's experience worse.
Reprints:

Stuff We Don't Get to See on the Tube (Table of Contents)

TV Guise Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
James Garner [as Jim Rockford]; Stuart Margolin [as Angel Martin]; Johnny Carson; Bob Hope; Howard Cosell; Tom Bosley [as Howard Cunningham]; Ron Howard [as Richie Cunningham]; Jack Klugman [as Dr. Quincey]; Gary Walberg [as Lt. Monahan]; Buddy Ebsen [as Barnaby Jones]; Larry Wilcox [as John Baker]; Erik Estrada [as Frank Poncherello]
Synopsis:
Examples of how TV reality doesn't always include real reality.

A Pledge that Employers can Really Live Up to (Table of Contents)

Over 12 Billion Fooled Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of the KFC quality promise to customers.
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of ... (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:
Single entry strips satirizing how people deal with economizing, obedience, love, communication, finances, vacations, working, cooking, activists, marriage, worries, the office, and teenagers
Reprints:

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 decoys the Black Spy into sabotaging himself.

How Many Mistakes can You Find in this Picture? (Table of Contents)

Err Apparent Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A picture of a rock concert is designated with intentional "mistakes" and the reader must identify what the mistakes are.
Reprints:

Thought Patterns for Real-Life Every-Day Situations (Table of Contents)

Balloony Tunes Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Situations revealing people thinking about anything but the situation at hand.

Still More 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:
Jokes based on stereotypical behavior characteristics of Americans.
Reprints:

Roadside Plaques That We Never Waited Around to Finish Reading (Table of Contents)

Tourist Distractions Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
W.G. Will (plot); Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Roadside plaques that reveal their peculiarities in the fine print.

Too Gross for Comfort (Table of Contents)

Knight of the Living Dead Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ted Knight; Nancy Dussault; Deborah Van Valkenburgh; Lydia Cornell [as Starer]; Jim J. Bullock
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Too Close For Comfort": An overprotective father annoys his two teenage daughters, but not as much as the unfunny script does.
Reprints:

Your Mad Horoscope (Table of Contents)

Zodiacs Murder Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satire of newspaper and magazine horoscope pages.
Reprints:

What Convenient Place has the Chemical Industry Found to Dump its Toxic Products (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:
advocacy
Synopsis:
A shot at harmful food additives.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

One Day in Metropolis (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Clark Kent tries to raise a stuck window.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. If Your Losing Streak is Becoming a Way of Life, You're in Luck!
    Parker Brothers Games
  3. 2. A Barf Bag That Advertises
  4. 3. Superduperman II
    All Men Are Creating Sequels Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. Don Martin Sells Us Sea Shells by the Sea Shore
    Schtick it in Your Ear Dept.
  7. 6. Stadium & Team Owners Paraphenalia 1981 Supply Catalogue
    Fan Danglers Dept.
  8. 7. Stuff We Don't Get to See on the Tube
    TV Guise Dept.
  9. 8. A Pledge that Employers can Really Live Up to
    Over 12 Billion Fooled Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  12. 11. How Many Mistakes can You Find in this Picture?
    Err Apparent Dept.
  13. 12. Thought Patterns for Real-Life Every-Day Situations
    Balloony Tunes Dept.
  14. 13. Still More American Jokes They're Telling in Poland
    The Joke's on U.S. Dept.
  15. 14. Roadside Plaques That We Never Waited Around to Finish Reading
    Tourist Distractions Dept.
  16. 15. Too Gross for Comfort
    Knight of the Living Dead Dept.
  17. 16. Your Mad Horoscope
    Zodiacs Murder Dept.
  18. 17. What Convenient Place has the Chemical Industry Found to Dump its Toxic Products
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. One Day in Metropolis
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne