(July 1982)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
0709893323007
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:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Robert Culp [as Bill Maxwell]; Connie Selleca [as Pam Davidson]

The Greatest American Zero (Table of Contents)

From Suit to Nut Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
William Katt [as Alf]; Robert Culp [as Bull]; Connie Selleca [as Spam]
Synopsis:
In a parody of the TV series "The Greatest American Hero," an FBI agent tries to train a teacher with a super-suit how to be a hero.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Batman and Robin appear in the background of page one. Spider-Man appears in the background of page two. Superman and Mary Poppins appear in the background of page six.

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 Gloomy Day in the Dungeons (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 dungeon prisoner demands privacy.

The Mad Student's Hate Book (Table of Contents)

Detest Papers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Claussen (plot); Al Jaffee; Jody Revenson
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of things that make a student's life more difficult.

If Junk Mail had Always Existed (Table of Contents)

Post Dated Department / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Period-specific advertising fliers.

A Mad Guide to First Aid (Table of Contents)

Schlock Treatment Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A first aid treatment manual that does more harm than good.
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:
Humorously annoying behavior regarding women's liberation, bravery, curiosity, decisions, telephones, progress, shopping, relationships, growing up, children, values, snacking, partying and Sunday school.
Reprints:

One Sunny Day in the Dungeons (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 guard bathes his prisoners.

Mad's ABC's of Writing Successful Exams and Term Papers (Table of Contents)

Alphabet Dupe Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Collection of suggestions to writing better term papers, one suggestion for each letter of the alphabet.

Look Slim and Trim Without Diet or Strenous Exercise (Table of Contents)

Fat's Entertainment Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how to disguise one's weight through attire and selective association.

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 Black Spy tries to use the White Spy's armored vehicle against him.

Mad's Occult Promoter of the Year (Table of Contents)

There's a Fraud in your Future Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Howard Cosell; Cosmo Mantra
Synopsis:
Interview with the owner of an occult paraphernalia supplier.

Mad's Modern Disclaimers to the Ten Commandments (Table of Contents)

Taking Two Tablets With a Grain of Salt Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Legal disclaimers for each commandment, to protect God from liability.
Reprints:

One Happy Day in the Dungeons (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 veteran prisoner gets released.

Mad Looks in on Public Television (Table of Contents)

Denounce the Pretention Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alistair Cooke; Jacques Cousteau; Orson Welles; Big Bird
Synopsis:
A local Public Broadcasting System TV station conducts a fund drive.

Why Are New "Reaganomics" Like Old Reagan Movies (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:
Politicians monkeying around with American perceptions.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[The Pied Piper] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragones (signed)
Colors:
Sergio Aragones (signed)

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
When the Pied Piper is stiffed on his fee, he doesn't take the children this time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Greatest American Zero
    From Suit to Nut Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. One Gloomy Day in the Dungeons
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. The Mad Student's Hate Book
    Detest Papers
  6. 5. If Junk Mail had Always Existed
    Post Dated Department
  7. 6. A Mad Guide to First Aid
    Schlock Treatment Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. One Sunny Day in the Dungeons
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. Mad's ABC's of Writing Successful Exams and Term Papers
    Alphabet Dupe Dept.
  11. 10. Look Slim and Trim Without Diet or Strenous Exercise
    Fat's Entertainment Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. Mad's Occult Promoter of the Year
    There's a Fraud in your Future Dept.
  14. 13. Mad's Modern Disclaimers to the Ten Commandments
    Taking Two Tablets With a Grain of Salt Dept.
  15. 14. One Happy Day in the Dungeons
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Mad Looks in on Public Television
    Denounce the Pretention Dept.
  17. 16. Why Are New "Reaganomics" Like Old Reagan Movies
    Mad Fold-In
  18. 17. [The Pied Piper]
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  • Mike Nielsen
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