(September 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:
0709893323009
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

Video Game Star Irving Pac, Man of the Year (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Colors:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Pac-Man

Indexer Notes

Parody of the Time Magazine Man of the Year end of the year covers.

Ronald Reagan Now Starring at The White House (Table of Contents)

Caught in the Acts Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ronald Reagan; George H. W. Bush; Donald Rumsfeld; Al Haig; Donald Regan; Daniel Patrick Moynahan; Thomas "Tip" O'Neill; Al Gore; Herbert Hoover; Richard Pryor; Ted Lange
Synopsis:
The Reagan Administration is portrayed in various dramatic genres, such as a Shakespearean play or a gangster film.

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.

Last Year at the Freensville Marathon (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:
Marathon runners hit the wall.

The Second Edition of the Mad Overrated Underrated Book (Table of Contents)

Acclaim Jumping Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Norman Mingo ?; ? (photo); Don Martin
Inks:
Norman Mingo ?; ? (photo); Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Howard Cosell; Gerald Ford; Betty Ford; Burt Reynolds; Donald Sutherland
Synopsis:
Examples of things that are overrated and corresponding items which are underrated.

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 suckers the Black Spy into exposing himself.

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Country Western Song (Table of Contents)

Good Ol' Noise Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A template for a generic country song and sample lyrics to plug into the template blanks.
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:
The humorous trials and tribulations of dealing with dating, rain, packaged foods, cooking, UFOs, doctors, criticism, promises, advice, paternal concern, hospitals, diets, fear, and eating.

Last Week in a Freensville Diner (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 diner has a problem with his soup.

A 21st Century Guide to American Wildlife (Table of Contents)

Future Flock Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Jones
Inks:
Bob Jones
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how twentieth century pollution will cause species evolution in the twenty-first century.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Popeye and Mickey Mouse make cameo appearances.

Missile Alert (Table of Contents)

Out to Launch Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The Air Force gets some new tech.
Reprints:

Isn't it Suspicious... (Table of Contents)

Two Sides of the Con Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Barry Liebmann
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of hypocrisy in everyday life.

Mad's Updated Practical Joke Catalog (Table of Contents)

Pranks-Giving Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Diane Riccobene (plot); Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Devices to aid people in playing practical jokes on others.

Six Minutes Looks at Nuclear Power (Table of Contents)

Gone Fission Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical expose of the nuclear industry.

Yesterday in Downtown Freensville (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 shop owner employs two amputees in a unique manner.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Illustration of a video game parlor, with twenty instances of behavior that isn't typical of such an establishment.

A Mad Look at Other Uses for Live Lobsters (Table of Contents)

Claws and Effect Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of alternative uses for lobsters.

The Brawl Guy (Table of Contents)

Crashing Bore Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lee Majors [as Cult]; Douglas Barr [as Jock]; Ricardo Montalban; Herve Villechaize [as Tattoo]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Fall Guy"; A stunt man doubles as a less-than-competant private detective.

A "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions" Fairy Tale Fold-In (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:
A princess meets a rude frog.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Food...gasp...water...gasp!"] (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:
A man goes to outrageous lengths to get some service.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Video Game Star Irving Pac, Man of the Year
  2. 1. Ronald Reagan Now Starring at The White House
    Caught in the Acts Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. Last Year at the Freensville Marathon
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. The Second Edition of the Mad Overrated Underrated Book
    Acclaim Jumping Dept.
  6. 5. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  7. 6. Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself Country Western Song
    Good Ol' Noise Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. Last Week in a Freensville Diner
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. A 21st Century Guide to American Wildlife
    Future Flock Dept.
  11. 10. Missile Alert
    Out to Launch Dept.
  12. 11. Isn't it Suspicious...
    Two Sides of the Con Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's Updated Practical Joke Catalog
    Pranks-Giving Dept.
  14. 13. Six Minutes Looks at Nuclear Power
    Gone Fission Dept.
  15. 14. Yesterday in Downtown Freensville
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. How Many Mistakes can You Find in this Picture?
    Err Apparent Dept.
  17. 16. A Mad Look at Other Uses for Live Lobsters
    Claws and Effect Dept.
  18. 17. The Brawl Guy
    Crashing Bore Dept.
  19. 18. A "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions" Fairy Tale Fold-In
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. ["Food...gasp...water...gasp!"]
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