(December 1982)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
0709893323012
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

Issue printed and distributed upside down.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sylvester Stallone [as Rocky Balboa]; Alfred E. Neuman [as Clubber Lang]

Indexer Notes

This is actually the back cover. The magazine is printed and bound upside down, so that the back cover looks like the front cover.

Rockhead III (Table of Contents)

A Rolling Stallone Gathers More Gross III Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sylvester Stallone [as Rockhead]; Mister T [as Blubber Lang]; Talia Shire [as Atrium]; Burgess Meredith [as Nicky]; Burt Young [as Bawly]; Terry Bollea [as Hulk Hogan]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Rocky III"; Faced with a challenge from a ruthless opponent, a boxer must recapture the fighting spirit he lost in the flood of personal success.

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.

Hidden Charges in Typical Bills (Table of Contents)

Accounts Deceivable Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An article which points out hidden charges for silly things in everyday invoices.

Dumb Kind of Hero (Table of Contents)

We're Running This Movie Satire - - even Though the Movie Bombed Out and Quickly Disappeared - - Because We Had a Pryor Commitment Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Pryor [as Oddie Kooler]; Margot Kidder [as Bony]; Ray Sharkey [as Ninny de Strangelo]; Lynne Moody [as Zeesa]; Christopher Reeve [as Superman]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Some Kind Of Hero"; A Vietnam vet, released from a P.O.W. camp after betraying the U.S., has a difficult time coping with civilian life.

A Desert Island Game Plan (Table of Contents)

Porpoise Delecti Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A castaway befriends a porpoise.

T-shirts with Messages We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Putting "Hah" on Your Chest Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Novelty shirts with bluntly honest slogans printed on them.

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:
How people deal with school, blame, weddings, business, invitations, power, etiquette, modern education, the future, college, experiments, chores, making out, and punishment.

Help Wanted Ads We Never Get to See (Table of Contents)

Nothing Personnel Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Snider
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Want ads for very specific skill sets.

Mad's Real Life Catch-22's (Table of Contents)

Boomerangles Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of situations where you lose no matter what happens.

If Elected, I Solemnly Promise ... (Table of Contents)

Campains-in-the-Neck Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of boorish behavior that needs to be legislated against.

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)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The White Spy tries to retaliate against the Black Spy for his trap.

The Yaks of Life (Table of Contents)

Prep Talk Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Charlotte Rae [as Mrs. Ferret]; Lisa Welchel [as Blah]; Kim Fields [as Tootise]; Nancy McKeon [as Moe]; Mindy Cohn [as Nutalie]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "The Facts of Life"; Four characteristically diverse teen girls face life in a girl's academy under the guidance of their blunt but caring counselor.

Conehead the Barbituate (Table of Contents)

Another Sworded Tale Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Conehead the barbarian; Thursty Goon
Synopsis:
Parody of the Conan the Barbarian novels and short stories; a none-too-bright swordsman seeks revenge against the sorcerer who killed his parents.

What Would be a Vast Improvement on "The Right To Bear Arms"? (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; advocacy
Synopsis:
It's the "fleas and elephants" syndrome.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Mad Cuts the Baloney (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Boris Vallejo (signed)
Inks:
Boris Vallejo (signed)
Colors:
Boris Vallejo
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A swordsman of ancient times slices a giant tube of bologna with his sword.

Indexer Notes

This is the actual front cover, even though the price and UPC symbol is on the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Rockhead III
    A Rolling Stallone Gathers More Gross III Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. Hidden Charges in Typical Bills
    Accounts Deceivable Dept.
  5. 4. Dumb Kind of Hero
    We're Running This Movie Satire - - even Though the Movie Bombed Out and Quickly Disappeared - - Because We Had a Pryor Commitment Dept.
  6. 5. A Desert Island Game Plan
    Porpoise Delecti Dept.
  7. 6. T-shirts with Messages We'd Like to See
    Putting "Hah" on Your Chest Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. Help Wanted Ads We Never Get to See
    Nothing Personnel Dept.
  10. 9. Mad's Real Life Catch-22's
    Boomerangles Dept.
  11. 10. If Elected, I Solemnly Promise ...
    Campains-in-the-Neck Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  13. 12. The Yaks of Life
    Prep Talk Dept.
  14. 13. Conehead the Barbituate
    Another Sworded Tale Dept.
  15. 14. What Would be a Vast Improvement on "The Right To Bear Arms"?
    Mad Fold-In
  16. 15. Mad Cuts the Baloney
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