(April 1983)

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:
0709893323004
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 [as JR] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Rickard [as JR] (signed)
Colors:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

[Crowd Scene] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An adoring audience is recruited with some creative use of sombreros.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

An Officer Ain't No Gentleman (Table of Contents)

C'est la Gere Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Richard Gere [as Zapp Mayhem]; Louis Gossett Jr. [as Sarge]; Debra Winger [as Maula]; Lisa Blount [as Dinette]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "An Officer and a Gentleman"; A military recruit finds love while trying to survive a brutal drill sergeant.

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's Atomic Holocaust Survival Manual (Table of Contents)

Fission Tackled Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A guide to surviving nuclear attack.

Mad's X-Reagans (Table of Contents)

Visa Verses Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
? (photo); Bob Clarke
Inks:
? (photo); Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ronald Reagan; George H. W. Bush; Nancy Reagan
Synopsis:
Photos of President Reagan are altered to reveal hidden items for comedic effect.

Mad's Suggestions for How Our Cities can Solve Their Problems (Table of Contents)

Urban on the Rocks Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo; Fred Block
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How major urban areas can creatively solve their problems.

Little-Known and Rarely Diagnosed Mad Ailments Contracted at Hospitals (Table of Contents)

Sick Humor Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Don Edwing
Inks:
Don Edwing
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Diseases and ailments specifically confined to hospitals.

The U.S. Video Game Olympic Team (Table of Contents)

Shooting Stars Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The best of the best video gamers.

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 of baby-sitting, growing up, job qualifications, modern morality, wisdom, relationships, status clothing, eating out, economics, conclusions, sacrifices, fire fighters, police, nagging, and assumptions.

An Andy Rooney "60 Minutes" Editorial We'd Like to See (Table of Contents)

Wind-Up Dull Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Andy Rooney
Synopsis:
Andy Rooney's observations get a little more blunt and cynical.

You Know He/She is Not for You When... (Table of Contents)

Mr/Miss-matched Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Clues that you haven't met Mr. or Ms. Right.

A Mad Look at the Differences Between Optimism, Pessimism & Realism (Table of Contents)

The Book of Ists Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How the same situation is judged from three different perspectives.

Mad's New Twists to Old Tales (Table of Contents)

Sappy Endings Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Classic literature is updated with modern concerns.

If Parents and Children Behaved like Professional Sports Figures (Table of Contents)

In a Jocular Vein Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dennis Snee
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Parent/child relationships are described in contemporary sports terms.

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 Black Spy steals the White Spy's safe.

Private Benjurmind (Table of Contents)

Khaki Duty Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lorna Patterson [as Pvt. Bendjurmind]; Eileen Brennan [as Capt. Ludicrous]; Robert Mandan [as Col. Springsteel]; Hal Williams [as Sgt. Cross]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV spin-off series "Private Benjamin"; A clumsy goof tries to survive in the army.

What Recent Spiritual Movement Has (Thank God) Burned Itself Out? (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:
Popular culture can become overbearing.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Ouch (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
E.T. the extra-terrestrial recoils at the price of his video game.

Indexer Notes

The credit on the illustration reads "photo by Irving Schild" when the picture is clearly painted by an artist.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Crowd Scene]
  3. 2. An Officer Ain't No Gentleman
    C'est la Gere Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. Don Martin's Atomic Holocaust Survival Manual
    Fission Tackled Dept.
  6. 5. Mad's X-Reagans
    Visa Verses Dept.
  7. 6. Mad's Suggestions for How Our Cities can Solve Their Problems
    Urban on the Rocks Dept.
  8. 7. Little-Known and Rarely Diagnosed Mad Ailments Contracted at Hospitals
    Sick Humor Dept.
  9. 8. The U.S. Video Game Olympic Team
    Shooting Stars Dept.
  10. 9. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  11. 10. An Andy Rooney "60 Minutes" Editorial We'd Like to See
    Wind-Up Dull Dept.
  12. 11. You Know He/She is Not for You When...
    Mr/Miss-matched Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at the Differences Between Optimism, Pessimism & Realism
    The Book of Ists Dept.
  14. 13. Mad's New Twists to Old Tales
    Sappy Endings Dept.
  15. 14. If Parents and Children Behaved like Professional Sports Figures
    In a Jocular Vein Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. Private Benjurmind
    Khaki Duty Dept.
  18. 17. What Recent Spiritual Movement Has (Thank God) Burned Itself Out?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. Ouch
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne