(June 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:
0709893323006
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 [as JR] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman; Mickey Mouse

Simple & Simple (Table of Contents)

This Smothers the Brothers Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Gerald McRaney [as Schmuck Simple]; Jameson Parker [as A.K. Simple]; Mary Carver [as Mother Simon]; Tom Sellick [as Dum Magnum]; Dan Ackroyd; Steve Martin
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Simon And Simon"; Two brothers try to solve crimes while bickering like brothers.
Reprints:

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 Prehistoric Morning While Inventing (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 caveman finds a different use for the newly invented wheel.
Reprints:

Places to Hide the M-X Missle Where They Will Never be Found (Table of Contents)

Bombs Away Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Laikin
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Places devoid of people that can house missile silos.
Reprints:

A Mad Collection of Pages from Celebrities Calendars (Table of Contents)

Nuts With Dates Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Calendar pages with embarrassing notations on them.
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 trials and ironies of sickness, jogging, marriage, school, eating, offers, sleep, personalities, bumper stickers, pets, logic, neighbors, employment, and television
Reprints:

This is a Test (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A test bulletin from the Emergency Publishing System breaks into a Don Martin single page cartoon.

A Mad Look at Big-Time TV (Table of Contents)

Video-Sincrasies 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 things unique to television.
Reprints:

Mad's "Defense Contractor" of the Year (Table of Contents)

Arms Robbery Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A multi-billionaire defense contractor is interviewed.

Indexer Notes

The defense contractor is drawn to resemble the Daddy Warbucks character from the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie".

Long Distance Runs of the Future (Table of Contents)

Humor in a Jogular Vein Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Joan Rivers; Bill Cosby; David Letterman; George Carlin; Steve Martin; David Steinberg; David Brenner; Meatloaf; Elizabeth Taylor; Orson Welles; William Conrad; Shelley Winters; Jackie Gleason; Roberto Duran
Synopsis:
Theme suggestions for future urban marathon events.

One Medieval Afternoon While Falconing (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 falcon trainer has an accident with his bird.
Reprints:

More Parental Non-Sequiturs (Table of Contents)

Shift of Gab Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Hoped for parental responses to various situations contrasted with how they actual respond.
Reprints:

Personalized License Plates for Fictional and Historical Characters (Table of Contents)

Bumper Crap Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Little-Known and Rarely Diagnosed Mad Ailments Contracted at Supermarkets (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:
Ailments specific to the supermarket shopping experience.
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)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy uses a double-barreled cannon to strike at the White Spy.

The Verdiccch (Table of Contents)

Whiskey with an Ambulance Chaser Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Paul Newman [as Hank Gallon]; Charlotte Rampling [as Laura Fischer]; Dustin Hoffman [as Dorothy Michaels]; Eddie Murphy [as Reggie Hammond]; Nick Nolte [as Jack Cates]; Dudley Moore [as Patrick Dalton]; Mary Tyler Moore [as Charlotte Dreyfus]; Clint Eastwood [as Philo Beddoe]; Mohandas Gandhi; Jack Warden [as Mickey Morrissey]; James Mason [as Ed Concannon]; Milo O'Shea [as the judge]; William M. Gaines
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Verdict"; an alcoholic lawyer takes a malpractice case against a church-run hospital and finds his reason for being.

One Scary Night While Chasing a Monster (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
Characters:
Frankenstein
Synopsis:
Frankenstein's monster finds a festive way to foil a mob with torches.

Where Are Public Executions Sometimes Performed to Entertain an Audience? (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 diatribe against a blood sport.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

You Found Out (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Billy Doherty
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Gravestones are painted to resemble the packages of a brand of cigarettes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Simple & Simple
    This Smothers the Brothers Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. One Prehistoric Morning While Inventing
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. Places to Hide the M-X Missle Where They Will Never be Found
    Bombs Away Dept.
  6. 5. A Mad Collection of Pages from Celebrities Calendars
    Nuts With Dates Dept.
  7. 6. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  8. 7. This is a Test
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. A Mad Look at Big-Time TV
    Video-Sincrasies Dept.
  10. 9. Mad's "Defense Contractor" of the Year
    Arms Robbery Dept.
  11. 10. Long Distance Runs of the Future
    Humor in a Jogular Vein Dept.
  12. 11. One Medieval Afternoon While Falconing
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. More Parental Non-Sequiturs
    Shift of Gab Dept.
  14. 13. Personalized License Plates for Fictional and Historical Characters
    Bumper Crap Dept.
  15. 14. Little-Known and Rarely Diagnosed Mad Ailments Contracted at Supermarkets
    Sick Humor Dept.
  16. 15. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  17. 16. The Verdiccch
    Whiskey with an Ambulance Chaser Dept.
  18. 17. One Scary Night While Chasing a Monster
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Where Are Public Executions Sometimes Performed to Entertain an Audience?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. You Found Out
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