(January 1984)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
1.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
0709893323001
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:
Richard Williams (signed)
Inks:
Richard Williams (signed)
Colors:
Richard Williams (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is one from actor Mark Hamill, accompanied by photos, commenting on the Mad parody of "Return of the Jedi".

Warped Games (Table of Contents)

Missile Command - Berserk - Kaboom! Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Matthew Broderick [as Mavin]; Dabney Coleman [as McKidTricks]; Ally Sheedy [as Juniper]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "War Games"; a high school student hacks into a military computer and becomes a fugitive from government prosecution.
Reprints:

Bedsheet Signs We'll Never See on TV (Table of Contents)

Airing Their Dotty Linen Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Signs displayed by fans at football stadiums that are a little too truthful.
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.

Macho Is... (Table of Contents)

Virilitease Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous ways men attempt to prove their masculinity.

One Morning in the Dungeon Room (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 prisoner is given the promise of release.

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:
A humorous look at nausea, divorce, policemen, crime, culture, dinner, secrets, drunk driving, telephone calls, grades, borrowing. students, work, and neighbors.
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)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy tries to burgle the White Spy's safe.
Reprints:

Mad's Multiple Choice TV Scene Test (Table of Contents)

Three Are A Match Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various television situations are presented along with multiple descriptions of those scenes to choose from.

One Afternoon in the School Room (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:
Students in a classroom dispense some vigilante justice.
Reprints:

Mad's All-Inclusive "Monday Night Football" Betting Pool (Table of Contents)

Bet It Like It Is Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An example of a betting slip listing wagers on every aspect of Monday Night Football, both involving the game and involving the broadcast.

Famous Quotations - - and How the People Back Then Reacted to Them (Table of Contents)

Past-Asides Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abraham Lincoln; Patrick Henry; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Henry M. Stanley; Admiral Lawrence; John Kennedy; Benjamin Franklin; Will Rogers; Richard Nixon; Admiral Perry; Neil Armstrong
Synopsis:
Sarcastic answers to famous historical quotes.

Asinine to Five (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Rachel Dennison [as Dolly Lee]; Valerie Curtin [as Juicy]; Rita Moreno [as Violent]; Jean Marsh [as Razz]; Peter Bonerz [as Mr. Hard]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Nine to Five"; Three like-minded office workers struggle against discriminatory office practices.

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself "Jingle Bells" (Table of Contents)

The Rhymes They Are A Changing Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A fill-in-the-blank template allowing the reader to customize the song "Jingle Bells".
Reprints:

A Mad History of Communication (Table of Contents)

Absurd-of-Mouth Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical history of the evolution of communication in the human species.

Mad's Aptitude Test Number Two: Will You Make a Good Teacher? (Table of Contents)

BS.A.T. Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Satirical aptitude test for a teaching position.
Reprints:

You Know You're In a Second Marriage When... (Table of Contents)

Re-Wedded Bliss Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lloyd Gola
Pencils:
Lloyd Gola
Inks:
Lloyd Gola
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of the recognizable traits of a second marriage.

Psycho, Too (Table of Contents)

I Dismember Mama Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tony Perkins [as Abnormal Baits]; Vera Miles [as Liar Looney]; Meg Tilly [as Merry]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Psycho II"; a serial murder recently released from a mental hospital tries to return to society.
Reprints:

One Evening in the Living Room (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 man has a brick thrown through his window.

What Kind of Weather Report Can Chill You To the Bone? (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:
When Mother Nature strikes back.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Dooooot! Hi, Joe"] (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 construction worker gets a surprise in his lunch pail.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. Warped Games
    Missile Command - Berserk - Kaboom! Dept.
  4. 3. Bedsheet Signs We'll Never See on TV
    Airing Their Dotty Linen Dept.
  5. 4. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  6. 5. Macho Is...
    Virilitease Dept.
  7. 6. One Morning in the Dungeon Room
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. Mad's Multiple Choice TV Scene Test
    Three Are A Match Dept.
  11. 10. One Afternoon in the School Room
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. Mad's All-Inclusive "Monday Night Football" Betting Pool
    Bet It Like It Is Dept.
  13. 12. Famous Quotations - - and How the People Back Then Reacted to Them
    Past-Asides Dept.
  14. 13. Asinine to Five
    Schlock-Watching Dept.
  15. 14. Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself "Jingle Bells"
    The Rhymes They Are A Changing Dept.
  16. 15. A Mad History of Communication
    Absurd-of-Mouth Dept.
  17. 16. Mad's Aptitude Test Number Two: Will You Make a Good Teacher?
    BS.A.T. Dept.
  18. 17. You Know You're In a Second Marriage When...
    Re-Wedded Bliss Dept.
  19. 18. Psycho, Too
    I Dismember Mama Dept.
  20. 19. One Evening in the Living Room
    Don Martin Dept.
  21. 20. What Kind of Weather Report Can Chill You To the Bone?
    Mad Fold-In
  22. 21. ["Dooooot! Hi, Joe"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
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