(March 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:
0709893323003
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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Staying Awake (Table of Contents)

Low Travoltage Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Travolta [as Tony]; Cynthia Rhodes [as Jerky]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Staying Alive"; A Brooklyn youth struggles to make it in his chosen profession without the aid of brains or talent.

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 Lucky Morning on Friday the 13th (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 down on his luck finds some money laying on the street.

What Parents Think...and What Kids Think... (Table of Contents)

Generation Slap Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of situations from the perspective of an adult and a teen.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Form questions designed to test a person's aptitude to be a professional athlete.

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:
Cynical observations of human behavior concerning vintage wines, annoying pets, winning a bet, dinner guests, news broadcasts, being successful, being an only child, seeing a movie, problem eaters, job interviews, creating a mess, going to a psychiatrist, learning to tell time and arriving at a compromise.

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 sends a crate to the Black Spy's embassy.

What Is a Hang-up? (Table of Contents)

Shoot the Quirks Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Essay on human behavior quirks.

Wishful Thinking (Table of Contents)

Punishmental Images 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 people wishing for dire consequences for other people doing annoying things.

One Insane Afternoon on Interstate 80 (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 pays at a toll booth with unusual currency.

Little Known Patents (Table of Contents)

Rights to Wrongs Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Patents for inventions of dubious value.

Mad's Helpful Hints on Breaking Up with a Girl (Table of Contents)

Curing a Splitting Headache Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Rickard
Inks:
Jack Rickard
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Methods of ending a relationship so that you're not the villain.

We Won't Miss Them...or Will We? (Table of Contents)

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Ire 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 how the replacement for a difficult situation isn't always an improvement.

The 1984 M.G.M. Movie Theater Owners Supply Catalogue (Table of Contents)

Marquee De Sade Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Supplies for theaters guaranteed to make their patrons uncomfortable.

A Mad Look at Ants (Table of Contents)

Ant-tics Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Johnson
Pencils:
Bill Johnson
Inks:
Bill Johnson
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Illustrated ant puns.

One Ridiculous Evening in the Jungle (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:
Tarzan; Jane Porter
Synopsis:
Jane gets flashed by an elephant.

Not-So-New-Hart (Table of Contents)

Inn-sipid TV Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Bob Newhart [as Duck Looton]; Mary Frann [as Joyanna]; Tom Posten [as Gorge]; Peter Scolari [as Quirk]; Julia Duffy [as Loosely]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Newhart"; A terrifically low-key man owns a quaint bed and breakfast with a collection of quaint characters.

What Dreaded Eruption Will Devastate Millions in 1984? (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:
Some things are eternal, like volcanoes and skin problems.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[The Invention of Graffiti] (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:
Cave men discover there are other things that can go on a cave wall besides paintings.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Staying Awake
    Low Travoltage Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. One Lucky Morning on Friday the 13th
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. What Parents Think...and What Kids Think...
    Generation Slap Dept.
  6. 5. Mad's Aptitude Test Number Three: Will You Make a Good Athlete?
    B.S.A.T. Dept.
  7. 6. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  8. 7. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  9. 8. What Is a Hang-up?
    Shoot the Quirks Dept.
  10. 9. Wishful Thinking
    Punishmental Images Dept.
  11. 10. One Insane Afternoon on Interstate 80
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. Little Known Patents
    Rights to Wrongs Dept.
  13. 12. Mad's Helpful Hints on Breaking Up with a Girl
    Curing a Splitting Headache Dept.
  14. 13. We Won't Miss Them...or Will We?
    Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Ire Dept.
  15. 14. The 1984 M.G.M. Movie Theater Owners Supply Catalogue
    Marquee De Sade Dept.
  16. 15. A Mad Look at Ants
    Ant-tics Dept.
  17. 16. One Ridiculous Evening in the Jungle
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. Not-So-New-Hart
    Inn-sipid TV Dept.
  19. 18. What Dreaded Eruption Will Devastate Millions in 1984?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. [The Invention of Graffiti]
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