(April 1984)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
1.50 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 Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Mad Rip-offs (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Mingo; Tom Batiuk; Don Wright; Raymond Osrin
Inks:
Norman Mingo; Tom Batiuk; Don Wright; Raymond Osrin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of newspaper editorial cartoonists copying ideas from old Mad covers.

[Framing Sequence] (Table of Contents)

Deja Review Dept. / comic story / 1.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Gene Siskel; Roger Ebert; Gene Shalit
Synopsis:
Parodying the television show "At The Movies", two critics review three current hit films.

Trading Races (Table of Contents)

Deja Review Dept. / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Eddie Murphy; Dan Ackroyd [as Windthrob]; Don Ameche; Melvyn Douglas; Jaime Lee Curtis
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Trading Places"; As a social experiment, two wealthy capitalists engineer a life swap between a upper-class white man and an inner-city black man.

Raunchy Business (Table of Contents)

Deja Review Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Tom Cruise; Rebecca De Mornay
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Risky Business"; A high school student sleeps around until he finds a woman he wants to settle down with.

Flashdunce (Table of Contents)

Deja Review Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Jennifer Beals; Michael Nouri
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Flashdance"; A young woman moonlights from her welding job as an exotic dancer.

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.

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself National Enquirer Cover (Table of Contents)

Sleazy Writer Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Gipe
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Elizabeth Taylor
Synopsis:
Generic National Enquirer cover template with blanks to make your own headlines.

The Mad Guide to Sure-Fire Ad Lib Lines (Table of Contents)

Reply-in-the-face Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Multiple examples of possible quips for particular situational set-up lines.

One Morning on a Corner Downtown (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 street beggar gets a tough contribution.

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 aggravations of auto repairs, divorce, excuses, tests, dieting, staying awake, playmates, college, cold weather, cooking, time, mothers, the telephone and progress.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of questions designed to test a person's political savvy.

How Many Mistakes can You Find in this Picture of a Fast Food Restaurant? (Table of Contents)

Err Apparent Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Hart
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Illustration of a typical fast food restaurant with some things that aren't typical.

A Mad Look at Foto-Booths (Table of Contents)

Sergio Aragones Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous vignettes revolving around foto-booths.

One Afternood on a Corner Downtown (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 street beggar courts multiple income streams.

Other Crises in our Public Schools (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dennis Snee
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
On-going problems faced by public school systems that have fallen through the cracks.

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 White Spy lays a trap for the Black Spy with some secret plans as bait.

C-R-E-E-P of the Year (Table of Contents)

Nah-Nuke Nah-Nuke Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Robin Williams; Mirv Dumesdey
Synopsis:
Robin Williams interviews a Crisis Relocation Emergency Evacuation Planner.

Mad's Early Warning Signs (Table of Contents)

Fission Tips Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lee Iacocca; Henry Kissinger; Thomas "Tip" O'Neill; Ronald Reagan
Synopsis:
Examples of signs that the country is gearing up for war.

A Mad Look at Cold Sufferers (Table of Contents)

Here's Looking Achoo Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of annoying habits of sick people.

One Evening on a Corner Downtown (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 blind man's guide dog attacks a pedestrian.

Matt Houstink (Table of Contents)

Magnum Cum Lousy Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lee Horsley [as Matt Houstink]; Pamela Hensley [as C.B.]; Lincoln Kilpatrick [as Det. Holt]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Matt Houston"; A wealthy Texan acts as a private detective despite not having any aptitude for the job.

What Insatiable Monster Is Starting to Roam our Streets Again? (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:
The beast from Detroit has returned.
Keywords:
Inside back cover.

In Case of Atomic Attack (Table of Contents)

A Mad Mischief Poster / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody atomic fallout warning poster for your school.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Mad Rip-offs
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. [Framing Sequence]
    Deja Review Dept.
  4. 3. Trading Races
    Deja Review Dept.
  5. 4. Raunchy Business
    Deja Review Dept.
  6. 5. Flashdunce
    Deja Review Dept.
  7. 6. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  8. 7. Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself National Enquirer Cover
    Sleazy Writer Dept.
  9. 8. The Mad Guide to Sure-Fire Ad Lib Lines
    Reply-in-the-face Dept.
  10. 9. One Morning on a Corner Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. Mad's Aptitude Test Number Four: Will You Make a Good Politicians?
    BS.A.T. Dept.
  13. 12. How Many Mistakes can You Find in this Picture of a Fast Food Restaurant?
    Err Apparent Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Look at Foto-Booths
    Sergio Aragones Dept.
  15. 14. One Afternood on a Corner Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  16. 15. Other Crises in our Public Schools
    Cirriculumps Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  18. 17. C-R-E-E-P of the Year
    Nah-Nuke Nah-Nuke Dept.
  19. 18. Mad's Early Warning Signs
    Fission Tips Dept.
  20. 19. A Mad Look at Cold Sufferers
    Here's Looking Achoo Dept.
  21. 20. One Evening on a Corner Downtown
    Don Martin Dept.
  22. 21. Matt Houstink
    Magnum Cum Lousy Dept.
  23. 22. What Insatiable Monster Is Starting to Roam our Streets Again?
    Mad Fold-In
  24. 23. In Case of Atomic Attack
    A Mad Mischief Poster
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