(June 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:
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

The Right Stuff? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Richard Williams (signed)
Inks:
Richard Williams (signed)
Colors:
Richard Williams (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
The Seven Dwarves [Doc; Sleepy; Happy; Sneezy; Grumpy; Bashful; Dopey]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Ficarra ?
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Among the letters is a photo of Sergio Aragones' appearance on the TV show "Real People", along with host Sarah Purcell. Aragones also contributes a cartoon.

The Right Stiff (Table of Contents)

Blast-Offul Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Sam Shepard [as Chuck Yaygear]; Charles Frank [as Scott Carpentry]; Scott Glenn [as Alan Schlepper]; Fred Ward [as Gus Gruesome]; Lance Henrikson [as Wally Hurrah]; Scott Paulen [as Deke Slayem]; Dennis Quaid [as Gordon Kookie]; Ed Harris [as John Grim]; Lyndon Johnson; Dwight Eisenhower
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "The Right Stuff"; Story of how the United States space program got off the ground in spite of itself.

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 Morning on the West Coast (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 woman christening a ship hits it a little too hard.

Hospital Bulletin Board (Table of Contents)

Off the Wall Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Humorous bulletin board notices.

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 aspects of movies, school, shopping, insomnia, convertible sofas, worry, job hunting, the law, mothers, the blues, appreciation, computers, salaries, and empathy.

Mafia Outlet Bureau 1984 Shop-by-Mail Catalog (Table of Contents)

Offers You Can't Refuse Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks:
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Catalog of merchandise demographically aimed at gangsters.

Mad's List of Runners-Up for "The Three Biggest Lies in America" (Table of Contents)

Turning Back the Crock Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of commonplace exaggerations.

Additions to the Dictionary (Table of Contents)

Neumanclature Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
List of suggestions for new word additions to the dictionary, complete with definitions.

Academy Awards for Teachers (Table of Contents)

Class Act Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Awards for less-than-desirable behavior by teachers.

One Afternoon in a Large City (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:
An entrepreneur takes advantage of a potential suicide situation.

Time Flies...Time Drags... (Table of Contents)

The Eerie of Relativity Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of how circumstances can change your perception of the passage of time.

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 steal a bag of secrets from The White Spy's window.

The Mad Owner's Manual for a New American Car (Table of Contents)

Lemon Aid Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Explanation of how to cope with the defects of your new car.

It's a Mad, Mad World (Table of Contents)

That's Chauv Biz! Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
How different regions of the world react to a given circumstance.

After MUSH (Table of Contents)

Miss Mash Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Harry Morgan [as Colonel]; Jamie Farr [as Klinker]; William Christopher [as Father Mulberry]; Rosalind Chao [as Soon Leave]; Barbara Townsend [as Milkdud]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "After M*A*S*H*; Three Korean War vets have trouble settling into life at a wacky stateside hospital.

One Dark Night on the East Coast (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:
Two gangsters toss a victim into the water.

What Is the One Issue that Leaves Pres. Reagan Absolutely Cold? (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
Characters:
Ronald Reagan; Nancy Reagan
Synopsis:
Some issues don't please the President.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Frog Prince V (Table of Contents)

Another Scenes We'd Like To See / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Colors:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A princess kisses a frog.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Right Stuff?
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  3. 2. The Right Stiff
    Blast-Offul Dept.
  4. 3. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  5. 4. One Morning on the West Coast
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. Hospital Bulletin Board
    Off the Wall Dept.
  7. 6. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  8. 7. Mafia Outlet Bureau 1984 Shop-by-Mail Catalog
    Offers You Can't Refuse Dept.
  9. 8. Mad's List of Runners-Up for "The Three Biggest Lies in America"
    Turning Back the Crock Dept.
  10. 9. Additions to the Dictionary
    Neumanclature Dept.
  11. 10. Academy Awards for Teachers
    Class Act Dept.
  12. 11. One Afternoon in a Large City
    Don Martin Dept.
  13. 12. Time Flies...Time Drags...
    The Eerie of Relativity Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. The Mad Owner's Manual for a New American Car
    Lemon Aid Dept.
  16. 15. It's a Mad, Mad World
    That's Chauv Biz! Dept.
  17. 16. After MUSH
    Miss Mash Dept.
  18. 17. One Dark Night on the East Coast
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. What Is the One Issue that Leaves Pres. Reagan Absolutely Cold?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. The Frog Prince V
    Another Scenes We'd Like To See
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