(July 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:
0709893323007
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)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Scarred Face (Table of Contents)

Snort Subject Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Al Pacino [as Toadie]; Robert Loggia [as Rank Lopizz]; Michelle Pfeiffer [as Elvirus]; Mary Elizabeth Mastroantinio [as Genie]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Scarface"; A Cuban refugee rises through the Miami drug trade through violence and sarcasm.

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.

Early One Morning in an African 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
Synopsis:
Tarzan and a female explorer are captured by a native tribe.

Mad's Political Believe It or Nuts (Table of Contents)

RIP...Please! Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ronald Reagan; Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill; George H.W. Bush; Nancy Reagan
Synopsis:
Parody of the "Ripley's Believe It or Not" panel; Collection of oddities about well-known political figures.

More Ads We Never Got to See (Table of Contents)

Ads Backwards Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Rejected product advertisements, discarded because of accidental humor in the product slogans.

Remington Steal (Table of Contents)

The Sleuth Hurts Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Pierce Brosnan [as Remington Steal]; Stephanie Zimbalist [as Lura]; Doris Roberts [as Mouldred]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Remington Steele"; A pair of male and female detectives try to solve a case, when they can keep their hands off of each other.

Late One Afternoon Outside of Orlando (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:
Mickey Mouse
Synopsis:
Two tourists at Disneyworld help Mickey Mouse out.

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself TV Guide Listings (Table of Contents)

Blank Accounts Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Snider
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Generic template of a typical TV Guide page with an assortment of fill-ins for the empty spaces.

Modern Merit Badges (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Hart
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Boy Scout merit badges, adjusted to reflect modern values and problems.

Horrifying Cliches 11 (Table of Contents)

Spooking from Pictures Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Grisly visualizations of common cliche phrases.

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:
Humorous situations involving anxious mothers, superstitions, teenage phrases, the post office, income taxes, relatives, senior citizens, education, recipes, the movies, fighting, eating out, home remedies, and moving out.

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 fakes the White Spy out with a dummy rocket.

Mad's Practical Joke Catalogue for Doctors (Table of Contents)

Trying Your Patients Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Beppe Sabatini
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Items for doctors to prank their patients.

Telephone Answering Machine Messages for Some Famous Literary Characters (Table of Contents)

To Beep...or Not To Beep Dept. / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Messages geared toward specific literary characters.

Other Uses for Pet Boa Constrictors (Table of Contents)

Snaking Do Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Outrageous alternative uses for snakes.

Mentl (Table of Contents)

Funny Boy Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnie Kogen
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Barbra Streisand [as Mentl/Anschure]; Nehemiah Persoff [as Papa]; Mandy Patankin [as Avadorable]; Amy Irving [as Hadassa]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Yentl"; A Jewish woman fights for opportunity in male-dominated Jewish society by masquerading as a man.

One Fine Evening on a Brooklyn Street (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 buy a third gangster a new pair of shoes.

What Has Replaced the Bald Eagle as America's Symbol All Over the World? (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:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Ronald's reach is everywhere.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Elephant Sneeze] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Jack Davis

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
An elephant wading in a body of water gets a surprise.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Scarred Face
    Snort Subject Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. Early One Morning in an African Jungle
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. Mad's Political Believe It or Nuts
    RIP...Please! Dept.
  6. 5. More Ads We Never Got to See
    Ads Backwards Dept.
  7. 6. Remington Steal
    The Sleuth Hurts Dept.
  8. 7. Late One Afternoon Outside of Orlando
    Don Martin Dept.
  9. 8. Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself TV Guide Listings
    Blank Accounts Dept.
  10. 9. Modern Merit Badges
    Scoutological Dept.
  11. 10. Horrifying Cliches 11
    Spooking from Pictures Dept.
  12. 11. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  13. 12. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  14. 13. Mad's Practical Joke Catalogue for Doctors
    Trying Your Patients Dept.
  15. 14. Telephone Answering Machine Messages for Some Famous Literary Characters
    To Beep...or Not To Beep Dept.
  16. 15. Other Uses for Pet Boa Constrictors
    Snaking Do Dept.
  17. 16. Mentl
    Funny Boy Dept.
  18. 17. One Fine Evening on a Brooklyn Street
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. What Has Replaced the Bald Eagle as America's Symbol All Over the World?
    Mad Fold-In
  20. 19. [Elephant Sneeze]
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