(September 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:
0709893323009
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 [as R.W.] (signed)
Inks:
Richard Williams [as R.W.] (signed)
Colors:
Richard Williams [as R.W.] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman [as Gizmo]

Grimlins (Table of Contents)

Our Creatures Presentations Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hoyt Axton [as Mr. Setzer]; Zach Galligan [as Bilgy Setzer]; Phoebe Cates [as Katey]; Keye Luke [as Grandfather]
Synopsis:
Parody of the film "Gremlins"; A cuddly little beast becomes the pet from Hell and rampages through a small town.

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 Fine Morning in the Hospital (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 surgeon rebukes his nurse.

What's Cute...and What's Not (Table of Contents)

Point of You Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Dressler
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Two events are counterpointed to distinguish what is and isn't cute.

If the Real World of Today Caught Up with the Comics (Table of Contents)

Cartooning In Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Beetle Bailey; Killer; Sargent Orville Snorkel; Garfield; Jon Arbuckle; Dagwood Bumstead; Mr. Dithers; Agatha Crumm; Hagar the Horrible; Andy Capp; Momma
Synopsis:
Comic strips reflect real life issues.

International Symbols for Other Olympic Highlights (Table of Contents)

Signs of the Crimes Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of non-verbal signs designed for the Olympic experience.

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 complications of dating, favors, clothing, accidents, mornings, questions, the telephone, shopping, television, compassion, the family car, illness, do-it-yourself and restaurants.

One Fine Afternoon in the Morgue (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 supervisor finds a morgue worker sleeping on the job.

How Many Mistakes can You Find in this Picture of a Movie Theater? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A picture of a movie audience has twenty things you won't normally find.

A Psalm for the Modern Television Preacher (Table of Contents)

Daily Bread Dept. / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Barry Liebmann
Pencils:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge [as GW] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Cynical look at televangelists.

Things To Do on the Day After (Table of Contents)

Blast Laugh Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Coping with a post-apocalyptic world.

Other Uses for Household Pets (Table of Contents)

It's Training Cats and Dogs, etc. Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Repurposing pets as furnishings.

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 tries to steal the White Spy's new invention.

Tom Hachtman's Double Takes (Table of Contents)

Split Personalitease Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hachtman
Pencils:
Tom Hachtman
Inks:
Tom Hachtman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Eddie Murphy; Stevie Wonder; Elton John; Mike Tyson; Bruce Springsteen; Yassir Arafat; Farrah Fawcett-Majors; Henry Kissinger; Mick Jagger; Herve Villachaize; Charles Manson; Mr. T
Synopsis:
Merging celebrities with other celebrities or with famous comic and cartoon characters.

Mad's Ideal Presidential Candidate for 1984 (Table of Contents)

Our Features Presentation Dept. / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Ronald Reagan; Edward Kennedy; John Glenn; Gary Hart; George McGovern; Walter Mondale; Jesse Jackson; Reuben Askew; Alan Cranston; John Anderson
Synopsis:
Combining selected facial features of multiple politicians to create the perfect Presidential face.

The Sham-Jock Catalog (Table of Contents)

Sweat Sucks! Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
James Kasmir (plot); Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Athletic equipment for the non-athlete.

One Fine Evening on a Street Corner (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 makes a transaction with a woman loitering against a lamppost.

Beers (Table of Contents)

Saloony Goons Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ted Danson [as Sham Malloy]; Shelley Long [as Dyan]; Rhea Perlman [as Killa]; Nicholas Colasanto [as Coacher]; George Wendt [as Abnorm]; John Ratzenberger [as Cliff]; Johnny Carson
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV series "Cheers"; A neighborhood bar is too busy being hip and intellectual to actually be a place to drink.

How Are Some People Bringing Far-Out Sex and Violence Into Their Dull Lives? (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:
MTV has revolutionized more than cable television.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[One Fine Evening in a Dungeon] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A dungeon guard has a unique method of feeding his prisoners.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Grimlins
    Our Creatures Presentations Dept.
  3. 2. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  4. 3. One Fine Morning in the Hospital
    Don Martin Dept.
  5. 4. What's Cute...and What's Not
    Point of You Dept.
  6. 5. If the Real World of Today Caught Up with the Comics
    Cartooning In Dept.
  7. 6. International Symbols for Other Olympic Highlights
    Signs of the Crimes Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of ...
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. One Fine Afternoon in the Morgue
    Don Martin Dept.
  10. 9. How Many Mistakes can You Find in this Picture of a Movie Theater?
    Err Apparent Dept.
  11. 10. A Psalm for the Modern Television Preacher
    Daily Bread Dept.
  12. 11. Things To Do on the Day After
    Blast Laugh Dept.
  13. 12. Other Uses for Household Pets
    It's Training Cats and Dogs, etc. Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  15. 14. Tom Hachtman's Double Takes
    Split Personalitease Dept.
  16. 15. Mad's Ideal Presidential Candidate for 1984
    Our Features Presentation Dept.
  17. 16. The Sham-Jock Catalog
    Sweat Sucks! Dept.
  18. 17. One Fine Evening on a Street Corner
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Beers
    Saloony Goons Dept.
  20. 19. How Are Some People Bringing Far-Out Sex and Violence Into Their Dull Lives?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. [One Fine Evening in a Dungeon]
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