(December 1986)

EC, 1952 Series
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Price:
1.35 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
published monthly except February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
0709893323012
Editing:
Nick Meglin (Editor); John Ficarra (Editor); Charlie Kadau (Editorial Assistant); Joe Raiola (Editorial Assistant); Sara Fowler (Editorial Assistant)
Color:
color (#1-23, later issues); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - ?)
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock:
glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

In This Issue We Shoot Down Top Gun (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin (idea); John Ficarra (idea); Charlie Kadau (idea); Joe Raiola (idea); Sara Fowler (idea)
Pencils:
Richard Williams
Inks:
Richard Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Letters and Tomatoes Department (Table of Contents)

Letters and Tomatoes Department / letters page / 1.3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: R. Keith Phipps, Andrew Quinn, Mark Wilson, Jereme Hanson, Philip Chang, Randy Bucknoff, Dave Lacombe, Daniel A. Wilder, Ellen A. Witman, J.F. Sanders

Top Gunk (Table of Contents)

Naval Air Farce Department / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Maniac; Goof; Ice Berg

Early One Morning at the Hospital (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Mad's Practical Joke Catalogue For Courtrooms (Table of Contents)

...And Jest Is For All Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Desmond Devlin
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes At A Music Video (Table of Contents)

Schlock Around the Rock Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Snider
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Spy vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke and Dagger Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Anthony Prohias
Pencils:
Anthony Prohias (signed)
Inks:
Anthony Prohias (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Mr. Jolly Rogers' Neighborhood Visits A Local Bank (Table of Contents)

Better Dead Than Fred Department / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Jolly Rogers; Ralph Nabob; Bert; Ernie

Horrifying Crime Cliches... (Table of Contents)

Our Creature Presentation Department / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Mad's Fearless Forecast For the Upcoming TV Season (Table of Contents)

E.S.P.-U Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Barry Liebman
Pencils:
Will Elder; Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Will Elder; Harvey Kurtzman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

The Three Mile Island Children's Zoo (Table of Contents)

A View To A Spill Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hachtman
Pencils:
Tom Hachtman (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hachtman (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

The Lighter Side Of... (Table of Contents)

Berg's-Eye View Department / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

The Defense Contractors' Clearinghouse Catalog General Public Division (Table of Contents)

Too Steep, Per ChanceTo Ream Department / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
John Rios
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

The Advantages Of Being Dumped (Table of Contents)

Paying Off Alone Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Mad's Modern Day Tongue Twisters (Table of Contents)

Better Read Than Said Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
David Ames
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Head Trip (Table of Contents)

Sergio Aragonés Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Reprints:

Those Ridiculous Little Things TV Commercials Say! (Table of Contents)

Shuns Of Pitches Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Future 'Special Editions' of Trivial Pursuit (Table of Contents)

The Lame of the Game Department / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Raiola; Charles Kadau; Elizabeth White (idea)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Early One Afternoon at Top Gunk (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Grabme & Spacey (Table of Contents)

Officers In Dis-Dress Department / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Pristine Grabme; Merrybet Spacey; Lt. Darnrules; Issexy; Detective Peachy; desk sergeant; Starsky; Hutch

Early One Evening in Las Vegas (Table of Contents)

Don Martin Department / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

How Can Devastating Floods of Gunk and Filth Be Stopped? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Schmuck on Board! (Table of Contents)

A Mad Car Window Sign / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charlie Kadau
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

back cover

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Department / comic story / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragonés
Pencils:
Sergio Aragonés
Inks:
Sergio Aragonés

Genre:
humor; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

No page count as gags appear in various places around the magazine.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In This Issue We Shoot Down Top Gun
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Letters and Tomatoes Department
    Letters and Tomatoes Department
  4. 3. Top Gunk
    Naval Air Farce Department
  5. 4. Early One Morning at the Hospital
    Don Martin Department
  6. 5. Mad's Practical Joke Catalogue For Courtrooms
    ...And Jest Is For All Department
  7. 6. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes At A Music Video
    Schlock Around the Rock Department
  8. 7. Spy vs. Spy
    Joke and Dagger Department
  9. 8. Mr. Jolly Rogers' Neighborhood Visits A Local Bank
    Better Dead Than Fred Department
  10. 9. Horrifying Crime Cliches...
    Our Creature Presentation Department
  11. 10. Mad's Fearless Forecast For the Upcoming TV Season
    E.S.P.-U Department
  12. 11. The Three Mile Island Children's Zoo
    A View To A Spill Department
  13. 12. The Lighter Side Of...
    Berg's-Eye View Department
  14. 13. The Defense Contractors' Clearinghouse Catalog General Public Division
    Too Steep, Per ChanceTo Ream Department
  15. 14. The Advantages Of Being Dumped
    Paying Off Alone Department
  16. 15. Mad's Modern Day Tongue Twisters
    Better Read Than Said Department
  17. 16. Head Trip
    Sergio Aragonés Department
  18. 17. Those Ridiculous Little Things TV Commercials Say!
    Shuns Of Pitches Department
  19. 18. Future 'Special Editions' of Trivial Pursuit
    The Lame of the Game Department
  20. 19. Early One Afternoon at Top Gunk
    Don Martin Department
  21. 20. Grabme & Spacey
    Officers In Dis-Dress Department
  22. 21. Early One Evening in Las Vegas
    Don Martin Department
  23. 22. How Can Devastating Floods of Gunk and Filth Be Stopped?
    Mad Fold-In
  24. 23. Schmuck on Board!
    A Mad Car Window Sign
  25. 24. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Department
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne