(1963)

EC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
92
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Albert B. Feldstein; Jerry De Fuccio (editorial assistant); Nick Meglin (editorial assistant)
Color:
Color Covers; Black & White Interiors
Dimensions:
10.75" x 8.25"
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Annual

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kelly Freas; Don Martin
Inks:
Kelly Freas; Don Martin
Colors:
Kelly Freas; Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Indexer Notes

Collage of covers from Mad (EC, 1952 series) #63 to 70.

Who Put the Men in Mental Breakdown? (Table of Contents: 1)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lester Krauss (photo)
Inks:
Lester Krauss (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Alpine cigarette print ads; An Alpine cigarette can ease the irritating effects of constant bombardment from television cigarette ads.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Departments / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

A Realistic Children's Book For Realistic Children (Table of Contents: 3)

Going Through a Phrase Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin; Pearl Belkin
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Telling children's stories in realistic terms.
Reprints:

The Inventor (Table of Contents: 4)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A machine turns upon its inventor.
Reprints:

How Madison Avenue Could Sell America to the World (Table of Contents: 5)

Buy the Way Dept / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Frank Sinatra; John Kennedy
Synopsis:
Altering famous advertising campaigns so the product they sell is the United States.
Reprints:

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 6)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The White Spy booby-traps the Black Spy's phone.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at the Beach (Table of Contents: 7)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Series of beach-related gags.
Reprints:

The Daily Square (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A newspaper geared to the tragically unhip.
Reprints:

At the Knife-Throwing School (Table of Contents: 9)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man is instructed on the proper form to throw a knife.
Reprints:

Route 67 (Table of Contents: 10)

Bums Away Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Martin Milner [as Ted Stools]; George Maharias [as Bud Mudrock]; Red Skelton [as Freddie the Freeloader]; Mary Worth
Synopsis:
Parody of the television show "Route 66".
Reprints:

Spy Vs. Spy [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 11)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy booby-traps the White Spy's chicken.
Reprints:

Bedtime Stories As Told by Job-Conscious Fathers (Table of Contents: 12)

Once-Upon-A-Time-And-A-Half-Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Fairy tales adjusted to specific job situations by their tellers.
Reprints:

The Little League Hall Of Fame (Table of Contents: 13)

Brat-and-Ball Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A Hall Of Fame for Little League ballplayers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

One of the inductees is Alfred E. Neuman.

Scenes We'd Like to See (Table of Contents: 14)

Hollywood Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of movie deathbed scenes.
Reprints:

The Business of Baseball (Table of Contents: 15)

Diamonds Are a Boy's Best Friend Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of how professional baseball has changed in sixty years.
Reprints:

Spy Vs. Spy [Part 3] (Table of Contents: 16)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The White Spy tries to ambush the Black Spy by dressing in a cat costume.
Reprints:

Advertising Space on Road Signs (Table of Contents: 17)

Commercial Vehicles Only Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Earle Doud
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
If traffic signs had product placement add-ons.
Reprints:

The Pickpocket (Table of Contents: 18)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A pickpocket works a crowded subway car.
Reprints:

Medical Illustrated (Table of Contents: 19)

Inside Joke Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical version of a magazine geared toward physicians.
Reprints:

How To Improve America's Prestige Abroad (Table of Contents: 20)

Uncle Semantics Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Various stereotypical Americans relate their ideas to improve the country's image.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman makes a cameo appearance on a movie poster.

Boarding the Uptown Bus (Table of Contents: 21)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man tries to board an overcrowded city bus.
Reprints:

The Minute After That One Minute TV Commercial (Table of Contents: 22)

Swinging After the Pitch Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Continuing the action of various television commercials after the camera has stopped.
Reprints:

A Mad Guide to Classified Ad Abbreviations (Table of Contents: 23)

Vowel Play Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Satirical classified ad abbreviations.
Reprints:

Spy Vs. Spy [Part 4] (Table of Contents: 24)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy trains his dog to attack the White Spy.
Reprints:

The Great Magazine Circulation Drive (Table of Contents: 25)

Sub-Version Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A magazine publishing company badgers a person to subscribe.
Reprints:

In the Park (Table of Contents: 26)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man looks at the statues in the park.
Reprints:

Here's Your Special Bonus (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Truth About Secret Ingredients (Table of Contents: 28)

Elements of Surprise Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Two Soviet scientists combine the "secret ingredients" in various household products into an efficient rocket fuel.
Reprints:

How to Read Between the Lines and Fill In Those Little Dots in a Gossip Column (Table of Contents: 29)

Little Black-And-White Lies Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lassie; Tony Curtis; Janet Leigh; Marilyn Monroe; Arthur Miller; Fabian
Synopsis:
Filling in the facts that Hollywood gossip columns leave out.
Reprints:

The Typical Summer Resort Ad (Table of Contents: 30)

Trail of the Lonesome Pines Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of deceptive advertising for summer resorts.
Reprints:

Paperback Roulette (Table of Contents: 31)

Cover-Story Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A rack full of paperback book covers is presented.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Charlie Brown appears on the cover of a Peanuts compilation. Alfred E. Neuman makes a cameo on a crime novel cover. The reprint collection "Utterly Mad" appears in the self-help section.

In the Penny Arcade (Table of Contents: 32)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
Don Martin

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man plays a race course game in a penny arcade.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at the Telephone (Table of Contents: 33)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A series of phone-related gags.
Reprints:

Sports Typography (Table of Contents: 34)

Slug It Out Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Archie De Silva ?
Pencils:
Archie De Silva
Inks:
Archie De Silva
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Text characters laid out to visually tell the story.
Reprints:

The Hitchiker (Table of Contents: 35)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A hitcher tries everything to get a ride.
Reprints:

The Jack Kennedy Show (Table of Contents: 36)

Capitol Punishment Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Belkin
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
John Kennedy; Edward R. Murrow; Franklin Roosevelt Jr.; Harry S. Truman; Adlai Stevenson; Margaret Truman; Robert Kennedy; Tony Curtis; Sammy Davis Jr.
Synopsis:
What if President John Kennedy hosted a television talk show like NBC's The Tonight Show?
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Franklin Roosevelt Jr. performs Cliff Arquette's "Charley Weaver" character.

Liberty Mutilate (Table of Contents: 37)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lester Krauss (photo)
Inks:
Lester Krauss (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of Liberty Mutual Insurance print ads.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["Glass Bottles"] (Table of Contents: 38)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Colors:
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of milk print ads.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Who Put the Men in Mental Breakdown?
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Departments
  4. 3. A Realistic Children's Book For Realistic Children
    Going Through a Phrase Dept.
  5. 4. The Inventor
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. How Madison Avenue Could Sell America to the World
    Buy the Way Dept
  7. 6. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  8. 7. A Mad Look at the Beach
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  9. 8. The Daily Square
  10. 9. At the Knife-Throwing School
    Don Martin Dept.
  11. 10. Route 67
    Bums Away Dept.
  12. 11. Spy Vs. Spy [Part 2]
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  13. 12. Bedtime Stories As Told by Job-Conscious Fathers
    Once-Upon-A-Time-And-A-Half-Dept.
  14. 13. The Little League Hall Of Fame
    Brat-and-Ball Dept.
  15. 14. Scenes We'd Like to See
    Hollywood Dept.
  16. 15. The Business of Baseball
    Diamonds Are a Boy's Best Friend Dept.
  17. 16. Spy Vs. Spy [Part 3]
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  18. 17. Advertising Space on Road Signs
    Commercial Vehicles Only Dept.
  19. 18. The Pickpocket
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Medical Illustrated
    Inside Joke Dept.
  21. 20. How To Improve America's Prestige Abroad
    Uncle Semantics Dept.
  22. 21. Boarding the Uptown Bus
    Don Martin Dept.
  23. 22. The Minute After That One Minute TV Commercial
    Swinging After the Pitch Dept.
  24. 23. A Mad Guide to Classified Ad Abbreviations
    Vowel Play Dept.
  25. 24. Spy Vs. Spy [Part 4]
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  26. 25. The Great Magazine Circulation Drive
    Sub-Version Dept.
  27. 26. In the Park
    Don Martin Dept.
  28. 27. Here's Your Special Bonus
  29. 28. The Truth About Secret Ingredients
    Elements of Surprise Dept.
  30. 29. How to Read Between the Lines and Fill In Those Little Dots in a Gossip Column
    Little Black-And-White Lies Dept.
  31. 30. The Typical Summer Resort Ad
    Trail of the Lonesome Pines Dept.
  32. 31. Paperback Roulette
    Cover-Story Dept.
  33. 32. In the Penny Arcade
    Don Martin Dept.
  34. 33. A Mad Look at the Telephone
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  35. 34. Sports Typography
    Slug It Out Dept.
  36. 35. The Hitchiker
    Don Martin Dept.
  37. 36. The Jack Kennedy Show
    Capitol Punishment Dept.
  38. 37. Liberty Mutilate
  39. 38. ["Glass Bottles"]
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