(1965)

EC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.50 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
Bob Clarke (painted, signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (painted, signed)
Colors
Bob Clarke (painted, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

After You Let Your Fingers Do the Walking (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 Bell Telephone print ads: After letting her fingers do the walking through the Yellow Pages, a woman is forced to soak them in Epsom salts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

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

Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Misery is a Cold Hot Dog (Table of Contents: 3)

Roasted Peanuts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Nancy; Sluggo; Dondi; Little Orphan Annie; Kayo Mullins; Archie Andrews; Henry; Little Lulu; Dennis Mitchell; Swee'Pea; Hans Katzenjammer; Fritz Katzenjammer; Huey; Dewey: Louis; Chip Flagston; Ponytail; Junior Tracy; Alexander Bumstead; Jughead Smith; Trixie Flagston
Synopsis
Famous comic strip characters illustrate various examples of miserable situations.
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin

Genre
humor
Characters
Dr. Jekyll
Synopsis
The doctor's latest formula does nothing - - to him.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Dating (Table of Contents: 5)

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 cartoons examining and satirizing dating rituals.
Reprints

The Rise and Fall of a Recording Star (Table of Contents: 6)

Slipped Disc Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
The career of a fictional recording star traced through her record album covers.
Reprints

A Child's Garden of Weeds (Table of Contents: 7)

Corn Poem Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Classic poems adapted to reflect modern situations.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 8)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / 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 steals blueprints of the White Spy's new device.
Reprints

Modern Chess (Table of Contents: 9)

One False Move Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Modifying the rules of the game and the look of the pieces of chess to reflect modern issues.
Reprints

Balcony Scene (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A princess grows a flower in a strange location.
Reprints

The Mad Baseball Primer (Table of Contents: 11)

Learning the Score Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Jack Rickard
Inks
Jack Rickard
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Primer on what to expect when going to the ballpark to see a game.
Reprints

Look Before You Leap (Table of Contents: 12)

Sinking Fund Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A destitute man attempts suicide.
Reprints

The Defensers (Table of Contents: 13)

Dribble Across the Court Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
E.G. Marshall [as Lawrence Pressedham]; Robert Reed [as Kenny Pressedham]; Raymond Burr [as Perry Mason]; Polly Rowles [as Helen Donaldson]
Synopsis
In a parody of the television series "The Defenders," a father and son law firm lose all of their cases due to their arrogance and incompetence.
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The Mad Zepplin (Table of Contents: 14)

activity / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Clarke
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Instructions for assembling the Mad Zepplin model.

Father's Day Cards From Special People (Table of Contents: 15)

Pop's Corn Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Job-specific Father's Day cards.
Reprints

The Inventor at the Novelty Company (Table of Contents: 16)

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 pitches his newly invented novelty to the company owner.
Reprints

Popular Scientific Mechanics (Table of Contents: 17)

For Whom the Fools Tool Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of magazines like Popular Science and Popular Mechanics.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 18)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / 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 tricks the White Spy with a trick cannon.
Reprints

Mad's "Discount Center" Owner of the Year (Table of Contents: 19)

The Price is a Riot Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dorothy Kilgallen [as Dorothy Kilfifth]
Synopsis
An interview with the owner of a discount department store.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Among the shoppers in the background of the interview are Superman, Adolf Hitler and Frankenstein's Monster.

Mother's Day Cards From Special People (Table of Contents: 20)

Mom's The Word Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Some foolish Mother's Day cards.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.

The Suicide (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman tries to drown herself.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Family Doctors (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Series of cartoons looking at the foibles of people's relationship with the medical community.
Reprints

The Daily Monopoly (Table of Contents: 23)

Editorial "I" Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of a modern newspaper.
Reprints

A Mad Look at Travel (Table of Contents: 24)

Tour De Farce Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Don Reilly
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Contrasting travel in the nineteenth century and the twentieth century.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy; The Gray Spy
Synopsis
The Gray Spy lures the other spies into attacking each other.
Reprints

Letters That Cross in the Mail (Table of Contents: 26)

Postal-Mortems Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Various people send off hot-headed letters, only to receive letters just after that make them regret their actions.
Reprints

The High Dive (Table of Contents: 27)

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 realizes in mid-dive that he's still wearing his wristwatch.
Reprints

Hollywood Surplus Sale (Table of Contents: 28)

Lights, Camera, Auction Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Earle Doud
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Sale ads for props left over from old Hollywood films.
Reprints

A Mad Look at Motorcycle Cops (Table of Contents: 29)

Where's the Fire Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sergio Aragones
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Series of cartoons satirizing motorcycle police.
Reprints

The Emergency (Table of Contents: 30)

Fire! Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man attempts to use the fire emergency system in an office building.
Reprints

For the Birds (Table of Contents: 31)

Hitchcock-a-Doodle-Doo Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen; Lou Silverstone
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Tippi Hedren; Rod Taylor; Susanne Pleshette; Nikita Kruschev; Jessica Tandy; Ethel Griffies; Alfred Hitchcock
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "The Birds," a woman tries to warn a seaside town of an impending attack by the local bird population, but her erratic behavior causes her not to be believed.
Reprints

The Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Elizabeth Taylor [as Cleopatra]; Richard Burton [as Marc Antony]
Synopsis
An artist finishes the portrait he was laboring on.
Reprints

After 33 Years, Our Mayjag is a-Workin' Still (Table of Contents: 33)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A group of hillbilly stereotypes extol the virtues of their Mayjag washing machine - - as a still.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

A Penny Can Make Your Conscience Feel Better (Table of Contents: 34)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Association of American Florists print ads; Suggestions for placating your wife after you spend the night drinking.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. After You Let Your Fingers Do the Walking
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Departments
  4. 3. Misery is a Cold Hot Dog
    Roasted Peanuts Dept.
  5. 4. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. The Lighter Side of Dating
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  7. 6. The Rise and Fall of a Recording Star
    Slipped Disc Dept.
  8. 7. A Child's Garden of Weeds
    Corn Poem Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  10. 9. Modern Chess
    One False Move Dept.
  11. 10. Balcony Scene
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. The Mad Baseball Primer
    Learning the Score Dept.
  13. 12. Look Before You Leap
    Sinking Fund Dept.
  14. 13. The Defensers
    Dribble Across the Court Dept.
  15. 14. The Mad Zepplin
  16. 15. Father's Day Cards From Special People
    Pop's Corn Dept.
  17. 16. The Inventor at the Novelty Company
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. Popular Scientific Mechanics
    For Whom the Fools Tool Dept.
  19. 18. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  20. 19. Mad's "Discount Center" Owner of the Year
    The Price is a Riot Dept.
  21. 20. Mother's Day Cards From Special People
    Mom's The Word Dept.
  22. 21. The Suicide
    Don Martin Dept.
  23. 22. The Lighter Side of Family Doctors
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  24. 23. The Daily Monopoly
    Editorial "I" Dept.
  25. 24. A Mad Look at Travel
    Tour De Farce Dept.
  26. 25. Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  27. 26. Letters That Cross in the Mail
    Postal-Mortems Dept.
  28. 27. The High Dive
    Don Martin Dept.
  29. 28. Hollywood Surplus Sale
    Lights, Camera, Auction Dept.
  30. 29. A Mad Look at Motorcycle Cops
    Where's the Fire Dept.
  31. 30. The Emergency
    Fire! Dept.
  32. 31. For the Birds
    Hitchcock-a-Doodle-Doo Dept.
  33. 32. The Masterpiece
    Don Martin Dept.
  34. 33. After 33 Years, Our Mayjag is a-Workin' Still
  35. 34. A Penny Can Make Your Conscience Feel Better
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