(1971)

EC, 1970 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
86
On-sale date
1971
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Albert B. Feldstein; Jerry De Fuccio (associate); Nick Meglin (associate)
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Page count included a pullout poster insert.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman; Richard Nixon; Spiro Agnew; William F. Buckley; Ronald Reagan; Edward Kennedy; Bob Hope; Uncle Sam; Hubert Humphrey; Rev. Billy Graham; John Wayne [as Rooster Cogburn]; Edmund Muskie; Abbie Hoffman; Nelson Rockefeller; Bobby Seale; John Lindsey
Synopsis
Politicians and celebrities recite the Mad ode to America, printed on the special pullout flag.

Indexer Notes

Alfred E. Neuman manages to be in the crowd reciting while holding the flag poster at the same time.

A Modern Cinderella (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Kent
Pencils
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks
Jack Rickard (signed)
Colors
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Cinderella; Her fairy godmother
Synopsis
The Cinderella transformation scene is updated for the modern seventies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Fairy Tales as Told by Today's Celebrities (Table of Contents: 2)

Telling It Like They Is Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Joe Namath; Jerry Rubin; Spiro Agnew; Don Rickles
Synopsis
Grimm's Fairy Tales are retold and their message altered by contemporary celebrities based on their own experiences.

Scandal Magazines of the Future (Table of Contents: 3)

Turnabout is Fair Ploy Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Hart
Pencils
Jack Rickard (signed)
Inks
Jack Rickard (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Richard Burton; Elizabeth Taylor; Angela Davis
Synopsis
Tabloid scandal magazines are updated to contemporary celebrities and issues.
Reprints

Individualized Caskets (Table of Contents: 4)

Design For Leaving Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Norm Doherty
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Coffins tailored to the profession of the deceased.
Reprints

Guarantees and Warranties (Table of Contents: 5)

The Clause That Depresses Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of how today's product warranties aren't worth the paper they're printed on.
Reprints

Prosperity (Table of Contents: 6)

Largess Life Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Max Brandel
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The gradual drifting apart of a married couple is depicted through the successive model of car they purchase.

The Shocking "Mad Flag" Poster (Table of Contents: 7)

Salute to America Dept. / illustration / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Max Brandel ?
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed) (page 1)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed) (page 1)
Colors
?
Letters
Max Brandel ? (pages 2-3)

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Replica poster of the American flag, with the red stripes replaced by a rewritten Pledge of Allegiance, reflecting the polarization of contemporary American society

Indexer Notes

Page one is a reprint of the cover art by Mort Drucker. Pages two and three are a pullout poster.

Pro Football (Table of Contents: 8)

Passing the Buck Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Frank Gifford [as Frank Gifted]; Pete Rozelle [as Pete Doughsmell]
Synopsis
A former football player turned announcer narrates a comparison of pro football in its infancy with contemporary pro football.
Reprints

In the out Exit (Table of Contents: 9)

Belle, Book and Vandals Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Sandy Dennis [as Miss Parrot]; Roy Poole [as Mr. McHate]; Eileen Heckart [as Miss Pastorfield]; Patrick Bedford [as Mr. Barringer]; Sorrell Booke [as Dr. Bested]; James Franciscus [as Mr. Nudnik]; Sidney Portier [as Mr. Thackeray]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "Up the Down Staircase," an idealistic teacher attempts to teach in a crime-ridden inner city school.
Reprints

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 10)

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.

Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts (Table of Contents: 11)

Behind the Odd-Ball Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
Bob Clarke; typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Wilt Chamberlain; Hubert Humphrey; Lyndon Johnson
Synopsis
Parody of the syndicated comic panel "Ripley's Believe It Or Not"; Various human oddities and random occurrences are depicted.
Reprints

What Is a Square? (Table of Contents: 12)

Till the Clods Roll By Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Arnie Kogen
Pencils
Sergio Aragones
Inks
Sergio Aragones
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Analysis of what makes someone a social outcast in current society.
Reprints

Don Martin Looks At Frogs (Table of Contents: 13)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A series of humorous incidents involving frogs.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Driving (Table of Contents: 14)

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
Satirical look at the good and bad aspects of motor vehicle operation.
Reprints

[Hippie Magazine] (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A niche magazine aimed at hippies.
Reprints

Mad's Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions (Table of Contents: 16)

Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Obtuse questions draw sarcastic responses in every day situations. The feature even provides a blank for the reader to provide a sarcastic response.
Reprints

The New Back-Scratcher (Table of Contents: 17)

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 harried husband uses his plastic back-scratcher in a manner not originally intended by the manufacturer.
Reprints

Songs of Wealth, Possessions, Greed, Property and Creeping Materialism (Table of Contents: 18)

Status Woe Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
The lyrics of popular songs are altered to reflect contemporary greed.
Reprints

A Nostalgic Look at Sandlot Baseball (Table of Contents: 19)

Hits, Runs and An Era Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dean Norman
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A look back at how boys played baseball before organized Little League baseball.
Reprints

Mission: Ridiculous (Table of Contents: 20)

To Scheme the Impossible Scheme Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Peter Graves [as Mr. Phelts]; Greg Morris [as Blarney]; Peter Lupus [as Billy]; Martin Landau [as Bowling]; Barbara Bain [as Synonym]
Synopsis
Parody of the TV series "Mission: Impossible"; a team of secret agents try to retrieve stolen microfilm in the most suspicious way possible.
Reprints

The Advantages of the Suburbs For Kids (Table of Contents: 21)

City's Limit Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A comparison of urban life versus suburban life for raising children.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Inks
Antonio Prohias (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The Black Spy fakes out the White Spy with a fake freighter.
Reprints

The Lighter Side of Swimming Pools (Table of Contents: 23)

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
Satirical look at the pastime of swimming.
Reprints

You Know You're Really Married When... (Table of Contents: 24)

Bawl and Chain Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn; Jack Hanrahan
Pencils
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Examples of tell tale signs that you've been married for quite a while.
Reprints

Balmy and Clod (Table of Contents: 25)

We Rib Bank Robbers Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Warren Beatty [as Clod Barrow]; Faye Dunaway [as Balmy Parker]; Michael J. Pollard [as C.W. Mess]; Gene Hackman [as Cluck Barrow]; Estelle Parsons [as Blunjid Barrow]; Denver Pyle [as The Sheriff]
Synopsis
In a parody of the film "Bonnie and Clyde," two really adorable bumpkins decide to embark on a life of crime.
Reprints

One Day Last Summer (Table of Contents: 26)

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 hobos find what they think is a full bottle of liquor.
Reprints

What New Source of Explosive Energy Has The United States Developed (Table of Contents: 27)

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
America has something even more volatile than nuclear power.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Shill Gasoline Commercial (Table of Contents: 28)

A TV Ad We'd Like To See / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lou Silverstone
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Colors
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
In a parody of Shell Oil TV commercials, a test car blows past the mileage marker competing gasoline brands take the test car, and unfortunately over a cliff.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. A Modern Cinderella
  3. 2. Fairy Tales as Told by Today's Celebrities
    Telling It Like They Is Dept.
  4. 3. Scandal Magazines of the Future
    Turnabout is Fair Ploy Dept.
  5. 4. Individualized Caskets
    Design For Leaving Dept.
  6. 5. Guarantees and Warranties
    The Clause That Depresses Dept.
  7. 6. Prosperity
    Largess Life Dept.
  8. 7. The Shocking "Mad Flag" Poster
    Salute to America Dept.
  9. 8. Pro Football
    Passing the Buck Dept.
  10. 9. In the out Exit
    Belle, Book and Vandals Dept.
  11. 10. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  12. 11. Mad's Modern Believe It or Nuts
    Behind the Odd-Ball Dept.
  13. 12. What Is a Square?
    Till the Clods Roll By Dept.
  14. 13. Don Martin Looks At Frogs
    Don Martin Dept.
  15. 14. The Lighter Side of Driving
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  16. 15. [Hippie Magazine]
  17. 16. Mad's Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions
    Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is Dept.
  18. 17. The New Back-Scratcher
    Don Martin Dept.
  19. 18. Songs of Wealth, Possessions, Greed, Property and Creeping Materialism
    Status Woe Dept.
  20. 19. A Nostalgic Look at Sandlot Baseball
    Hits, Runs and An Era Dept.
  21. 20. Mission: Ridiculous
    To Scheme the Impossible Scheme Dept.
  22. 21. The Advantages of the Suburbs For Kids
    City's Limit Dept.
  23. 22. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  24. 23. The Lighter Side of Swimming Pools
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  25. 24. You Know You're Really Married When...
    Bawl and Chain Dept.
  26. 25. Balmy and Clod
    We Rib Bank Robbers Dept.
  27. 26. One Day Last Summer
    Don Martin Dept.
  28. 27. What New Source of Explosive Energy Has The United States Developed
    Mad Fold-In
  29. 28. The Shill Gasoline Commercial
    A TV Ad We'd Like To See
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