Mad #2
(December 1952-January 1953)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Educational Comics, Inc.
Brand
EC An Entertaining Comic
Editing
Harvey Kurtzman
Color
color (#1-23, 400-550); 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
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I...I Feel It In My Bones! Someone Is Giving Me The Evil Eye!
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Casey; Old Dame
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Indexer Notes

Cover based on the story, "Hex!".

E.C. Fans! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Hex! (Table of Contents: 2)

Terror Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; horror-suspense
Characters
Casey; Yeggi Bora; Leo; the Old Dame; Stan Musical; Preacher Rowboat; Eddy Stunky; Melvin Demoogio
Synopsis
Casey's team wins the pennant but loses Casey to the Old Dame.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Melvin! (Table of Contents: 3)

Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Melvin of The Apes; Boy; Jane; Ookaballakonga tribe
Synopsis
Melvin escapes from the Ookaballakonga tribe with the help of the jungle animals but the tribe shrinks Boy's head.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of Tarzan.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

E.C. Fans! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

E.C. comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Lady-In-Mascara (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Monongahela Wheeler; Bablou O'Brien; Lady-In-Mascara; Max; Minx
Synopsis
Mo Wheeler believes he's solving a crime but the Lady leads him to a morning radio interview instead.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit identified in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #1.

Calling Cosmo McMoon! (Table of Contents: 6)

Cosmo McMoon / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Cosmo McMoon; F. M. Wavelength; Walla-Walla Bazinski; Croton-on-the-Hudson Bazinski; Baden-Baden Bazinski
Synopsis
Cosmo discovers a baby who is blending all radio broadcasts into a single program.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit identified in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #1.

Gookum! (Table of Contents: 7)

Science-Fiction Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood [as Melvin Wood]
Inks
Wally Wood [as Melvin Wood]
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Glarf Nerfnick; Glarf's grandfather; Melvin
Synopsis
A Martian escapes the Gookum on his home planet only to find it apparently exists on Earth also.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Mole! (Table of Contents: 8)

Crime Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Melvin Mole
Synopsis
Melvin is captured during a bank robbery and continually digs his way out of jail.
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Special... Introductory Offer (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

H. & S. Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be A Success As a Radio-Television Technician (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Check The Kind of Body You Want! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I...I Feel It In My Bones! Someone Is Giving Me The Evil Eye!"]
    Mad
  2. 1. E.C. Fans!
    Weird Fantasy
  3. 2. Hex!
    Terror Dept.
  4. 3. Melvin!
    Jungle Dept.; Melvin of The Apes
  5. 4. E.C. Fans!
    E.C. comics
  6. 5. Lady-In-Mascara
  7. 6. Calling Cosmo McMoon!
    Cosmo McMoon
  8. 7. Gookum!
    Science-Fiction Dept.
  9. 8. Mole!
    Crime Dept.
  10. 9. Special... Introductory Offer
    H. & S. Sales Co.
  11. 10. Be A Success As a Radio-Television Technician
    National Radio Institute
  12. 11. Check The Kind of Body You Want!
    Charles Atlas
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