Mad #5
(June - July 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)

Kane Keen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Ben Oda ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You Say You Lost Your Voice...
Genre
humor
Characters
Kane Keen
Reprints

The EC "Publisher of The Issue" (Table of Contents: 1)

William M. Gaines / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Bill Elder
Inks
Bill Elder
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
William M. Gaines [Melvin]
Synopsis
A fake biography of William M. Gaines.
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Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.
Script and art credits from The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #1.

Outer Sanctum! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ramon; The Professor; Heap
Synopsis
The Professor creates Heap and uses him to rob banks until Heap leaves to find a mate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Black And Blue Hawks! (Table of Contents: 3)

Hero Worship Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Saddlesore; Saurbratten; Robespierre; Boss Hawk; Yonny Yohnson; Chop Chop Chop; woman in red
Synopsis
The Black And Blue Hawks stage a mutiny.
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Indexer Notes

A parody of Blackhawk comic books.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Exam (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry DeFuccio
Pencils
John Severin (illustration)
Inks
John Severin (illustration)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Analysis of what happens to the average college student on exam day.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit from "Totally MAD" CD collection.
Art credits identified in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #1.

MAD Mumblings (Table of Contents: 6)

MAD Mumblings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits confirmed in The Mad Archives (DC, 2002 series) #1.

Miltie of The Mounties! (Table of Contents: 7)

Tales From The Northwest Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
John Severin (signed)
Inks
John Severin (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Scott Yardland; Jackie; Herbie; Jerkie; Scoggins; Miltie; Nanuk The Canuk
Synopsis
Miltie the Mountie doesn't get his man.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Kane Keen! Private Eye (Table of Contents: 8)

Kane Keen / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Kane Keen; Lassie Rover; Rollover Rover; Schlep; Mrs. Rover; laywer; police officer
Synopsis
Kane finds the murderer: the butler did it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Artistic Similes of Fine Diamond & Gold Rings (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

U. S. Diamond House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Gained 53 lbs. of Shapley Power-Packed Muscles! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Killed That Cop! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

The Dollar Mystery Guild / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You Say You Lost Your Voice..."]
    Kane Keen
  2. 1. The EC "Publisher of The Issue"
    William M. Gaines
  3. 2. Outer Sanctum!
    Horror Dept.
  4. 3. Black And Blue Hawks!
    Hero Worship Dept.
  5. 4. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines
    E.C. comics
  6. 5. Exam
  7. 6. MAD Mumblings
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. Miltie of The Mounties!
    Tales From The Northwest Dept.
  9. 8. Kane Keen! Private Eye
    Kane Keen
  10. 9. Artistic Similes of Fine Diamond & Gold Rings
    U. S. Diamond House
  11. 10. I Gained 53 lbs. of Shapley Power-Packed Muscles!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  12. 11. I Killed That Cop!
    The Dollar Mystery Guild
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