(August - September 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-present); 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:
ongoing series

["Bah! We Haven't Found A Trace of Anything!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand... (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Teddy And The Pirates! (Table of Contents: 2)

High-Type Adventure Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks:
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Teddy; Half-Shot; Pat O'Bryan; Burma Shave; Mr. Sandthirst; Connie; Big-Poop; The Dragging Lady; The Pirates
Synopsis:
Teddy and Half-Shot are assigned to keep an opium shipment out of the hands of The Pirates, but one of them is an inside man.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Melvin of The Apes! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman [as Egad (Long Grain) Rice Burroughs]
Pencils:
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Inks:
John Severin [as Melvin Severin]
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Melvin of The Apes [Lord Melvin Greystroke]; Jane; Ookaballakonga tribe; Whitegreen Greystroke; Brown Greystroke; Veridian Greystroke; Magenta Greystroke; Duke Greystroke; Duchess Fushia Greystroke;
Synopsis:
The Greystrokes take Melvin back to London but then flee him by going to Africa.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ookaballakonga is spelled Ookabollakonga in this story.
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)

Hevo The Great (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hevo Franklin; Red Haring
Synopsis:
Mock interview with a basketball star Hevo Franklin, from Adison Square Grove.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (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

Letters from Melvyn Thomas, Paul Colandrea, Thomas Mellinger, Mons. David Pait, Tony Sodd, Armstead Napier, Walter C. Schalm & Carl Heald, Joe Lazare, Pfc. Leon A. Reid, Paul M. Dubbs, Barbara Muth (Mrs.), R. Thompson, Pat Armstrong.

Casey At The Bat! (Table of Contents: 7)

Poetry Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ernest Lawrence Thayer (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Cooney; Burrows; Flynn; Blake; Casey; umpire
Synopsis:
Casey has a chance to hit the winning runs in a baseball game, but strikes out for the loss.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the text of the famous poem accompanied by humorous illustrations.
Script credit from The Complete Color Mad (Russ Cochran, 1986 series) #2 (1986).

Ping Pong! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Cecil B. V. D. Mill; ship's captain; ship's crew; Mr. Mill's cameraman; Lana Lynn; Pong; Ookabolaponga tribe;
Synopsis:
Lana subdues Pong and Mr. Mill has him towed back to New York, only to find none of them quite fit in.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the King Kong movie.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Your Favorite Snapshots Photos or Negatives Made Into Treasures You Will Keep and Cherish Forever (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Hollywood Film Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Thrills & Fun Galore! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Space Commander Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

They Mailed This Coupon (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Bah! We Haven't Found A Trace of Anything!"]
  2. 1. If You Haven't Been Able To Find 'MAD' On Your Local Newsstand...
  3. 2. Teddy And The Pirates!
    High-Type Adventure Dept.
  4. 3. Melvin of The Apes!
    Jungle Dept.
  5. 4. We At E.C. Are Proudest of Our Science-Fiction Magazines!
    E.C. comics
  6. 5. Hevo The Great
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  8. 7. Casey At The Bat!
    Poetry Dept.
  9. 8. Ping Pong!
    Horror Dept.
  10. 9. Your Favorite Snapshots Photos or Negatives Made Into Treasures You Will Keep and Cherish Forever
    Hollywood Film Studios
  11. 10. Thrills & Fun Galore!
    Space Commander Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkies
  12. 11. They Mailed This Coupon
    Charles Atlas
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