(February-March 1954)

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

Issue Notes

Character appearances, Department names and other miscellaneous info for this issue added by Donald Dale Milne, December 2008.


["The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall..."] (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; western-frontier
Reprints:

So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

E.C. Fan-Addict Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Little Orphan Melvin! (Table of Contents: 2)

Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Little Orphan Melvin; Daddy Peacebucks; Punjoke; Gravel; Ax L. Maxl; The Gasp!; Mommy Peacebucks
Synopsis:
Daddy is continually too late to save Melvin from danger, and also cannot save himself from Mommy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Includes a stanza of a poem by Byron.

The Raven (Table of Contents: 3)

Classical Type Comics Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Allan Poe (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
a raven; the narrator; Lenore
Synopsis:
An adaptation of Poe's poem "The Raven."
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).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Hentry Hartz in Utica, New York; Keith Nutt in Midland, Texas; Ann Salvin in Westfield, Connecticutt; Dick Clarkson in Cambridge, Massaschusetts; Ben Jones in Quinwood, West Virginia; Jerry Schuler in Rochester, New York; Clyde Woddell in Alexandira, Louisiana; Ann Busch in Buffalo, New York; and Raoul D'Arcy.

Yep Kiddies! E.C.'s New Humor Mag, Panic, Is On Sale (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Bop Jokes! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Five gags using Bop terms.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes a 1-page Bop Dictionary, so reader can understand the gags.

Operation Under the Ground [Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 7)

Cloak-And-Dagger Dept. / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Five Fingers Jones; Floppova Movova
Synopsis:
Five Fingers meets Floppova while searching Moscow for the artificial dirt factory.
Reprints:

Hah! Noon! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters:
Marshall Kane; Mrs. Kane; Marshall Floodnick; Killer Diller Miller; Ramona
Synopsis:
Marshall Kane dithers about leaving town, beats up another marshall, and kills some accomplices of Miller before subduing Miller without violence.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A parody of the Gary Cooper film "High Noon."

Get Shop-Method Home Training (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's Great Fun to Play a Guitar and So Easy Ttoo! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Lonnie And Wayne, Studio / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The New Way To Enjoy Sports, Movies, Plays, Television (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Spektoscopes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Bad Ones Are Coming, Marshall..."]
  2. 1. So What? So You, Too, Can Join The E.C. Fan-Addict Club!
    E.C. Fan-Addict Club
  3. 2. Little Orphan Melvin!
    Girl-And-Dog-Type-Story Dept.
  4. 3. The Raven
    Classical Type Comics Dept.
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  6. 5. Yep Kiddies! E.C.'s New Humor Mag, Panic, Is On Sale
    Panic
  7. 6. Bop Jokes!
  8. 7. Operation Under the Ground [Chapter 3]
    Cloak-And-Dagger Dept.
  9. 8. Hah! Noon!
    Western Dept.
  10. 9. Get Shop-Method Home Training
    National Schools
  11. 10. It's Great Fun to Play a Guitar and So Easy Ttoo!
    Lonnie And Wayne, Studio
  12. 11. The New Way To Enjoy Sports, Movies, Plays, Television
    Spektoscopes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Tom Vincent
  • Kirk House
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne