(February 1955)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
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.


Composition (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Cover appears as a high school composition notebook.
Reprints:

No, I Said! You Can't Have My Copy of MAD! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Katchandhammer Kids! (Table of Contents: 2)

Newspaper Cartoon Dept. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Hans Katchandhammer; Feetz Katchandhammer; Der Kapitan; Inspektor; boat company man; Mamma
Synopsis:
A parody of the Katzenjammer Kids comic strip.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The script appears to be real German at the beginning, before changing into a pastiche of English, German and pseudo-German.

Sound Effects! (Table of Contents: 3)

Comic book Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Kane Keen; Joe Arrrgh
Synopsis:
A murder mystery with no dialog, only sound effects.
Reprints:

["We Know You'll Enjoy..."] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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 Abe Lieberman, Brooklyn NY; Gene Compton, Mibone NC; Eddie Evans, Dallas TX; Lawrence Rogers, Seattle WA; Walter Sandvik & Richard Whitman, Hopewell Junction NY; Margaret Charles, New York, NY; Doug Polling, Toledo OH; GGG, Derby NY; Jere Thomas, Mobile, AL; Tom Lathrop, Los Angeles, CA; Glenford Friffen, Portland OR; Al Teaff, Houston TX; and Louis Grimshaw, Ontario CN.

Bop (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A dictionary of Bop slang.
Reprints:

Paul Revere's Ride! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (original); Harvey Kurtzman (adaptation)
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A humorous illustration of the poem by Longfellow.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from The Complete Color Mad (Russ Cochran, 1986 series) #2 (1986).

Cowboy! (Table of Contents: 8)

Comparison Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lance Sterling; John Smurd
Synopsis:
Parallel stories comparing the movie version of the Old West with real life.
Reprints:

Look Here! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

You, Too, Can Be Tough! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Lighting Ju-Jitsu / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Television-Radio-Electronics (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New Catalog of 3100 Novelties (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

9X Area Magnification! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Powerhouse Binoculars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

The FUNman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Composition
  2. 1. No, I Said! You Can't Have My Copy of MAD!
    Panic; Mad
  3. 2. Katchandhammer Kids!
    Newspaper Cartoon Dept.
  4. 3. Sound Effects!
    Comic book Dept.
  5. 4. ["We Know You'll Enjoy..."]
    Piracy
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  7. 6. Bop
  8. 7. Paul Revere's Ride!
    Poetry Dept.
  9. 8. Cowboy!
    Comparison Dept.
  10. 9. Look Here!
  11. 10. You, Too, Can Be Tough!
    Lighting Ju-Jitsu
  12. 11. Television-Radio-Electronics
    National Schools
  13. 12. New Catalog of 3100 Novelties
    Johnson Smith & Company
  14. 13. 9X Area Magnification!
    Powerhouse Binoculars
  15. 14. Prizes Given
    The FUNman
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:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne