(March 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

Smithson John & Co. (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred [Alfred E. Neuman]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover is a satire of Johnson Smith & Co. novelty catalog ads. Includes first image of "Alfred" on a MAD cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters from Flat Top, Tommy Anvill, Rich, Barry Roth, Stuart Glass, Brian Daly, George Ball, Al Heumann, Anonymous, Anonymous (different Anonymous!), Peter Graham, T.R. Lee, Robert Jolly, James Cromwell, Philip Winterson, Nelson Lyon, Ernest Sherman, Sheik el John el Gaboury, B.L.D., Peggy Dart, Ted Nelson, Pfc. Frank Blahnik, Mrs. M.E. Biggs (not a fan). Includes announcement for the first pocket book MAD collection from Ballantine Books (no title given).

Poopeye! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Inks:
Bill Elder [as B. Elder]
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Poopeye; Mazola Oil; Swee'back [Mad-Man]; Mammy Jokeum; Mammy's son; Melvin of the Apes; Superduperman [Clark Bent]; Windy
Synopsis:
Poopeye beats up other comic strongmen hired by the broccoli king to get rid of Poopeye.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of Popeye comic strip.
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Slow Motion! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A look at what might be happening in various sports if they were recorded by a slow motion camera.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

Comic Book Ads! (Table of Contents: 4)

Cut Your Own Throat Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody ads for "How To Hypnotize", "Get Prizes...Make Money", "Rubber Bubble Gum", "Tromp Stamps Co.", "Ded Ryder Cowboy Carbine", and "Alwett Physical Training Course."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Impact; Extra!; Valor; Aces High; Psychoanalysis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

Under The Waterfront! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Terry; Joey; John Friendly; Charlie; Edie
Synopsis:
Everyone Terry knows is killed by John Friendly's thugs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Parody of the movie "On The Waterfront."
Script credit from Tales of Terror: The EC Companion.

["Finally, as this, our current session draws to a close..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A Christmas and New Year message from the editors and staff.

You Too - Can Be Tough! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Lighting Ju-Jitsu / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Television-Radio-Electronics (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

National Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New Catalog of 3100 Novelties (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

9X Area Magnification! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Powerhouse Binoculars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The FUNMan / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Smithson John & Co.
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    MAD Mumblings
  3. 2. Poopeye!
    Newspaper Comics Dept.
  4. 3. Slow Motion!
    Science Dept.
  5. 4. Comic Book Ads!
    Cut Your Own Throat Dept.
  6. 5. [untitled]
    Impact; Extra!; Valor; Aces High; Psychoanalysis
  7. 6. Under The Waterfront!
    Movie Dept.
  8. 7. ["Finally, as this, our current session draws to a close..."]
  9. 8. You Too - Can Be Tough!
    Lighting Ju-Jitsu
  10. 9. Television-Radio-Electronics
    National Schools
  11. 10. New Catalog of 3100 Novelties
    Johnson Smith & Company
  12. 11. 9X Area Magnification!
    Powerhouse Binoculars
  13. 12. Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given
    The FUNMan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Kirk House
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne