(December 1970)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Al Feldstein; Jerry DeFuccio (Associate Editor); Nick Meglin (Associate Editor)
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

With the exception of the covers, entire magazine is in black & white.


The Magazine Of The Loud Minority (Table of Contents)

Alfred E. Neuman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Davis; typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

The Vampire (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Vampire; Hippy
Synopsis:
A vampire gets the true meaning of peace when he drains the blood of a hippy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. In color.

Departments (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Contents page featuring staff listings & what's featured in the magazine, listed by special Mad departments.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Letters Dept. / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis:
Two pages featuring three sections: first section is a subscription ad for Mad Magazine; middle section is the letters page with letters from Brian Hanley, Michael Altman, Tom Rogers, Andy Heyman, Helen Andrews, Grant Hicks, Oscar Geipi, Katie Campbell, Susan Shapiro, Helen Mars, Lynn Rainwater, Geoffrey T. Babbitt, W. True, Lynn Grubbs, Dale Belcher, Raven Amporan, Polly Boyd, A. J. Cantor, Joseph Martin, Mark Bronsveld, third section is an ad for Mad Power, a paperback novel with political themed reprints.

Airplot (Table of Contents: 4)

Coffe, Tea and Milked Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Inks:
Mort Drucker; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Mule Bakersdozen; Cinderblock; Tango Livingdoll; Vermin Swinger; B. Carria; Gryn Mayday; Antsin Hisspantz; Panicky Loudmouth; Obnoxious Kid; Adorable Nun; Phony Priest; Little Old Lady; Stowaway; Wide-Eyed Group Sickie
Synopsis:
A satire of the movie, Airport.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at "Tokenism" of the Future (Table of Contents: 5)

There's One in Every Crowd Dept. / photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Vic Cowen
Pencils:
Irving Schild (Photography); Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Inks:
Irving Schild (Photography); Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Photo gags showing how ad agencies can go too far when pushing token minorities.

One Day at a Construction Site (Table of Contents: 6)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
Don Martin; typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hippy; Two unnamed Construction workers
Synopsis:
A hippy uses flower power, literally.

The Lighter Side of... the Revolutionary Movement (Table of Contents: 7)

Berg's-Eye-View Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Roger Kaputnik
Synopsis:
Dave Berg's Lighter Side of gag section focusing on a singular topic, The Revolutionary Movement.

Hawks & Doves (Table of Contents: 8)

Fowl Play Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
Al Jaffee; typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Major Hawks; Private Doves
Synopsis:
Private Doves mows the army base's lawn into a peace symbol.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the third Hawks And Doves feature strip.

Deceptive Money-Saving Labels (Table of Contents: 9)

Outside Pitch Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Irving Schild (Photography); Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Inks:
Irving Schild (Photography); Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Photo product gags with fine print price savers.

Mad's Guaranteed Effective All-Occasion Non-Slanderous Political Smear Speech (Table of Contents: 10)

Death by Elocution Dept. / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Garvin
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Political speech telling it like it is.
Reprints:

Still Life (Table of Contents: 11)

Here's to You, Mr. Robinson Dept. / cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Letters:
Jerry Robinson; typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A collection of political gags featuring inanimate objects.

Indexer Notes

Originally presented in the Chicago Tribune.

Silent Majority the Magazine for Middle America (Table of Contents: 12)

Putting the Right on Dept. / text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
George Woodbridge; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Inks:
George Woodbridge; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A mock magazine focusing on Middle American lifestyles.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at an Ad Agency (Table of Contents: 13)

Inside-Ouch Dept. / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Rickard; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Inks:
Jack Rickard; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Gags taken place in an ad agency office.

Ads For Movie Revivals (Table of Contents: 14)

"X" Ploy-tation Dept. / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Bob Clarke; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Inks:
Bob Clarke; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Moses; Moby Dick; Captain Ahab; Snow White; Dopey; Grumpy; Doc; Happy; Bashful; Sneezy; Sleepy
Synopsis:
Updating classic straight-laced films like Born free; Moby Dick; Ten Commandments & Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs with a more adult sex themed angle.
Reprints:

A Mad Look at Two High School Generations (Table of Contents: 15)

Minor Adjustment Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Paul Coker; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Inks:
Paul Coker; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Comparing then and now, from the forties to the seventies, featuring the topics, movies; clothes; smoking; war; hair; school authority; family car & the school paper.
Reprints:

[Boomerang Bridge] (Table of Contents: 16)

Joke and Dagge Dept. Spy vs Spy / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Inks:
Antonio Prohias; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Black Spy; White Spy
Synopsis:
White Spy falls for Black Spy's bridge rock trap.

Indexer Notes

Winner: Black Spy.

Ironride (Table of Contents: 17)

Sitting "Bull" Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Angelo Torres; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Inks:
Angelo Torres; Sergio Aragones (marginals)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ironride; Eva; Edd; Muck Swinger; Finster
Synopsis:
A TV satire of Ironhide.
Reprints:

One Day In A Crash Pad (Table of Contents: 18)

Don Martin Dept. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Answers the question, "Where does a hippy store his leftovers ?"
Reprints:

Mini ? Midi ? Maxi ? What Kind of Clothing Style Would We Like to See Kids Wear ? (Table of Contents: 19)

Mad Fold-In / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Colors:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis:
Another famous Mad Fold-In from Al Jaffee.

Indexer Notes

Inside backcover. In color.

The Spiro Of '76 (Table of Contents: 20)

A Future Political Campaign Poster / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Garvin
Pencils:
Norman Mingo (Painted)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (Painted)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (Painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Spiro Agnew
Synopsis:
A painted poster of the Spirit Of '76 by Norman Mingo with all the characters played by Spiro Agnew.

Indexer Notes

Outside backcover. In color.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 21)

Marginal Thinking Department / cartoon / 0 pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Sergio Aragones' mini textless gags that appear in various margins and panels on most of the pages in the magazine.

Indexer Notes

No page count as gags appear in Various Places Around The Magazine as noted in individual sequences.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Magazine Of The Loud Minority
    Alfred E. Neuman
  2. 1. The Vampire
  3. 2. Departments
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Letters Dept.
  5. 4. Airplot
    Coffe, Tea and Milked Dept.
  6. 5. A Mad Look at "Tokenism" of the Future
    There's One in Every Crowd Dept.
  7. 6. One Day at a Construction Site
    Don Martin Dept.
  8. 7. The Lighter Side of... the Revolutionary Movement
    Berg's-Eye-View Dept.
  9. 8. Hawks & Doves
    Fowl Play Dept.
  10. 9. Deceptive Money-Saving Labels
    Outside Pitch Dept.
  11. 10. Mad's Guaranteed Effective All-Occasion Non-Slanderous Political Smear Speech
    Death by Elocution Dept.
  12. 11. Still Life
    Here's to You, Mr. Robinson Dept.
  13. 12. Silent Majority the Magazine for Middle America
    Putting the Right on Dept.
  14. 13. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes at an Ad Agency
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  15. 14. Ads For Movie Revivals
    "X" Ploy-tation Dept.
  16. 15. A Mad Look at Two High School Generations
    Minor Adjustment Dept.
  17. 16. [Boomerang Bridge]
    Joke and Dagge Dept. Spy vs Spy
  18. 17. Ironride
    Sitting "Bull" Dept.
  19. 18. One Day In A Crash Pad
    Don Martin Dept.
  20. 19. Mini ? Midi ? Maxi ? What Kind of Clothing Style Would We Like to See Kids Wear ?
    Mad Fold-In
  21. 20. The Spiro Of '76
    A Future Political Campaign Poster
  22. 21. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Department
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
  • Terry Watkins
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne