(January 1985)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except February, May, August, and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Barcode:
0709893323001
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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Doug Webb [as Armanli]
Inks:
Doug Webb [as Armanli]
Colors:
Doug Webb [as Armanli]

Genre:
humor
Keywords:
Statue of Liberty

Stuck for Xmas Gift Ideas? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Table of contents / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

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

Post Waste Dept. / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

We've Come Up with Another Ecch for Your Ecch-mas Gift List! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Family Tides (Table of Contents: 5)

Generation Pap Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Michael J. Fox
Synopsis:
Parody of TV show Family Ties.

One Fine Morning at State Prison (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Execution by electric chair.

The Evolution of the Species, Updated (Table of Contents: 7)

Darwinners and Losers Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Hart
Pencils:
Harry North
Inks:
Harry North
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Keywords:
Star Trek

After the Game Is Over (Table of Contents: 8)

Oscillating Fans Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Another side to sports fans.

The Mad Movie Rating System (Table of Contents: 9)

Letters Entertain You Dept. / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra (script); Billy Doherty (idea)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Harrison Ford; Han Solo; Mark Hamill; Luke Skywalker; Chewbacca; Eddie Murphy; Jamie Lee Curtis; Dan Aykroyd; Creature from the Black Lagoon; Tom Cruise; Al Pacino; Bo Derek; Woody Allen
Synopsis:
Additional MPAA style movie ratings.

The Lighter Side of... (Table of Contents: 10)

Lighter Side / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

One Fine Christmas in the Jungle (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Cannibal tribe donates for the needy.

Here's a New Mad Look at the Shape of Things! We Call Them... Mad Turn-Arounds! (Table of Contents: 12)

Border Lines Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Metz
Pencils:
Mike Metz
Inks:
Mike Metz
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Odd shapes with humorous text wrapping around the entire shape. Each side describes the shape as a different object when viewed from that angle.

Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself New Medical Breakthrough Newspaper Story (Table of Contents: 13)

Pill in the Blanks Dept. / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Fill in the blanks from numbered lists.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Spy vs Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Antonio Prohias
Inks:
Antonio Prohias

Genre:
humor

Mad Percentages (Table of Contents: 15)

Fractions Speak Louder Than Words Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
John Ficarra
Pencils:
Paul Coker
Inks:
Paul Coker
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
E.T.; Woody Allen

Snappy Answers to Stupid Bumper Stickers (Table of Contents: 16)

Drive Shafts Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

The Best... and the Worst... Things to Say for Every Occasion (Table of Contents: 17)

Dupes and Don'ts Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

The Passing Parade... As Seen from behind a Very Tall Crowd (Table of Contents: 18)

Short-Sighted Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Peter Porges
Pencils:
Paul Peter Porges
Inks:
Paul Peter Porges
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

Poems... To Inspire You and Bring Hope to Your Heart and Make You Feel a Whole Lot Better (Table of Contents: 19)

Cheery-Odes Dept. / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

Hardhassle and McCorny (Table of Contents: 20)

Law and Ordure Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick De Bartolo
Pencils:
Angelo Torres
Inks:
Angelo Torres
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Parody of TV show Hardcastle and McCormick

One Fine Afternoon Downtown (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Man checks his weight on coin-operated scales.

Who Had a Hand in Promoting a Hot New Erotic Fashion Trend? (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Colors:
Al Jaffee

Genre:
humor

["Guard!! Guard!!"] (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Don Martin
Inks:
Don Martin
Colors:
Don Martin
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Prisoners hanging by their arms in a cell.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Drawn-Out Dramas (Table of Contents: 24)

Drawn-Out Dramas / cartoon / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

No page count as gags appear in various places around the magazine.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Stuck for Xmas Gift Ideas?
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Table of contents
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Post Waste Dept.
  5. 4. We've Come Up with Another Ecch for Your Ecch-mas Gift List!
  6. 5. Family Tides
    Generation Pap Dept.
  7. 6. One Fine Morning at State Prison
    Don Martin Dept. Part I
  8. 7. The Evolution of the Species, Updated
    Darwinners and Losers Dept.
  9. 8. After the Game Is Over
    Oscillating Fans Dept.
  10. 9. The Mad Movie Rating System
    Letters Entertain You Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of...
    Lighter Side
  12. 11. One Fine Christmas in the Jungle
    Don Martin Dept. Part II
  13. 12. Here's a New Mad Look at the Shape of Things! We Call Them... Mad Turn-Arounds!
    Border Lines Dept.
  14. 13. Mad's All-Inclusive Do-It-Yourself New Medical Breakthrough Newspaper Story
    Pill in the Blanks Dept.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Spy vs Spy
  16. 15. Mad Percentages
    Fractions Speak Louder Than Words Dept.
  17. 16. Snappy Answers to Stupid Bumper Stickers
    Drive Shafts Dept.
  18. 17. The Best... and the Worst... Things to Say for Every Occasion
    Dupes and Don'ts Dept.
  19. 18. The Passing Parade... As Seen from behind a Very Tall Crowd
    Short-Sighted Dept.
  20. 19. Poems... To Inspire You and Bring Hope to Your Heart and Make You Feel a Whole Lot Better
    Cheery-Odes Dept.
  21. 20. Hardhassle and McCorny
    Law and Ordure Dept.
  22. 21. One Fine Afternoon Downtown
    Don Martin Dept. Part III
  23. 22. Who Had a Hand in Promoting a Hot New Erotic Fashion Trend?
    Mad Fold-In
  24. 23. ["Guard!! Guard!!"]
  25. 24. Drawn-Out Dramas
    Drawn-Out Dramas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • David Welsh
  • Karsten S.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne