(July 1977)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1977 Series
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Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Kitchen Sink Enterprises
Brand:
Kitchen Sink Enterprises
Editing:
Leonard Rifas
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Slightly Smaller then Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Second and third printings of the comic were issued with a cover price of $1.25. Some stories credited to the artists may have been written by Leonard Rifas.


True Stories of Corporate Crime! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Greg Irons
Inks:
Greg Irons
Colors:
Greg Irons
Letters:
Greg Irons

Genre:
drama; non-fiction; advocacy
Characters:
Karen Silkwood
Keywords:
political; slice of life

A Message From The Editor (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
Leonard Rifas
Inks:
Leonard Rifas
Letters:
Leonard Rifas

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Leonard Rifas
Synopsis:
How the idea for the comic came about.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover introductory strip with indicia information at bottom of page.

["November 13, 1974. About 7:30 P.M. Hiway 74 in Oklahoma:"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Driggs [as R. Diggs]
Pencils:
Harry Driggs [as R. Diggs]
Inks:
Harry Driggs [as R. Diggs]
Letters:
Harry Driggs [as R. Diggs]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Karen Silkwood; Drew Stevens; Steve Wodka
Synopsis:
Karen Silkwood's union activism and death.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

This was drawn long before the Meryl Streep movie on the topic.

The ITT Scandal (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Pete Poplaski
Pencils:
Pete Poplaski
Inks:
Pete Poplaski
Letters:
Leonard Rifas

Genre:
drama; non-fiction; advocacy
Characters:
Larry O'Brien; Jack Anderson; Brit Hume; G. Gordon Liddy; Macgruder; Richard Kleindienst; Richard McLaren
Synopsis:
The financial scandal that led to Watergate.
Keywords:
political; slice of life

The Great American Airplane Scam of 1973 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Trina Robbins
Pencils:
Trina Robbins
Inks:
Trina Robbins
Letters:
Trina Robbins

Genre:
drama; non-fiction; advocacy
Characters:
Trina Robbins; Cher; Ken Moss
Synopsis:
The story of Freelandia Airlines.
Keywords:
political; slice of life

Giant Monopolies Steal Land and Water In California (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Guy Colwell
Pencils:
Guy Colwell
Inks:
Guy Colwell
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
drama; non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis:
How giant companies steal land in California.
Keywords:
political; slice of life

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

Golden Years (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Sharon Kahn Rudahl
Pencils:
Sharon Kahn Rudahl
Inks:
Sharon Kahn Rudahl
Letters:
Sharon Kahn Rudahl

Genre:
drama; non-fiction; advocacy
Characters:
John Huggins; Eugene Woods; Angela; Mary Burrows
Synopsis:
The appalling behaviour of nursing home owner Eugene Woods.
Keywords:
political; slice of life

Mr. San Diego (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Kim Deitch
Pencils:
Kim Deitch
Inks:
Kim Deitch
Letters:
Kim Deitch

Genre:
drama; non-fiction; advocacy
Characters:
C. Arnholt Smith; David Kleinberg; Benjamin Franklin
Synopsis:
The story of a man who swindled millions from banks in his charge.
Keywords:
political; slice of life

Bad Drugs (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
Justin Green
Inks:
Justin Green
Letters:
Justin Green; typeset

Genre:
drama; non-fiction; advocacy
Characters:
Clark Gable; Hedy Lamarr; Errol Flynn; Marilyn Monroe
Synopsis:
The side-effects of a cholesterol reducing drug.
Keywords:
political; slice of life

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

Racist TV (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
Peter Loft
Inks:
Peter Loft
Letters:
Peter Loft; typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis:
Racist TV in Jackson, Mississippi.
Keywords:
political

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

The Teapot Dome Scandal (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Rippee [as Ripp]
Pencils:
Larry Rippee [as Ripp]
Inks:
Larry Rippee [as Ripp]
Letters:
Larry Rippee [as Ripp]

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy; history
Characters:
Albert M.Fall; Warren G. Harding; Harry Sinclair; Edward L. Doheny; Tom Walsh; Harry M. Daugherty; Edwin Denby; Jess Smith; Thomas Miller; Charles R. Forbes
Synopsis:
The corruption rife in Warren Harding's administration.
Keywords:
political

Anti-monopoly (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
Leonard Rifas
Inks:
Leonard Rifas
Letters:
Leonard Rifas

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
What's wrong with monopolies.
Keywords:
political

The Streetcars (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
Jay Kinney
Inks:
Jay Kinney
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy; history
Synopsis:
The destruction of the Southern California streetcar system.
Keywords:
political

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

Outlawed Cartoons (Table of Contents)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
Denis Kitchen
Inks:
Denis Kitchen
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy; history
Synopsis:
A law is passed in California outlawing caricatures.
Keywords:
political

Indexer Notes

Text story with an illustration.

The Ludlow Massacre (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Leonard Rifas
Pencils:
Leonard Rifas
Inks:
Leonard Rifas
Letters:
Leonard Rifas

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy; history
Synopsis:
An attempt to kill striking miners.
Keywords:
political

Minamata (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Greg Irons
Pencils:
Greg Irons
Inks:
Greg Irons
Letters:
Greg Irons

Genre:
drama; non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis:
How pollution affected a Japanese community.
Reprints:
Keywords:
political; slice of life

Bibliography (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover list of other sources of information.

Demon Seed (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
R. Wilson
Pencils:
R. Wilson
Inks:
R. Wilson
Colors:
R. Wilson
Letters:
R. Wilson

Genre:
drama; non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis:
The scandal of the Dalkon Shield.
Keywords:
political; slice of life

Indexer Notes

Sequence on the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. True Stories of Corporate Crime!
  2. 1. A Message From The Editor
  3. 2. ["November 13, 1974. About 7:30 P.M. Hiway 74 in Oklahoma:"]
  4. 3. The ITT Scandal
  5. 4. The Great American Airplane Scam of 1973
  6. 5. Giant Monopolies Steal Land and Water In California
  7. 6. Golden Years
  8. 7. Mr. San Diego
  9. 8. Bad Drugs
  10. 9. Racist TV
  11. 10. The Teapot Dome Scandal
  12. 11. Anti-monopoly
  13. 12. The Streetcars
  14. 13. Outlawed Cartoons
  15. 14. The Ludlow Massacre
  16. 15. Minamata
  17. 16. Bibliography
  18. 17. Demon Seed
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Peter Croome
  • Frank Plowright
  • Jerry Hillegas
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