(February 1958)

Humbug Publications, 1957 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Humbug Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman; Jack Davis (Assistant Editor); Will Elder (Assistant Editor); Al Jaffee (Assistant Editor); Arnold Roth (Assistant Editor)
Format:
Color; Saddle-stitched; Newsprint

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

1958 Morn (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.]
Inks:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody

Galcream No More Greasy Palms! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Elder (signed)
Inks:
Will Elder (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Fake ad.

1958... (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.]
Inks:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.]
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Fred Santino, John Ball, Jack Gregory, Cal Simpson, William Kastanotis, unsigned, W. J. Turner, Doodles Weaver, (Miss) Rena Colburne and Gary Moss.

Frankenstien and His Monster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Elder (signed)
Inks:
Will Elder (signed)
Colors:
? (tones)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Frankenstein is (apparently) deliberately mis-spelled as Frankenstien in the title and throughout the story.

1957 in Revue (Table of Contents)

Daily Nues / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.]
Inks:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.]
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Rocket to the Moon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Pencils:
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Inks:
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

R. O. Blechman is credited as B. Blechman in the masthead (presumably the "B." is for Bob, being short for Robert)

Ingenuity in Packaging (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Misleading Columns (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Elder
Inks:
Will Elder
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indoor Track (Table of Contents)

Sports / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arnold Roth (signed)
Inks:
Arnold Roth (signed)
Colors:
? (tones)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Sputniks! (Table of Contents)

Science / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed); Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed); Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
? (tones)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

First page by Davis, second page by Heath

Crime in the U.S.A. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pablo Picasso (painting); Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Pablo Picasso (painting); Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
? (tones)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

First two pages reproduce (badly) the paintings Three Musicians by Picasso (but image is flipped left to right), Guernica by Picasso, an unidentified sculpture, and an unidentified painting

The Unrecognized Aspirin War (Table of Contents)

Medicine / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
? (tones)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Fun with Hamlet & His Friends (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
? (tones)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Placed on pages 27, 28 and 32; illustration emulated child's primer illustration and not in Davis' style but the hands are a giveaway

Have Gun You Better Travel (Table of Contents)

Television / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Orval Faubus Humbug Hero of 1957 (Table of Contents)

The Grand Humbug Award / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arnold Roth (signed)
Inks:
Arnold Roth (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

*Fingers! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Subscription ad for Humbug. Asterisk is part of the title.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 1958 Morn
  2. 1. Galcream No More Greasy Palms!
  3. 2. 1958...
  4. 3. Frankenstien and His Monster
  5. 4. 1957 in Revue
    Daily Nues
  6. 5. Rocket to the Moon
  7. 6. Ingenuity in Packaging
  8. 7. Misleading Columns
  9. 8. Indoor Track
    Sports
  10. 9. Sputniks!
    Science
  11. 10. Crime in the U.S.A.
  12. 11. The Unrecognized Aspirin War
    Medicine
  13. 12. Fun with Hamlet & His Friends
  14. 13. Have Gun You Better Travel
    Television
  15. 14. Orval Faubus Humbug Hero of 1957
    The Grand Humbug Award
  16. 15. *Fingers!
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