(April 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:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Image of George Washington (very similar to the one on the $1 bill) with a tiny cartoon insect perched on his nose (and George's eyes are altered to look at the bug)

Scared You, Hey? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset (partial)

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Story starts on the inside front cover; part typeset text and part signatures from readers

Report on Shaving Aids (Table of Contents)

Medicine / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photographs); Al Jaffee (illustrations)
Inks:
? (photographs); Al Jaffee (illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Humbug (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arnold Roth [as AR] (letterhead and one panel)
Inks:
Arnold Roth [as AR] (letterhead and one panel)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Judith Milhon, Howard Brown, B. Drews, Ben Calderone, Richard Christman, Lane Brown, J. S. Dushoff, Dennis Flannigan, C. H. Larson, Jr.

Jailbreak Rock (Table of Contents)

Movies / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Elder (signed)
Inks:
Will Elder (signed)
Colors:
? (one-tone)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Humbug Album of American History George Washington (Table of Contents)

History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

Everybody is Reading Car Magazines (Table of Contents)

Press / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed); Arnold Roth [as AR] (signed); Harvey Kurtzman; Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed); Arnold Roth [as AR] (signed); Harvey Kurtzman; Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
? (one-tone)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Favorite Formulas for Finishing Films (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
? (one-tone)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Miami (Table of Contents)

Travel / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Real, Old-Time Cowboys (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors:
? (one-tone)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Herman Wook's Marjorie Morningsun (Table of Contents)

A Humbug Book Condensation / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
? (one-tone)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Snow Sculpture (Table of Contents)

Art / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
? (one-tone)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Old Sputnik Prints (Table of Contents)

Science / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

4 old (19th century) prints of people in torment with little cartoon sputniks added, probably by Roth or Jaffee

TV Choreography (Table of Contents)

Television / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arnold Roth
Inks:
Arnold Roth
Colors:
? (one-tone)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

For the Man Who Has Everything (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Elder (signed)
Inks:
Wilder (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; subscription coupon for Humbug

A Humbug Valentine Bonus (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Back cover; image of heart probably taken from old medical textbook and colored

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Scared You, Hey?
  3. 2. Report on Shaving Aids
    Medicine
  4. 3. Humbug
  5. 4. Jailbreak Rock
    Movies
  6. 5. Humbug Album of American History George Washington
    History
  7. 6. Everybody is Reading Car Magazines
    Press
  8. 7. Favorite Formulas for Finishing Films
  9. 8. Miami
    Travel
  10. 9. Real, Old-Time Cowboys
    The Humbug Award
  11. 10. Herman Wook's Marjorie Morningsun
    A Humbug Book Condensation
  12. 11. Snow Sculpture
    Art
  13. 12. Old Sputnik Prints
    Science
  14. 13. TV Choreography
    Television
  15. 14. For the Man Who Has Everything
  16. 15. A Humbug Valentine Bonus
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