(May 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); Will Elder (assistant); Al jaffee (assistant); Arnold Roth (assitant)
Color:
color
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Fun Fact: The little hats were each a separate piece of art and were arranged in a "just so" pattern by Blechman, though one fell off and the art director feared Blechman's reaction if it was not found. It was. (paraphrased from remarks by Arnold Roth @ Society of Illustrators, NYC, March 8, 2013).

Saint Patrick's Day (Table of Contents)

Humbug Holiday Album / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.] (signed)
Inks:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Next Issue We Go Fancy (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Best Television Commercials 1958 (Table of Contents)

Television / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

Log of the Solar Hawke (Table of Contents)

Science Fiction / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody

Finding The Mummy (Table of Contents)

"And You Know Who" Gets Killed / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Russia Spurs U.S. Education (Table of Contents)

Education / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Our Friends at Ballantine Book Publishers Have Asked Us to Advertise... (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

List of Ballantine humor titles but 8 of the 15 are The Humbug Digest

Basic Field Manual U.S. Armnaviator's Handbook (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.] (signed)
Inks:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Sports Car Racing (Table of Contents)

Sports / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
? (one-tone)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Diving for Pearl (Table of Contents)

"And You Know Who" Gets Killed / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Little Goldy Book Alphibet book (Table of Contents)

Education / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.] (signed)
Inks:
Arnold Roth [as A.R.] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

The Following Four Pages Are Like Nothing You Have Ever Read in a Magazine Before (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
After a warning that the following pages are like nothing seen before on page 23 are two blank pages on pages 24 & 25 then (on page 31) is "April Fool!"

Panicky Patriots (Table of Contents)

Humbug Heroes Of Month / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Spring Training (Table of Contents)

Sports / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Adhesive Bandages (Table of Contents)

Medicine / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

A Quiet Night (Table of Contents)

"And You Know Who" Gets Killed / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

They're Talking About Us (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Humbug subscription coupon

I Will Train You to Make Big Money Repairing Television-Radio (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Fake ad for Get Rich Quick Institute of Electron[ics] (end of name inferred but covered in ad by art)

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Saint Patrick's Day
    Humbug Holiday Album
  3. 2. Next Issue We Go Fancy
  4. 3. The Best Television Commercials 1958
    Television
  5. 4. Log of the Solar Hawke
    Science Fiction
  6. 5. Finding The Mummy
    "And You Know Who" Gets Killed
  7. 6. Russia Spurs U.S. Education
    Education
  8. 7. Our Friends at Ballantine Book Publishers Have Asked Us to Advertise...
  9. 8. Basic Field Manual U.S. Armnaviator's Handbook
  10. 9. Sports Car Racing
    Sports
  11. 10. Diving for Pearl
    "And You Know Who" Gets Killed
  12. 11. The Little Goldy Book Alphibet book
    Education
  13. 12. The Following Four Pages Are Like Nothing You Have Ever Read in a Magazine Before
  14. 13. Panicky Patriots
    Humbug Heroes Of Month
  15. 14. Spring Training
    Sports
  16. 15. Adhesive Bandages
    Medicine
  17. 16. A Quiet Night
    "And You Know Who" Gets Killed
  18. 17. They're Talking About Us
  19. 18. I Will Train You to Make Big Money Repairing Television-Radio
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  • James Ludwig
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