(june 1958)

Humbug Publications, 1957 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 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:

Today's Fashion Photos Have Smartest Settings (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Kurtzman (center) and Roth (left, with glasses) appear on cover which is a colorized photograph.

Mayday Parade (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

New Format! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

For Humbug Sophisticates (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Frankenstein Key Chain, Charm Bracelet, Tie Bar, Cuff Links, Heart Key Chain & Bracelet from Humbug Jewelry; photo of fearful female model and crazed-looking Will Elder holding Heart Charm Bracelet up for her to see.

Flyashi Gordonovich (Table of Contents)

Press / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Parody of Flash Gordon with all lettering in faux-Cyrillic

Economy Optimists (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Elder [as Elder van Rijn] (signed)
Inks:
Will Elder [as Elder van Rijn] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Parody of The Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt

New Streaked Toothpaste with Streaks, Zigzags, Dots! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["For those of you who are dusting off the clubs..."] (Table of Contents)

Sports / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Rocket Clubs (Table of Contents)

Science / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Temporary Recession (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

Old Yaller (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Will Elder (signed)
Inks:
Will Elder (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Spring Rambles (Table of Contents)

Travel / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Useful Cut-Out Cards (Table of Contents)

Arts and Crafts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Perspiration (Table of Contents)

Medicine / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Humbug's Gardening Guide (Table of Contents)

Home and Garden / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?; Larry Siegel
Pencils:
Will Elder (signed); Arnold Roth (signed); Jack Davis
Inks:
Will Elder (signed); Arnold Roth (signed); Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Broken into the following sections: untitled introduction (Elder), "Insects, Pests" (Siegel), "Seeds" (Elder), "Planting" (Roth),"Equipment" (Davis)

Tarzan's on the Way However... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Fashion Photos (Table of Contents)

Fashion / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Photos of models posing in front of totally inappropriate scenes (car crashes, tornadoes, wild west shoot-outs, etc.). Jack Davis and Will Elder appear in photos.

Humbug Tastes Good! Like a Magazine Should! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Photo ad for Humbug subscription showing Stan Freeberg eating a copy of Humbug #7

Speed Business with Telegrams (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Fake ad on back cover for Western Onion Telegrams

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Today's Fashion Photos Have Smartest Settings
  2. 1. Mayday Parade
    Humbug Holiday Album
  3. 2. New Format!
  4. 3. For Humbug Sophisticates
  5. 4. Flyashi Gordonovich
    Press
  6. 5. Economy Optimists
    The Humbug Award
  7. 6. New Streaked Toothpaste with Streaks, Zigzags, Dots!
  8. 7. ["For those of you who are dusting off the clubs..."]
    Sports
  9. 8. Rocket Clubs
    Science
  10. 9. The Temporary Recession
  11. 10. Old Yaller
  12. 11. Spring Rambles
    Travel
  13. 12. Useful Cut-Out Cards
    Arts and Crafts
  14. 13. Perspiration
    Medicine
  15. 14. Humbug's Gardening Guide
    Home and Garden
  16. 15. Tarzan's on the Way However...
    "You Know Who" Gets Killed
  17. 16. Fashion Photos
    Fashion
  18. 17. Humbug Tastes Good! Like a Magazine Should!
  19. 18. Speed Business with Telegrams
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk