(October 1958)

Humbug Publications, 1957 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
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:
Arnold Roth
Inks:
Arnold Roth
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Humbug Tastes Good! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for Humbug subscription (bad investment - this was the final issue); photo of Roger Price holding a copy of his Mad Libs

Man - We're Beat! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 3.5 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from J. McConnell, Tony Ames, Wayne D. Komer, Norman Triglia, Jr., Joanne Surasky, Larry Weiss, Jack Malstrom, Robert J. Mathery, Bill Cheely, Stanley Friedenburg, Richard Chylla, Dell Mortimer, Lokraska Myilkadoit, Renicke Splud, Tom Eccleson, John Emelin, Ron Scheibner, Matin Kohn, Richard Corliss, Richard Merchant, Robert Wilkins, Robert Zimmer, Easy Sloman, John Welsh, Robert B. Immordino, Harvey Frajlich, George Thompson, Bob Taylor, John P. Lemley, Bob Grand, Johnny Chizzini, Vincent Bacon, Bo Tucker, Richard Wiley, Bernell D. Shoff, David Kosow, David Clark, David Snyder, H. Buglin, Mike Feiler, Rebel Hoker, David Paul Sexton, J. G. Vos, Hugh Redmon, Robert S. Griswold, Dennis Baron, Mike Britt, and Jack Clarke (whew!) plus photo of Kurtzman, perceived anti-Catholic panels by Roth, blank page, photos of readers Lokraska & Renicke, Fifher article (in part), Mednick Membership Card, Western Card, house ad with Stan Freberg, and Will Elder Titanic panel (whew! again!)

Randan (Table of Contents)

Movies / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Parody of Rodan

The Fourth of July (Table of Contents)

Humbug Holiday Album / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Arnold Roth
Inks:
Arnold Roth
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Racing Fans (Table of Contents)

Sports / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Judo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Sing a Song of Sixpence (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Larry Siegel
Letters:
typeset; ?

Genre:
humor

Report on Cigarette Filter Tips (Table of Contents)

Medicine / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arnold Roth
Inks:
Arnold Roth
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

T.V. Titles (Table of Contents)

Television / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

... And You Know Who Gets Killed (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Muscle Magazines (Table of Contents)

Press / text article / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Old Prints for Future Viewing (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Wedding Photographer (Table of Contents)

Photography / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Portrait of the Adult West (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Gullver's Travels (Table of Contents)

Classics / text story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jonathan Swift
Pencils:
Thomas Morten (engraving)
Inks:
Thomas Morten (engraving)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

2.5 pages of Swift's text with frontispiece illustration by Morton (1836-66) from 1865 edition of the novel (engraving of Gulliver is flipped right to left from original version).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Are You a Conformist? (Table of Contents)

Quiz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Trump Magazine (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Photograph of Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Harry Chester, Al Jaffee, Arnold Roth, Will Elder, Arnie Lewis, Irving Geis and one unknown fellow on the ladder below Chester. Photo is modified from original appearance in Trump #2 in that the names were hand written in Trump #2 and here are typed. Names of Lewis and Geis are not provided in this Humbug version. The poor schmo on the ladder was not named in Trump or Humbug!

L'l Ab'r (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Hunting (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

How to Read an Annual Report (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • United States from Trump (Playboy Press, 1957 series) #1 (January 1957)
  • Original has upside down sepia photograph with right-side up red and black text
  • reprint has upside-down up text (black only) and black and white right-side up photograph

Tin-Rin-Rin-Tin-Rin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ads for Humbug Jewelry, Humbug #1-9 hardback edition and Humbug Digest paperback

Free Any 3 of These Superb High-Fidelity 1.2" Columnia LR Panels (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Parody of Columbia Record club featuring all-Dick Tracy parody album covers

Smoke the Big M! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Humbug Tastes Good!
  3. 2. Man - We're Beat!
  4. 3. Randan
    Movies
  5. 4. The Fourth of July
    Humbug Holiday Album
  6. 5. Racing Fans
    Sports
  7. 6. Judo
  8. 7. Sing a Song of Sixpence
  9. 8. Report on Cigarette Filter Tips
    Medicine
  10. 9. T.V. Titles
    Television
  11. 10. ... And You Know Who Gets Killed
  12. 11. Muscle Magazines
    Press
  13. 12. Old Prints for Future Viewing
  14. 13. The Wedding Photographer
    Photography
  15. 14. Portrait of the Adult West
  16. 15. Gullver's Travels
    Classics
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Are You a Conformist?
    Quiz
  19. 18. Trump Magazine
  20. 19. L'l Ab'r
  21. 20. Hunting
  22. 21. How to Read an Annual Report
  23. 22. Tin-Rin-Rin-Tin-Rin
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. Free Any 3 of These Superb High-Fidelity 1.2" Columnia LR Panels
  26. 25. Smoke the Big M!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Ramon Schenk