(July 1958)

Panic Publications, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Panic Publications Inc.
Editing:
Robert Farrell
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
magazine size
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Spoofs and swipes format of MAD Magazine. The credits printed for this issue appear to be a mixture of real and made-up names and as such are unreliable for verification.


Anniversary Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo Morey (painted)
Inks:
Leo Morey (painted)
Colors:
Leo Morey (painted)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A well dressed man and a hobo discuss the economy.

Indexer Notes

Artwork spoofs style of Norman Rockwell.

Dr. Schoal's Zeno-Pads (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Parody advertisement.

[Table of contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Includes an explanation as to why Issue #1 is labeled an Anniversary Issue.

Indexer Notes

Some of the creator credits on this page are fake/pseudonyms, particularly with reference to artist credits. There is a reference to real ads appearing on p. 9 and 40 but there are no real ads in evidence in the magazine with the exception of an in-house subscription promo ad at the back.

Intelectchual Comics (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Dick Tracy spoof.

Hell & Bowells Electric Eye Camera (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Parody advertisement.

Neversharp Sick Injector Switch Blades (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Parody advertisement.

Letters... You Write: We Snarl Back (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Fake letters page with illustrations. An editor's note on the page claims that "several friends" contributed letters to fill the feature since this is only the first issue. Includes 3 illustrations.

Indexer Notes

Runs between p. 6 and 7, bookended by the fake ads for Sick Injector and Deublien Cordials. One letter is supposedly from actress Jayne Meadows.

Dull-Flavored Deublein Cordials (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Parody advertisement.

What to do with Ebbet's Field (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Steve Allen parody featuring likenesses of Allen, Don Knotts and Tom Poston.

Tranquilized Trauma (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Joke writing credit for '"Hap" Addict'.

Popsodent (Table of Contents)

illustration / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Parody advertisement.

Cafe Society Capers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

The Cover Girl (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

Le Sport Du Car, eh wot? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

The Questionable Photographer (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor

Lest We Forget - Forgotten Firsters (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Spoofs of various Hollywood celebrities including Jane Russell, Veronica Lake, Charlie McCarthy, Milton Berle, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Groucho Marx, Ava Gardner, and others.

Record Review or: Giving It the Big Needle (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Spoof of Hy Gardner Calling. Spoofs numerous music stars including Lawrence Welk, Mitch Miller, Elvis Presley, Mantovani, Patti Page, Xavier Cugat.

A Look at the Weak World (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor

Art Sinkwetter's Birthday Party! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Art Linkletter's House Party parody.

TV Advertisements or: It couldn't happen to a better fella... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
TV commercial parodies.

Nature's Oddities (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Includes a note saying full-color versions of the illustrations used with the article are available upon request, however it's unclear whether this is a serious solicitation.

Do it Yaself, Wise Guy, Dept. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Spoof do-it-yourself tips for restoring an antique dry-sink, restoring a 1907 Grand Prix Mercedes, and restoring an antique pistol.

TV Review of the Month: Curley Schmerley's Gorybook (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

Good Housebreaking (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Magazine cover spoof of Good Housekeeping.

Now You Can Save a Million Dollars! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Synopsis:
Illustrated subscription ad for Panic Magazine.

Indexer Notes

This appears to be the only genuine advertisement in the magazine.

Mell Pell Famo's Cigarettes (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Back-page parody advertisement.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Anniversary Issue
  2. 1. Dr. Schoal's Zeno-Pads
  3. 2. [Table of contents]
  4. 3. Intelectchual Comics
  5. 4. Hell & Bowells Electric Eye Camera
  6. 5. Neversharp Sick Injector Switch Blades
  7. 6. Letters... You Write: We Snarl Back
  8. 7. Dull-Flavored Deublein Cordials
  9. 8. What to do with Ebbet's Field
  10. 9. Tranquilized Trauma
  11. 10. Popsodent
  12. 11. Cafe Society Capers
  13. 12. The Cover Girl
  14. 13. Le Sport Du Car, eh wot?
  15. 14. The Questionable Photographer
  16. 15. Lest We Forget - Forgotten Firsters
  17. 16. Record Review or: Giving It the Big Needle
  18. 17. A Look at the Weak World
  19. 18. Art Sinkwetter's Birthday Party!
  20. 19. TV Advertisements or: It couldn't happen to a better fella...
  21. 20. Nature's Oddities
  22. 21. Do it Yaself, Wise Guy, Dept.
  23. 22. TV Review of the Month: Curley Schmerley's Gorybook
  24. 23. Good Housebreaking
  25. 24. Now You Can Save a Million Dollars!
  26. 25. Mell Pell Famo's Cigarettes
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