(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:
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell (signed)

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:
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell (signed)

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:
Howard Nostrand ?
Inks:
Howard Nostrand ?
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:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
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.