Weirdo #9 [1st printing]
(Winter 83-84)

Last Gasp, 1981 Series
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Price:
2.50 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Last Gasp
Brand:
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
ISBN:
0-86719-152-X Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]
Color:
Color Covers, Black & White Interior
Dimensions:
10.75" x 8.25" (27.3 cm x 20.9 cm)
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

1st printing: ? (2.50 USD); 2nd printing: ? (3.95 USD)


["Pssst.... Hey! C'mere! Got something important I wanna tell ya..."] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Cover design resembles early issues of Mad as a Magazine. Letters page includes comments from Jay Lynch, Larry Marder and Drew Friedman. Robert Crumb's final issue as editor

["....I don't expect it to be readily apparent to you, but I just want you to be aware..."] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Plea to buy Weirdo
Reprints:

A Hollywood Love Supreme (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Josh Alan Friedman
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rock Hudson; Gina Lollobrigida; Jim Nabors (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Comment on the alleged relationship between Rock Hudson and Jim Nabors
Reprints:

They'll Never Own A Yacht (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Drew Friedman
Pencils:
Drew Friedman
Inks:
Drew Friedman
Letters:
Drew Friedman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A collection of ugly men and their trades
Reprints:

Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn (Table of Contents)

Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn / letters page / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Terry Zwigoff [as Prof. T.E. Zwigoff]
Letters:
?

Characters:
Prof. T.E. Zwigoff (photo of Terry Zwigoff)

Weirdo Number 9 (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1.31 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Tom Christopher (Vashon, WA); Jay Lynch; Dave Kempker (Folsom, CA); Maxon Crumb; Roger Carrington (Fairfax, CA); Don Kochi (Los Angeles); Larry Marder; Joe Paulino (Berkeley, CA); Geoff Burkman (Dayton, OH); Rudy Rucker (Lynchburg, VA); Jean-Francois Duval; John Jayman (Montague, Mass); C.S. Duncan (Orland, CA); Drew Friedman; Dan Slavin (Cerritos, CA); George Parsons (Nevada City, CA); John Terrorist (NY, NY).

The masthead drawing and a spot illustration only are reprinted in The Complete Crumb vol. 15.

["Please help R. Crumb to get rich & powerful by ordering lots 'n lots of..."] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.36 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for back issues of this magazine.

Elf Squelch (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jane King; J.D. King
Pencils:
J.D. King
Inks:
J.D. King
Letters:
J.D. King

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Behind the scenes in the elf household

Indexer Notes

A parody of the then popular Elf-Quest

Arline 'n' Bob and That Thing In the Bedroom (Table of Contents)

Arline 'n' Bob / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as His Wife]
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as His Wife]
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as His Wife]
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb]; Aline Kominsky-Crumb [as His Wife]

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Arline; Bob; Nick; Liz; Sophie
Synopsis:
The trials of having an infant child.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult; autobiography

Mission Nites (Table of Contents)

Trashman / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Spain Rodriguez [as Algernon Backwash]
Pencils:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Inks:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]
Letters:
Spain Rodriguez [as Spain]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Trashman; Big Bitch; Enmascarado Loco
Synopsis:
Big Bitch is on Trashman's trail
Reprints:

Cockroach Crisis (Table of Contents)

Hank and Hannah / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
B.N. Duncan [as Bruce N. Duncan]
Pencils:
B.N. Duncan [as Bruce N. Duncan]
Inks:
B.N. Duncan [as Bruce N. Duncan]
Letters:
B.N. Duncan [as Bruce N. Duncan]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hank; Hannah
Synopsis:
Hannah ponders the sanctity of life

Max Crumb Art (Table of Contents)

illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Max Crumb
Inks:
Max Crumb
Letters:
Max Crumb

Indexer Notes

Six illustrations. The titles are "Psychotic Fit on One Leg;" "Execution of Woman Communist Reactionary Police- Wuhan, China, 1927;" "Sex Act of the Aborigines;" "Dead Animal Smell and the Beloved;" "Dance of the Chinese Exhibitionist;" "St. Lazarus Contemplating the Image of a Goose."

Peter to the Rescue!! (Table of Contents)

Peter The Penis / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Terry Boyce
Pencils:
Terry Boyce
Inks:
Terry Boyce
Letters:
Terry Boyce

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peter the Penis
Synopsis:
Peter's owner is trapped by a group of rogue penises

["She's just a small town girl but what she'd really like to be is a fashion model in New York"] (Table of Contents)

Mode O'Day and Her Pals / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mode O'Day; Doggo; Geoffrey; Sam Greenberg
Synopsis:
Doggo delivers some industrial salvage that Mode passes off as art.
Reprints:

Joe Venuti (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Bertino
Pencils:
Tom Bertino
Inks:
Tom Bertino
Letters:
Tom Bertino

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Joe Venuti
Synopsis:
Vignettes from the life of a fictitious 1920s jazz musician

I Married A Jerk (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Peter Bagge
Pencils:
Peter Bagge
Inks:
Peter Bagge
Letters:
Peter Bagge

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The faults of a geek husband

The Artist Meets a Swinger or... Crabs Eating Raoul (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Dori Seda
Pencils:
Dori Seda
Inks:
Dori Seda
Letters:
Dori Seda

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dori Seda; Tona; Leonard; Sally; Young Wastrel
Synopsis:
Dori's experience with swingers.
Reprints:

Cave Nudes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Kricfalusi [as Billy Bunting]
Pencils:
John Kricfalusi [as Billy Bunting]
Inks:
Bill Wray [as Billy Bunting]
Letters:
John Kricfalusi [as Billy Bunting]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fred Flinstone; Wilma Flinstone; Arnold; Barney Rubble; Betty Rubble
Synopsis:
Fred finds the paper boy a nuisance

Indexer Notes

Sent anonymously to the magazine by an employee at Hanna-Barbera Productions. A note that was included with it stated: "A fine funny fellow pinned copies of this up all over the producer's wing at H&B in order to create havoc and chaos. Nothing was ever said about them, but all were gone within an hour."

Modern Boy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Geary
Pencils:
Dave Geary
Inks:
Dave Geary
Colors:
Dave Geary
Letters:
Dave Geary

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The modern boy
Synopsis:
The modern boy rails against society

Indexer Notes

Strip concludes on the back cover. In b&w except for the final page.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Pssst.... Hey! C'mere! Got something important I wanna tell ya..."]
  2. 1. ["....I don't expect it to be readily apparent to you, but I just want you to be aware..."]
  3. 2. A Hollywood Love Supreme
  4. 3. They'll Never Own A Yacht
  5. 4. Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn
    Weirdo's Advice to the Lovelorn
  6. 5. Weirdo Number 9
  7. 6. ["Please help R. Crumb to get rich & powerful by ordering lots 'n lots of..."]
  8. 7. Elf Squelch
  9. 8. Arline 'n' Bob and That Thing In the Bedroom
    Arline 'n' Bob
  10. 9. Mission Nites
    Trashman
  11. 10. Cockroach Crisis
    Hank and Hannah
  12. 11. Max Crumb Art
  13. 12. Peter to the Rescue!!
    Peter The Penis
  14. 13. ["She's just a small town girl but what she'd really like to be is a fashion model in New York"]
    Mode O'Day and Her Pals
  15. 14. Joe Venuti
  16. 15. I Married A Jerk
  17. 16. The Artist Meets a Swinger or... Crabs Eating Raoul
  18. 17. Cave Nudes
  19. 18. Modern Boy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Steven Samuels
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Frank Plowright
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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