(August 1972)

New American Library, 1972 Series
 
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
180
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
New American Library, Inc.
Brand:
A Signet Book
Editing:
Lou Sahadi
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
mass market paperback (4 1/4" x 7")

Issue Notes

Reprints of "Superfan" from "Pro Football Quarterback" magazine.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superfan / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]

["I think it's about time"] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Cosell
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

In the Beginning... (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Alex Zorch; Coach; Swiss O. Banks
Synopsis:
The story of how a humble accountant was changed into the greatest pro football player alive.

The Sweet Smell of Success (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Coach
Synopsis:
Superfan single-handedly attempts to win the game, but finds that even the greatest player alive isn't able to accurately placekick.

Bar None (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Coach; Swiss O. Banks; Jacques Stroppe; Pete Hardsell; Joe Namath
Synopsis:
The Smoggers recruit an egotistical placekicker. Superfan cashes in on his fame by opening a milk bar and quickly runs into trouble with the Commissioner.

Indexer Notes

The "milk bar" story line is a parody of an incident between Jets quarterback Joe Namath and Commissioner Pete Rozelle over Namath's ownership of a night club.

It's Not the Principle, it's the Money (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Alex Zorch; Coach; Swiss O. Banks; Pete Hardsell
Synopsis:
Alex Zorch attempts to remedy the standoff between Superfan and the Commissioner.

Caught in the Reign (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Alex Zorch; Pete Hardsell
Synopsis:
Superfan continues his holdout while the fortunes of The Smoggers dwindle.

Flying United (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Coach; Jacques Stroppe
Synopsis:
Superfan and Jacques devise a unique way to score a touchdown.

Indexer Notes

Jack Davis drew a new splash page for this installment.

Infant Replay (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Alex Zorch; Coach; Swiss O. Banks
Synopsis:
The Smoggers lose the game on a controversial call, while the people watching on television have their own problems.

Indexer Notes

This is a parody of the famous 1968 incident when NBC ended coverage of the Jets-Raiders playoff game to show the film "Heidi".

The Draft Bored (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Alex Zorch; Coach; Swiss O. Banks; Jacques Stroppe; Pete Hardsell
Synopsis:
With the season over, The Smoggers prepare for the NFL Draft.

Summer Cum Laude (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Coach; Swiss O. Banks
Synopsis:
Superfan suffers a knee injury in training camp.

Indexer Notes

Jack Davis did one new page for this story.

The Unkindest Cut of All (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Alex Zorch; Coach; Swiss O. Banks; Joe Namath; Tucker Frederickson; Gale Sayers
Synopsis:
Superfan will undergo an experimental knee replacement, if the proper donor can be found.

Morning Becomes Electrifying (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Alex Zorch; Coach; Swiss O. Banks
Synopsis:
Superfan's superhuman abilities begin to take over.

We're Number Two, But We Don't Try Harder (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Coach; Swiss O. Banks; Jacques Stroppe; Hithard Cursewell
Synopsis:
Somehow The Smoggers lose the big game and still make it to the finals.

Flag Day (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Schlep Yardsley; Vile Joe Bile; Hithard Cursewell
Synopsis:
The Superior Bowl devolves into a penalty-ridden contest.

When the Trade Winds Blow (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Alex Zorch; Coach; Swiss O. Banks; Jacques Stroppe
Synopsis:
In order to acquire a back-up for Superfan, The Smoggers are forced to deal one of their players.

Little Big Ham (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Alex Zorch; Coach; Swiss O. Banks; Joe Namath; Jim Brown; Peter Fonda; Dave Mishagos
Synopsis:
During the off-season, Superfan turns to acting.

Indexer Notes

This is a parody of Jim Brown's retirement from the Cleveland Browns because owner Art Modell wouldn't allow him to miss training camp in order to finish the film "The Dirty Dozen".

High Society (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Coach; Swiss O. Banks; Dave Mishagos; Joe Namath
Synopsis:
Superfan is convinced to join a commune.

Indexer Notes

Dave Mishagos was based on anti-war activist Dave Meggyesy.

Home Delivery (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Coach; Hithard Cursewell
Synopsis:
Superfan must deal with a wide receiver who can only catch the ball on the first bounce.

Kicking Below the Belt (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Coach; Jacques Stroppe; Hithard Cursewell
Synopsis:
The Smoggers face Jacques Stroppe's new team and the kicker is hot for revenge for being traded.

Time Out For the Commercial Ventures (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Coach; Frank Gifted; Don Merryface; Hithard Cursewell
Synopsis:
Due to a shortage of active players, The Smoggers are forced to use the ABC announcing team so they have enough players to participate.

And so It Came to Pass - - Not to Mention Catch and Run (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Coach; Frank Gifted; Don Merryface; Hithard Cursewell
Synopsis:
The Smoggers plan to win the big game by not scoring.

A Moan for All Seasons (Table of Contents)

Superfan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Superfan [Y.A. Schmickle]; Coach; Swiss O. Banks; Allen George
Synopsis:
The off-season means two things: The Draft and contract negotiations.

Indexer Notes

"Allen George" is a parody of then Washington head coach George Allen.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superfan
  2. 1. ["I think it's about time"]
  3. 2. In the Beginning...
    Superfan
  4. 3. The Sweet Smell of Success
    Superfan
  5. 4. Bar None
    Superfan
  6. 5. It's Not the Principle, it's the Money
    Superfan
  7. 6. Caught in the Reign
    Superfan
  8. 7. Flying United
    Superfan
  9. 8. Infant Replay
    Superfan
  10. 9. The Draft Bored
    Superfan
  11. 10. Summer Cum Laude
    Superfan
  12. 11. The Unkindest Cut of All
    Superfan
  13. 12. Morning Becomes Electrifying
    Superfan
  14. 13. We're Number Two, But We Don't Try Harder
    Superfan
  15. 14. Flag Day
    Superfan
  16. 15. When the Trade Winds Blow
    Superfan
  17. 16. Little Big Ham
    Superfan
  18. 17. High Society
    Superfan
  19. 18. Home Delivery
    Superfan
  20. 19. Kicking Below the Belt
    Superfan
  21. 20. Time Out For the Commercial Ventures
    Superfan
  22. 21. And so It Came to Pass - - Not to Mention Catch and Run
    Superfan
  23. 22. A Moan for All Seasons
    Superfan
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