(October 1963)

Warren, 1960 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Help! Magazine, Inc.
Editing:
Harvey Kurtzman
Format:
Magazine size; saddle stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo); ? (retouching)
Inks:
? (photo); ? (retouching)
Colors:
? (photo); ? (retouching)

Genre:
humor

["Lots of luck, sweetie"] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Nelson Rockefeller (photo); Richard M. Nixon (photo)
Keywords:
politics

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Photograph with word balloon.

Help! (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Table of contents with illustrations taken from each feature.

Editor's Preface (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
? (photographs)
Inks:
? (photographs)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Judy Henske (photographs); Jack Davis (photo)

Indexer Notes

Notes about the issue. Includes original photograph of the cover before retouching. Runs across the top-half of pages 2 and 3.

Letters (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jim Hampton (photo); Sally Mock (photo)

Indexer Notes

Letters from Harry Curran; J. Ronald LaGassey; Dennis Richard; Jeff Patton; Yogi Cavaliers; J. C. Roberts; Carl Treseder; Don Schwarz; Jay Lynch; Pete Millar; Lyle A. Brooks; Terry Cobb; Michael Oliver. Runs across the bottom-half of pages 2 and 3.

[Photo cartoons] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Pencils:
(various) (photographs)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Charles de Gaulle (photo); Konrad Adenauer (photo); Robert Kennedy (photo); Fidel Castro (photo);
Keywords:
military; politics; western

Indexer Notes

Photographs from news sources and stills from movies with word balloons added. Stills from movies State Fair; Hands of a Stranger; and Revenge of the Virgins are credited.

Jack Davis Meets the Mets (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Alverson; Jack Davis ?
Pencils:
Jack Davis; Sid Washer (photographs)
Inks:
Jack Davis; Sid Washer (photographs)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Casey Stengel (photo); Jack Davis (photo); Lindsey Nelson (photo)
Synopsis:
Writer Charles Alverson and artist Jack Davis go to a New York Mets baseball game.
Keywords:
baseball; New York Mets

Indexer Notes

Short article with 11 captioned cartoons by Davis and two photographs. Unclear if Davis or Alverson wrote the captions.

A Thousand Pictures Worth One Word (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Superman (cameo)
Synopsis:
A bar fight with Superman; Chasing a hat; ant and pencil; opening a jar; blowing up a balloon; a delayed sneeze
Keywords:
ant; balloon; bar; hat; jar; sneeze

Indexer Notes

Six pantomime comic stories with very small panels. Five stories have 12 panels each, the other has 12 much-larger panels.

Two Roads Forward and Back (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard F. Gibbon
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

A parody of the writing style of Tennessee Williams.

The Unmentionables (Table of Contents)

photo story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Alverson
Pencils:
? (photographs)
Inks:
? (photographs)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Elliot Knish (photos of Jim Miller); Selma (photos of Judy Henske); Frizetti (photos of Charlie Brown); Pastafazool (photos of Bob Shaw); Crocetti (photos of Dean Cohen); Mr. Big (photos of Woody Allen); Knuckles Mafia (photos of Rutilio Omero); Psychiatrist (photos of Rex Eckley); Child (photos of Jerry Reinstein); extras (photos of Joan Cameron; Peg Gay; Jane Meltzer; Bunny Richmond; Lizzy Kurtzman; Josh Forsha; Terry Gilliam; Charles Alverson)
Synopsis:
An ultra-violent parody of "The Untouchables" television series.
Keywords:
gangsters; machine guns; Prohibition

Indexer Notes

Photographs shot in New York City.

Economy in Matches (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
H. M. Bateman
Pencils:
H. M. Bateman
Inks:
H. M. Bateman

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A man accidently sets his thumb on fire.
Reprints:
  • from ? (1918)
Keywords:
fire; firemen

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story with 15 borderless panels per page.

[Antony and Cleopatra] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Characters:
Marc Antony; Cleopatra

Indexer Notes

Parody of a scene from the movie "Cleopatra."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Help's Public Gallery / cartoon / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
(see notes)
Pencils:
(see notes)
Inks:
(see notes)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hugh Hefner (cameo)
Keywords:
atomic bomb; camels; crucifixion; Playboy bunny; World War I

Indexer Notes

Single panel and multiple-panel cartoons from readers Jay Lynch; Dennis Ellefson; Merton Backlund; Peter Brock; Ken Schneider; Larry Walker; Paul Merta; Jim Jones; Bruce Ketcham; and Frank Marquez.

[Photo Cartoons] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Pencils:
various (photographs)
Inks:
various (photographs)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Nelson Rockefeller (photo); Fidel Castro (photo); Charles de Gaulle (photo); Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (photo)
Keywords:
politics

Indexer Notes

news photographs and vintage movie stills with word balloons added.

Help's Satire Shop (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Various novelties, records, and books available by mail from "The Satire Shop, Philadelphia, Pa."

[A subscription is ideal for men who need HELP!] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; promo for subscription to Help! and list of back issues available for purchase.

The Unmentionables Am Coming! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
? (photographs)
Inks:
? (photographs)
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
machine guns

Indexer Notes

Back cover; black and white. Promo for "The Unmentionables" story in the issue. Photographs from the story without the word balloon overlays.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Lots of luck, sweetie"]
  3. 2. Help!
  4. 3. Editor's Preface
  5. 4. Letters
  6. 5. [Photo cartoons]
  7. 6. Jack Davis Meets the Mets
  8. 7. A Thousand Pictures Worth One Word
  9. 8. Two Roads Forward and Back
  10. 9. The Unmentionables
  11. 10. Economy in Matches
  12. 11. [Antony and Cleopatra]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Help's Public Gallery
  14. 13. [Photo Cartoons]
  15. 14. Help's Satire Shop
  16. 15. [A subscription is ideal for men who need HELP!]
  17. 16. The Unmentionables Am Coming!
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