(October 1985)

National Lampoon, Inc., 1970 Series
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Price:
2.00 USD
Pages:
92
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
NL Communications, Inc.
Editing:
Matty Simmons (editor-in-chief)
Color:
color cover
Dimensions:
magazine size
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

All-Star Music Issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alan Reingold (painting)
Inks:
Alan Reingold (painting)
Colors:
Alan Reingold (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Madonna; Sean Penn
Keywords:
pregnant; shotgun; wedding

[The Whom, The Why, The What; and The Where] (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Jonik] (signed)
Pencils:
? [as Jonik] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Jonik] (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Four rock bands with characteristics conforming to their names.
Keywords:
rock band

Indexer Notes

Vertical format. Four drawings.

["I'm a rock star."] (Table of Contents)

Photo Phunnies / photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A rock guitarist complains about his life, while being attended to by a nude groupie.
Keywords:
groupie; rock star

[Just Say No] (Table of Contents)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Ronald Reagan (photos); Nancy Reagan (photos)
Synopsis:
Nancy Reagan, beside the President at the Presidential podium, gives her anti-drug message.
Keywords:
drugs; First Lady; President

A Brodmann (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. Brodmann
Pencils:
A. Brodmann
Inks:
A. Brodmann

Synopsis:
Seven cartoons about music and musicians.
Keywords:
cello; conductor; headphones; music; piano

Indexer Notes

Reprints?

The Making of "We Own the World" (Table of Contents)

photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Sloman
Pencils:
? (photos) (see notes)
Inks:
? (photos) (see notes)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Muammar Gaddafi; Ayatollah Khomeini; Yasser Arafat; Barbara Walters (cameo)
Synopsis:
A parody of the song "We are the World," using dictators and terrorists.
Keywords:
dictators; Iran; Libya; Olympics; Palestine; terrorists

Indexer Notes

Photos are from various news services.

The Band (Table of Contents)

Trots and Bonnie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Shary Flenniken (signed)
Pencils:
Shary Flenniken (signed)
Inks:
Shary Flenniken (signed)
Colors:
Shary Flenniken (signed)
Letters:
Shary Flenniken (signed)

Characters:
Trots (dog); Bonnie; Pepsi
Synopsis:
Bonnie and Pepsi form an all-girl rock band, but jealousy and differing goals break it up before they can do a performance.
Keywords:
band; jealousy; music

The Saga of Frank Sinatra Jr. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Frank Sinatra, Jr.; Frank Sinatra; Mike Douglas; Rex Reed
Synopsis:
Detailing Sinatra Jr.'s (lack of) success as a professional singer.
Reprints:
Keywords:
critics; music

First Gig! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Andy Simmons; Peter Kleinman
Pencils:
Rob Orzechowski
Inks:
Rob Orzechowski
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Irwin Nadler; Rolling Stones [Mick Jagger; Bill Wyman; Keith Richards; Charlie Watts]; Jerry Hall; Bill Graham; Jann Weiner
Synopsis:
A fantasy about a teen getting picked to play with the Rolling Stones for a concert in Madison Square Garden.
Keywords:
guitar; Madison Square Garden; music; rock

Good Ways to Kill a Rocker Performer! (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Pencils:
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)
Letters:
Charles Rodrigues [as Rodrigues] (signed)

Synopsis:
Ten cartoons about bizarre ways to kill a rock music performer.
Keywords:
amplifiers; burning at stake; cocaine; guillotine; hanging; music; piranha; rock; violins

Yupstock 1985 (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A group of Yuppies with earphones sit in a circle listening to a Walkman.
Keywords:
headphones; music; Walkman; Yuppies

Indexer Notes

Photo with word balloons.

Background Music Comics! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Subitzky; Ken Laufer (music)
Pencils:
Ed Subitzky
Inks:
Ed Subitzky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Subitzky

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A spy story with the background music scored underneath.
Keywords:
music; Russians; spy

Indexer Notes

Apparently the musical score under each panel was written by Ken Laufer for the comic.

When Rock Stars were Kids (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Buddy Hickerson
Pencils:
Buddy Hickerson
Inks:
Buddy Hickerson
Colors:
Buddy Hickerson
Letters:
Buddy Hickerson

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Prince; Cyndi Lauper; Madonna; Michael Jackson; Mick Jagger; Barry Manilow; David Lee Roth; Wendy O. Williams
Synopsis:
Eight cartoons with fake incidents from rock stars' youth.
Keywords:
music; rock

On the True Composition of Music (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rick Geary (signed)
Pencils:
Rick Geary (signed)
Inks:
Rick Geary (signed)
Letters:
Rick Geary (signed)

Synopsis:
An 18th Century view on the proper items and habits necessary for the composition of good music.
Keywords:
composer; music

Indexer Notes

Time period isn't specified. Using clothing styles as a guide.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [The Whom, The Why, The What; and The Where]
  3. 2. ["I'm a rock star."]
    Photo Phunnies
  4. 3. [Just Say No]
  5. 4. A Brodmann
  6. 5. The Making of "We Own the World"
  7. 6. The Band
    Trots and Bonnie
  8. 7. The Saga of Frank Sinatra Jr.
  9. 8. First Gig!
  10. 9. Good Ways to Kill a Rocker Performer!
  11. 10. Yupstock 1985
  12. 11. Background Music Comics!
  13. 12. When Rock Stars were Kids
  14. 13. On the True Composition of Music
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