(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; black and white and color interior
Dimensions:
magazine size
Paper Stock:
glossy; newsprint; other paper stock (varies in each issue)
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was-ongoing

Issue Notes

All-Star Music Issue.


The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

[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.