(April 2012)

Fantagraphics, 2012 Series
 
Price:
24.99 USD
Pages:
196
On-sale date:
2012-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Brand:
FB
ISBN:
978-1-60699-511-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
?
Editing:
John Benson; Gary Groth (Editorial Liaison)
Binding:
Softcover

The Sincerest Form of Parody (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Nostrand
Inks:
Howard Nostrand
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[the competition] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
The difficulties MAD writers have in coming up with ideas.
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Indexer Notes

The titles of MAD and 11 competitors are used in the narrative: Bughouse; Crazy; Eh!; Flip; Get Lost; MAD; Madhouse; Nuts!; Panic; Riot; Wild; Whack.

Script credits from John Benson.

The Sincerest Form of Parody (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Hy Fleishman ?
Inks:
Hy Fleishman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[Publisher's Page] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Satire Comes up the River From Lafayette Street (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Lynch
Letters:
typeset

Jay Lynch (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jay Lynch
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

[Tales Calculated to Sell You...] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks:
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors:
Harvey Kurtzman ?
Letters:
Harvey Kurtzman

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Albert B. Feldstein (signed)
Inks:
Albert B. Feldstein (signed)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?

Genre:
humor
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My Gun Is The Jury! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Parody of Spillane's "Mike Hammer."

The Lady or the Tiger? (Table of Contents)

Panic / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert B. Feldstein
Pencils:
Bill Elder (signed); Basil Wolverton (panel 7 page 6)
Inks:
Bill Elder (signed); Basil Wolverton (panel 7 page 6)
Colors:
Marie Severin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
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Indexer Notes

Single drawing by Basil Wolverton appears on page 6.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman Maurer (signed)
Inks:
Norman Maurer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
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Dr. Seekle and Mr. Hide (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Virginia Hubbell (signed)
Pencils:
Norman Maurer (signed)
Inks:
Norman Maurer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; satire-parody
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Believe It or Drop! ....Dead? (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Joan Maurer (signed)
Pencils:
Norman Maurer (signed)
Inks:
Norman Maurer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Takeoff of the Ripley's Believe it or Not strip.

He Died From Laughter! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?
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?
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?

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Ancient Classic Comics Presents Little Awful Fannie (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Hubbell ?
Pencils:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks:
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Takeoff on Little Orphan Annie comic strip.

The Great Mane Robbery (Table of Contents)

Crisco Keed / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
William Overgard
Pencils:
William Overgard
Inks:
William Overgard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Ottenheimer ?
Inks:
Fred Ottenheimer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
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Young Dr. Baloney! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Ayers

Genre:
humor
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What's My Crime? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
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Expressions (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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Rex Mortgage M.D.? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Comet Feldmeyer, the Ace of Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
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From Here to There (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Hartley (signed)
Inks:
Al Hartley (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
E-87

Genre:
satire-parody
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Whacks' Museum (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-723

Genre:
horror-suspense; satire-parody
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Crazy's Fun Page (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Dan DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
E-566

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Ross Andru; Mike Esposito ?
Letters:
Ross Andru; Mike Esposito ?

Genre:
satire-parody
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The Sewer Keeper (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ross Andru; Mike Esposito
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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S.S. Gigantic (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ross Andru; Mike Esposito
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[So solly, Merywin...] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Hy Fleishman ?
Inks:
Hy Fleishman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Marvin's Monster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hy Fleishman (signed)
Inks:
Hy Fleishman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
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Indexer Notes

Signature is hidden on gravestone in splash.

Marvin Shame, Shamus (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hy Fleishman (signed)
Inks:
Hy Fleishman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Take-off on hard boiled detective novels

How to Marry a Zillionaire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hy Fleishman (signed "H.F.")
Inks:
Hy Fleishman (signed "H.F.")
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Subtitled: "Or, Flat Foot Floosie Loves Me!"
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Comics Is Wonderful! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hy Fleishman ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Captain Marble Flies again (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder ?; Evonne Rae ?
Pencils:
Ross Andru; Mike Esposito ?
Inks:
Ross Andru ?; Mike Esposito ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Spoof on comic strip "Captain Marvel"

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Art credits from John Benson.
Otto Binder script credit from Benson's book, Evonne Rae script credit from Alter Ego #33.

Television... Blessing or Curse to Mankind (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hy Fleishman
Inks:
Hy Fleishman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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Oh, for the Life-of a Wife-of a Werewolf (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

The Late-Late-Late-Late Show (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand
Inks:
Howard Nostrand
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Hector Protector (Table of Contents)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand
Inks:
Howard Nostrand
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["We're all in the dump, for diamonds are trump..."] (Table of Contents)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand
Inks:
Howard Nostrand
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Low Noon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Nat Barnett ?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand
Inks:
Howard Nostrand
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
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Indexer Notes

High Noon parody intended for the unpublished Flip #3.

Script credits from John Benson.

Puncho Villa (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand
Inks:
Howard Nostrand
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Alladin's Lamp-oon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

V...- for Wampire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand
Inks:
Howard Nostrand
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

The Shriek Of Araby (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Nostrand
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand
Inks:
Howard Nostrand
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Lady Diana Arbuthnott; Sheik Hassan Ben Sober
Synopsis:
Parody of the silent film "The Sheik"; a desert prince abducts a British tourist and soon comes to regret it.
Reprints:

Come Back Bathsheba (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Nat Barnett
Pencils:
Howard Nostrand
Inks:
Howard Nostrand
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Shane parody intended for Flip #3. Howard Nostrand reports in Squa Tront #13 (2012) that this story was written by Nat Barnett.

"20,000 Leaks Under the Sea" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
L. B. Cole (signed)
Inks:
L. B. Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
King Farouk
Reprints:

Twenty Thousand Leaks Under The Sea (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Disbrow ? [as Jules Fern] (signed)
Pencils:
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Inks:
Jay Disbrow (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Captain Zemo; Munsky (Zemo's insane uncle)
Synopsis:
According to Roy Thomas, in Alter Ego #117 (June 2013), this story is more likely a satire of the Walt Disney movie than a spoof of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne. Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-5-28 per Roy Thomas.
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Notes (Table of Contents)

text article / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
John Benson
Letters:
typeset

Be a Successful 90-Pound Weakling (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Benson
Pencils:
Norman Maurer
Inks:
Norman Maurer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Art from Whack #3

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Sincerest Form of Parody
  2. 1. [the competition]
  3. 2. The Sincerest Form of Parody
  4. 3. [Publisher's Page]
  5. 4. Table of Contents
  6. 5. Satire Comes up the River From Lafayette Street
  7. 6. Jay Lynch
  8. 7. [Tales Calculated to Sell You...]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. My Gun Is The Jury!
  11. 10. The Lady or the Tiger?
    Panic
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Dr. Seekle and Mr. Hide
  14. 13. Believe It or Drop! ....Dead?
  15. 14. He Died From Laughter!
  16. 15. Ancient Classic Comics Presents Little Awful Fannie
  17. 16. The Great Mane Robbery
    Crisco Keed
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. Young Dr. Baloney!
  20. 19. What's My Crime?
  21. 20. Expressions
  22. 21. Rex Mortgage M.D.?
  23. 22. Comet Feldmeyer, the Ace of Space
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. From Here to There
  26. 25. Whacks' Museum
  27. 26. Crazy's Fun Page
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
  29. 28. The Sewer Keeper
  30. 29. S.S. Gigantic
  31. 30. [So solly, Merywin...]
  32. 31. Marvin's Monster
  33. 32. Marvin Shame, Shamus
  34. 33. How to Marry a Zillionaire
  35. 34. Comics Is Wonderful!
  36. 35. Captain Marble Flies again
  37. 36. Television... Blessing or Curse to Mankind
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
  39. 38. Oh, for the Life-of a Wife-of a Werewolf
  40. 39. The Late-Late-Late-Late Show
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. Hector Protector
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  43. 42. ["We're all in the dump, for diamonds are trump..."]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  44. 43. Low Noon
  45. 44. Puncho Villa
  46. 45. Alladin's Lamp-oon
  47. 46. V...- for Wampire
  48. 47. The Shriek Of Araby
  49. 48. Come Back Bathsheba
  50. 49. "20,000 Leaks Under the Sea"
  51. 50. Twenty Thousand Leaks Under The Sea
  52. 51. Notes
  53. 52. Be a Successful 90-Pound Weakling
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
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