(2004)

Wizard Entertainment, 2001 Series
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Volume
4
Price
9.99 USD; 14.99 CAD
Pages
108
Indicia Frequency
yearly
On-sale date
2004-07-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Not Recommended for All Ages
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gareb Shamus Enterprises, Inc.
Brand
Wizard
ISBN
0-9743253-4-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780974325347 50999
Editing
Patrick McCallum (VP & Editor-in-Chief); Joe Yanarella (Senior Managing Editor); Mel Caylo (Editorial Direction); Mike Searle (Executive Editor); Andrew Kardon (Senior Editor); Zach Oat (Editor); Justin Aclin (Associate Editor); Adam Patyk (Associate Manager)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected editions

Issue Notes

On sale date taken from an add in Toyfare: The Toy Magazine #84.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Umm.. what are you a doctor of, exactly?
Genre
humor
Characters
Spider-Man; Doctor Octopus
Synopsis
Spider-Man doubts Doctor Octopus' credentials.
Keywords
action figures; food; fumetti; Twisted Toyfare Theatre

Law Is War (Table of Contents: 1)

photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Doug Goldstein; Justin Aclin; Zach Oat; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez
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Genre
humor
Characters
Jon; Ponch; Captain America; Red Skull; Conan; Human Torch; Riddler; Hombre Spectacular Incredible [Starsky]; Gary [Hutch]; Mr. Buttons; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Spider-Man; Cornelius; Hulk; Mr. Fantastic; Scarecrow; Invisible Woman; Wonder Woman; Robin; Speedy; Fonzie; Tarzan; Iron Man; Human Torch; Boss Hogg
Synopsis
Jon and Ponch are suspended after killing a penguin who was trying to give them an ice cream cone. They are replaced by Hombre Spectacular Incredible and Gary. They kill a cat while saving it from a tree. Spider-Man and Vision have a parking dispute. Jon and Ponch return to reclaim their jobs, and they decide to settle it in the ring. Jon and Ponch shoot them, discover they are really Starsky and Hutch, and kill them.
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Keywords
action figures; fourth wall; fumetti; ice cream; penguin; Stark Enterprises; superplex; TV Guide; Twisted Toyfare Theatre

Indexer Notes

Due to a cease-and-desist letter DC Comics sent Toyfare, DC characters are not allowed to be reprinted in collections. However, several DC characters can be seen in crowd scenes of this story, some with minor photoshopping.

Beach Blanket Mego (Table of Contents: 2)

photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Doug Goldstein
Pencils
Paul Schiraldi (photos)
Inks
Paul Schiraldi (photos)
Colors
Paul Schiraldi (photos)
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Typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Spider-Man; Thor; Ponch; Iron Man; Mr. Fantastic; Bucky; Sandman; Hulk; Daisy Duke; Captain America
Synopsis
Everyone is at the beach. Iron Man has rusted together, and is attacked by crabs. Bucky is building a sandcastle unknowingly out of Sandman, but Hulk smashes it. Hulk continues to run around the beach, smashing sandcastles, until he comes across Daisy, who is also smashing sandcastles. They fall in love and date. Everything is going well until Daisy is eaten by a shark. Atlantis attacks, and a now buff Bucky tries to stop them, but is killed. Everyone dances.
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Keywords
action figures; alcohol; beach; crabs; Fresca; fumetti; Grease; Invisible Woman; Jerry Maguire; sandcastles; shark; Twisted Toyfare Theatre

Y2K Monkey Business (Table of Contents: 3)

photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Doug Goldstein; Justin Aclin; Zach Oat; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez
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Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Mr. Buttons [Iron Cat]; Iron Man; Professor Xavier; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Living Laser; Whirlwind; Dr. Doom; Magneto
Synopsis
Mr. Fantastic tries to turn Thing human, but instead turns him into a pile of goo. He realizes it is due to Y2K. Elsewhere, while trying to save a cat, Iron Man's armor comes off him and goes onto the cat. Cerebro gives Professor Xavier hair, Vision can't perform in bed, S.H.I.E.L.D. can't connect to AOL, and Whirlwind's card is stuck in the ATM. Richards tries to get Doom to help, but he refuses, and is crushed by Asteroid M.
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Keywords
action figures; alcohol; America Online (AOL); Asteroid M; ATM; Cerebro; Dazzler; fumetti; iMac; McDonald's; Twisted Toyfare Theatre; Y2K

Variations on a Theme Park (Table of Contents: 4)

Fantastic Four / photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum (Head Writer); Tom Root (Head Writer); Doug Goldstein (Head Writer); Rob Bricken (Contributing Editor); Adam Patyk (Contributing Editor); Jon Gutierrez (Contributing Editor); Justin Aclin (Contributing Editor)))
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Editing
Doug Goldstein; Matt Senreich

Genre
humor
Characters
Invisible Woman; Thing; Franklin Richards; Namor; Colossus; Uatu; Kingpin; Fonzie; Northstar; Magneto; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Lizard; Red Skull; Mario; Professor Xavier; Cyclops; Hulk; Thor; Spider-Man; Green Goblin; Dr. Doom
Synopsis
Invisible Woman has Thing take Franklin to Universal Studios. Colossus gives out Fastball Special rides, Uatu guesses people's weights, Northstar is in a parade, and Magneto manipulates the ball throw. Thing and Franklin go to the Food Court Axis of Evil. Professor Xavier mind-controls people at the haunted X-Mansion and Green Goblin threatens people in the Spider-Man ride. When Franklin yells at Doom, he throws him out. Sue had a good time with Namor while they were away.
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Keywords
action figures; Aquaman; corn dogs; fastball special; fumetti; Heroes Reborn; jellyfish; Jumanji; Negative Zone; smoking; Twisted Toyfare Theatre; Universal Studios; Wolverine; YMCA

The Way We Wuz (Table of Contents: 5)

photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum (Head Writer); Tom Root (Head Writer); Zach Oat (Head Writer); Rob Bricken (Contributing Writer); Adam Patyk (Contributing Writer); Jon Gutierrez (Contributing Writer); Justin Aclin (Contributing Writer)
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Editing
Doug Goldstein; Matt Senreich

Genre
humor
Characters
Falcon; Thing; Captain America; Northstar; Vision; Hulk; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Human Torch; Bucky; Franklin Richards; Kingpin; Daredevil; Green Goblin; Magneto
Synopsis
Falcon, Thing, Captain America, Northstar, Vision, and Hulk play poker and tell their origin stories. Elsewhere, Daredevil accidentally went to the wrong poker game.
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Keywords
action figures; Captain Americar; egg; fumetti; Negative Zone; poker; Twisted Toyfare Theatre

Idol Hands (Table of Contents: 6)

photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Rob Bricken; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez
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Editing
Matt Senreich; Doug Goldstein

Genre
humor
Characters
Alex Trebek; Colossus; Human Torch; Red Skull; Magneto; Punisher; Kang; Silver Surfer; Wolverine; Spider-Man; Dr. Doom; Scarlet Witch; Henry Winkler; William Shatner; Mork [Robin Williams]; Lizard; Kraven; Venom; Electro; Gene Simmons; Northstar; Professor Xavier; Cyclops; Phoenix; Thor; Hulk; Hawkeye; Bucky; Thing; Captain America; Falcon; Vision; Mephisto; Mr. Fantastic; Franklin Richards; Human Torch; Negative Zone alien
Synopsis
Alex Trebek hosts "Ultimate Idol," to decide who will be the next ultimate comic book. The Spider-Man villains make a KISS cover band, Northstar juggles, Professor X raps, Hawkeye does archery, the Thing shows off his piercing, Captain America and Falcon preach black power, the Vision tells jokes, Mephisto skateboards, Invisible Women breaks a record, and a Negative Zone alien plays the piano and sings. In the end, Shatner crashes the stage and wins his own ultimate comic book.
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Keywords
action figures; archery; fumetti; gerbils; juggling; KISS; Mountain Dew; piano; piercing; Pokemon; rapping; skateboarding; talent show; Twisted Toyfare Theatre

Twenty, Twenty, 24 Hours to Go (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain America / photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Rob Bricken; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez
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Genre
humor
Characters
Nick Fury; President Falcon (Skrull); M.O.D.O.K.; Captain America; Electro; Bucky; Kraven; Green Goblin; Lizard; Cyclops; Steve Irwin; Iron Man; Jarvis; Red Skull; Redwing
Synopsis
Fury warns President Falcon that there is a nuclear bomb in Megoville. He enlists Captain America to find it. He interrogates Electro, who points him to Kraven. He warns Bucky. Kraven helps him after he brings him the head of his worst enemy, Steve Irwin. A bomb goes off at the Avengers mansion. Redwing shows up with the detonator, tries to warn Cap that the Falcon and half of Megoville are Skrulls, and the bomb is there to stop them, but Cap kills him.
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Keywords
A.I.M.; action figures; bomb; Frosted Flakes; fumetti; Goldfish crackers; Mardi Gras; Megoville; Reagan; S.H.I.E.L.D.; Skrulls; syphilis; Twisted Toyfare Theatre

'Bots All, Folks! (Table of Contents: 8)

Fantastic Four / photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez
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Genre
humor
Characters
Willie; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Thing; Human Torch; H.E.R.B.I.E.; Franklin Richards; Dr. Doom; Haley Joel Osment; M.O.D.O.K.; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Mysterio; Soundwave;
Synopsis
Human Torch gets mad when the others get checks from the Fantastic Four cartoon where he was replaced by H.E.R.B.I.E. He decides to get his revenge by entering H.E.R.B.I.E. in a battle bots competition, and takes Franklin with him. However, H.E.R.B.I.E. wins, so Human Torch decides to fight him. He ends up in traction.
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Keywords
action figures; Asimov's Law; banana; Battlebots; Daily Bugle; Franklin Mint; fumetti; hot dog; ice cream; John Wayne; pizza; Styx; Twisted Toyfare Theatre

Crisis on Infinite Megovilles! (Table of Contents: 9)

photo story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Rob Bricken; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez
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Editing
Matt Senreich; Doug Goldstein

Genre
humor
Characters
Spider-Man; May Parker; Watcher; Black Bolt; Iron Man; Mr. Buttons [Iron Cat]; Cable; Franklin Richards; Alex Powers; Katie Powers; Hulk; Dr. Strange; Moon Knight; Hellboy; Lizard; Punisher; Man Thing; Falcon; Daredevil; Venow; C3-PO; R2-D2; Negative Zone alien; Namor; Human Torch; Captain America; Lord Pumpkin; Sludge; Brian Michael Bendis; Solar; Turok; Prince Xixor; Usagi Yojimbo; Lara Croft; Scarlet Spider; borg; Wolverine; Gladiator; Dormammu; Professor Xavier; Thanos; Silver Surfer
Synopsis
When Aunt May uses the Infinity Gauntlet to make wheatcakes, it creates a crisis which threatens all realities. The Watcher enlists Spider-Man's help. They travel to many different universes, gathering people to help them. Finally they return to the Megoverse to confront Aunt May. She turns over the gauntlet, but is killed by the Defenders' van. Everyone eats wheatcakes.
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Keywords
action figures; American Idol; Baxter Building; Cilly Willy; Dark Hourse; fourth wall; fumetti; Girls Gone Wild; Infinity Gauntlet; Jurassic Park; Mrs. Butterworth; Rachel Summers; splash page; Star Wars Expanded Universe; Top Cow; Twisted Toyfare Theatre; Valiant; wheatcakes

28 Smurfs Later (Table of Contents: 10)

Smurfs / photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez; Matt Senreich; Doug Goldstein
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Genre
humor
Characters
Brainy Smurf; Chef Smurf; Jokey Smurf; Hefty Smurf; Papa Smurf; Smurfette; Handy Smurf; Allstar Seaworthy; Dimmy; Casey; Gargamel; Azrael; Harmony Smurf
Synopsis
Brainy Smurf sprays the Smurfberries with a special fertilizer, but it ends up turning the Smurfs into zombies. Jokey uses a bomb to prank the other Smurfs instead of stop the zombies. Hefty eats another Smurf. Papa Smurf takes charge, but is infected when they stopped to rest. He is killed. Azrael is infected by eating infected Smurfs. Gargamel kills him. Brainy and Smurfette make it to a castle where Harmony saves them. Smurfette is taken by the zombies, so the other Smurfs use Brainy as their woman.
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Keywords
action figures; deus ex machina; fumetti; Pet Sematery; Smurfberries; Twisted Toyfare Theatre; Zombies

Electile Dys-Func-Tion (Table of Contents: 11)

photo story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez; Matt Senreich; Doug Goldstein
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Genre
humor
Characters
Boss Hogg; Arnold Schwarzenegger; Maria Shriver; Professor Xavier; Stephen Hawking; George W. Bush; Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Thomas Jefferson; Glenn Beck; Curt Conners; Wormtongue; Storm; Predator; Northstar; Banshee; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Clarence Thomas
Synopsis
When Mayor Hogg is arrested, Megoville has a special election for his replacement. Arnold Schwarzenegger decides to run and so does George W. Bush, even though he is still the president of the United States. Mr. Fantastic is worried about the consequences, and brings back America's third greatest president, Thomas Jefferson, to run against him. Also running is Curt Conners and Predator. Jefferson goes on with Glenn Beck, Bush campaigns, and Jefferson hits on Storm. Schwarzenegger and Predator debate. In the end, Bush wins with 32% of the votes, even though Schwarzenegger has 58%.
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Keywords
action figures; Air Force One; Bowflex; Cosmic Treadmill; Cracker Barrel; Crom; Daily Bugle; fumetti; Morticia Adams; Rohan; Sarah Conner; Skeletor; T3; Texas Rangers; Twisted Toyfare Theatre; white hand of Saruman

Electile Dys-Func-Tion (Table of Contents: 12)

photo story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez; Matt Senreich; Doug Goldstein
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Genre
humor
Characters
Boss Hogg; Arnold Schwarzenegger; Maria Shriver; Professor Xavier; Stephen Hawking; George W. Bush; Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Thomas Jefferson; Glenn Beck; Curt Conners; Wormtongue; Storm; Predator; Northstar; Banshee; Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Clarence Thomas
Synopsis
When Mayor Hogg is arrested, Megoville has a special election for his replacement. Arnold Schwarzenegger decides to run and so does George W. Bush, even though he is still the president of the United States. Mr. Fantastic is worried about the consequences, and brings back America's third greatest president, Thomas Jefferson, to run against him. Also running is Curt Conners and Predator. Jefferson goes on with Glenn Beck, Bush campaigns, and Jefferson hits on Storm. Schwarzenegger and Predator debate. In the end, Bush wins with 32% of the votes, even though Schwarzenegger has 58%.
Reprints
Keywords
action figures; Air Force One; Bowflex; Cosmic Treadmill; Cracker Barrel; Crom; Daily Bugle; fumetti; Morticia Adams; Rohan; Sarah Conner; Skeletor; T3; Texas Rangers; Twisted Toyfare Theatre; white hand of Saruman

My Big Fat Fat Wedding (Table of Contents: 13)

Spider-Man / photo story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Adam Patyk; Jon Gutierrez; Matt Senreich; Doug Goldstein
Pencils
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Genre
humor
Characters
May Parker; Spider-Man; Otto Octavius; Electro; Kraven; Vulture; Mysterio; Lizard; Hulk; J. Jonah Jameson; Red Skull; Dr. Doom; Magneto; Venom; Dormammu; Kingpin; Skrulls; Quicksilver; Blade; Green Goblin; Kirk; Siegfried; Roy; Elvis
Synopsis
When May and Otto start dating, Spider-Man sees things he can't unsee. They decide to get married in Vegas. They travel by plane with many other villains from Megoverse. The Vulture is sucked into the turbine. At the hotel, Kraven, Lizard, and Electro dine on Siegfried and Roy's tiger. At the wedding, a robber runs through and kills Otto, which Spider-Man is pretty okay with.
Reprints
Keywords
action figures; Apple; Ding Dongs; doughnut; Dr. Kevorkian; fumetti; Megoville Airlines; prank; pregnancy; Pringles; Simpsons; Smallville; Twisted Toyfare Theatre; Vegas; wedding; white tiger

Gamma, Gamma Hey! (Table of Contents: 14)

Hulk / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Justin Aclin; Zach Pat; Adam Patyk; Rob Bricken
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Genre
humor
Characters
Dr. Hulk; Rick Jones; Dr. Blonsky [Abomination]; Betty Ross; Spider-Man
Synopsis
During an experiment, Dr. Hulk sees a kid at the testing area. They can't stop the test, so he goes out and punches the kid out of the way. The radiation turns him into Hulk. Hulk tells this story to Spider-Man. Spider-Man points out that last week he said his origin was that his parents were gunned down by Hulks. Rick Jones lands on their table.
Keywords
action figures; fumetti; gamma bomb; Twisted Toyfare Theatre

Indexer Notes

Though most stories in this collection were printed elsewhere, this is an original story.

Pole Position (Table of Contents: 15)

Spider-Man; X-Men; Daredevil; Hulk / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root; Zach Oat; Justin Aclin; Adam Patyk
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Genre
humor
Characters
Green Goblin; Venom; Wolverine; Storm; Spider-Man; Daredevil; Hulk
Synopsis
Green Goblin dares Venom to lick a flagpole. His tongue gets stuck. Wolverine, Storm, Spider-Man, and Daredevil go by. Green Goblin gets Hulk to help get Venom unstuck, but they end up decapitating him and leaving the body there.
Reprints
Keywords
action figures; flagpole battle-damaged; fumetti; tongue; ultimate

Indexer Notes

All characters are MiniMates by Art Asylum.

My Way, Right Away (Table of Contents: 16)

Galactica / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pat McCallum; Tom Root
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Genre
humor
Characters
Boba Fett; Jango Fett; Cyclon
Synopsis
Boba and Jango are discussing the Spider-Man Movie as they go to a fast food restaurant. Jango points out that if Attack of the Clones had bombed, they would have ended up working at a fast food restaurant... like the Cyclon at the counter. Boba insults him some more, and so the Cylons give him a "special."
Reprints
  • from InQuest #87
Keywords
action figures; Captain Troy; fumetti; hamburger; IQ Theatre; Kirsten Dunst; Star Trek
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Umm.. what are you a doctor of, exactly?"]
    Spider-Man
  2. 1. Law Is War
  3. 2. Beach Blanket Mego
  4. 3. Y2K Monkey Business
  5. 4. Variations on a Theme Park
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. The Way We Wuz
  7. 6. Idol Hands
  8. 7. Twenty, Twenty, 24 Hours to Go
    Captain America
  9. 8. 'Bots All, Folks!
    Fantastic Four
  10. 9. Crisis on Infinite Megovilles!
  11. 10. 28 Smurfs Later
    Smurfs
  12. 11. Electile Dys-Func-Tion
  13. 12. Electile Dys-Func-Tion
  14. 13. My Big Fat Fat Wedding
    Spider-Man
  15. 14. Gamma, Gamma Hey!
    Hulk
  16. 15. Pole Position
    Spider-Man; X-Men; Daredevil; Hulk
  17. 16. My Way, Right Away
    Galactica
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