Stare #20
(June 1956)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
every other month
On-sale date
1956
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Humorama, Inc.
Editing
Steve Andre
Color
Two Color with later Four Color covers; black and white interiors
Dimensions
Digest (5.5 x 7.5 inches)
Paper Stock
Matte and later Glossy covers; newsprint interiors
Binding
Squarebound with later saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

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: 1)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Billingsley
Pencils
Billingsley (signed)
Inks
Billingsley (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the right gauge, but it will never reach!
Genre
humor
Characters
woman
Keywords
Commonwealth Power Transmission; ladder; manhole

Indexer Notes

Page 8. Artist is not the cartoonist Ray Billingsley, who was born in 1957.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerald Green
Pencils
Gerald Green [as G.] (signed)
Inks
Gerald Green [as G.] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The quotation is, 'the grass is greener,' not more lush!
Genre
humor
Characters
wife; husband; woman next door
Keywords
clothesline

Indexer Notes

Page 9.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Hubert Bushey
Pencils
Hubert Bushey (signed)
Inks
Hubert Bushey (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some guys like to talk their girl-friends out of buying...
Genre
humor
Characters
boyfriend; girlfriend; store clerk; man
Keywords
lingerie

Indexer Notes

Page 16.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Herc Ficklen
Pencils
Herc Ficklen [as Herc] (signed)
Inks
Herc Ficklen [as Herc] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is certainly nice of you, maybe next month I can pay...
Genre
humor
Characters
woman; man
Keywords
exercise machine

Indexer Notes

Page 17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Reamer Keller
Pencils
Reamer Keller [as R K] (signed)
Inks
Reamer Keller [as R K] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Harold went to the movies. He wanted to take a nap!
Genre
humor
Characters
woman
Keywords
honeymoon; hotel room

Indexer Notes

Page 24.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Crenshaw
Pencils
George Crenshaw (signed)
Inks
George Crenshaw (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Doctor, you said strip to the waist!
Genre
humor; medical
Characters
doctor; woman
Keywords
doctor's office; legs

Indexer Notes

Page 25

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 0.9 page (report information)

Script
Harry Jones
Pencils
Harry Jones (signed)
Inks
Harry Jones (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It not only tells how to make friends; it tells how to make total strangers!
Genre
humor
Characters
two women
Keywords
lingerie

Indexer Notes

Page 32.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Axpen] (signed)
Inks
? [as Axpen] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Too bad the milk isn't as fresh as the drivers.
Genre
humor
Characters
housewife; milkman
Keywords
kitchen; milk

Indexer Notes

Page 34. Difficult stylized signature.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Wadd] (signed)
Inks
? [as Wadd] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah, good morning, you handsome, virile brute, you!
Genre
humor
Characters
man
Keywords
mirror; toothpaste

Indexer Notes

Page 39.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Cramer
Pencils
Al Cramer [as ACramer] (signed)
Inks
Al Cramer [as ACramer] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks for your invitation to your hunting lodge...
Genre
humor
Characters
woman; man; dancer
Keywords
night club

Indexer Notes

Page 40.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Frank Beaven
Pencils
Frank Beaven [as Rekoj] (signed)
Inks
Frank Beaven [as Rekoj] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wild mannered? I thought you said mild mannered!
Genre
humor
Characters
two women
Keywords
disheveled; office

Indexer Notes

Page 41.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben De Nunez ? [as De Nunez] (signed)
Inks
Ben De Nunez ? [as De Nunez] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now that you got that off your mind, is there anything else...
Genre
humor
Characters
woman; man
Keywords
living room; sofa

Indexer Notes

Page 48. Possible Ben De Nunez, as the man in the cartoon is drawn in the animation style typical of the 1950s.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Gaines
Pencils
Henry Gaines (signed)
Inks
Henry Gaines (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every minute it's 'Miss Frame, get me paper clips; Miss Frame...
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Frame; man
Keywords
Apex Real Estate Co.; office

Indexer Notes

Page 49.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg [as Davy] (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg [as Davy] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's one drink I haven't tried; I think it's called a mickey finn!
Genre
humor
Characters
woman; bartender
Keywords
bar; drinking

Indexer Notes

Page 57.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Herc Ficklen
Pencils
Herc Ficklen [as Herc] (signed)
Inks
Herc Ficklen [as Herc] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the first time I've ever had to fill out one of these...
Genre
humor
Characters
woman; man
Keywords
cut-out; Mannequin Models Inc.; nylons; underwear

Indexer Notes

Page 58.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerald Green
Pencils
Gerald Green (signed)
Inks
Gerald Green (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, another perfect day, honey - it's raining cats and dogs!
Genre
humor
Characters
wife; husband
Keywords
honeymoon; hotel room

Indexer Notes

Page 66.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

cartoon / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
George Davis
Pencils
George Davis (signed)
Inks
George Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm interested in making a tour of mink farms, diamond mines...
Genre
humor
Characters
woman; travel agent
Keywords
Budapest; Cuba; France

Indexer Notes

Page 67.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Johnson
Pencils
Jay Johnson (signed)
Inks
Jay Johnson (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And when I washed it, all the polka-dots came out!
Genre
humor
Characters
woman; clerk
Keywords
complaint department; nylons; underwear

Indexer Notes

Page 76.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Jim Ce] (signed)
Inks
? [as Jim Ce] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who shall I say is calling, please?
Genre
humor; medical
Characters
nurse; Lady Godiva; Dr. Ladler (not shown)
Synopsis
A naked woman rides a horse into a psychiatrist's office.
Keywords
horse; office; psychiatry

Indexer Notes

Page 77.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lowell Hoppes
Pencils
Lowell Hoppes [as Hoppes] (signed)
Inks
Lowell Hoppes [as Hoppes] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, it's four-thirty. We've got to stop this working and get to fooling around!
Genre
humor
Characters
man; woman
Keywords
office

Indexer Notes

Page 88.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jo Albistur
Pencils
Jo Albistur [as Albistur] (signed)
Inks
Jo Albistur [as Albistur] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pardon me, didn't I bore you at a party three weeks ago?
Genre
humor
Characters
man; woman
Keywords
balcony; moon light

Indexer Notes

Page 89.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["It's the right gauge, but it will never reach!"]
  2. 2. ["The quotation is, 'the grass is greener,' not more lush!"]
  3. 3. ["Some guys like to talk their girl-friends out of buying..."]
  4. 4. ["This is certainly nice of you, maybe next month I can pay..."]
  5. 5. ["Harold went to the movies. He wanted to take a nap!"]
  6. 6. ["But, Doctor, you said strip to the waist!"]
  7. 7. ["It not only tells how to make friends; it tells how to make total strangers!"]
  8. 8. ["Too bad the milk isn't as fresh as the drivers."]
  9. 9. ["Ah, good morning, you handsome, virile brute, you!"]
  10. 10. ["Thanks for your invitation to your hunting lodge..."]
  11. 11. ["Wild mannered? I thought you said mild mannered!"]
  12. 12. ["Now that you got that off your mind, is there anything else..."]
  13. 13. ["Every minute it's 'Miss Frame, get me paper clips; Miss Frame..."]
  14. 14. ["There's one drink I haven't tried; I think it's called a mickey finn!"]
  15. 15. ["This is the first time I've ever had to fill out one of these..."]
  16. 16. ["Gee, another perfect day, honey - it's raining cats and dogs!"]
  17. 17. ["I'm interested in making a tour of mink farms, diamond mines..."]
  18. 18. ["And when I washed it, all the polka-dots came out!"]
  19. 19. ["Who shall I say is calling, please?"]
  20. 20. ["Gosh, it's four-thirty. We've got to stop this working and get to fooling around!"]
  21. 21. ["Pardon me, didn't I bore you at a party three weeks ago?"]
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