(December 1982)

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Volume
2
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1982
Publisher's Age Guidelines
The Humor Magazine for Adults
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
NL Communications, Inc.
Editing
Kevin Curran; Fred Graver

Issue Notes

Funny Pages on pages 81-86.

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 / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Bob Mankoff (signed as Mankoff)
Pencils
Bob Mankoff (signed as Mankoff)
Inks
Bob Mankoff (signed as Mankoff)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Excuse me for interrupting, madam, but before you go on allow me to make these comments.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A businessman listens to a woman's pleas over the phone, then tells her she has the wrong number.
Keywords
song lyrics.; telephone; wrong number

Indexer Notes

Page 10. The caption is a parody of the lyrics to the 1902 song "(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey," words and music written by Hughie Cannon.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
P. C. Vey (signed)
Pencils
P. C. Vey (signed)
Inks
P. C. Vey (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I said, 'Eat your fucking vegetables, you scum-sucking pig.' What did you think I said?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A waiter in a restaurant criticizes a customer's eating habits.
Keywords
restaurant; vegetables; waiter

Indexer Notes

Page 12.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
? [as T. Haggerty] (signed)
Pencils
? [as T. Haggerty] (signed)
Inks
? [as T. Haggerty] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We haven't got all day, buddy. Is it back in the body or do we pronounce you dead?
Genre
humor; medical
Synopsis
A man's soul hovers near the ceiling, while a doctor and nurse are waiting to declare him dead or alive.
Keywords
doctor; hospital; nurse; soul

Indexer Notes

Page 14.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Tom Cheney (signed as Cheney)
Pencils
Tom Cheney (signed as Cheney)
Inks
Tom Cheney (signed as Cheney)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let me have a copy of Newsweek, Time, Forbes, Reader's Digest, Fortune, Mixed Combo Domination, Harper's and Business Week.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A businessman slips a sex magazine into the list of conservative magazines he recites to the clerk at a newsstand.
Keywords
magazines; newsstand

Indexer Notes

Page 17.

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

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Liza Donnelly (signed as Donnelly)
Pencils
Liza Donnelly (signed as Donnelly)
Inks
Liza Donnelly (signed as Donnelly)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mmm. I think I'll jam this guy's finger.
Genre
humor; sports
Synopsis
A thrown frisbee decides to inflect a little pain on the man who is supposed to catch it.
Keywords
frisbee

Indexer Notes

Page 28.

[Save the Banks] (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Bernard Schoenbaum (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Schoenbaum (signed)
Inks
Bernard Schoenbaum (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man sets up a box on the sidewalk so people can sign a petition to "Save the Banks."
Keywords
banks; petition; sidewalks

Indexer Notes

Page 31. Pantomime cartoon.

[Friends of the 55 mph Speed Limit Annual Convention] (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
John Jonik (signed as Jonik)
Pencils
John Jonik (signed as Jonik)
Inks
John Jonik (signed as Jonik)
Letters
John Jonik (signed as Jonik)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The convention for "Friends of the 55 mph Speed Limit" has very few attendees.
Keywords
convention

Indexer Notes

Page 32. Pantomime cartoon.

[Good Morning Specials] (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Michael Crawford (signed as M Crawford)
Pencils
Michael Crawford (signed as M Crawford)
Inks
Michael Crawford (signed as M Crawford)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A diner offers morning specials consisting of coffee and cigarettes.
Keywords
breakfast; cigarettes; coffee; diner

Indexer Notes

Page 34. Pantomime cartoon.

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

Surprise Poster / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Hallgren (signed)
Pencils
Gary Hallgren (signed)
Inks
Gary Hallgren (signed)
Colors
Gary Hallgren (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the night before Christmas...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mrs. Claus; elves
Synopsis
While Santa's away on his Christmas Eve trip, Mrs. Claus and the elves will play.
Keywords
Christmas; elves; Mrs. Claus; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Pages 48-49. Two page illustration across the centerfold.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Leo Cullum (signed)
Pencils
Leo Cullum (signed)
Inks
Leo Cullum (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He said he was going to ride the rapids, and that was the last I ever saw of him.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two fish in a bowl on the back of a toilet discuss what happened to the other fish in the bowl.
Keywords
fish bowl; toilet

Indexer Notes

Page 52.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Brian Savage (signed)
Pencils
Brian Savage (signed)
Inks
Brian Savage (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good heavens, Briggs, it appears we've stumbled upon a gay watering hole.
Genre
humor; jungle
Synopsis
Two explorers discover a jungle watering hole where all the animals are gay.
Keywords
explorers; gay; jungle; watering hole

Indexer Notes

Page 54.

S. D., the Super Deplorable (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sean Kelly (credited)
Pencils
Howard Nostrand (credited)
Inks
Howard Nostrand (credited)
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Frank, you ol' blue-eyed bum, ya!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sammy Davis, Jr.; Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin
Synopsis
Sammy Davis, Jr., falls out of a speeding car and is taken home by three black children.
Keywords
African-American; movie; parody

Indexer Notes

Pages 60-61. A parody of the "E. T." movie, done in storyboard format.

The Real Mr. Universe Contest (Table of Contents: 13)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Greg Theakston (credited)
Inks
Greg Theakston (credited)
Colors
Greg Theakston (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
E. T.; Arnold Schwarzenegger; Marvin Martian; Yoda; Robby the Robot; C3PO; R2-D2; Ming the Merciless; Mr. Spock; Beldar Conehead
Synopsis
E. T. gets the prize in a contest with various space characters.
Keywords
aliens; robots; trophy

Indexer Notes

Pages 62-62. Two-page drawing.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Peter Steiner [as P. Steiner] (signed)
Pencils
Peter Steiner [as P. Steiner] (signed)
Inks
Peter Steiner [as P. Steiner] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Try to see things from my point of view.
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
A king argues with a peasant.
Keywords
king; peasant; throne

Indexer Notes

Page 64.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Sam Gross (signed as S. Gross)
Pencils
Sam Gross (signed as S. Gross)
Inks
Sam Gross (signed as S. Gross)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See what happens when a white girl marries a schwartze?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
After watching a performance of "Othello," a mother has some advice for her daughter.
Keywords
daughter; mother; play; Shakespeare

Indexer Notes

Page 66.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Mike Stevens (signed as M Stevens)
Pencils
Mike Stevens (signed as M Stevens)
Inks
Mike Stevens (signed as M Stevens)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thirty-second floor, huh? I been up there... That's a hell of a nice floor.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A maintenance man makes small talk with an apartment resident while riding in an elevator.
Keywords
elevator

Indexer Notes

Page 73.

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

Foto Funnies / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goddamn Reaganomics...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man pretending to be a two-year-old calls for a baby-sitter.
Keywords
baby-sitter

Indexer Notes

Page 79.

Plugged-In Pinhead (Table of Contents: 18)

Zippy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Griffith (signed)
Pencils
Bill Griffith (signed)
Inks
Bill Griffith (signed)
Letters
Bill Griffith (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zippy likes to keep on top of all late-breaking news.
Genre
humor
Characters
Zippy
Synopsis
Zippy wanders around town saying random things.

Indexer Notes

Page 81.

In the Halls of Congress (Table of Contents: 19)

Excursions / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This month: A look inside the U. S. Congress
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Congress populated by African tribespeople.
Reprints
Keywords
Congress

Indexer Notes

Page 82.

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

Ward C / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Tom Cheney (credited) (signed as Cheney)
Pencils
Tom Cheney (credited) (signed as Cheney)
Inks
Tom Cheney (credited) (signed as Cheney)
Letters
Tom Cheney (credited) (signed as Cheney)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dr. Willis, please report to the therapy room.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Whoever is manning the intercom seems to have psychic powers.
Keywords
intercom

Indexer Notes

Page 82.

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

Popular Problems / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ron Hauge (credited, signed)
Pencils
Ron Hauge (credited, signed)
Inks
Ron Hauge (credited, signed)
Letters
Ron Hauge (credited, signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why am I still carrying this waffle iron?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men complain all the way while climbing Mt. Everest.
Keywords
mountain climbing; Mt. Everest; newspaper; snow

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Politenessman / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ron Barrett (credited)
Pencils
Ron Barrett (credited)
Inks
Ron Barrett (credited)
Letters
Ron Barrett (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A reputed underworld chieftain dines out.
Genre
humor
Characters
Politenessman
Synopsis
An underworld leader is shot in a restaurant. He tries to identify his killers by writing a message in pasta, but Politenessman puts a stop to that.
Keywords
assassination; pasta; underworld

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)
Pencils
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)
Inks
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)
Letters
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The story: Ray's closest friend Joe dies and he prevails upon his widow not to bury him...
Genre
humor
Characters
Ray; Joe; Mr. Calabrese
Synopsis
Six days after Joe died, he's starting to smell so Ray takes him to a funeral parlor to have him embalmed.
Keywords
embalmed; funeral parlor

Indexer Notes

Page 84. Part of a continued story.

Guess What? (Table of Contents: 24)

Lessons in Life / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Mimi Pond (credited)
Pencils
Mimi Pond (credited)
Inks
Mimi Pond (credited)
Letters
Mimi Pond (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mentally retarded person or art student?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three persons, with two choices of occupation for each one.

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Zeb Piker / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
? [as Hollinger] (credited)
Pencils
? [as Hollinger] (credited)
Inks
? [as Hollinger] (credited)
Letters
? [as Hollinger] (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zeb tries out his new "alternatives" method of dog obedience training.
Genre
humor
Characters
Zeb Piker
Synopsis
Zeb gives his dog two choices--one bad and one easy.
Keywords
dog; obedience course

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Aunt Mary's Kitchen / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
M. K. Brown (signed)
Pencils
M. K. Brown (signed)
Inks
M. K. Brown (signed)
Letters
M. K. Brown (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today we're making Finger Pies for my nephew Mark.
Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Mary; Mark
Synopsis
Aunt Mary gives her nephew Mark a haircut, then starts on a Finger Pies recipe.
Keywords
haircut; recipe

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Timberland Tales / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
B. K. Taylor (signed)
Pencils
B. K. Taylor (signed)
Inks
B. K. Taylor (signed)
Letters
B. K. Taylor (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The holidays have arrived and a festive mood fills the air.
Genre
humor
Characters
Dr. Rogers; Kathleen; Maurice; Constable Tom
Synopsis
The group gets together for a Christmas dinner. Unfortunately, Constable Tom and Maurice make the dinner.
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas carols; dancing; rabbit

Indexer Notes

Page 86.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Foto Funnies / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I like you just the way you are.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man imagines a topless woman with various accessories.
Keywords
nudity

Indexer Notes

Page 88.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Harris (signed as S. Harris)
Pencils
Sidney Harris (signed as S. Harris)
Inks
Sidney Harris (signed as S. Harris)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry, but we've decided not to help you any more. The general feeling is that you've been exploiting us all these years.
Genre
humor; jungle; satire-parody
Characters
Tarzan
Synopsis
The apes tell Tarzan he's on his own.
Keywords
apes; jungle

Indexer Notes

Page 94.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["Excuse me for interrupting, madam, but before you go on allow me to make these comments."]
  2. 2. ["I said, 'Eat your fucking vegetables, you scum-sucking pig.' What did you think I said?"]
  3. 3. ["We haven't got all day, buddy. Is it back in the body or do we pronounce you dead?"]
  4. 4. ["Let me have a copy of Newsweek, Time, Forbes, Reader's Digest, Fortune, Mixed Combo Domination, Harper's and Business Week."]
  5. 5. ["Mmm. I think I'll jam this guy's finger."]
  6. 6. [Save the Banks]
  7. 7. [Friends of the 55 mph Speed Limit Annual Convention]
  8. 8. [Good Morning Specials]
  9. 9. ["On the night before Christmas..."]
    Surprise Poster
  10. 10. ["He said he was going to ride the rapids, and that was the last I ever saw of him."]
  11. 11. ["Good heavens, Briggs, it appears we've stumbled upon a gay watering hole."]
  12. 12. S. D., the Super Deplorable
  13. 13. The Real Mr. Universe Contest
  14. 14. ["Try to see things from my point of view."]
  15. 15. ["See what happens when a white girl marries a schwartze?"]
  16. 16. ["Thirty-second floor, huh? I been up there... That's a hell of a nice floor."]
  17. 17. ["Goddamn Reaganomics..."]
    Foto Funnies
  18. 18. Plugged-In Pinhead
    Zippy
  19. 19. In the Halls of Congress
    Excursions
  20. 20. ["Dr. Willis, please report to the therapy room."]
    Ward C
  21. 21. ["Why am I still carrying this waffle iron?"]
    Popular Problems
  22. 22. ["A reputed underworld chieftain dines out."]
    Politenessman
  23. 23. ["The story: Ray's closest friend Joe dies and he prevails upon his widow not to bury him..."]
    Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend
  24. 24. Guess What?
    Lessons in Life
  25. 25. ["Zeb tries out his new "alternatives" method of dog obedience training."]
    Zeb Piker
  26. 26. ["Today we're making Finger Pies for my nephew Mark."]
    Aunt Mary's Kitchen
  27. 27. ["The holidays have arrived and a festive mood fills the air."]
    Timberland Tales
  28. 28. ["I like you just the way you are."]
    Foto Funnies
  29. 29. ["Sorry, but we've decided not to help you any more. The general feeling is that you've been exploiting us all these years."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Luther Weaver
  • Steven Samuels