(January 1983)

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Volume
2
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
88
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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 / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The story I tell is true--only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Genre
non-fiction; satire-parody
Synopsis
A man at a bar uses a disclaimer before telling his companion a story.
Keywords
bar; Dragnet

Indexer Notes

Page 12. Cartoon is signed but not legible. The caption is from the introduction to the Dragnet radio and television series: "The story you are about to hear/see is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent."

[He Scatters Sea Shells at the Sea Shore.] (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man is scattering sea shells on a beach.
Keywords
beach; sea shells

Indexer Notes

Page 20. Pantomime cartoon.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're Siamese twins. We share a single pair of breasts.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man and woman are supposedly Siamese twins, but it's just an excuse the man uses to rub against the woman's breasts.
Keywords
Siamese twins

Indexer Notes

Page 31.

[A Mermaid Selling Pennants] (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Pencils
Mort Gerberg (signed)
Inks
Mort Gerberg (signed)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A sailboat sails past a mermaid sitting on a rock, hawking pennants with the names Charybdis and Scylla on them.
Keywords
mermaid; myths; pennants; sailboat; sea monsters

Indexer Notes

Page 48. Pantomime cartoon. Scylla and Charybdis were mythical sea monsters and choosing between them was deciding between two bad choices.

Professional Golfers on Ludes (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tod Carroll (credited)
Pencils
Bill Sienkiewicz (credited)
Inks
Bill Sienkiewicz (credited)
Colors
Steve Oliff
Letters
Todd Klein

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just because professional golf doesn't have a reputation for action...
Genre
humor; satire-parody; sports
Characters
Tom Watson (as Tom W.); Arnold Palmer; Jack Nicklaus; Lee Trevino; Sam Snead
Synopsis
All the famous golfers at a professional tournament are high on Quaaludes and totally disrupt the proceedings.
Keywords
caddy; drugs; golf cart; professional golf; Quaaludes

Indexer Notes

Pages 49-53. The golfers are all identified by their full names, except for Tom Watson, who is only called Tom W. All are realistic caricatures of the golfers they are supposed to represent.

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

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
I don't like the looks of this.
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
Army soldiers in a fort are have a volley of arrows shot at them, and all the arrows have the same shape as the "arrow through the head" gimmick used by comedian Steve Martin.
Keywords
arrows; fort; soldiers; Steve Martin

Indexer Notes

Page 56.

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

cartoon / 0.5 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 really don't need any magazines. How about locks, do you have any locks?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A salesman calls on a man in an apartment. The paranoid occupant asks if the salesman has any locks, despite already having eight locks on his apartment door.
Keywords
apartment; door locks; salesman

Indexer Notes

Page 64.

Gang Distribution: Africa (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A map of Africa, with each country given the name of a fictional gang.
Keywords
Africa; gangs

Indexer Notes

Page 66. Pantomime cartoon.

Dim Memories (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Mick Stevens (signed as M. Stevens)
Pencils
Mick Stevens (signed as M. Stevens)
Inks
Mick Stevens (signed as M. Stevens)
Letters
Mick Stevens (signed as M. Stevens)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Birth
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A person's hazy memories of birth, favorite toys, first love, and last weekend.
Keywords
memories

Indexer Notes

Page 68. Pantomime cartoon.

Zippy Visits his Nephew "Shelf-Life" (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Nixon was bad! What's that smell?
Genre
humor
Characters
Zippy; Shelf-Life; S. L. Junior
Synopsis
Zippy visits his nephew Shelf-Life and his son and gives them a suitcase full of negotiable bonds.
Keywords
Avon Convention; bonds; Dallas; Tokyo

Indexer Notes

Page 81.

On the Street (Table of Contents: 11)

Excursions / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Social nuisances.
Reprints
Keywords
firearms; rocket launcher; sidewalk

Indexer Notes

Page 82.

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

Zeb Piker / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? [as Holliger) (signed)
Pencils
? [as Holliger) (signed)
Inks
? [as Holliger) (signed)
Letters
? [as Holliger) (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Officer Walsh approaches Zeb, who is loitering in the park, as usual.
Genre
humor
Characters
Zeb Piker; Officer Walsh
Synopsis
Zeb has mooned Officer Walsh's grandmother by mistake.
Keywords
park

Indexer Notes

Page 82.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
20 years ago I lost a cufflink on the grade school playground.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man loses a cufflink at a playground as a child. As an adult, he goes back to see if he can find it.
Keywords
cufflink; playground; swings

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

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

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
When a man's on the Rock all he thinks about, day and night, is how to get off.
Genre
humor
Characters
Politenessman
Synopsis
A pair of convicts have escaped from prison, but Politenessman sends them back because they left their cell untidy.
Keywords
escape; etiquette; gas chamber; prison

Indexer Notes

Page 83

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

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: The undertaker has just finished embalming Joe, Ray's dead friend...
Genre
humor
Characters
Ray; Joe; Mr. Calabrese
Synopsis
After Joe is embalmed at the funeral parlor, Ray takes him home.
Keywords
embalming; funeral home; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 84. Part of a continued story.

Love and Duty (Table of Contents: 16)

Mimi Pond's Famous Waitress School / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Marcie, he didn't come home at all last night!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
It is not very professional to mix your personal life with business.
Keywords
boyfriend; waitress

Indexer Notes

Page 85. Strip is titled "Lessons in Life" above the comic.

[Finger Pies in the Afternoon] (Table of Contents: 17)

Aunt Mary's Kitchen / comic story / 0.1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Today my nephew Mark and I are making Finger Pies, and while the ice cream softens, we're going to watch one of my shows.
Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Mary; Mark
Synopsis
Aunt Mary and her nephew are watching a soap opera when the television goes on the fritz.
Keywords
soap opera; television

Indexer Notes

Page 85. Part of a continued story. Title is from the previous episode's "Next Month:" blurb.

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

The Appletons / 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 scene opens as we find Mrs. Appleton alone at home showering in the upstairs bathroom.
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Norm Appleton; Helen Appleton
Synopsis
Norm scares his wife by pretending to be a prowler.
Keywords
bathroom; role playing; shower; taxi

Indexer Notes

Page 86.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["The story I tell is true--only the names have been changed to protect the innocent."]
  2. 2. [He Scatters Sea Shells at the Sea Shore.]
  3. 3. ["We're Siamese twins. We share a single pair of breasts."]
    Foto Funnies
  4. 4. [A Mermaid Selling Pennants]
  5. 5. Professional Golfers on Ludes
  6. 6. ["I don't like the looks of this."]
  7. 7. ["I really don't need any magazines. How about locks, do you have any locks?"]
  8. 8. Gang Distribution: Africa
  9. 9. Dim Memories
  10. 10. Zippy Visits his Nephew "Shelf-Life"
    Zippy
  11. 11. On the Street
    Excursions
  12. 12. ["Officer Walsh approaches Zeb, who is loitering in the park, as usual."]
    Zeb Piker
  13. 13. ["20 years ago I lost a cufflink on the grade school playground."]
    Popular Problems
  14. 14. ["When a man's on the Rock all he thinks about, day and night, is how to get off."]
    Politenessman
  15. 15. ["The story: The undertaker has just finished embalming Joe, Ray's dead friend..."]
    Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend
  16. 16. Love and Duty
    Mimi Pond's Famous Waitress School
  17. 17. [Finger Pies in the Afternoon]
    Aunt Mary's Kitchen
  18. 18. ["The scene opens as we find Mrs. Appleton alone at home showering in the upstairs bathroom."]
    The Appletons
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