(March 1983)

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Volume
2
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1983
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 89-95.
"The Assassination of Garfield" on pages 50-55, a text story by Joey Green and Fred Graver, illustrated by Warren Sattler, contains references to many cartoon cats, ranging from Krazy Kat to Fat Freddy's Cat.

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 / 0.33 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
Look at the facts, Stienfeld:
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A business man recites a list of unrelated facts over the phone to a colleague.
Keywords
telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 16.

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

comic story / 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
Instead of offering you a dopey little virgin, we thought you'd prefer an experienced woman who's been around!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
The chief of a tribe on Pacific island decides to offer their volcano idol an "experienced" woman instead of a virgin. The idol is not pleased.
Keywords
idol; Pacific island; sex; volcano

Indexer Notes

Page 22. A two-panel comic story.

Dog Leaping 250 feet, Straight Up (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Very minimalist drawing of a jumping dog, with no background.
Keywords
dog

Indexer Notes

Page 24. Pantomime cartoon, which is signed. Name could be John P. Wolf (or not. The last name is not very legible.)

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

cartoon / 0.3 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 don't go any place for the winter--they close the window for the winter.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A parrot explains to a bird on the window sill why he doesn't migrate in the winter.
Keywords
parrot

Indexer Notes

Page 27.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, this is interesting! Desmond Morris says here that the reason guys go for big breasts is that they remind us of buttocks!
Synopsis
A man quotes a theory from a book on sex. The woman next to him proves him wrong.
Keywords
breasts; buttocks; theory

Indexer Notes

Page 38. Desmond Morris was the author of "The Naked Ape" (1967), a study of human behavior and evolution.

[Satyr on a Park Bench] (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A bearded satyr in a hat and overcoat is lying on a park bench and drinking wine from a bottle hidden inside a paper bag.
Keywords
park bench; satyr; wine

Indexer Notes

Page 58. Pantomime cartoon.

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

cartoon / 0.33 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
I did that once to a swan. It turned out to be Zeus.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A shepherd is having sex with a sheep. A snake with a human head slithers by and gives him some advice.
Keywords
curse; sex; sheep; shepherd

Indexer Notes

Page 62.

Herbert Crawley, Armageddon M.D. (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tod Carroll (credited)
Pencils
Michael Golden (credited)
Inks
Michael Golden (credited)
Colors
Steve Oliff (credited)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Armageddon has come to Newberg.
Genre
satire-parody; science fiction
Synopsis
Adventures of a doctor in a nuclear-ravaged city.
Reprints
Keywords
nuclear weapons

Indexer Notes

Pages 71-76.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watch out, there's a shocking, unexpected twist in the fifth frame of this Foto Funny.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman promises the reader a surprise in a later panel of the comic.
Keywords
Fourth wall

Indexer Notes

Page 79.

Hello Zippy, Goodbye Kitty. (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
Mommy, please! I want the Hello Kitty hand puppet!
Genre
humor
Characters
Zippy
Synopsis
Zippy is distressed by the popularity of Hello Kitty dolls.
Keywords
fads; Hello Kitty

Indexer Notes

Page 89.

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

Trots and Bonnie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Shary Flenniken (signed)
Pencils
Shary Flenniken (signed)
Inks
Shary Flenniken (signed)
Letters
Shary Flenniken (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My fetal acting career is going down the tubes.
Genre
children
Characters
Trots (dog); Bonnie; Pepsi
Synopsis
Pepsi rewrites the school play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," into a more modern sexy version.
Keywords
nudity; school play; Shakespeare; updated version

Indexer Notes

Page 90.

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

Politenessman / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Guilty or Not Guilty? A woman's fate hangs in the balance!
Genre
humor
Characters
Politenessman
Synopsis
Politenessman is on a jury that has to decide it if a woman is guilty of beating her husband.
Keywords
domestic abuse; etiquette; flip a coin; jury

Indexer Notes

Page 91.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My twin brother had outdone me for the last time.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man locks his twin brother in a closet and impersonates him in a performance at Carnegie Hall.
Keywords
Carnegie Hall; newspapers; piano; twins

Indexer Notes

Page 91.

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

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
Ray and Joe are at home watching television...
Genre
humor
Characters
Ray; Joe; Dorothy
Synopsis
Joe's widow, Dorothy, gets the life insurance check from Joe's death, and the three go out to a restaurant to celebrate.
Keywords
burping; embalming; insurance; restaurant

Indexer Notes

Page 92.

Dealing with Difficult Customers (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Step one: Don't get upset.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
How to deal with unpleasant customers, and how to get revenge if they are still jerks.
Keywords
restaurant; waitress

Indexer Notes

Page 93.

The Big Quarter (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Come along on a cross-country journey aboard "The Big Quarter"
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A fantasy journey across the United States on a giant quarter coin.
Reprints
Keywords
champagne; coin; Mississippi River; quarter; Rocky Mountains; San Francisco bay

Indexer Notes

Page 93.

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

Xico "X" Agente Superior / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Tod Carroll (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Jew (credited)
Inks
Cliff Jew (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Xixo "X" has parachuted into Russia and inveigled a policeman to drive him to Moscow.
Genre
humor; spy
Characters
Xico "X"
Synopsis
Xico "X" is catching a ride with a policeman to Moscow when an atomic bomb goes off nearby. Xico "X" nearly blows his cover, but is able to remain undercover by fixing the policeman's car.
Keywords
atomic bomb; Moscow; police; Russia; spy

Indexer Notes

Page 94. Part of a continued story. This is presented as a translated foreign strip, with Tod Carroll listed as translator and all the text done in a typewriter monospace font.

[TV Repairman from Outer Space] (Table of Contents: 18)

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
I am waiting for the television repairman...
Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Mary
Synopsis
Aunt Mary is waiting for a television repairman. When he finally shows up, he appears to be insane.
Keywords
television repairman

Indexer Notes

Page 94. Part of a continued story. Title from the previous episode's "Next Month" blurb.

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

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
We open the scene as the elevator door of a large office building closes...
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Norm Appleton
Synopsis
A lady sharing an elevator with Norm is unpleasant and makes the mistake of insulting him. She soon regrets it.
Keywords
elevator; emergency exit; insults; newspaper

Indexer Notes

Page 95.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["Look at the facts, Stienfeld:"]
  2. 2. ["Instead of offering you a dopey little virgin, we thought you'd prefer an experienced woman who's been around!"]
  3. 3. Dog Leaping 250 feet, Straight Up
  4. 4. ["I don't go any place for the winter--they close the window for the winter."]
  5. 5. ["Hey, this is interesting! Desmond Morris says here that the reason guys go for big breasts is that they remind us of buttocks!"]
    Foto Funnies
  6. 6. [Satyr on a Park Bench]
  7. 7. ["I did that once to a swan. It turned out to be Zeus."]
  8. 8. Herbert Crawley, Armageddon M.D.
  9. 9. ["Watch out, there's a shocking, unexpected twist in the fifth frame of this Foto Funny."]
    Foto Funnies
  10. 10. Hello Zippy, Goodbye Kitty.
    Zippy
  11. 11. ["My fetal acting career is going down the tubes."]
    Trots and Bonnie
  12. 12. ["Guilty or Not Guilty? A woman's fate hangs in the balance!"]
    Politenessman
  13. 13. ["My twin brother had outdone me for the last time."]
    Popular Problems
  14. 14. ["Ray and Joe are at home watching television..."]
    Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend
  15. 15. Dealing with Difficult Customers
    Mimi Pond's Famous Waitress School
  16. 16. The Big Quarter
    Excursions
  17. 17. ["Xixo "X" has parachuted into Russia and inveigled a policeman to drive him to Moscow."]
    Xico "X" Agente Superior
  18. 18. [TV Repairman from Outer Space]
    Aunt Mary's Kitchen
  19. 19. ["We open the scene as the elevator door of a large office building closes..."]
    The Appletons
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