(April 1983)

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Volume
2
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
94
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 83-90.

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.

[Begging Snowman] (Table of Contents: 1)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A snowman has a begging cup, with "Spring" on a sign around his neck (as the reason for needing cash.)
Keywords
begging; snowman

Indexer Notes

Page 6. Pantomime cartoon.

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

cartoon / 0.3 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
I had a jar of mint jelly in my rucksack and now it's gone. Do you want to talk about it?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A shepherd is missing something from his pack and wants to know if his dog knows anything about it.
Keywords
dog.; mint jelly; sheep; shepherd

Indexer Notes

Page 14. Since mint jelly is the traditional side dish with lamb chops, he's implying that the dog made off with one of the sheep for lunch.

[Happy Easter, Dracula!] (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A vampire receives a "Happy Easter" card in the mail which has the image of a cross.
Keywords
cross; Easter; greeting card; vampire

Indexer Notes

Page 18. The character is a stereotypical vampire, which may or may not be Dracula.

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

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
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's a pirate's pirate.
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
A couple of sailors watch as a pirate saunters by, complete with a skull and crossbones hat, parrot on his shoulder, pistol and sword in his belt; a hook for his left hand; and TWO peg legs.
Keywords
hook; parrot; peg legs; pirate; sword

Indexer Notes

Page 22.

[Lite Toxic Waste] (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A worker pastes "Lite" labels on barrels of toxic waste.
Keywords
toxic waste

Indexer Notes

Page 26. Pantomime cartoon.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"The hills are alive..."
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A doctor picks up radio messages on his stethoscope while examining the chest of a nude woman.
Keywords
doctor; radio; stethoscope

Indexer Notes

Page 37.

The Other Way of Lao-Tsu (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 0.5 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
Mike Stevens (signed as M Stevens)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A journey of a thousand miles occasionally begins...
Genre
humor; historical
Characters
Lao-Tsu
Synopsis
Lao-Tsu has second thoughts about a journey of a thousand miles beginning with one step.
Keywords
China; philosophy

Indexer Notes

Page 40.

John Z. De Lorean's Tales of Capital Formation (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tod Carroll (credited)
Pencils
Howard Nostrand (credited, signed)
Inks
Howard Nostrand (credited, signed)
Colors
Michael Joseph (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, I'm John Z. De Lorean.
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John Z. De Lorean; Don Tolby; Mr. Noriega
Synopsis
John De Lorean gives the head of a struggling company a lead on buying cocaine from a dealer in Columbia in order to raise capital for his company. The deal goes through, but there's a catch.
Keywords
accountant; bar; cocaine; Columbia; district attorney; jungle

Indexer Notes

Pages 41-45.

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

cartoon / 0.5 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
Point of interest: the strike zone is an imaginary rectangle...
Genre
humor; sports
Synopsis
A catcher feels compelled to quote the rule defining the strike zone to his pitcher, who apparently isn't hitting it.
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Page 48.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There goes that pretty little girl on her motorized tricycle.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A monster kills a little girl and swipes her tricycle.
Keywords
monster; toys; tricycle

Indexer Notes

Page 78. All characters in the story are toy models.

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

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Michael Twohy (signed as M. Twohy)
Pencils
Michael Twohy (signed as M. Twohy)
Inks
Michael Twohy (signed as M. Twohy)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I smell fear.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An Internal Revenue Service clerk is happy to see a fearful taxpayer for an audit.
Keywords
Internal Revenue Service; IRS; taxes

Indexer Notes

Page 81.

Zippy's Favorite Nervous Breakdown (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Symptom Onset.
Genre
humor
Characters
Zippy
Synopsis
The various states of a Zippy nervous breakdown.
Keywords
nervous breakdown

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

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

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
Why don't you call him?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Trots (dog); Bonnie
Synopsis
Bonnie is sitting by the phone waiting for a boy to call. Trots talks her into calling the boy herself.
Keywords
feminist; princess; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 84

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

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
A tiny plane in the vast skies on a mission of mercy...
Genre
humor
Characters
Politenessman; Carl; Cindy
Synopsis
A plane carrying chicken pox vaccine to Eskimos has an engine catch fire. They prepare to parachute out, but due to Politenessman's radioed insistence on antiquated etiquette, both go down with the plane.
Keywords
airplane; arctic; etiquette; parachutes; radio; vaccine

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

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

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
I had been exercising all my life.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman gets her own exercise show on TV, but the pressure of live television causes her to over-eat and gain weight.
Keywords
exercise; over-eating; stress; television

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

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

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 arrives home from shopping.
Genre
humor
Characters
Ray; Joe; Tillie
Synopsis
Ray gets Joe some roller skates so he can take him along without having to carry him. Ray takes Joe to a bar, but when he leaves him alone for a moment, propped against the bar, Joe's gone when he returns.
Keywords
bar; Herpes; prostitute; roller skates; STD

Indexer Notes

Page 86. Part of a continued story.

Psychology on the Job (Table of Contents: 17)

Mimi Pond's Famous Waitress School / comic story / 0.25 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
Psychology is very important in gaining the sympathy of your customers.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
How to play on a customer's sympathy to get larger tips.
Keywords
restaurant; tips; waitress

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

Lesson #275-B: Word Spacing (Table of Contents: 18)

Famous Comic Artists School / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Bruce Cochran (signed)
Pencils
Bruce Cochran (signed)
Inks
Bruce Cochran (signed)
Letters
Bruce Cochran (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spacing words correctly is one of the most important aspects of comic art.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Showing the difference between "hotdog buns" and "hot dogbuns."

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

A Big Glass Building (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
What on Earth goes on in there?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A glass building that can't be entered.
Reprints
Keywords
building; glass

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

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

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
Xico "X" has now arrived in Moscow to begin the grand mission of secrecy.
Genre
humor; spy
Characters
Xico "X"
Synopsis
Xico "X" has made it Moscow, but has trouble meeting his contact, Mr. Subterraneo, at the All-Coffee restaurant.
Keywords
Moscow; police; restaurant; Russia; tape recorder

Indexer Notes

Page 88. 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 Turns It On] (Table of Contents: 21)

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
Now I am turning on your TV even though I am sure you need a new picture tube...
Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Mary
Synopsis
The deranged TV repairman tries to fix Aunt Mary's set without unplugging it. Aunt Mary calls the police.
Keywords
electric shock; pliers; telephone; TV repairman

Indexer Notes

Page 88. Part of a continued story. Title from the previous episode's "Next Month" blurb.

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

King of the Castle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sean Kelly (credited); Ted Mann (credited)
Pencils
P. Craig Russell (credited) (signed as PCR)
Inks
P. Craig Russell (credited) (signed as PCR)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is the eve of the Feast of Saint Elmo. A tempest of terrible ferocity rages about the battlements of the White Castle.
Genre
humor; historical; satire-parody
Characters
Sir William King; Black Prince
Synopsis
Blind King Bruce of Scotland has kidnapped the King's sister. The Black Knight is sent out on an armored elkhound because all the King's horses are sick
Keywords
castle; elkhound; king; moors; morning star weapon; storm

Indexer Notes

Page 89. The strip is done in the style of the classic Prince Valiant Sunday newspaper strip.

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

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
Unmindful of a warning from Dr. Rogers, the warmhearted Maurice and Constable Tom befriend a stray dog.
Genre
humor
Characters
Maurice; Constable Tom; Foamy (dog)
Synopsis
Maurice teaches the stray dog, Foamy (who probably has rabies), to do a trick.
Keywords
Canada; dog; ice; Mountie; rabies

Indexer Notes

Page 90. Part of a continued story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. [Begging Snowman]
  2. 2. ["I had a jar of mint jelly in my rucksack and now it's gone. Do you want to talk about it?"]
  3. 3. [Happy Easter, Dracula!]
  4. 4. ["He's a pirate's pirate."]
  5. 5. [Lite Toxic Waste]
  6. 6. [""The hills are alive...""]
    Foto Funnies
  7. 7. The Other Way of Lao-Tsu
  8. 8. John Z. De Lorean's Tales of Capital Formation
  9. 9. ["Point of interest: the strike zone is an imaginary rectangle..."]
  10. 10. ["There goes that pretty little girl on her motorized tricycle."]
    Foto Funnies
  11. 11. ["I smell fear."]
  12. 12. Zippy's Favorite Nervous Breakdown
    Zippy
  13. 13. ["Why don't you call him?"]
    Trots and Bonnie
  14. 14. ["A tiny plane in the vast skies on a mission of mercy..."]
    Politenessman
  15. 15. ["I had been exercising all my life."]
    Popular Problems
  16. 16. ["Ray arrives home from shopping."]
    Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend
  17. 17. Psychology on the Job
    Mimi Pond's Famous Waitress School
  18. 18. Lesson #275-B: Word Spacing
    Famous Comic Artists School
  19. 19. A Big Glass Building
    Excursions
  20. 20. ["Xico "X" has now arrived in Moscow to begin the grand mission of secrecy."]
    Xico "X" Agente Superior
  21. 21. [TV Repairman Turns It On]
    Aunt Mary's Kitchen
  22. 22. ["It is the eve of the Feast of Saint Elmo. A tempest of terrible ferocity rages about the battlements of the White Castle."]
    King of the Castle
  23. 23. ["Unmindful of a warning from Dr. Rogers, the warmhearted Maurice and Constable Tom befriend a stray dog."]
    Timberland Tales
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