(June 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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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
If I were you I'd go to the country for a while...
Genre
humor; medical
Synopsis
A doctor give a patient some advice, then realizes the patient isn't as rich as he is.
Keywords
doctor

Indexer Notes

Page. 6.

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

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
John Caldwell (signed as Caldwell)
Pencils
John Caldwell (signed as Caldwell)
Inks
John Caldwell (signed as Caldwell)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Me too...I'm an oppressed dissident novelist being kept here for political reasons.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two patients in a psychiatric ward try to say they are political prisoners, but that may not be the case.
Keywords
political prisoners; psychiatric ward

Indexer Notes

Page 10.

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

cartoon / 0.4 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
You suggest honest. Good for you, sir. Mrs. Sullivan please write down 'honesty.'
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A speaker at a business convention asks for suggestions.
Keywords
business

Indexer Notes

Page 12.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm afraid, Mr. Botnick, this is just a bit too cutesie for us.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A publishers tells a rough-looking, dour writer that his manuscript is too light-hearted for them.
Keywords
publisher; writer

Indexer Notes

Page 16.

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

cartoon / 0.25 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
Oh, I really couldn't tell whether it was good or bad, but I think it's worth the price of admission...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
When asked his opinion of the movie he just saw, a man is very noncommittal, and just gives a definition of how a movie works.
Keywords
critic; movie

Indexer Notes

Page 28.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rub-a-dub dub. De dum dub dub
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man rubs a lamb and a female genie appears, who is not fluent in English. The man does not make good choices in phrasing his wishes.
Keywords
genie; wishes

Indexer Notes

Page 36.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
? [as O'Neill] (signed)
Pencils
? [as O'Neill] (signed)
Inks
? [as O'Neill] (signed)
Letters
? [as O'Neill] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, you know it's my birthday.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A dog is expecting some special food for its birthday, but the owner is reaching for a can of something he doesn't like.
Keywords
birthday; dog; food

Indexer Notes

Page 40.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our entire management team has been enchanted. I alone was spared this fate because of my seniority.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The board of directors at a stockholder's meeting take the stage as four animals and a man. The man says he escaped enchantment because of his senority.
Keywords
enchantment; seniority

Indexer Notes

Page 42.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Oliver Christianson (signed as Revilo)
Pencils
Oliver Christianson (signed as Revilo)
Inks
Oliver Christianson (signed as Revilo)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tri-corder readings indicate the presence of hot bitches, Captain!
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Captain Kirk; Mr. Spock
Synopsis
Kirk, Spock, and another crewman are checking out a desolate planet when Spock notes something of interest.
Keywords
Star Trek

Indexer Notes

Page 47. Star Trek parody.

Mr. T's Paradoxical Hypnodisc Riviera Enlightenment (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tod Carroll (credited)
Pencils
P. C. Vey (credited)
Inks
P. C. Vey (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say Senator T. I like your new legislative assistant.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mr. T; Buzz
Synopsis
Mr. T is a United States Senator and gets involved with hypnodiscs.
Keywords
hypnosis; senator

Indexer Notes

Pages 50-53. Pages have six or seven tiers of panels.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why not drop by Tuesday and we'll discuss your socks.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man answers the phone while sitting in a office where the "desk" consists of a washing machine and a dryer, side-by-side.
Keywords
dryer; washing machine

Indexer Notes

Page 54.

A Child's Garden of Gross (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Gross (credited) (signed as Gross)
Pencils
Sam Gross (credited) (signed as Gross)
Inks
Sam Gross (credited) (signed as Gross)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Thirteen cartoons featuring nursery rhyme characters.
Keywords
gingerbread boy; Hansel and Gretel; Humpty Dumpty; Jack and the Beanstalk; match girl; nursery rhyme; three bears; three little pigs; wolf

Indexer Notes

Page 56-59.

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

cartoon / 0.25 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
Howard, pick up your Twinkie wrapper--there's a crying Indian staring at us.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A couple on a picnic are shamed into picking up their litter by an Indian.

Indexer Notes

Page 66. The premise is based on a television public service announcement from 1971 that had a Native American canoeing through a heavily-polluted river in a desolate urban landscape.

The National Lampoon Festival of Foreign Film: Entry Number One. "...c'est naturel!" (Table of Contents: 14)

photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
L. Dennis Plunkett (credited)
Pencils
Jean-Pierre Muhlstein (photographs) (credited)
Inks
Jean-Pierre Muhlstein (photographs) (credited)
Colors
? (hand-tinted)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The city arise itself within the morning...
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A parody of "New Wave" European films, complete with subtitles. This one pretends to have deep symbolism, but in reality is just a soft-core porno flick.
Keywords
nudity; symbolism

Indexer Notes

Pages 70-75. "Directed on the scene by Jean-Pierre Muhlstein. Art Direction by Francois Bouet."

[My Cafe] (Table of Contents: 15)

cartoon / 0.2 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
That's right, mine! All mine! Mine, mine, mine!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The owner of a small café is obsessed with owning it and it carries over to the signage on the building.
Keywords
diner; obsession

Indexer Notes

Page 79. Pantomime cartoon.

Ask Zippy (Table of Contents: 16)

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
I have opinions!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Zippy; Lance Lamonica; Shelf-Life; Jerry Lewis
Synopsis
Zippy is a guest on a talk show and is answering questions from the audience.
Keywords
airplane; Baltimore; Dallas; talk show

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

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

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
It would be nice to build a tree house up here.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Trots (dog); Bonnie
Synopsis
Bonnie and a boy are sitting in a tree. The boys gives his reasons for not wanting to get romantically involved. Meanwhile, at the base of the tree, Trots is having a romantic encounter with another dog.

Indexer Notes

Page 84.

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

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
In an attempt to garner women's votes, for his reelection bid, President Reagan undergoes a sex change operation!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Politenessman; President Ronald Reagan
Synopsis
After President Reagan undergoes a sex change operation, the President of France kisses her hand; which leads to a rebuke from Politenessman.
Keywords
etiquette; hand-kissing; sex-change

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

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

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
For 23 years my wife believed I made my fortune selling Bibles.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A husband and wife are both living a lie.
Keywords
guns; police; secrets

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

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

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
Our story: To facilitate moving his dead friend about, Ray puts roller skates on him.
Genre
humor
Characters
Ray; Joe; Tillie
Synopsis
Ray saves Joe from Tillie's clutches, but as Ray rolls Joe across a street, Joe is hit by a car.
Keywords
herpes; roller skates

Indexer Notes

Page 86. Part of a continued story.

Memory Tricks (Table of Contents: 21)

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
Some restaurants require that you take orders without writing them down.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
How to remember customers' orders without writing them down.
Keywords
memory; waitress

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

[Chocolate Mousse] (Table of Contents: 22)

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
We'll be making Chocolate Mousse as soon as this show is over.
Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Mary
Synopsis
Aunt Mary watches a soap opera on television.
Keywords
doctors; nurses; soap opera; television

Indexer Notes

Page 87. Part of a continued story. Title from previous episode's "Next Month" blurb.

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

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
The grand covert mission of Xico "X," most expert spying operative of all Mexico...
Genre
humor; spy
Characters
Xico "X"; Mr. Subterraneo
Synopsis
Xico "X" is thrown into a Russian jail, but is able to escape and finally finds his contact, Mr. Subterraneo.
Keywords
jail; pistol; Russia; shooting; spy

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.

Police Beat (Table of Contents: 24)

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
Working the "Evening Watch" with Rex and Jesus.
Genre
humor
Characters
Rex; Jesus
Synopsis
What goes on during a small town police shift.
Reprints
Keywords
police

Indexer Notes

Page 88.

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

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
The colors--the browns are so much browner--and the smells...
Genre
humor; historical; satire-parody
Characters
Frodo Bonhomme; Jacques Bonhomme; Blind King Garth
Synopsis
Frodo Bonhomme is high from eating ergot. He gets thrown out of his parents' house, but meets up with Blind King Garth of Scotland who is single-handedly laying siege to the castle of Sir William King. Frodo gives the King some ergot which restores his sight and convinces the King to wander off to a distant plain.
Keywords
blind; castle; drugs; ergot; king; Scotland

Indexer Notes

Page 88. A parody done in the style of the classic Prince Valiant Sunday newspaper strips.

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

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
In the cabin of Dr. Rogers, the group of friends has gathered to listen to the Doctor's symphonic record collection.
Genre
humor
Characters
Dr. Rogers; Kathleen; Maurice; Constable Tom; Foamy (dog)
Synopsis
Convinced that Maurice's new dog has rabies, Dr. Rogers takes it into the forest to shoot it. But the dog scares off a bear, so it gets a reprieve.
Keywords
bear; Canada; dog; Mountie; rabies; rifle

Indexer Notes

Page 90. Part of a continued story.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The bourgeois sees in his wife a mere instrument of production.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman disrobes while spouting Marxist philosophy. It's all a clever plot by the Communists.
Keywords
communists; propoganda

Indexer Notes

Page 94.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["If I were you I'd go to the country for a while..."]
  2. 2. ["Me too...I'm an oppressed dissident novelist being kept here for political reasons."]
  3. 3. ["You suggest honest. Good for you, sir. Mrs. Sullivan please write down 'honesty.'"]
  4. 4. ["I'm afraid, Mr. Botnick, this is just a bit too cutesie for us."]
  5. 5. ["Oh, I really couldn't tell whether it was good or bad, but I think it's worth the price of admission..."]
  6. 6. ["Rub-a-dub dub. De dum dub dub"]
    Foto Funnies
  7. 7. ["Say, you know it's my birthday."]
  8. 8. ["Our entire management team has been enchanted. I alone was spared this fate because of my seniority."]
  9. 9. ["Tri-corder readings indicate the presence of hot bitches, Captain!"]
  10. 10. Mr. T's Paradoxical Hypnodisc Riviera Enlightenment
  11. 11. ["Why not drop by Tuesday and we'll discuss your socks."]
  12. 12. A Child's Garden of Gross
  13. 13. ["Howard, pick up your Twinkie wrapper--there's a crying Indian staring at us."]
  14. 14. The National Lampoon Festival of Foreign Film: Entry Number One. "...c'est naturel!"
  15. 15. [My Cafe]
  16. 16. Ask Zippy
    Zippy
  17. 17. ["It would be nice to build a tree house up here."]
    Trots and Bonnie
  18. 18. ["In an attempt to garner women's votes, for his reelection bid, President Reagan undergoes a sex change operation!!"]
    Politenessman
  19. 19. ["For 23 years my wife believed I made my fortune selling Bibles."]
    Popular Problems
  20. 20. ["Our story: To facilitate moving his dead friend about, Ray puts roller skates on him."]
    Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend
  21. 21. Memory Tricks
    Mimi Pond's Famous Waitress School
  22. 22. [Chocolate Mousse]
    Aunt Mary's Kitchen
  23. 23. ["The grand covert mission of Xico "X," most expert spying operative of all Mexico..."]
    Xico "X" Agente Superior
  24. 24. Police Beat
    Excursions
  25. 25. ["The colors--the browns are so much browner--and the smells..."]
    King of the Castle
  26. 26. ["In the cabin of Dr. Rogers, the group of friends has gathered to listen to the Doctor's symphonic record collection."]
    Timberland Tales
  27. 27. ["The bourgeois sees in his wife a mere instrument of production."]
    Foto Funnies
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