(August 1983)

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Volume
2
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
98
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 87-94.
Full page-plus cartoon by Ed Renfro (signed "Renfro") on pages 30-31 as most of an ad for San Miguel beer.
Full page poster ad by Boris Vallejo for "National Lampoon's Vacation" on page 33.

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was going to give you three months.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A judge uses odd logic in sentencing a man to death.
Keywords
courtroom; judge

Indexer Notes

Page. 8.

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

cartoon / 0.125 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've read the memo... Now see the movie!!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A businessman writes a stirring memo.
Keywords
businessman; memo

Indexer Notes

Page 14.

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

cartoon / 0.4 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
No, you're wrong. M-1 measures only currency in circulation...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men at a bar argue monetary policy.
Keywords
bar

Indexer Notes

Page 18.

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

cartoon / 0.125 page (report information)

Script
? [as Lenor ?] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Lenor ?] (signed)
Inks
? [as Lenor ?] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's His Excellency's confession.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A small-time dictator wants a priest to read his confession. Then give him penance and a receipt.
Keywords
confession; dictator; priest

Indexer Notes

Page 20. Signature on cartoon is not clear.

The Darker Side of E. F. Hutton (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Men are eavesdropping on a man making an obscene call from a public phone booth.
Keywords
eavesdropping; public phone; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 22. A parody of television commercials by stockbroker E. F. Hutton.

[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
Umm...Xerox the coffee, cream and sugar in the merger...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man hides behind a desk and convinces a not-very-bright secretary that he's a magic wastebasket and has her take off her blouse.
Keywords
secretary; waste basket

Indexer Notes

Page 24. Six-panel photo story.

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

cartoon / 0.33 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
Wag your tail and say, "aft, arf."
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A dog gets conflicting advice from the angel and devil hovering over his shoulders.
Keywords
angel; devil; dog

Indexer Notes

Page 40.

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

cartoon / 0.25 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
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before I go on, you're not one of those guys who blames the messenger for bad news, are you?
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
A messenger is nervous before reading his message to the king.
Keywords
king; messenger

Indexer Notes

Page 56.

Your Problems, Theirs (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Mankoff (credited as Robert Mankoff)
Pencils
Bob Mankoff (credited as Robert Mankoff)
Inks
Bob Mankoff (credited as Robert Mankoff)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Pages 60-63. Thirteen cartoons by Robert Mankoff.

Charles J. Haughey's Irish Sex Tales (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Kevin Curran (credited); Ted Mann (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
Steve Oliff (credited)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the Dublin Airport of the Ould Sod.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Charles J. Haughey; Magnum, P. I. (caricature of Tom Selleck); Finn (leprechaun)
Synopsis
Former Prime Minister of Ireland Charles J. Haughey regales Magnum, P.I. with mildly off-color stories while Magnum is waiting a layover in the bar at the Dublin Airport.
Reprints
Keywords
airport; bar; drunk; Dublin; Ireland; leprechauns

Indexer Notes

Pages 66-71.

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

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
Oh wow, Professor Ingersoll from Julliard! Long time no see.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A song writer has a brick thrown through the window by his piano by a disgruntled music professor.
Keywords
brick; piano

Indexer Notes

Page 72.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Honey, I...Honey, I....wanna see other people.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman and a man do role-playing games in bed.

Indexer Notes

Page 79.

Planet of the Pinheads Episode 1 (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Out beyond the Crab Nebula...
Genre
humor
Characters
Zippy

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

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

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
These parties are so boring. All the boys are so boring.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bonnie; Pepsi
Synopsis
Bonnie and Pepsi are at a boys-girls party.

Indexer Notes

Page 88.

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

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
Our story opens in the posh corporate headquarters of a major corporation...
Genre
humor
Characters
Politeness Man; Mister Pwimula; Miss Titzbigg
Synopsis
A businessman tries to put the make on his secretary, but thanks to Politeness Man gets the tables turned on him.

Indexer Notes

Page 89.

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

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 graduated at the head of my class in Journalism School...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman's first major assignment as a reporter is to ask the President of the United States a question at a news conference.
Keywords
news conference; President of United States; reporter

Indexer Notes

Page 89.

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

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 dead friend Joe is hit by a car.
Genre
humor
Characters
Ray; Joe
Synopsis
After Joe is hit by a car, and is taken to the hospital, a faint heartbeat is detected, even though Joe has been embalmed.
Keywords
heartbeat; tapeworm

Indexer Notes

Page 90.

The Hard-boiled School of Waitressing (Table of Contents: 18)

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
The hard-boiled or "Joan Blondell" School of Waitressing...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
How to be a waitress with a jaded attitude.

Indexer Notes

Page 91.

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

Aunt Mary's Kitchen / comic story / 0.2 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
Say! How about another cup of your good coffee, Mrs. Saladino?
Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Mary
Synopsis
Aunt Mary watches television with the sound off.
Keywords
commercials; television

Indexer Notes

Page 91.

Home Town News (Table of Contents: 20)

Excursions / comic story / 1 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
I've always thought the nicest folks on Earth are right here in my home town.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Newcomers upset the typical routine of a small town.
Reprints
Keywords
neighborhood; Oklahoma; small town

Indexer Notes

Page 92.

Special Newsmaker Report (Table of Contents: 21)

New Wave Comics / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Marek (signed)
Pencils
Mark Marek (signed)
Inks
Mark Marek (signed)
Letters
Mark Marek (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As part of our effort for in-depth news coverage, we take you to the scene of a crime before it happens.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A television news crew is at the scene of a hit-and-run accident before it happens.
Keywords
accident; television broadcast

Indexer Notes

Page 93.

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

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
A lazy afternoon in Kathleen's cabin finds Maurice and Dr. Rogers reading...
Genre
humor
Characters
Maurice; Dr. Rogers; Foamy (dog); Kathleen
Synopsis
Foamy gets revenge on Dr. Rogers after the doctor swats him on the head for messing up Maurice's hair.
Keywords
newspaper; revenge

Indexer Notes

Page 94.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["I was going to give you three months."]
  2. 2. ["You've read the memo... Now see the movie!!"]
  3. 3. ["No, you're wrong. M-1 measures only currency in circulation..."]
  4. 4. ["Here's His Excellency's confession."]
  5. 5. The Darker Side of E. F. Hutton
  6. 6. ["Umm...Xerox the coffee, cream and sugar in the merger..."]
    Foto Funnies
  7. 7. ["Wag your tail and say, "aft, arf.""]
  8. 8. ["Before I go on, you're not one of those guys who blames the messenger for bad news, are you?"]
  9. 9. Your Problems, Theirs
  10. 10. Charles J. Haughey's Irish Sex Tales
  11. 11. ["Oh wow, Professor Ingersoll from Julliard! Long time no see."]
  12. 12. ["Honey, I...Honey, I....wanna see other people."]
    Foto Funnies
  13. 13. Planet of the Pinheads Episode 1
    Zippy
  14. 14. ["These parties are so boring. All the boys are so boring."]
    Trots and Bonnie
  15. 15. ["Our story opens in the posh corporate headquarters of a major corporation..."]
    Politenessman
  16. 16. ["I graduated at the head of my class in Journalism School..."]
    Popular Problems
  17. 17. ["The story: Ray's dead friend Joe is hit by a car."]
    Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend
  18. 18. The Hard-boiled School of Waitressing
    Mimi Pond's Famous Waitress School
  19. 19. ["Say! How about another cup of your good coffee, Mrs. Saladino?"]
    Aunt Mary's Kitchen
  20. 20. Home Town News
    Excursions
  21. 21. Special Newsmaker Report
    New Wave Comics
  22. 22. ["A lazy afternoon in Kathleen's cabin finds Maurice and Dr. Rogers reading..."]
    Timberland Tales
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