(November 1983)

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Volume
2
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
The Humor Magazine for Adults
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
NL Communications, Inc.
Editing
Kevin Curran; Fred Graver; Peter Gaffney

Issue Notes

Funny Pages on pages 87-94.

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
Riddle your salad with pepper, sir?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A waiter offers to shoot pepper from a machine gun onto a diner's salad.
Keywords
machine gun; pepper; restaurant; salad

Indexer Notes

Page 6.

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

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
Well and good, gentlemen. But do you think the enemy will be using such tiny ships?
Genre
humor; military
Synopsis
A Naval officer doesn't get the point of devising strategy with model ships.
Keywords
Navy; war games

Indexer Notes

Page 10.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If, by chance, you choose to tell of what has occurred between us today, please, be kind.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A middle-aged woman ambushes a pizza delivery boy and has her way with him.
Keywords
dominitrix; gun; pizza delivery

Indexer Notes

Page 14.

[Kitty Quicksand] (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 0.3 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
Synopsis
A man fills his cat's litter box with "kitty quicksand," with predictable results.
Keywords
cat; kitty litter; quicksand

Indexer Notes

Page 16. Pantomime cartoon.

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

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
Don't worry--he's dead.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man apparently finds his wife in bed with another man. But she reassures him it's all right because her bed partner is dead.
Keywords
adultery; bed; death

Indexer Notes

Page 18.

[Desert Island Sand Sofa] (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man on a desert isle has sculpted an over-stuffed chair, made of sand, and made a sand dog to lie beside it.
Keywords
desert island; sand; sculpture

Indexer Notes

Page 22. Pantomime cartoon.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
? [as Nelson-Diana] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Nelson-Diana] (signed)
Inks
? [as Nelson-Diana] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the massive dose du jour?
Genre
humor; math & science
Synopsis
Two lab rats wonder what chemical they'll be fed massive doses of.
Keywords
experiments; laboratory; rats

Indexer Notes

Page 34.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the spirit of vengeful sex death.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A topless woman with a skull mask is looking for someone annoying to deliver a sex death.
Keywords
skull

Indexer Notes

Page 36.

[All Visitors Must B. Y. O. B.] (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A sign in an apartment building lobby advises guests to "bring their own bottle" of alcohol.
Keywords
alcohol

Indexer Notes

Page 38. Pantomime cartoon.

[Palindrome Cinema] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Bob Mankoff (signed as Mankoff)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The marquee of a theatre is shown, where all the movie titles are palindromes.
Keywords
palindrome; theater

Indexer Notes

Page 40. Pantomime cartoon

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

cartoon / 0.33 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
They're all just conversation pieces, sir, but they're fully guaranteed conversation pieces.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man shows off a wall full of odd knick-knacks.

Indexer Notes

Page 42.

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

cartoon / 0.33 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
Okay, a quick and merciful death. Now, what is your second wish, Mr. Thompson? Mr. Thompson... Mr. Thompson... ?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man gets three wishes but doesn't consider what order to make them.
Keywords
fairy godmother; wishes

Indexer Notes

Page 54.

One Night in the Life of Peter Torpid and Ellen Adnodyne (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm stuffed.
Genre
humor
Characters
Peter Torpid; Ellen Anodyne
Synopsis
A young couple argues about their lackluster sex life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 58-61.

[Help! I'm being stolen] (Table of Contents: 14)

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)
Letters
Sam Gross (signed as S. Gross)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A computer monitor tries to alert bystanders that it is being stolen.
Keywords
computer; monitor

Indexer Notes

Page 70.

Amnesiac Class Reunion! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Subitzky (credited)
Pencils
Ed Subitzky (credited)
Inks
Ed Subitzky (credited)
Colors
Ed Subitzky (credited)
Letters
Ed Subitzky (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The reunion is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m. sharp
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A group of amnesiacs gets together and can't remember a thing.
Keywords
amnesia; class reunions

Indexer Notes

Pages 74-75. Seven short page-width panels on first page and eight short page-width panels on second page.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a stupid bet.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man makes a bet that can only be solved by him feeling a woman's bare breast.
Keywords
bet; breast

Indexer Notes

Page 76.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
2 eggs, any style, toast, and coffee... 1.60
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man sits in a booth at a diner. The sign on the wall gives various styles of breakfast, ranging from simple to obnoxious.
Keywords
breakfast; diner

Indexer Notes

Page 78.

Acquaintances of the Suspect (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; satire-parody
Synopsis
In a parody of the standard unexceptional person committing a crime, three people describe a young boy, each starting with normal traits and ending with a different strange behavior.

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

Planet of the Pinheads Episode 4 (Table of Contents: 19)

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
The goal-oriented "Lyppies" from the planet Microvia have landed at Florida's Epcot Center...
Genre
humor
Characters
Zippy
Synopsis
Aliens from the planet Microvia have landed at Epcot Center in Florida and are depending on Zippy to be their guide.
Keywords
aliens; animatronic robots; Epcot Center

Indexer Notes

Page 87. Part of a continued story.

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

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
Oh, Bonnie! I'll be delighted to help you with your homework!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bonnie; Bonnie's mother; Bonnie's father; Trots (dog, cameo)
Synopsis
Bonnie's mother helps her with her sex education homework.
Reprints
Keywords
sex education

Indexer Notes

Page 88.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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 violent storm slashes a path of untidiness across our nation's breadbasket!
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Politenessman
Synopsis
Politenessman makes a farmer take off his helmet indoors while taking shelter from a tornado.
Keywords
tornado

Indexer Notes

Page 89.

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

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
Please...fasten...your...seat...belts...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A stupid driver disregards warnings from his new car's automated audio system.
Keywords
artificial speech

Indexer Notes

Page 89.

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

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: Feeling that his dead friend Joe looked much too 'dead,' Ray brought him...
Genre
humor
Characters
Ray; Joe
Synopsis
A man has heard of Ray's situation with Joe and wants to engage in the same situation with his wife, who is dying.
Keywords
death; funeral home; hospital; Newark; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 90. Part of a continued story.

Straight Talk (Table of Contents: 24)

Mimi Pond's Famous Waitress School / comic story / 1 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
There will be the occasional customer...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
How to deal with a passive-aggressive nuisance of a customer.
Keywords
restaurant; toast; waitress

Indexer Notes

Page 91.

A Little Shoplifting (Table of Contents: 25)

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
This is my method: Wear large clothing.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A shoplifter gives tips on how to steal from businesses.
Reprints
Keywords
shoplifting

Indexer Notes

Page 92.

[Chocolate Mousse] (Table of Contents: 26)

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
Well, Carol, what do you say?
Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Mary; Carol; Bill Moronson; Lillian Moronson
Synopsis
Aunt Mary tries to get rid of a stray dog by giving it to Carol. In the meantime, the Moronsons drop by.
Keywords
dog

Indexer Notes

Page 92. Part of a continued story. Title from previous episode's "Next Month" blurb.

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

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

Script
Mark Marek (signed as Mr. Marek)
Pencils
Mark Marek (signed as Mr. Marek)
Inks
Mark Marek (signed as Mr. Marek)
Letters
Mark Marek (signed as Mr. Marek)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pimley, you're fired!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pimley
Synopsis
The sad story of the decline of Pimley after he loses his job.
Keywords
drugs; gangs; homeless; subway; unemployment

Indexer Notes

Page 93.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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
A quiet Saturday afternoon finds Mr. Appleton busy sprucing up the house...
Genre
humor
Characters
Norm Appleton; Al
Synopsis
An obnoxious neighbor pesters Norm, then invites Norm to go with him to the inner city for some "fun." Norm refuses and gets some payback by painting a racist sign on the neighbor's car.
Keywords
adultery; prostitution; race relations

Indexer Notes

Page 94.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["Riddle your salad with pepper, sir?"]
  2. 2. ["Well and good, gentlemen. But do you think the enemy will be using such tiny ships?"]
  3. 3. ["If, by chance, you choose to tell of what has occurred between us today, please, be kind."]
  4. 4. [Kitty Quicksand]
  5. 5. ["Don't worry--he's dead."]
  6. 6. [Desert Island Sand Sofa]
  7. 7. ["What's the massive dose du jour?"]
  8. 8. ["I am the spirit of vengeful sex death."]
    Foto Funnies
  9. 9. [All Visitors Must B. Y. O. B.]
  10. 10. [Palindrome Cinema]
  11. 11. ["They're all just conversation pieces, sir, but they're fully guaranteed conversation pieces."]
  12. 12. ["Okay, a quick and merciful death. Now, what is your second wish, Mr. Thompson? Mr. Thompson... Mr. Thompson... ?"]
  13. 13. One Night in the Life of Peter Torpid and Ellen Adnodyne
  14. 14. [Help! I'm being stolen]
  15. 15. Amnesiac Class Reunion!
  16. 16. ["It's a stupid bet."]
    Foto Funnies
  17. 17. ["2 eggs, any style, toast, and coffee... 1.60"]
  18. 18. Acquaintances of the Suspect
  19. 19. Planet of the Pinheads Episode 4
    Zippy
  20. 20. ["Oh, Bonnie! I'll be delighted to help you with your homework!"]
    Trots and Bonnie
  21. 21. ["A violent storm slashes a path of untidiness across our nation's breadbasket!"]
    Politenessman
  22. 22. ["Please...fasten...your...seat...belts..."]
    Popular Problems
  23. 23. ["The story: Feeling that his dead friend Joe looked much too 'dead,' Ray brought him..."]
    Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend
  24. 24. Straight Talk
    Mimi Pond's Famous Waitress School
  25. 25. A Little Shoplifting
    Excursions
  26. 26. [Chocolate Mousse]
    Aunt Mary's Kitchen
  27. 27. ["Pimley, you're fired!"]
    New Wave Comics
  28. 28. ["A quiet Saturday afternoon finds Mr. Appleton busy sprucing up the house..."]
    The Appletons
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