(March 1984)

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Volume
2
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1984
Publisher's Age Guidelines
The Humor Magazine for Adults
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
NL Communications, Inc.
Editing
Kevin Curran; Fred Graver; Peter Gaffney

Issue Notes

The Sixties' Greatest Hits. Funny Pages on pages 79-85. A one page ad for Miller Brewing Co. on page 5 is entitled "Miller Brewhahas" and is done in the same photo story format as Foto Funnies, except it is in color.

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
? [as T. Haggerty] (signed)
Pencils
? [as T. Haggerty] (signed)
Inks
? [as T. Haggerty] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't take it so hard, Billy. I'm sure even professional ball players sometimes shit their pants when they're sliding into second.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A mother consoles her son after an embarrassing incident while playing baseball.
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Page 8.

[Donaldson's Brake Shop] (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Bill Plympton (signed)
Pencils
Bill Plympton (signed)
Inks
Bill Plympton (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An auto brake shop shows the effects of being hit by cars with no brakes.
Keywords
automobiles; brakes

Indexer Notes

Page 14. Pantomime cartoon.

[No Networking in Subway] (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A subway car has a sign on the wall listing acts that are forbidden, like smoking or littering. At the bottom it says "No Networking".
Keywords
subway

Indexer Notes

Page 16. Pantomime cartoon. Cartoon is signed, but signature is not legible.

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

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
But if you do have asbestosis, you'll be glad to know that your lungs can never catch on fire.
Genre
humor; medical
Synopsis
A doctor gives a patient the good side of a probable diagnosis of asbestosis.
Keywords
asbestosis; doctor

Indexer Notes

Page 20. Asbestosis is a lung disease caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're warm now, Alec--very, very warm.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A boy at a blackboard is trying to add 2 + 2. He is getting encouragement from his teacher as he writes 3.9999...
Keywords
addition; blackboard; school; teacher

Indexer Notes

Page 24.

[Harry Lippercut defense] (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Phil Schwartz (signed)
Pencils
Phil Schwartz (signed)
Inks
Phil Schwartz (signed)
Letters
Phil Schwartz (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man's thoughts break small talk at a party into moves like a chess game.
Keywords
chess; party

Indexer Notes

Page 26.

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

cartoon / 0.25 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
What do they want from me?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman sits in an overstuffed chair reading the newspaper, while her dog, cat, caged bird, and goldfish all stare at her.
Keywords
bird; cat; chair; dog; fish; newspaper

Indexer Notes

Page 28.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Asking Me for Subway Fare (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Kevin Curran ?; Fred Graver ?
Pencils
Bob Camp (credited)
Inks
Bob Camp (credited)
Colors
Bob Camp (credited)
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Sixties offered the Antihero.
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
George Wallace; Jerry Lee Lewis
Synopsis
Parody comics covers done in the style of 1960s comics. "Civil Rights Activist" in the Gil Kane style of DC's The Atom; "Sugar Cubey" in the generic late Dell style; "The Adventures of Jerry Lee Lewis" in the same style as DC's "The Adventures of Jerry Lewis," and "The Amazing Hippie Man" in the style of Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man."
Keywords
1960s; civil rights; hippies; LSD; parody

Indexer Notes

Page 44. Part of larger article parodying events and fads of the 1960s written by Kevin Curran and Fred Graver. The top and bottom of the parody covers section has DC's "Go-Go Checks" pattern.

Oy Vey! (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script
P. C. Vey (credited)
Pencils
P. C. Vey (credited)
Inks
P. C. Vey (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Keywords
banker; bar; doctor; hats; homosexual; hospital; nurse; prayer; prostitute; television

Indexer Notes

Pages 46-49. Eleven cartoons on various subjects by P. C. Vey.

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

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Bill Woodman (signed as Woodman)
Pencils
Bill Woodman (signed as Woodman)
Inks
Bill Woodman (signed as Woodman)
Letters
Bill Woodman (signed as Woodman)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This guy walks like he's got a load in his pants.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A low class family makes fun of the contestants on the TV program "Family Feud."
Keywords
Family Feud; television

Indexer Notes

Page 54.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Frank Cotham (signed as Cotham)
Pencils
Frank Cotham (signed as Cotham)
Inks
Frank Cotham (signed as Cotham)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Granberry, you're about to suffer a near-death experience.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A boss is very upset with his employee.
Keywords
boss; desk

Indexer Notes

Page 66.

[Pranking the Grim Reaper] (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
John Jonik (signed as Jonik)
Pencils
John Jonik (signed as Jonik)
Inks
John Jonik (signed as Jonik)

Genre
humor
Characters
Grim Reaper
Synopsis
An old man in bed has rigged a bucket of water to fall when the Grim Reaper comes for him.
Keywords
death; prank

Indexer Notes

Page 70. Pantomime cartoon.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I smuggled in everything you need to break out of this prison.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A prisoner's girlfriend brings an assortment of tool to aid his escape, including the traditional cake with a file in it.
Keywords
cake; drill; escape; file; girlfriend; gun; hacksaw; prison; shovel

Indexer Notes

Page 71.

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

cartoon / 0.3 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
I hope you've been keeping your eye on the red king, Brotsky. Pick it and that raise is yours; fail and you're out on your ear.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A sadistic boss uses a game of three-card monte to determine the fate of his employee.
Keywords
boss; raise; three-card monte

Indexer Notes

Page 72.

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

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)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sorry, madam. Those dolls are out of stock again. May I make a suggestion? Why don't you go home and fuck a cabbage and try to make one of your own?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A harried department store manager has a crude suggestion for a woman wanting a Cabbage Patch doll.
Keywords
Cabbage Patch Kids; department store; doll

Indexer Notes

Page 78. Cabbage Patch Kids dolls were a hot item in the early 1980s.

Zippy and the Stupidity Patrol (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
One day, Shelf-Life & his sister, Vizeen Nurney, visited Zippy in his hotel room.
Genre
humor
Characters
Zippy; Shelf-Life; Vizeen Nurney; Ann Jillian (cameo)
Synopsis
Zippy, Shelf-Life, and Vizeen tour America and Europe, making fun of various fads and people.
Reprints
Keywords
Cabbage Patch Kids; cruise missles; football; gravity boots; nuclear reactors; t-shirts; Three Mile Island

Indexer Notes

Page 79.

[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
Where do you think you're going, young lady?
Genre
children
Characters
Trots (dog); Bonnie; Bonnie's mother; Bonnie's father; Janet Gannett
Synopsis
Bonnie's mother criticizes Bonnie's clothes and choice of movie and friends and eventually sends her to her room. Bonnie sneaks out and potentially ends up at something much worse than her original choices.
Keywords
cigarettes; clothes; movies; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 80.

[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
Politenessman has been living on the island of Lawna-Mowa teaching the natives courtesy.
Genre
humor
Characters
Politenessman
Synopsis
A group of natives are fleeing a volcano when they come to a narrow bridge over a crocodile-infest river. Politenessman's rigid etiquette orders end up with the whole tribe consumed by the crocodiles.
Keywords
crocodiles; etiquette; racist; stereotypes; volcano

Indexer Notes

Page 81.

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

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

Script
Ron Hauge
Pencils
Ron Hauge
Inks
Ron Hauge
Letters
Ron Hauge

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think Mr. Buckley has raised some important question here.
Genre
humor
Characters
William F. Buckley
Synopsis
During William F. Buckley's television show, he raises a question, but nobody has been paying attention and no one can remember what he was talking about (including him.)
Keywords
television broadcast

Indexer Notes

Page 81. Strip is not signed, but is the same artist as previous issues.

[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
It's me, Joe. I brought home a mushroom pizza for our--I mean my supper...
Genre
humor
Characters
Ray
Synopsis
Joe has been kidnapped and the culprits want $5,000 to give the body back to Joe. They start sending it back in little pieces.
Keywords
kidnapping; ransom; UPS

Indexer Notes

Page 82. To be continued.

Say What? (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
In the restaurant business, you're called upon to be more than a simple servant.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
How a waitress must be a good listener.
Keywords
pun; waitress

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

Mysteries of the Universe (Table of Contents: 22)

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
I say there is more to this old universe than meets the eye.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The oddities of the world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

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

New Wave Comics / comic story / 0.5 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
High up in the snowy Himalayas, in an ancient zen monastery...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A zen master uses a computer to find the answer to his students' question.
Keywords
computer; Himalayas; Malibu Beach; monastery; zen

Indexer Notes

Page 84.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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
High Noon at the Koffee Klatch--
Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Mary
Synopsis
Right after Aunt Mary orders lunch at the Koffee Klatch, a flying saucer appears and there is a strong vibration.
Keywords
flying saucer; police; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 84. Part of a continued story.

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

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
It's party time in the backyard of the Appletons' home.
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Norm Appleton; Bobby Appleton; Tony
Synopsis
Mr. Appleton plays a clown for Bobby's birthday party and, as usual, ruins the party with his antics.
Keywords
birthday party; blindfold; clown; pipe; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Munn, I won't be taking any more calls today. I threw my phone out the window.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An irate business man throws his telephone through his office window.
Keywords
telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 87. Artist signature is not legible.

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

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
It all happened so fast....I burst into my apartment, waved a gun in my face, and demanded money....There was a struggle...I fled....i really didn't get a good look at myself.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
An apparently confused man describes a home invasion to the police.
Keywords
police; robbery

Indexer Notes

Page 88.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["Don't take it so hard, Billy. I'm sure even professional ball players sometimes shit their pants when they're sliding into second."]
  2. 2. [Donaldson's Brake Shop]
  3. 3. [No Networking in Subway]
  4. 4. ["But if you do have asbestosis, you'll be glad to know that your lungs can never catch on fire."]
  5. 5. ["You're warm now, Alec--very, very warm."]
  6. 6. [Harry Lippercut defense]
  7. 7. ["What do they want from me?"]
  8. 8. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Asking Me for Subway Fare
  9. 9. Oy Vey!
  10. 10. ["This guy walks like he's got a load in his pants."]
  11. 11. ["Granberry, you're about to suffer a near-death experience."]
  12. 12. [Pranking the Grim Reaper]
  13. 13. ["I smuggled in everything you need to break out of this prison."]
    Foto Funnies
  14. 14. ["I hope you've been keeping your eye on the red king, Brotsky. Pick it and that raise is yours; fail and you're out on your ear."]
  15. 15. ["I'm sorry, madam. Those dolls are out of stock again. May I make a suggestion? Why don't you go home and fuck a cabbage and try to make one of your own?"]
  16. 16. Zippy and the Stupidity Patrol
    Zippy
  17. 17. ["Where do you think you're going, young lady?"]
    Trots and Bonnie
  18. 18. ["Politenessman has been living on the island of Lawna-Mowa teaching the natives courtesy."]
    Politenessman
  19. 19. ["I think Mr. Buckley has raised some important question here."]
    Popular Problems
  20. 20. ["It's me, Joe. I brought home a mushroom pizza for our--I mean my supper..."]
    Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend
  21. 21. Say What?
    Mimi Pond's Famous Waitress School
  22. 22. Mysteries of the Universe
    Excursions
  23. 23. ["High up in the snowy Himalayas, in an ancient zen monastery..."]
    New Wave Comics
  24. 24. ["High Noon at the Koffee Klatch--"]
    Aunt Mary's Kitchen
  25. 25. ["It's party time in the backyard of the Appletons' home."]
    The Appletons
  26. 26. ["Miss Munn, I won't be taking any more calls today. I threw my phone out the window."]
  27. 27. ["It all happened so fast....I burst into my apartment, waved a gun in my face, and demanded money....There was a struggle...I fled....i really didn't get a good look at myself."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Luther Weaver
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