(May 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

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.

Baseball 1984 Preview (Table of Contents: 1)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Brodner (credited)
Inks
Steve Brodner (credited)
Colors
Steve Brodner (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Pete Rose
Synopsis
Aging professional baseball play Pete Rose needs a walker to make it to first base as he hangs on trying to beat Ty Cobb's record for most base hits in a career.
Keywords
baseball; hits; walker

Indexer Notes

Cover. Credit from the editorial on page 8.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, so I made a mistake.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A fisherman comes home to find his wife in bed and a nude fisherman in the closet.
Keywords
adultery; closet; fishing

Indexer Notes

Page 8.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Malcom Piester, take one giant step back into the world of the living.
Genre
humor
Characters
Grim Reaper
Synopsis
The Grim Reaper plays a game of "Mother May I" with the souls in a graveyard.
Keywords
cemetery; children's game; death

Indexer Notes

Page 10.

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

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
Not bad! ...For a duck.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A duck sits at a desk in a large private office and ponders his success.
Keywords
business; duck

Indexer Notes

Page 14.

[Minotaur and Wife] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A minotaur sits outside his cave, reading a newspaper. His wife, who is nude, has a cow's udder for breasts.
Keywords
minotaur; myth; newspaper; udder

Indexer Notes

Page 18. Pantomime cartoon.

[An Unsettling Sign] (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 0.2 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 cat walks away from a small mouse hole in the wall when he sees a much larger hole being sawed from within.
Keywords
cat; mouse; saw

Indexer Notes

Page 20.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Try the sword in the other arm.
Genre
humor; military
Synopsis
Consultants try to design a new uniform for the Army, starting with a sword, shield, and breastplate and ending up with a half-nude woman.
Keywords
breastplate; military; nudity; shield; sword; uniform

Indexer Notes

Page 28.

P. T. 69: The Adventures of Ted Kennedy in World War II (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sean Kelly (credited)
Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dad, can I have the keys to the car?
Genre
satire-parody; war
Characters
Ted Kennedy; Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.; Eunice Kennedy; Bobby Kennedy; Pat Kennedy; Patrick Kennedy; John F. Kennedy (mention)
Synopsis
Ted Kennedy reminisces about being sent to the Pacific in World War II as a youngster when his brother Jack is listed as missing. He uses the family fortune to buy a boat and outfits it with an all-girl crew to try to find his brother.
Keywords
bar; bribery; Hawaii; lighthouse; Pacific; San Francisco; water skiing; World War II

Indexer Notes

Pages 42-45.

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

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
Come in, Wilson. I've traded my phone for some booze. Just another unexpected consequence of the breakup of AT & T.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A businessman get an unexpected benefit from the breakup of the phone company.
Keywords
deregulation; liquor; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 48.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Bob Zahn (signed as Zahn)
Pencils
Bob Zahn (signed as Zahn)
Inks
Bob Zahn (signed as Zahn)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What am I going to do with it?
Genre
humor; historical
Synopsis
A caveman invents the wheel, but plans to use it for something other than travel.
Keywords
cavemen; sex; wheel

Indexer Notes

Page 70.

The All-American Barbie Dreamhouse Theater (Table of Contents: 11)

photo story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Kevin Curran (credited); Peter Gaffney (credited)
Pencils
Robert Lewis (photographs, credited)
Inks
Robert Lewis (photographs, credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know, sometimes Jesse Jackson makes a lot of sense...
Genre
humor
Characters
Barbie; Ken; Kim; P. J.; Spot (dog); Mr. T (host); Marilyn Monroe
Synopsis
Barbie and her friends are at her house when zombies attack.
Keywords
animal abuse; death; dolls; moon; television; zombies

Indexer Notes

Page 72-75. The story is told with photographs of dolls.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, so long everybody! I'm off to play with the 1969 Chicago Cubs!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A middle-aged man bids his family good-bye on his way to a fantasy baseball camp with the 1969 Chicago Cubs.
Keywords
fantasy baseball

Indexer Notes

Page 76.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Joe Kohl (signed as J. Kohl)
Pencils
Joe Kohl (signed as J. Kohl)
Inks
Joe Kohl (signed as J. Kohl)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Then again, if it did rain, my hair would get all frizzy.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A couple is stranded in the desert and the woman is worried about her hair.
Keywords
desert

Indexer Notes

Page 82.

Detective Zippy Comical Investigations (Table of Contents: 14)

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
That's the whole story - I suspect that former cartoon character Baby Huey...
Genre
humor
Characters
Zippy; Baby Huey; Elizabeth Taylor; Nancy (cameo); Sluggo (cameo)
Synopsis
Someone has been sending obscene "Get Well" cards to Elizabeth Taylor. Zippy goes to Minneapolis to track down the likely culprit--Baby Huey.
Keywords
choking; Heimlich Maneuver; Minneapolis; Puerto Vallarta

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

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

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
You wanna come over and watch TV?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Trots (dog); Bonnie
Synopsis
Bonnie invites a boy to come over while her parents are gone, but all he wants to do is talk.
Keywords
telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 84.

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

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 and Miss Jane Fonda attend the theater...
Genre
humor
Characters
Politenessman; Jane Fonda (cameo)
Synopsis
A man watching a Shakespearean play has a heart attack and is admonished by Politenessman for disrupting the show.
Keywords
heart attack; play

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

[Unhandy Man] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Ron Hauge (signed)
Pencils
Ron Hauge (signed)
Inks
Ron Hauge (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A boy leaves his toys scattered on the floor. His father thinks he'll build a set of shelves, but fails miserably.
Keywords
shelves; spanking; toys

Indexer Notes

Page 85. A parody of Roy Doty's "Wordless Workshop" in Popular Science magazine.

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

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
Boy! All this weird stuff goin' on!
Genre
humor
Characters
Ray; UPS man
Synopsis
A kidnapper has stolen Joe and is holding him for ransom. To make matters worse a stranger has sent his ear to Ray and now has changed his mind and wants Ray to forward it on to his newest crush.
Keywords
ear; kidnapped; telephone; UPS

Indexer Notes

Page 86.

Love and Breakfast (Table of Contents: 19)

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
One of the unwritten rules of relationships is...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A waitress is a by-stander while a couple have an argument while eating breakfast.
Keywords
argument; breakfast; diner; waitress

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

Dreamland (Table of Contents: 20)

Excursions / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Rick Geary (signed)
Pencils
Rick Geary (signed)
Inks
Rick Geary (signed)
Letters
Rick Geary (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man has strange dreams.
Reprints
Keywords
dreams

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

The Exploitations of Hercules amongst the N. Americans (Table of Contents: 21)

Hercules / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Apollo begins his daylight ride, we find noble Herakles...
Genre
humor
Characters
Hercules [Herakles]
Synopsis
Hercules takes his chariot for a weekend in the country. He is challenged by a couple of dimwits who try to wreck his chariot but quickly find themselves on the losing end.
Keywords
car; chariot; police; sword

Indexer Notes

Page 88. Both spellings of the hero's name are used.

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

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 late one evening at the Appleton home and Mrs. Appleton readies herself for bed.
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Norm Appleton; Helen Appleton
Synopsis
Norm drags his wife to bed, but then gets distracted by bouncing on the mattress.
Keywords
bed; mattress

Indexer Notes

Page 89.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. Baseball 1984 Preview
  2. 2. ["All right, so I made a mistake."]
  3. 3. ["Malcom Piester, take one giant step back into the world of the living."]
  4. 4. ["Not bad! ...For a duck."]
  5. 5. [Minotaur and Wife]
  6. 6. [An Unsettling Sign]
  7. 7. ["Try the sword in the other arm."]
    Foto Funnies
  8. 8. P. T. 69: The Adventures of Ted Kennedy in World War II
  9. 9. ["Come in, Wilson. I've traded my phone for some booze. Just another unexpected consequence of the breakup of AT & T."]
  10. 10. ["What am I going to do with it?"]
  11. 11. The All-American Barbie Dreamhouse Theater
  12. 12. ["Well, so long everybody! I'm off to play with the 1969 Chicago Cubs!"]
  13. 13. ["Then again, if it did rain, my hair would get all frizzy."]
  14. 14. Detective Zippy Comical Investigations
    Zippy
  15. 15. ["You wanna come over and watch TV?"]
    Trots and Bonnie
  16. 16. ["Politenessman and Miss Jane Fonda attend the theater..."]
    Politenessman
  17. 17. [Unhandy Man]
    Popular Problems
  18. 18. ["Boy! All this weird stuff goin' on!"]
    Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend
  19. 19. Love and Breakfast
    Mimi Pond's Famous Waitress School
  20. 20. Dreamland
    Excursions
  21. 21. The Exploitations of Hercules amongst the N. Americans
    Hercules
  22. 22. ["It's late one evening at the Appleton home and Mrs. Appleton readies herself for bed."]
    The Appletons
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