(June 1984)

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Volume
2
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1984
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
NL Communications, Inc.
Editing
Kevin Curran; Fred Graver; Peter Gaffney

Issue Notes

First issue with redesigned interior. Funny Pages on pages 81-87.

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)

Blandie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Glenn Eichler (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That surprise tax cut speech should really seal the election.
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Ronald Reagan; Nancy Reagan
Synopsis
President Reagan writes a speech with a tax cut.
Keywords
election; tax cut

Indexer Notes

Page 12. A parody of the "Blondie" newspaper strip. No artists are listed.

[Ain't No Sunshine] (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A sidewalk vendor, who sells sunglasses, watches dejectedly at the rain outside his window.
Keywords
rain; sunglasses; vendor

Indexer Notes

Page 32. Pantomime cartoon. Artist signature is not clear. May be Bill Woodman?

Overt Aid (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Mick Stevens (signed as M Stevens)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A man in a business suit delivers a military tank to a peasant.
Keywords
military; peasant; tank

Indexer Notes

Page 38. Title is a play on "covert aid," which was major topic with USA aid to Nicaragua.

[Grim Reaper at Airport] (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Grim Reaper
Synopsis
In a line of people holding identification cards for travelers departing an airplane, the Grim Reaper has one with a name on it.
Keywords
airport

Indexer Notes

Page 42. Pantomime cartoon.

Weather Vane Theater Presents Cumulus and Remus (Table of Contents: 5)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mat Jacobs (credited)
Pencils
Robert Lewis (photographs, credited)
Inks
Robert Lewis (photographs, credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the life, isn't it?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two clouds, with human faces superimposed on them, have a conversation.
Keywords
clouds

Indexer Notes

Page 43.

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

cartoon / 0.25 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 suggest that we grab a bite first.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men come to the end of hall. There are two signs: one pointing to a "Snack Bar," the other to "Eternal Damnation."

Indexer Notes

Page 48.

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

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
Miss Reed, could you please bring me a palm tree and some ragged clothes?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man at his desk, floating in the ocean, asks his secretary to bring him the proper accessories.
Keywords
intercom; ocean

Indexer Notes

Page 74.

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

cartoon / 0.25 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
Keep that up and you won't have any friends left!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A father reprimands his son after the boy shoots his friend with a handgun.
Keywords
handgun; shooting

Indexer Notes

Page 76.

The Hymie Towner (Table of Contents: 9)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ron Hauge (credited)
Pencils
Ron Hauge (credited)
Inks
Ron Hauge (credited)
Colors
Ron Hauge (credited)
Letters
Ron Hauge (credited)

Genre
satire-parody
Keywords
New York City

Indexer Notes

Page 77. A parody of "The New Yorker" cover of March 29, 1976, by Saul Steinberg, changed to fit the reference to New York as "Hymie Town" in a newspaper interview by Jesse Jackson in January 1984.

Am I Re-Elected Yet? (Table of Contents: 10)

Zippy / comic story / 0.875 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 Ministry of Propaganda, Moscow...
Genre
humor
Characters
Zippy; Shelf-Life
Synopsis
The Soviet Ministry of Propaganda randomly selects Zippy as a typical American worker and brings him to Moscow.
Keywords
Moscow; Russia; television

Indexer Notes

Page 81.

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

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
Come on, Bonnie. It's a beautiful day.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Trots (dog); Bonnie; Bonnie's mother; Bonnie's father
Synopsis
Bonnie's mother and father take her and Trots for a drive in the country, but the parents do nothing but bicker at each other.

Indexer Notes

Page 82.

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

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
The New York City Marathon - Where thousands pit pluck against pavement!
Genre
humor
Characters
Politenessman
Synopsis
Politenessman gives his usual dubious advice to a runner in the New York Marathon.
Keywords
marathon; New York City

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

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

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
Sometimes when you meet someone by accident...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The problem with dealing with unpleasant people.

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

Cupid Wears Sunglasses (Table of Contents: 14)

Mimi Pond, Girl Reporter / 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
The doorbell woke me from the sleep of the dead...
Genre
humor
Characters
Mimi Pond; Jacqueline Onassis; Timmy
Synopsis
Mimi is visited by Jacqueline Onassis, who wants to set her up with Michael Jackson.
Keywords
apartment; sherry

Indexer Notes

Page 84. First part of a continued story.

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

Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend / comic story / 0.5 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 kidnapped for $5000 ransom.
Genre
humor
Characters
Ray (death)
Synopsis
The kidnapper sends Joe's foot in a box. Ray makes a bad pun and his neighbor in the next apartment shoots him for doing so.
Keywords
handgun; kidnapping; pun; shooting; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 85. Final episode.

Make a Wish! (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Sometimes a friend and I happen to say the same thing. . .
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two girls go through an elaborate ritual when they happen to say the same thing at the same time.
Reprints
Keywords
ritual

Indexer Notes

Page 85.

The Many and Heroic Adventures of Hercules (Table of Contents: 17)

Hercules / 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
According to legend...
Genre
humor
Characters
Hercules
Synopsis
Hercules mistakes a subway train for a monster and slays it.
Keywords
New York; subway

Indexer Notes

Page 86.

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

It's Jackie Drake! / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ron Hauge (credited)
Pencils
Frank Springer (signed)
Inks
Frank Springer (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's $2.80 on the meter.
Genre
humor
Characters
Jackie Drake
Synopsis
Jackie gets in an argument with a taxi driver.
Keywords
taxi

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

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

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
While the huge silver spaceship hovers silently over Center Blvd.
Genre
humor
Characters
Aunt Mary
Synopsis
Aliens hover their spacecraft over the city, recording everything. Aunt Mary decides she's not going to get lunch, so prepares to drive home.
Keywords
aliens; spaceship

Indexer Notes

Page 87. Part of a continued story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["That surprise tax cut speech should really seal the election."]
    Blandie
  2. 2. [Ain't No Sunshine]
  3. 3. Overt Aid
  4. 4. [Grim Reaper at Airport]
  5. 5. Weather Vane Theater Presents Cumulus and Remus
  6. 6. ["I suggest that we grab a bite first."]
  7. 7. ["Miss Reed, could you please bring me a palm tree and some ragged clothes?"]
  8. 8. ["Keep that up and you won't have any friends left!"]
  9. 9. The Hymie Towner
  10. 10. Am I Re-Elected Yet?
    Zippy
  11. 11. ["Come on, Bonnie. It's a beautiful day."]
    Trots and Bonnie
  12. 12. ["The New York City Marathon - Where thousands pit pluck against pavement!"]
    Politenessman
  13. 13. ["Sometimes when you meet someone by accident..."]
    Popular Problems
  14. 14. Cupid Wears Sunglasses
    Mimi Pond, Girl Reporter
  15. 15. ["The story: Ray's dead friend Joe is kidnapped for $5000 ransom."]
    Ray and Joe: The Story of a Man and His Dead Friend
  16. 16. Make a Wish!
    Excursions
  17. 17. The Many and Heroic Adventures of Hercules
    Hercules
  18. 18. ["That's $2.80 on the meter."]
    It's Jackie Drake!
  19. 19. ["While the huge silver spaceship hovers silently over Center Blvd."]
    Aunt Mary's Kitchen
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