Playboy #v31#2
(February 1984)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
31
Price
3.50 USD
Pages
190
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Playboy
Editing
Hugh M. Hefner (editor and publisher); Arthur Kretchmer (editorial director)

Issue Notes

Playboy Funnies on pages 132-133.

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 / 1 page (report information)

Script
Buck Brown (signed)
Pencils
Buck Brown (signed)
Inks
Buck Brown (signed)
Colors
Buck Brown (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Georgie, sit down; I promise to keep my hands to myself!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
George Washington
Keywords
American flag; boat; Revolutionary War; winter

Indexer Notes

Page 55. Parody of the "Washington Crossing the Delaware" 1851 painting by Emanuel Leutze. Part of "Dirty Old Lady" series.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Pencils
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Inks
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Colors
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My God, do you realize we only got it on two times this month?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wife checks the computer as they get ready for an evening out.
Keywords
computer

Indexer Notes

Page 97.

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

Bernard and Huey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jules Fieffer (signed)
Pencils
Jules Fieffer (signed)
Inks
Jules Fieffer (signed)
Colors
Jules Fieffer (signed)
Letters
Jules Fieffer (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You brought a woman home last night, Huey?
Genre
humor
Characters
Bernard; Huey
Synopsis
Bernard is upset when Huey brings a woman to the apartment for a romantic interlude.

Indexer Notes

Page 105.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Edmond Kiraz [as Kiraz] (signed)
Pencils
Edmond Kiraz [as Kiraz] (signed)
Inks
Edmond Kiraz [as Kiraz] (signed)
Colors
Edmond Kiraz [as Kiraz] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But I thought you told me when I had visitors to leave my door open...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A sorority housemother surprises a couple in bed.
Keywords
college

Indexer Notes

Page. 121.

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

Neon Vincent's Massage Parlor / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Skip Williamson (signed)
Pencils
Skip Williamson (signed)
Inks
Skip Williamson (signed)
Colors
Skip Williamson (signed)
Letters
Skip Williamson (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bernice, how come Vinny looks so down in the mouth?
Genre
humor
Characters
Vinny; Bernice
Synopsis
Vinny tries a S & M sex talk telephone hot line, but the action gets out of hand.
Keywords
masochism; sadism; sex talk; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 132.

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

The Loner / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Frank Baginski
Pencils
Reynolds Dodson
Inks
Reynolds Dodson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Listen, Griselda, about tonight...
Genre
humor
Characters
Wendell
Synopsis
Wendell describes his plans for the evening to his date over the telephone, not realizing he's talking to her father.
Keywords
telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 132.

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

Annie & Albert / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
J. Michael Leonard (signed)
Pencils
J. Michael Leonard (signed)
Inks
J. Michael Leonard (signed)
Colors
J. Michael Leonard (signed)
Letters
J. Michael Leonard (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bert--We really hate to see you guys moving to Texas.
Genre
humor
Characters
Annie; Albert; Bert
Synopsis
Bert and his wife are moving to Texas.
Keywords
moving

Indexer Notes

Page 132.

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

Cruiser / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Christopher Browne (signed)
Pencils
Christopher Browne (signed)
Inks
Christopher Browne (signed)
Colors
Christopher Browne (signed)
Letters
Christopher Browne (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, guys. Cruiser here. In a dark bar, it's hard to tell the cute women from the dogs.
Genre
humor
Characters
Cruiser
Synopsis
Cruiser does a commercial for aerosol sprays: "Woof" for riding the bar of undesirable girls and "Studs-Be-Gone" to get rid of the competing men. Unfortunately for him, the attractive blonde has an aerosol can of "Loser."
Keywords
aerosol cans; bar; commercial

Indexer Notes

Page 133.

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

Saturday Nite Jive / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bill Johnson (credited)
Pencils
Bill Johnson (credited)
Inks
Bill Johnson (credited)
Colors
Bill Johnson (credited)
Letters
Bill Johnson (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stay tuned for network premiere of "Debbie Does Dallas."
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A TV network tries to show the porno movie "Debbie Does Dallas," but by the time the censors are done with it, there's nothing left.
Keywords
censorship; pornography; television

Indexer Notes

Page 133.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Pencils
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Inks
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Colors
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (graytones)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't mind the role reversals, but now she wants me to fake orgasms!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men discuss home life over beers at a bar.
Keywords
bar; beer

Indexer Notes

Page 136.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Pencils
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Inks
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Colors
Doug Sneyd [as Sneyd] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not only is he great in bed, he has a penetrating wit, too.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A young woman discusses her boy friend with another woman over lunch.
Keywords
restaurant

Indexer Notes

Page 139.

[Damn It All] (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Pencils
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Inks
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)
Colors
Eldon Dedini [as Dedini] (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
The Devil
Synopsis
The Devil reads the newspaper in an overstuffed chair. On the wall is a sampler that says "Damn It All."
Keywords
Devil; Hell

Indexer Notes

Page 148.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Leo Garel (signed)
Pencils
Leo Garel (signed)
Inks
Leo Garel (signed)
Colors
Leo Garel (graytones)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd always heard you guys knew where to eat!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A truck driver has a romantic interlude with a hitchhiker in the cab of his semi.
Keywords
oral sex; semi; truck

Indexer Notes

Page 150.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Colors
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is not for us to question why, on certain mornings, the master is silent.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The leader of an Asian temple props up a cutout of himself on a platform, so he can take a nap behind it.
Keywords
Asian; monk; temple

Indexer Notes

Page 153.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Pencils
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Inks
Malcolm Hancock [as Mal] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You act like you've never seen a PRESIDENTIAL seal before!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man looks at a seal which has an Abraham Lincoln beard and a top hat.
Keywords
Abraham Lincoln; seal

Indexer Notes

Page 160.

[A Scythe for a Hockey Stick] (Table of Contents: 16)

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A hockey player is surprised when he see an opponent rushing him with a scythe instead of a hockey stick.
Keywords
hockey; scythe

Indexer Notes

Page 161. Signature is illegible. A pantomime cartoon.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
B Kliban (signed)
Pencils
B Kliban (signed)
Inks
B Kliban (signed)
Colors
B Kliban (graytones)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi there! ... Moses is the name and morality's my game!
Genre
religious; satire-parody
Characters
Moses
Synopsis
Moses is portrayed as a huckster coming down from the mount with the Ten Commandments.
Keywords
Bible; sheep; shepherd; Ten Commandments

Indexer Notes

Page 162.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Francis Smilby [as Smilby] (signed)
Pencils
Francis Smilby [as Smilby] (signed)
Inks
Francis Smilby [as Smilby] (signed)
Colors
Francis Smilby [as Smilby] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, Mr. Bowman—I've already granted you three last requests this week, and you're overtaxing yourself.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A nurse provides some extra services to an very elderly male patient.
Keywords
hospital; nurse

Indexer Notes

Page 167.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Dempsey (signed)
Pencils
John Dempsey (signed)
Inks
John Dempsey (signed)
Colors
John Dempsey (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My God, Mr. Barrett—when you said you were going to jump me, I didn't expect...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man surprises a woman when they are playing checkers.
Keywords
checkers; nudists

Indexer Notes

Page 175. Part of "Nudist Camp" series.

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

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Pencils
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Inks
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Colors
Bill Hoest [as Hoest] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, oh... Here comes my husband. Play dumb.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wife has a nude lover in the living room when her husband comes home unexpectedly.
Keywords
adultery

Indexer Notes

Page 176.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["C'mon, Georgie, sit down; I promise to keep my hands to myself!"]
  2. 2. ["My God, do you realize we only got it on two times this month?"]
  3. 3. ["You brought a woman home last night, Huey?"]
    Bernard and Huey
  4. 4. ["But I thought you told me when I had visitors to leave my door open..."]
  5. 5. ["Bernice, how come Vinny looks so down in the mouth?"]
    Neon Vincent's Massage Parlor
  6. 6. ["Listen, Griselda, about tonight..."]
    The Loner
  7. 7. ["Bert--We really hate to see you guys moving to Texas."]
    Annie & Albert
  8. 8. ["Hi, guys. Cruiser here. In a dark bar, it's hard to tell the cute women from the dogs."]
    Cruiser
  9. 9. ["Stay tuned for network premiere of "Debbie Does Dallas.""]
    Saturday Nite Jive
  10. 10. ["I don't mind the role reversals, but now she wants me to fake orgasms!"]
  11. 11. ["Not only is he great in bed, he has a penetrating wit, too."]
  12. 12. [Damn It All]
  13. 13. ["I'd always heard you guys knew where to eat!"]
  14. 14. ["It is not for us to question why, on certain mornings, the master is silent."]
  15. 15. ["You act like you've never seen a PRESIDENTIAL seal before!"]
  16. 16. [A Scythe for a Hockey Stick]
  17. 17. ["Hi there! ... Moses is the name and morality's my game!"]
  18. 18. ["No, Mr. Bowman—I've already granted you three last requests this week, and you're overtaxing yourself."]
  19. 19. ["My God, Mr. Barrett—when you said you were going to jump me, I didn't expect..."]
  20. 20. ["Oh, oh... Here comes my husband. Play dumb."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Luther Weaver
  • Steven Samuels