Playboy #v12#3
(March 1965)

Playboy, 1953 Series
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Volume
12
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
186
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
HMH Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Hugh M. Hefner (editor, publisher); A. C. Spectorsky (associate publisher, editorial director)

Issue Notes

First Alberto Vargas painted cover on Playboy. Photo of Vargas in "Playbill" on page 3.

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
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
Well, let's make up our minds!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Satyr
Synopsis
Two centaurs see two nymphs and two fillies at a stream and can't decide which pair to pursue.
Reprints
Keywords
centaurs; nymphs

Indexer Notes

Page 69.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Pencils
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Inks
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Colors
Erich Sokol [as Sokol] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's the note I was telling you about!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men are at a ringside table at a nightclub when the woman jazz singer hits a high note and breaks the shoulder strap on her dress.
Reprints
Keywords
cigarettes; jazz; night club; piano; saxophone; smoking; trumpet

Indexer Notes

Page 81.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Pencils
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Inks
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Colors
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've made you immortal, Miss Haskins, as far as I'M concerned.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A painter gets dressed after a romantic interlude with his model.
Keywords
couch; model; painting

Indexer Notes

Page 95.

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

Vargas / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Inks
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Colors
Alberto Vargas [as Vargas] (signed, painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mother was so pleased when she learned Mr. Hefner would only be using my face on the cover of PLAYBOY.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A blonde in a sheer dressing gown holds a copy of Playboy in one hand and glasses in the other.
Keywords
glasses; Playboy

Indexer Notes

Pages 98-99. A two-page pin-up. It appears that the head and upper shoulders of this painting were used for the cover art.

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

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
Those books you suggested for me to read, Mr. Thornton—WOWEEE!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A teen girl makes a comment to a male librarian at the desk that could be misinterpreted by the female librarians and the other older adults in the adjoining reading room.
Reprints
Keywords
library; teen

Indexer Notes

Page 104.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Pencils
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Inks
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Colors
Richard Taylor [as R. Taylor] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're just looking for an excuse to break off our engagement.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a party, a man finds his fiancee nude in the closet with another man.
Reprints
Keywords
cheating; closet; nude; party

Indexer Notes

Page 119.

Silverstein in Mexico (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Shel Silverstein (credited)
Pencils
Shel Silverstein (credited); ? (photos)
Inks
Shel Silverstein (credited); ? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Keywords
Mexico

Indexer Notes

Pages 122-127. Mostly black and white cartoons, with occasional blocks of solid color.

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

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
One day, when he's old and feeble, he'll be in a nostalgic mood, and he'll come up here to see us again, and to reminisce—and THEN WE'LL GET HIM!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Worn-out, forgotten toys in an attic plot their revenge.
Reprints
Keywords
attic; revenge; rocking horse; stuffed bear; toys

Indexer Notes

Page 130.

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

Symbolic Sex / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Addis (credited)
Pencils
Don Addis (credited)
Inks
Don Addis (credited)
Letters
Don Addis (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Careful what you say ... Cyrano is very sensitive about it.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Nine cartoons using the medical symbols for man and woman.
Keywords
Beatles; symbols

Indexer Notes

Page 133.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, this ought to establish a new record.
Genre
humor; sports
Synopsis
Two coaches look into the sky as a pole vaulter has catapulted himself incredibly high over the bar.
Keywords
pole vault; track

Indexer Notes

Page 138. Cartoonist signature is illegible.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Marvin Tannenberg [as Tann] (signed)
Pencils
Marvin Tannenberg [as Tann] (signed)
Inks
Marvin Tannenberg [as Tann] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At this point I'd like to acquaint you with what we call our winner-take-all plan ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A marriage counselor shows an unreasonable couple his final solution—a pair of dueling pistols.
Keywords
dueling pistols; marriage counselor

Indexer Notes

Page 139.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Mallig ? (signed)
Pencils
Mallig ? (signed)
Inks
Mallig ? (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sorry I called you a nut—it was a 'Freudian slip'!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A psychiatrist has a slip of the tongue.
Reprints
Keywords
Freudian slip; psychiatrist

Indexer Notes

Page 141. Cartoonist signature is not clear.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think war is nature's way!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A general at a party takes an aggressive stance on aggression.
Reprints
Keywords
general; military; party; war

Indexer Notes

Page 143.

[Under New Management] (Table of Contents: 14)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Pencils
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Inks
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)
Colors
Alden Erikson [as A. Erikson] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Five men are tossed out of a bar, which was apparently a gay bar before it was taken "under new management."
Keywords
bar; homosexual

Indexer Notes

Page 147. A pantomime cartoon.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Marty Murphy (signed)
Pencils
Marty Murphy (signed)
Inks
Marty Murphy (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's nice, dear ... Tell Aunt Marie WHY you think she's a 'swinger' ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A high-fashion woman asks a small boy why he called her a 'swinger,' while the boy's mother looks on in confusion.
Keywords
cigarettes; cocktails; smoking; swinger

Indexer Notes

Page 148.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Robert Merz [as Merz] (signed)
Pencils
Robert Merz [as Merz] (signed)
Inks
Robert Merz [as Merz] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Darling—we can't go on meeting like this ...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman meets a lion-tamer inside his lion.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; lion; lion-tamer

Indexer Notes

Page 151.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Madden (signed)
Pencils
Don Madden (signed)
Inks
Don Madden (signed)
Colors
Don Madden (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, Ethel, out with it! What have you done to the car?!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At the family dinner table, a semi-nude woman jumps out of a cake.
Reprints
Keywords
cake; topless

Indexer Notes

Page 152.

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

comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Paul Coker, Jr. (signed)
Pencils
Paul Coker, Jr. (signed)
Inks
Paul Coker, Jr. (signed)
Letters
Paul Coker, Jr.

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't it exciting?
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Brown; Lucy van Pelt
Synopsis
A parody of a "Peanuts" newspaper comic strip, with Lucy being chosen as a Playmate of the Month.
Keywords
fold-out; Peanuts; Playboy; playmate

Indexer Notes

Page 155. Four panels across the top of the page. Strip is done in exact style as a regular Peanuts daily strip.

[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
That part you promised me— is it in a nice wholesome, family-type picture?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A producer lies under the stars beside a swimming pool with an actress he's promised a part to.
Keywords
casting couch; cigar; smoking; swimming pool

Indexer Notes

Page 157.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Donald Reilly (signed)
Pencils
Donald Reilly (signed)
Inks
Donald Reilly (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If they weren't all watching a movie, there might be a chance we'd be spotted.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man and a woman, stranded on a desert island, watch a jetliner fly overhead.
Keywords
desert island; jetliner

Indexer Notes

Page 158.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
George Dole (signed)
Pencils
George Dole (signed)
Inks
George Dole (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It goes tock tick.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman takes a clock to a repair shop, saying it runs backward.
Keywords
clock; repair

Indexer Notes

Page 161.

[Class Will Tell] (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Pencils
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Inks
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)
Colors
Claude Smith [as Claude] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men watch as three women walk by. They follow them and are joined by a wealthy older man. The three catch up to the women and introduce themselves. All the women walk off with the wealthy man.
Reprints
Keywords
cane; cigar; pipe; smoking; wealth

Indexer Notes

Pages 164-165. A six-panel pantomime story.

[An "Eye" Doctor] (Table of Contents: 23)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Pencils
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)
Inks
Howard Shoemaker [as Shoemaker] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An optometrist has a shop with an hanging sign with a single eye and a single eye on his shop window. The optometrist himself is a cyclops.
Keywords
cyclops; optometrist

Indexer Notes

Page 166. A pantomime cartoon.

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
? [as B. Wiseman] (signed)
Pencils
? [as B. Wiseman] (signed)
Inks
? [as B. Wiseman] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See how easy my Laura is on her things? She's been away all weekend and her clothes look as though she's hardly worn them at all!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A mother intends to give her daughter a compliment, but it could be taken a different way.
Keywords
double-entendre

Indexer Notes

Page 169.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Actually, we're quite content. He's got his dirty books and I've got my gin.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man and a woman live a bare-bones existence in a shabby apartment, but are content.
Reprints
Keywords
gin; pornography; poverty

Indexer Notes

Page 171.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gardner Rea (signed)
Pencils
Gardner Rea (signed)
Inks
Gardner Rea (signed)
Colors
Gardner Rea (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That response seems reminiscent, miss. Haven't I tried to make a pass a you somewhere before?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
At a bar, a woman punches a man in the eye when he tries to make a pass at her.
Keywords
bar; bartender; black eye; cigarettes; smoking

Indexer Notes

Page 172.

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

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Bill Murphy (signed)
Pencils
Bill Murphy (signed)
Inks
Bill Murphy (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... Forgive me, Miss Brant—I meant to say, 'Do you put out TO sea very often ..?'
Genre
humor
Synopsis
On the rail of a ship at sea, a slip of the tongue makes a man's comment seem vulgar.
Reprints
Keywords
double-entendre; moonlight; ocean liner; sea

Indexer Notes

Page 174.

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

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Pencils
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Inks
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Colors
Phil Interlandi [as Interlandi] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I got so excited when you gave me the coat, I hope I didn't leave without thanking you, Mr. Whitaker.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A nude woman in a full-length mink coat phones her benefactor to make sure she thanked him before she left.
Keywords
mink coat; nude; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 177.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Excuse me. Can I borrow the mascara again?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
On a desert island, a man seems more interested in a nude woman's makeup kit than in her.
Reprints
Keywords
desert island; homosexual; makeup; mascara

Indexer Notes

Page 181.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["Well, let's make up our minds!"]
  2. 2. ["That's the note I was telling you about!"]
  3. 3. ["I've made you immortal, Miss Haskins, as far as I'M concerned."]
  4. 4. ["Mother was so pleased when she learned Mr. Hefner would only be using my face on the cover of PLAYBOY."]
    Vargas
  5. 5. ["Those books you suggested for me to read, Mr. Thornton—WOWEEE!"]
  6. 6. ["You're just looking for an excuse to break off our engagement."]
  7. 7. Silverstein in Mexico
  8. 8. ["One day, when he's old and feeble, he'll be in a nostalgic mood, and he'll come up here to see us again, and to reminisce—and THEN WE'LL GET HIM!"]
  9. 9. ["Careful what you say ... Cyrano is very sensitive about it."]
    Symbolic Sex
  10. 10. ["Well, this ought to establish a new record."]
  11. 11. ["At this point I'd like to acquaint you with what we call our winner-take-all plan ..."]
  12. 12. ["I'm sorry I called you a nut—it was a 'Freudian slip'!"]
  13. 13. ["I think war is nature's way!"]
  14. 14. [Under New Management]
  15. 15. ["That's nice, dear ... Tell Aunt Marie WHY you think she's a 'swinger' ..."]
  16. 16. ["Darling—we can't go on meeting like this ..."]
  17. 17. ["All right, Ethel, out with it! What have you done to the car?!"]
  18. 18. ["Isn't it exciting?"]
  19. 19. ["That part you promised me— is it in a nice wholesome, family-type picture?"]
  20. 20. ["If they weren't all watching a movie, there might be a chance we'd be spotted."]
  21. 21. ["It goes tock tick."]
  22. 22. [Class Will Tell]
  23. 23. [An "Eye" Doctor]
  24. 24. ["See how easy my Laura is on her things? She's been away all weekend and her clothes look as though she's hardly worn them at all!"]
  25. 25. ["Actually, we're quite content. He's got his dirty books and I've got my gin."]
  26. 26. ["That response seems reminiscent, miss. Haven't I tried to make a pass a you somewhere before?"]
  27. 27. ["... Forgive me, Miss Brant—I meant to say, 'Do you put out TO sea very often ..?'"]
  28. 28. ["I got so excited when you gave me the coat, I hope I didn't leave without thanking you, Mr. Whitaker."]
  29. 29. ["Excuse me. Can I borrow the mascara again?"]
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