New American Library, 1966 Series
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Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
New American Library
Brand:
Signet
Editing:
Nick Meglin
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
mass market paperback (4 1/4" x 7")
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound

Issue Notes

Sixth printing. Copyright date 1966.

Keywords:
Movies

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Davis (signed) [as J.D.]
Inks:
Jack Davis (signed) [as J.D.]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Director

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

["We've read a lot of books in our time..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Mock blurbs

More MAD Humor from Signet (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["A Mad Look at Old Movies"] (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Little Miss Wishy Washy

Indexer Notes

Title page, front matter

Contents (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Davis; Mort Drucker
Inks:
Jack Davis; Mort Drucker
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Nick [the Thin Man]; Tarzan; Mamie Gluppergloss; Little Miss Wishy Washy

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

How and Why This Book Came to Be (Table of Contents: 7)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Letters:
Typeset

Tarzan Faces Tsuris (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 53 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick de Bartolo (credited)
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (credited)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor; jungle; satire-parody
Characters:
Tarzan; Pat [Patricia]; Dr. Bayer; Duke; Gower tribe; Cheetah; Sammy Davis Jr. (cameo)
Synopsis:
Tarzan leads Dr. Bayer and his party to the legendary lost mine of Queen Faraday.
Keywords:
Treasure

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Little Miss Wishy Washy (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 33 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick de Bartolo (credited)
Pencils:
Jack Davis (credited)
Inks:
Jack Davis (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor; children; satire-parody; sports
Characters:
Little Miss Wishy Washy; the Kid; Blackie-Wackie [Blackie Wackie] [Blacky-Wacky] [Blaickie Wacky]; Margaret Rose Annabelle Brown; Wishy's mother; race announcer
Synopsis:
The Kid helps Little Miss Wishy Washy prepare her horse to run in the Kentucky Derby. Blackie loses in a photo finish, but Wishy demands that the announcer change the results to conform with movie convention about an adorable little girl's love for her horse. He refuses, until she threatens to have millions of her loyal fans smear him all over the track.
Keywords:
Horse racing; Kentucky Derby

Indexer Notes

Blackie-Wackie's spelling, capitalization, and hyphenation all vary throughout the story.

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Murderer Who Killed! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 49 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick de Bartolo (credited)
Pencils:
Jack Davis (credited) (signed)
Inks:
Jack Davis (credited) (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery; satire-parody
Characters:
Dr. Clinton; murderer; Fran Janice; detective sergeant; Nick [the Thin Man]; candy store operator; little girl; Mrs. Smurt; newsboy; morgue employee; killers; Charlie Chan (cameo)
Synopsis:
Nurse Fran Janice pursues justice when Dr. Clinton is killed. Private eye Nick stumbles and bumbles through the case but finally finds the killers and has them arrested. Fran expects a romantic ending, but Nick just stomps away and tells her to get off his back.
Keywords:
Murder; nurse; private detective; private eye; private investigator

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Broken Hearts Over Broadway (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 46 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick de Bartolo (credited)
Pencils:
Jack Davis (credited)
Inks:
Jack Davis (credited)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Beastly; Aireborne; Audrey Gluppergloss [Mamie Gluppergloss]; Mrs. Gluppergloss; Marion Rose; doctor; Pops; Alfred Blake; cast members; passersby
Synopsis:
Mr. Beastly's latest extravaganza is about to open on Broadway when his leading lady is injured. The desperate Beastly takes flower girl Mamie and teaches her the entire part in the 30 minutes before curtain. She becomes such a big star that she leaves her family behind, but finally breaks down with feelings of guilt. Once again she's a flower girl, but she's still got talent. When another producer's leading lady is injured, he stops Mamie on the street -- and buys all her flowers.
Keywords:
Broadway

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

["A Mad Look at Old Movies"] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)