Go-Go #8
(August 1967)

Charlton, 1966 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Charlton Comics Group
Brand
Charlton Comics
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Return to Peculiar Place; The Wild Life and Adventures of Miss Bikini Luv / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jon D'Agostino (signed); ? (photograph)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (signed); ? (photograph)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino (signed)

Genre
humor; teen; satire-parody
Characters
Miss Bikini Luv; Monkees [Peter Tork; Davy Jones; Michael Nesmith; Micky Dolenz] (photo)

The Monkee's [sic] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Monkees [Davy Jones; Peter Tork; Michael Nesmith; Micky Dolenz] (photo)
Synopsis
Exterior photo of the four scratching each others' heads.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. The caption is improperly punctuated.

Our Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machine (?) [sic] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Modkees / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mo Marcus (signed as Marcus)
Inks
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio (signed as Rocke)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-820
Genre
satire-parody; teen; humor
Characters
The Modkees (see Notes) [Henry; Otto; Gabby; Alf]
Synopsis
While the other three dance with the girls at the beach, Alf goes to buy a used car and ends up with a World War I vintage biplane.
Keywords
beach; bi-plane; fog; lighthouse; Monkees; used cars

Indexer Notes

Title is taken from then-current movie "The Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines."
At this point, the rock band starring in this story was still unnamed (and were called "The *" as a placeholder). The results of the contest to name them "The Modkees" will be announced in issue 9.

Charlton Action-Heroes on Sale Now! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Snow What (Part 2) (Table of Contents: 4)

A Far Out Fairy Tale / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Grass Green ?
Inks
Frank McLaughlin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Snow What; Harvey Prince
Synopsis
A parody of the Snow White story, with Snow What being the singer of a rock band and being targeted by a jealous rival.
Keywords
kiss; mouthwash; New Jersey; New York; newspaper; rock band

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

Canteen Corner / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dr. Harold Gluck
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

A teen advice column with a letter and response dealing with cheating. According to a reference in Sequential Crush by Danny Fingeroth in 2013, Dr. Harold Gluck was a real person. Despite being in a humor comic, the topic was discussed in a straightforward manner.

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

The Wild Life and Adventures of Miss Bikini Luv / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
D. J. Arneson (credited as Norm DiPluhm)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Aparo (signed)

Job Number
B-846
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the executive office of Otto Smartzenheimer,[...]
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Miss Bikini Luv; Otto Smartzenheimer; Max; Ajax
Synopsis
When the star who was going to play the astronaut in the movie "Man on the Moon Beach" gets drafted, Bikini gets put into the part. The prop department accidentally makes a real rocket and Bikini and Ajax blast off.
Keywords
ape; astronauts; bananas; disguise; jet plane; movie; NASA; parachute; rocket; spacesuit

Rapunzelstiltskin (Table of Contents: 7)

A Far Out Fairy Tale / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates (credited)
Pencils
Grass Green (credited as Grass)
Inks
Frank McLaughlin (credited as Mac)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From a high, stony tower adjacent to a quaint little cottage in Brooklyn, N.Y.,[,,,]
Genre
humor; teen
Synopsis
A girl is kept in a tower in Brooklyn by her wicked stepmother because of her ability to spin straw into dental floss. A singing group offers to set her free, but they require that she sign a contract to become a lifetime member of the group.
Keywords
Brooklyn; contract; dental floss; hair; straw; tower

Indexer Notes

Part one of two. A merging of the Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin fairy tales with a dose of pop music humor.

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

Return to Peculiar Place / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
D. J. Arneson
Pencils
Mo Marcus (signed as Marcus)
Inks
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio (signed as Rocke)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-882
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The rumor that Peculiar Place, that ordinary little[...]
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Beau; P. S. Peculiar; Walter Warlock; Buck Warlock; Warren Furrington; Hermione Rope; Boticcelli
Synopsis
P. S. Peculiar has disappeared and if he isn't found Peculiar Place will be given back to the Indians. The townspeople search the cranberry bogs and find that the disappearance was a plan of P. S. Peculiar to have his cranberries picked for free. Unfortunately for P. S., he is buried under an avalanche of cranberries and swept into Ridiculous Canyon.
Keywords
cranberries; cranberry bogs

The Monkee's [sic] (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Monkees [Davy Jones; Peter Tork; Michael Nesmith; Micky Dolenz]
Synopsis
The Monkees peer through the rungs of a metal ladder.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. The caption has the same incorrect punctuation as the inside front cover.

At Last! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Teen Tunes and Pin-Ups / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Return to Peculiar Place; The Wild Life and Adventures of Miss Bikini Luv
  2. 1. The Monkee's [sic]
  3. 2. Our Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machine (?) [sic]
    The Modkees
  4. 3. Charlton Action-Heroes on Sale Now!
    Charlton
  5. 4. Snow What (Part 2)
    A Far Out Fairy Tale
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Canteen Corner
  7. 6. ["In the executive office of Otto Smartzenheimer,[...]"]
    The Wild Life and Adventures of Miss Bikini Luv
  8. 7. Rapunzelstiltskin
    A Far Out Fairy Tale
  9. 8. ["The rumor that Peculiar Place, that ordinary little[...]"]
    Return to Peculiar Place
  10. 9. The Monkee's [sic]
  11. 10. At Last!
    Teen Tunes and Pin-Ups
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