Cracked #15
(August 1960)

Major Publications, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Major Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Paul Laikin
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Special Poker-Faced Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Severin (signed)
Inks
John Severin (signed)
Colors
John Severin (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sylvester P. Smythe

Don't Just Be One of the Crowd (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Letters (Table of Contents: 3)

Letters / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Letters
typeset

Hollywood Life Stories ...From the Pages of History (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

[Thousands now play who should never play at all!] (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Fake ad.

How Family Life Would Be If the Sexes Changed Places (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

If Literature Were Written in the Gossip Columns (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Tha Banana Man (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Jerry Kirschen
Inks
Jerry Kirschen
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[Fullback Arnold Hotchkiss] (Table of Contents: 9)

Sports Oddities / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

Characters
Arnold Hotchkiss; Sam Snerd; "Nauseous Nat" Twirley; Sidney Slofkis; Sergei Macabee

The Man Who Doesn't Think for Himself Knows... (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Robin [Dick Grayson] (cameo)
Synopsis
Fake ad for Viceboy cigarettes.

Scout Bout (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Jerry Kirschen
Inks
Jerry Kirschen
Letters
?

Genre
humor

In-Law - Out-Law (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Jerry Kirschen
Inks
Jerry Kirschen
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Hazy Crazy (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Jerry Kirschein
Inks
Jerry Kirschein
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Famous Proverb Shut-Ups (Table of Contents: 14)

Shut-Ups / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Six 2-panel Shut-Up gags.

Do-It-Yourself Captions (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody

The Last in a Series of Great War Heroes (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Seaman Clyde V. Smythe; Janitor Sylvester P. Smythe; Corp. Joshua N. Smythe; 1st Sgt. Rufus M. Smythe; Col. Abner Z. Smythe; Sgt. Felix J. Smythe; Pvt. Maxwell T. Smythe; Capt. Jonathan R. Smythe; Minute Man Jason B. Smythe; Lt. Lemuel C. Smythe

Cracked's Intelligence Test (Table of Contents: 17)

activity / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody

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

Cracked Takes You Back to... When it all Started / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chris, that blood pressure of yours is acting up again.
Genre
satire-parody

Cracked Headlines (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody

How Some of Our Customs Began (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

They Shoulda Listened (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
General Custer; President Abe Lincoln; Mrs. O'Leary; Goliath; Neville

Illustrated Limericks (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody

[Tiger Joe Farnsworth] (Table of Contents: 23)

Sports Oddities / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Hank Luckeezi; "Tiger Joe Farnsworth"; Luke "Slugger" D'Ambezzi; Pancho Gumba

Nursery Rhymes (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody

"I Got My Job Through the Daily Times" (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Fake ad for classifed ads.

After Smell-O-Rama What? (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody

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

Cracked Takes You Back to... When it all Started / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Laikin
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ponce DeLeon, I wouldn't marry you if you were the last man on Earth!
Genre
satire-parody

Horror House (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Horror House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Like All the Beatniks Say: Cracked is the Most (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

Go Ocean (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Fake ad for an Ocean cruise.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special Poker-Faced Issue
  2. 1. Don't Just Be One of the Crowd
    Cracked
  3. 2. Contents
  4. 3. Letters
    Letters
  5. 4. Hollywood Life Stories ...From the Pages of History
  6. 5. [Thousands now play who should never play at all!]
  7. 6. How Family Life Would Be If the Sexes Changed Places
  8. 7. If Literature Were Written in the Gossip Columns
  9. 8. Tha Banana Man
  10. 9. [Fullback Arnold Hotchkiss]
    Sports Oddities
  11. 10. The Man Who Doesn't Think for Himself Knows...
  12. 11. Scout Bout
  13. 12. In-Law - Out-Law
  14. 13. Hazy Crazy
  15. 14. Famous Proverb Shut-Ups
    Shut-Ups
  16. 15. Do-It-Yourself Captions
  17. 16. The Last in a Series of Great War Heroes
  18. 17. Cracked's Intelligence Test
  19. 18. ["Chris, that blood pressure of yours is acting up again."]
    Cracked Takes You Back to... When it all Started
  20. 19. Cracked Headlines
  21. 20. How Some of Our Customs Began
  22. 21. They Shoulda Listened
  23. 22. Illustrated Limericks
  24. 23. [Tiger Joe Farnsworth]
    Sports Oddities
  25. 24. Nursery Rhymes
  26. 25. "I Got My Job Through the Daily Times"
  27. 26. After Smell-O-Rama What?
  28. 27. ["Ponce DeLeon, I wouldn't marry you if you were the last man on Earth!"]
    Cracked Takes You Back to... When it all Started
  29. 28. Horror House
    Horror House
  30. 29. Like All the Beatniks Say: Cracked is the Most
    Cracked
  31. 30. Go Ocean
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Walls
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox