(April 1988)

Marvel, 1986 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.50 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Barcode
071486025375 04
Editing
Sid Jacobson (credited) (editor); Laura Hitchcock (credited) (assistant editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Romita; ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Miss Piggy; Heathcliff; Top Dog

Indexer Notes

Spider-Man figure is by Romita.

The Spectacular Comic Book Caper! (Table of Contents: 1)

Top Dog / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Warren Kremer (credited); John Romita (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
George Roussos (credited)
Letters
Grace Kremer (credited)

Genre
children
Characters
Top Dog; Joey Jordan; Danny Carter; Mark Carter; Jim Osborn [Spider-Man]; Sparks McGee; Lizzie Jordan; Mr. Jordan; Mrs. Jordan; Peter Parker; J. Jonah Jameson (cameo)
Synopsis
Top Dog and Joey help out Mark Carter (the dad of Joey's friend Danny) who owns a comic book store, when a loan shark wants to burn down the store for insurance money. Mark's friend Jim, who plays Spider-Man at store appearances, also gets involved.
Reprints
Keywords
comic shops

Indexer Notes

Spider-Man, Peter Parker, and J. Jonah Jameson drawn by Romita in this story.

The Legend of Lake Nish (Table of Contents: 2)

Heathcliff / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Nate Butler (credited)
Pencils
Warren Kremer (credited)
Inks
Jacqueline Roettcher (credited)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Grace Kremer

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Heathcliff; Grandpa Nutmeg
Synopsis
Grandpa and Heathcliff go fishing in Lake Nish, but the monster in the lake causes lots of trouble, which Grandpa blames on Heathcliff because the monster manages to stay out of Grandpa's sight.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; sea monsters

Color Crazy (Table of Contents: 3)

Muppet Babies / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Laura Hitchcock (credited)
Pencils
Marie Severin (credited)
Inks
Marie Severin (credited)
Colors
Marie Severin (credited)
Letters
Grace Kremer (credited)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Kermit; Miss Piggy; Animal; Fozzie Bear; Rowlf; Scooter; Gonzo; Color Guard [Blue; Green; Brown]; Nanny
Synopsis
Animal steals Miss Piggy's magic crayon and runs around changing the colors of everything.
Reprints
Keywords
crayons

Finders, Keepers (Table of Contents: 4)

Heathcliff / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Angelo De Cesare (credited as Angelo DeCesare)
Pencils
Angelo De Cesare (credited as Angelo DeCesare)
Inks
Angelo De Cesare (credited as Angelo DeCesare); Roberta Edelman (credited)
Colors
George Roussos ?
Letters
Grace Kremer ?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Heathcliff; Iggy Nutmeg; Marcy
Synopsis
Heathcliff is playing hide and seek with the kids, and they track his various hiding places, where he has caused chaos.
Reprints

Madballs Meet Weirdbeard the Pirate (Table of Contents: 5)

Madballs / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher (credited)
Pencils
Howie Post (credited)
Inks
Roberta Edelman (credited)
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Madballs [Crack Head; Skull Face; Screamin' Meemie; Slobulus; Oculus Orbus; Horn Head; Dust Brain; Aargh]; Tommy; Dawn; Chin; Beauregard; Captain Weirdbeard; McCaw; Shocktopus; Peg Leg Peg
Synopsis
The Madballs are captured by Captain Weirdbeard and his pirate crew.
Reprints
Keywords
pirates

The Return of Big Foot (Table of Contents: 6)

Heathcliff / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Gallagher (credited)
Pencils
John Costanza (credited)
Inks
Jacqueline Roettcher (credited)
Colors
George Roussos (credited)
Letters
Carmel Brock (credited)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Heathcliff; Iggy Nutmeg; Grandpa Nutmeg; Ranger Roger; Big Foot
Synopsis
Iggy and Heathcliff go on a nature hike, but they are worried about rumors of Big Foot. They find a old man in the woods who calls himself that, and has been lost in the woods for decades.
Reprints

No Smoking (Table of Contents: 7)

Heathcliff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Angelo De Cesare (credited)
Pencils
Howie Post (credited)
Inks
Jacqueline Roettcher (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Heathcliff
Synopsis
Heathcliff gets fed up with people who don't obey posted notices.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; no dialogue in this sequence.

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

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Top Dog; Joey Jordan; Spider-Man; Miss Piggy; Kermit; Fozzie Bear; Gonzo; Heathcliff; Madballs; Captain Weirdbeard

Indexer Notes

Back cover; features scenes from the interior stories.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Spectacular Comic Book Caper!
    Top Dog
  3. 2. The Legend of Lake Nish
    Heathcliff
  4. 3. Color Crazy
    Muppet Babies
  5. 4. Finders, Keepers
    Heathcliff
  6. 5. Madballs Meet Weirdbeard the Pirate
    Madballs
  7. 6. The Return of Big Foot
    Heathcliff
  8. 7. No Smoking
    Heathcliff
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Stangas