(May 1974)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
seven times per year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Magazine Group
Editing
Marv Wolfman
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Crazy Gets Shafted (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks
Kelly Freas (signed)
Colors
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Richard Roundtree (as Shaft); Raymond Burr (as Ironside); Peter Falk (as Columbo); William Conrad (as Cannon); Buddy Ebsen (as Barnaby Jones); Dennis Weaver (as McCloud); The Nebbish

Mudge The Manicurist (Table of Contents: 1)

Commercials That Drive You Crazy / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mudge (photo of Marie Severin); Mrs. Grousenagel
Synopsis
Parody of Madge the Manicurist, commercial symbol for Palmolive Dish detergent.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Photographs by Michelle Wolfman.

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

Crazy's Who's Who / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Editor Wolfman gives satirical biographies of the issue's notable contributors.

Shafted (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Mike Ploog (signed)
Inks
Mike Ploog (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the television version of "Shaft".

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

Poli-Tickles / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Dick Wright
Inks
Dick Wright
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Richard Nixon; Gerald Ford; Henry Kissinger; Jill St. John; Moshe Dayan; Anwar Sadat; Archibald Cox
Synopsis
Series of satirical strips on the Nixon White House.

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

Crazy's Crazies / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
John Stevens
Pencils
John Stevens
Inks
John Stevens
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Collection of single panel cartoons.

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

Crazy's Just Plain Folks / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Robert Graysmith
Inks
Robert Graysmith
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isabelle Pogorny
Genre
humor
Synopsis
First in a series of biographies of so-called least interesting people in the world.

Classified Ads (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kenneth Kaasen
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody classified ads.

TV Misguide (Table of Contents: 8)

photo story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of TV Guide.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some photos are by Michelle Wolfman, while others are vintage Hollywood publicity stills.

Celebrity Sportsman (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates; Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Michael Sheeler
Inks
Michael Sheeler
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the television show "American Sportsman".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The host is a parody of ABC sportscaster Jim McKay.

Evolution And History Of Moosekind, Part 4 (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Foster
Pencils
Bob Foster
Inks
Bob Foster
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Spotlight on notable moose through the history of Italy.
Reprints

Liberty Leading The People (Table of Contents: 11)

Kelly's Cockeyed Canvas / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Eugene Delacroix; Kelly Freas
Inks
Eugene Delacroix; Kelly Freas
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Kelly Freas takes a famous painting and flips the perspective so we can see the other side of the action.

Lights On, Nobody (Table of Contents: 12)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satire of radio dramas.
Reprints

The Boob Rube Story (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stu Schwartzberg
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical version of the life story of baseball legend Babe Ruth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The priest on the second page is drawn to look like Bing Crosby from "Going My Way".

The Moe Jaymouth Story (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical version of Joe Namath's football career.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A caricature of ABC sportscaster Howard Cosell appears as a generic symbol for the press. Caricatures of Marlon Brando (as Vito Corleone), Henry Kissinger, Johnny Carson, John Wayne and actress Sandy Dennis also appear at various moments.

A Crazy Editorial (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Editor Wolfman apologizes to the various staffers he's ridiculed for being short.

The (Golly!) Greed Giant (Table of Contents: 16)

Commercials That Drive You Crazy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lenny Grow
Inks
Lenny Grow
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Satire of Green Giant canned vegetables commercials; the denizens of the valley revolt against the Jolly Green Giant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Crazy Gets Shafted
  2. 1. Mudge The Manicurist
    Commercials That Drive You Crazy
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Crazy's Who's Who
  4. 3. Shafted
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Poli-Tickles
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Crazy's Crazies
  7. 6. ["Isabelle Pogorny"]
    Crazy's Just Plain Folks
  8. 7. Classified Ads
  9. 8. TV Misguide
  10. 9. Celebrity Sportsman
  11. 10. Evolution And History Of Moosekind, Part 4
  12. 11. Liberty Leading The People
    Kelly's Cockeyed Canvas
  13. 12. Lights On, Nobody
  14. 13. The Boob Rube Story
  15. 14. The Moe Jaymouth Story
  16. 15. A Crazy Editorial
  17. 16. The (Golly!) Greed Giant
    Commercials That Drive You Crazy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Michel Maillot