(September 1980)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
A Marvel Magazine [Spider-Man]
Barcode
0714860290409
Editing
Larry Hama; Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley] (associate editor); Marie Severin (art director)
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

The Empire Strikes Out (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
James Sherman (signed)
Inks
James Sherman (signed)
Colors
James Sherman (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Darth Vader; C-3PO; R2-D2

Draw Me (Table of Contents: 1)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Abraham Lincoln
Synopsis
Satirical advertisment from the Famous Counterfeiter's School seeking artists who can reproduce Presidential portraits that appear on United States currency.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Star Warts Too: The Empire Strikes Out (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Bob McLeod (signed)
Inks
Bob McLeod (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Mark Hamill[as Lunk Skyschlepper]; Harrison Ford [as Hans Off]; Carrie Fisher [as Princess Ladeeda]; Death Wader; Me2 You2; Master Yogi; Billy Dee Williams [as Lando Goshin]; Robin Williams [as Mork]
Synopsis
Parody of the film "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back".

Free Alterations (Table of Contents: 3)

Crazy's Gross Encounters / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ernie Kovacs (signed)
Pencils
Ernie Kovacs (signed)
Inks
Ernie Kovacs (signed)
Letters
Ernie Kovacs (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man gets a new suit, lured by the promise of free alterations.

The Kitten Who Lost His Nose (Table of Contents: 4)

Crazy Children's Classics / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Mary Wilshire
Inks
Mary Wilshire
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Kitty Kitty Puffball the Third
Synopsis
Satire of children's books; a cat wakes up to find his nose is gone.

The Fascinating Fantasy...And the Boring Reality (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mary Wilshire
Inks
Mary Wilshire
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A youth fantasizes that the class field trip is actually a beer and music party.

When Turkeys Ruled The Earth (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stephen Mellor
Pencils
Stephen Mellor
Inks
Stephen Mellor
Letters
Stephen Mellor

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Series of incidents of humanity versus giant feral turkeys.

When Consumers Have to Pay for Everything (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Examples of businesses charging for items that formerly were complimentary.

Bread Of Frankenstein (Table of Contents: 8)

A Crazy Fumetti / photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Marc Bilgrey
Pencils
Michael Sullivan (photos)
Inks
Michael Sullivan (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Baron Von Kaiser-Roll [played by Peter Bramley]; Ygor [played by Bert Lee]
Synopsis
A scientist brings a loaf of bread to life, but the loaf rebels against him.

Crazy Looks at Summer Camp (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Ned Sonntag
Inks
Ned Sonntag
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at summer camp.

The Lost and Found (Table of Contents: 10)

Crazy's Gross Encounters / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ernie Kovacs (signed)
Pencils
Ernie Kovacs (signed)
Inks
Ernie Kovacs (signed)
Letters
Ernie Kovacs (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man checks a lost and found department looking for his old bag.

[The Prom] (Table of Contents: 11)

Teen Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest ?
Pencils
Marie Severin (signed)
Inks
John Tartaglione [as Tartag] (signed)
Letters
Michael Higgins ?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Teen Hulk [Chester Weems]
Synopsis
Chester's humiliation at the school prom is interrupted by a biker gang invading the gymnasium and disrupting the dance.

The Eleventh Hour Special (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Allikas
Pencils
Dave Morris
Inks
Dave Morris
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the NBC show "The Midnight Special". Acts parodied are The Ramones, Pink Floyd and Blondie.

The Fascinating Fantasy...And the Boring Reality (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Hannigan
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A student fantasizes he is the lead singer of a rock band.

Food For Thought (Table of Contents: 14)

Howard The Duck / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Armando Gil
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzler; Tippi Canoe; Tyler the robot; Hiawatha
Synopsis
Howard tries to convince Beverly she doesn't need to diet. Meanwhile an Indian maiden tries to capture Howard for her dinner.

Obnoxio the Clown Funpage (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Virgil Diamond
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Alan Kupperberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Obnoxio the Clown
Synopsis
Parody of comic book activity pages.

A Hollywood Star (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski
Pencils
Don Perlin
Inks
Don Perlin
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical how-to guide to becoming a Hollywood star.

The Indian Giver (Table of Contents: 17)

Crazy's Gross Encounters / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ernie Kovacs (signed)
Pencils
Ernie Kovacs (signed)
Inks
Ernie Kovacs (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
An Indian brave trades a steer for another Indian's daughter.

The White Swallow (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Murad Gumen
Pencils
Murad Gumen
Inks
Alan Kupperberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ken Howard [as Coach Peeves]; Sybil Buchanan [as Saber]; Timothy Van Patten [as Salaami]; Ken Michalman [as Gallstone]; Thomas Carter [as Haywire]; Kevin Hooks [as Twerp]; Ira Augustain [as Gomad]; Byron Stewart [as Coolit]
Synopsis
Parody of the CBS television show "The White Shadow".

Subscribe Now (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

The Clock that Talks to You (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Costanza]
Pencils
? [as Costanza] (signed)
Inks
? [as Costanza] (signed)
Letters
? [as Costanza] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man buys a talking clock and comes to regret it.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Sea-Baboons (Table of Contents: 21)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley]
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Carl Gafford ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the "sea monkey" ads that often appeared in comic books.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Empire Strikes Out
  2. 1. Draw Me
  3. 2. Star Warts Too: The Empire Strikes Out
  4. 3. Free Alterations
    Crazy's Gross Encounters
  5. 4. The Kitten Who Lost His Nose
    Crazy Children's Classics
  6. 5. The Fascinating Fantasy...And the Boring Reality
  7. 6. When Turkeys Ruled The Earth
  8. 7. When Consumers Have to Pay for Everything
  9. 8. Bread Of Frankenstein
    A Crazy Fumetti
  10. 9. Crazy Looks at Summer Camp
  11. 10. The Lost and Found
    Crazy's Gross Encounters
  12. 11. [The Prom]
    Teen Hulk
  13. 12. The Eleventh Hour Special
  14. 13. The Fascinating Fantasy...And the Boring Reality
  15. 14. Food For Thought
    Howard The Duck
  16. 15. Obnoxio the Clown Funpage
  17. 16. A Hollywood Star
  18. 17. The Indian Giver
    Crazy's Gross Encounters
  19. 18. The White Swallow
  20. 19. Subscribe Now
  21. 20. The Clock that Talks to You
  22. 21. Sea-Baboons
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