(February 1981)

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
0714860290402
Editing
Larry Hama; Marie Severin (art director); Joe Albelo (production); Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley] (managing editor)
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Larkin (painted)
Inks
Bob Larkin (painted)
Colors
Bob Larkin (painted)
Letters
Bob Larkin

Genre
humor
Characters
Irving Nebbish; Obnoxio the Clown

Figure of Speech-Figurin'! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murad Gumen
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Ironic interpretations of popular phrases.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

In This Issue (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Various
Inks
Various
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Take a Letter to Crazy / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

The Blooze Brothers (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperbeg
Pencils
Dave Morris
Inks
Dave Morris
Letters
Carl Gafford

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Parody of the motion picture 'The Blues Brothers.'

Pavlovian Pup (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Ernie Kovacs
Pencils
Ernie Kovacs
Inks
Ernie Kovacs
Letters
Ernie Kovacs

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man trains his dog to fetch him objects when he blows a whistle, but then the dog responds to a policeman's whistle.

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

Teen Hulk / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest [as J. Owsley]
Pencils
Marie Severin [as M. Severin]
Inks
Marie Severin [as M. Severin]
Letters
Jose Rafael [as J. Rafael]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, now I want you to take good care of little Margo...
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Keywords
Christmas

Under the Astro Turf (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Arnoldo Franchioni
Pencils
Arnoldo Franchioni
Inks
Arnoldo Franchioni

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Various gags concerning the use of astro turf in football stadiums.

Fat City, U.S.A. (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Pellowski
Pencils
Steve Smallwood
Inks
Steve Smallwood
Letters
Carl Gafford

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Marvel Super Heroes That Didn't Quite Make It (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kirchner
Pencils
Paul Kirchner
Inks
Paul Kirchner
Letters
Carl Gafford

Genre
humor; satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Elderly Man [Willy Watson]; Incredible Wino; Misdemeanor Man; Captain Armenia; Roachman; C.P.A. Man; Refrigerator Man; Pollyanna; Krishnaman; Sgt. Mellow and His Laid-Back Commandos
Synopsis
Various super heroes parodies, satirizing characters such as Captain Marvel, the Hulk, Doctor Strange and Sgt. Fury.

The Gross Reality... and the Grand Fantasy (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mary Wilshire
Pencils
Mary Wilshire
Inks
Mary Wilshire
Letters
Carl Gafford

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Humiliated by climbing a gym rope, a teenager imagines she's actually a jungle heroine.

Crazy Looks at Assembly (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperbeg
Pencils
Ned Sonntag
Inks
Ned Sonntag
Letters
Carl Gafford

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Postal Pugilism (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Ernie Kovacs
Pencils
Ernie Kovacs
Inks
Ernie Kovacs
Letters
Ernie Kovacs

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man orders a boxing correspondence course; his textbook contains a spring-loaded boxing glove which punches him.

The Kinetic Kids! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Shape Up That Flab (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Cruse
Pencils
Howard Cruse
Inks
Howard Cruse
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody

The Fascinating Fantasy... and the Repugnant Reality. (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Milgrom
Pencils
Ed Hannigan
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
Carl Gafford

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man imagines he has a beautiful wife.

The Traveling Baritone (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Armando Gil
Letters
Carl Gafford

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Obnoxio the Clown Fun Pages (Table of Contents: 17)

Obnoxio the Clown / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Virgil Diamond
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Alan Kupperberg
Letters
Carl Gafford

Genre
humor

The Eleventh Hour Special (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Allikas
Pencils
Dave Morris
Inks
Dave Morris
Letters
Carl Gafford

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Pernicious Pistoleros (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ernie Kovacs
Pencils
Ernie Kovacs
Inks
Ernie Kovacs
Letters
Ernie Kovacs

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two men have a gun duel; one shoots into the air and hits a giant bird which lands on his rival.

WARP in Cincinutty (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Murad Gumen
Pencils
Kent Gamble
Inks
Kent Gamble
Letters
Carl Gafford

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Parody of the television program 'WKRP in Cincinnati.'

The Crazy Look (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Sparling (signed)
Pencils
Jack Sparling (signed)
Inks
Jack Sparling (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is anybody out there?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man on a deserted island sends out a note in a bottle asking if anyone else is out there. A note returns reading: "nope!"

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

24 Disease Cards (Table of Contents: 23)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Davis
Pencils
Ed Davis
Inks
Ed Davis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

On back cover.
Parody of ads for Sportscaster Cards.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Figure of Speech-Figurin'!
  3. 2. In This Issue
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Take a Letter to Crazy
  5. 4. The Blooze Brothers
  6. 5. Pavlovian Pup
    Crazy Gross Encounters
  7. 6. ["Okay, now I want you to take good care of little Margo..."]
    Teen Hulk
  8. 7. Under the Astro Turf
  9. 8. Fat City, U.S.A.
  10. 9. Marvel Super Heroes That Didn't Quite Make It
  11. 10. The Gross Reality... and the Grand Fantasy
  12. 11. Crazy Looks at Assembly
  13. 12. Postal Pugilism
    Crazy Gross Encounters
  14. 13. The Kinetic Kids!
  15. 14. Shape Up That Flab
  16. 15. The Fascinating Fantasy... and the Repugnant Reality.
  17. 16. The Traveling Baritone
    Howard the Duck
  18. 17. Obnoxio the Clown Fun Pages
    Obnoxio the Clown
  19. 18. The Eleventh Hour Special
  20. 19. Pernicious Pistoleros
  21. 20. WARP in Cincinutty
  22. 21. The Crazy Look
    Obnoxio the Clown
  23. 22. ["Is anybody out there?"]
  24. 23. 24 Disease Cards
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