(April 1982)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.25 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
A Marvel Magazine [Spider-Man]
Barcode
0714860290404
Editing
Larry Hama; Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley] (Managing Editor); Marvin M. Mallard (Cartoon Editor); Marie Severin (art director); Joe Albelo (production)
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Obnoxio the Clown / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Obnoxio the Clown

[Pestered Everywhere] (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man is bedeviled by nature no matter where he goes.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

In This Issue (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ralph Reese (illustration)
Inks
Ralph Reese (illustration)
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

Escape from Fun City (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperbeg
Pencils
Bob Camp
Inks
Bob Camp
Letters
Marian Stensgard

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Parody of the motion picture 'Escape from New York.'

Deliverance (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bobby London (signed)
Pencils
Bobby London (signed)
Inks
Bobby London (signed)
Letters
Bobby London

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
A bird hatches from its egg and emerges from its mother's mouth.

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

Teen Hulk / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley]
Pencils
Bob McLeod
Inks
Bob McLeod
Letters
Bob McLeod

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Chester, you wanna be a nerd all yer life...
Genre
humor; satire-parody

The Scandalous Fantasy... and the Scuzzy Reality (Table of Contents: 7)

Fantasy vs. Reality / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mary Wilshire
Pencils
Mary Wilshire
Inks
Mary Wilshire
Letters
Marian Stensgard

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A teenager imagines himself as a prisoner on trial when he's actualy being grounded by his parents.

Dirk McGirk's Science Report (Table of Contents: 8)

Dirk McGirk / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Carlin
Pencils
Mike Carlin
Inks
Mike Carlin
Letters
Mike Carlin

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Virgil Diamond
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Alan Kupperberg
Letters
Marian Stensgard

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How to snore correctly
Genre
humor

The Blemish (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Bobby London (signed)
Pencils
Bobby London (signed)
Inks
Bobby London (signed)
Letters
Bobby London

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man puts on zit remover; it removes his head.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Aunty Nuke / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Susan Bissett
Pencils
Steve Smallwood
Inks
Steve Smallwood
Letters
Marian Stensgard

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aunty Nuke!
Genre
humor

The Mundane Reality and... the Momentous Fantasy (Table of Contents: 12)

Fantasy vs. Reality / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gary Hallgren
Pencils
Gary Hallgren
Inks
Gary Hallgren
Letters
Marian Stensgard

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A student who is supposed to be studying microbes under a slide instead imagines a tiny prison.

[Stevie Nix with Tom Sweaty and the Heartachers] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Eleventh Hour Special / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Allikas
Pencils
Dave Morris
Inks
Dave Morris
Letters
Marian Stensgard

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Shark! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Bobby London (signed)
Pencils
Bobby London (signed)
Inks
Bobby London (signed)
Letters
Bobby London

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A shark swallows a woman but spits her out again almost immediately.

The Kinetic Kids versus Everybody (Table of Contents: 15)

The Kinetic Kids / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Surtur the Tenant (Table of Contents: 16)

Tales of Housing / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (original plot); Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley] (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Jack Morelli [as Squid]

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; satire-parody
Characters
Charlie Surtur; Lefty the Large Realtor; Condor Brothers
Synopsis
Charlie Surtur is through with his lease but Lefty the Large Realtor wants to sell him on a new home - the planet Earth.
Reprints

Spy-Squasher and the Fiend with the Glass Nose (Table of Contents: 17)

Stupid Stories Illustrated / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of detective pulp magazines.
Reprints

Crazy Looks at a Used Car Lot (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Leighton
Pencils
Ned Sonntag
Inks
Ned Sonntag
Letters
Marian Stensgard

Genre
humor; satire-parody

The Upseidown Adventure (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Vic Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the film "The Poseidon Adventure".
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley]
Pencils
Eliot R. Brown (photographs)
Inks
Eliot R. Brown (photographs)
Letters
Marian Stensgard

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The following is a public service announcement from Dr. Jiveturkey...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dr. Jiveturkey [Christopher Priest]
Synopsis
Dr. Jiveturkey warns readers they may find the next story in Crazy offensive.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Priest has noted on his website that Larry Hama requested this page in anticipation of protests about 'The Brownstones' story but they received "no more hate mail than we got every month anyway."
Photography credits from http://digitalpriest.com/legacy/comics/chips.html

The Brownstones (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Fred Brownstone; Wilma Brownstone; Barney; Herb Snobgravel; Mr. Granitestein; Marv
Synopsis
Fred's bad luck seems to change when he gets to appear as a contestant on the Soul Feud game show. He wins a Caddyrock convertible, $1,000 in food stamps and a year's supply of watermelon, but the IRS audit Fred and throw him in prison for taxes on watermelon.

Indexer Notes

Parody of the animated program 'The Flintstones.' Priest has said on his website he created this story to mock how "white" the Flinstones were by demonstrating how they would appear as TV-style stereotypical black family. The perceived inflammatory nature of this sequence is likely why no credits were published; Priest's script credit from his website.

Seizedsum Street (Table of Contents: 22)

Crazy T.V. Parody / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Murad Gumen
Pencils
Kent Gamble
Inks
Kent Gamble
Letters
Marian Stensgard

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Parody of the television program 'Sesame Street.'

Is Someone Reading You This Ad? (Table of Contents: 23)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Marian Stensgard

Indexer Notes

Mock college advertisement.

The Official Boy Sprout Handbook the City Edition (Table of Contents: 24)

text story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Ralph Reese
Inks
Ralph Reese
Letters
Marian Stensgard

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Mudge The Manicurist (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Michelle Wolfman (photographs)
Inks
Michelle Wolfman (photographs)
Letters
typeset

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

Why Hang Around?!? (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

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

Michael Carlin's Page o' Stuff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Carlin
Pencils
Mike Carlin
Inks
Mike Carlin
Letters
Mike Carlin

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a pip!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Commercials That Drive You Crazy No. 41 (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Dick Codor
Pencils
Dick Codor
Inks
Dick Codor
Colors
?
Letters
Marian Stensgard

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Charlie; Mr. Yung
Synopsis
Charlie is always on edge so Mr. Yung suggests he try Sinka caffeine-free coffee. Charlie goes through caffeine withdrawl and murders his family, then himself.

Indexer Notes

On back cover.
Parody of Sanka coffee commercials.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Obnoxio the Clown
  2. 1. [Pestered Everywhere]
  3. 2. In This Issue
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Take a Letter to Crazy
  5. 4. Escape from Fun City
  6. 5. Deliverance
    Crazy Gross Encounters
  7. 6. ["Look, Chester, you wanna be a nerd all yer life..."]
    Teen Hulk
  8. 7. The Scandalous Fantasy... and the Scuzzy Reality
    Fantasy vs. Reality
  9. 8. Dirk McGirk's Science Report
    Dirk McGirk
  10. 9. ["How to snore correctly"]
    Obnoxio the Clown Fun Pages
  11. 10. The Blemish
    Crazy Gross Encounters
  12. 11. ["Aunty Nuke!"]
    Aunty Nuke
  13. 12. The Mundane Reality and... the Momentous Fantasy
    Fantasy vs. Reality
  14. 13. [Stevie Nix with Tom Sweaty and the Heartachers]
    The Eleventh Hour Special
  15. 14. Shark!
    Crazy Gross Encounters
  16. 15. The Kinetic Kids versus Everybody
    The Kinetic Kids
  17. 16. Surtur the Tenant
    Tales of Housing
  18. 17. Spy-Squasher and the Fiend with the Glass Nose
    Stupid Stories Illustrated
  19. 18. Crazy Looks at a Used Car Lot
  20. 19. The Upseidown Adventure
  21. 20. ["The following is a public service announcement from Dr. Jiveturkey..."]
  22. 21. The Brownstones
  23. 22. Seizedsum Street
    Crazy T.V. Parody
  24. 23. Is Someone Reading You This Ad?
  25. 24. The Official Boy Sprout Handbook the City Edition
  26. 25. Mudge The Manicurist
    Commercials That Drive You Crazy
  27. 26. Why Hang Around?!?
    Crazy Magazine
  28. 27. ["It's a pip!"]
    Michael Carlin's Page o' Stuff
  29. 28. Commercials That Drive You Crazy No. 41
    Commercials That Drive You Crazy
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