(October 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
0714860290410
Editing
Larry Hama; Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley] (Managing Editor); Marvin M. Mallard (Cartoon Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief); Joe Albelo (art director)
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Blade Runner Parody in This Issue! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gary Hallgren; Mary Wilshire (inset)
Inks
Gary Hallgren; Mary Wilshire (inset)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Obnoxio; Rick Deckard; Rachael
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Main image is from the story "Blade Bummer", with an inset from the story "How to Succeed in School Even Through You're Really Stupid".

The Power (Table of Contents: 1)

Jack Sparling's Pantomime Prologue / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A boy revels in his power until he's beaten by his own reflection.

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
Larry Hama
Pencils
Various
Inks
Various
Letters
typeset

Blade Bummer (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperbeg
Pencils
Bob Camp
Inks
Bob Camp
Letters
Eliot R. Brown

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Parody of the motion picture 'Blade Runner.'

T.V. News (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
Synopsis
A news anchor is killed by the image on the screen over his shoulder.

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

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

Script
Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley]
Pencils
Gary Hallgren
Inks
Gary Hallgren
Letters
Gary Hallgren

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imagine me, Chester Weems, having a secret admirer!
Genre
humor; satire-parody

The Clean, Crisp Fantasy and... the Creepy, Cruddy Reality (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Mary Wilshire
Pencils
Mary Wilshire
Inks
Mary Wilshire
Letters
Eliot R. Brown

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A teenager imagines herself in a clean, crisp dentist's office; it's actually a terrifying hellhole.

[Letter to Antie Mary] (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
Eliot R. Brown

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tooth rot tally
Genre
humor

The Hardware Store (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
Characters
Leatherface
Synopsis
Leatherface goes shopping in a hardware store.

On the Beach (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Codor
Pencils
Dick Codor
Inks
Dick Codor
Letters
Dick Codor

Genre
humor

The Red-Hot Fantasy and... the Red-Faced Reality (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Peter Kuper
Pencils
Peter Kuper
Inks
Peter Kuper
Letters
Eliot R. Brown

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A student imagines he's on a late night talk show instead of speaking before his class.

[Slimin' and Carbuncle] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
David Allikas
Pencils
Dave Morris
Inks
Dave Morris
Letters
Eliot R. Brown

Genre
humor; satire-parody

The Pickpocket (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)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A pickpocket is caught each time he steals and keeps losing limbs as punishment until both his arms and legs are gone.

Beezer's Jungle Dream (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

Introducing the Amazing New Roach Diner (Table of Contents: 16)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Reprints

Miss Mimi's Fun for Girls (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mimi Pond
Pencils
Mimi Pond
Inks
Mimi Pond
Letters
Mimi Pond

Genre
humor

Mr. Rogers Pacifies the Universe (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Morris
Pencils
Dave Morris
Inks
Dave Morris
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Fred Rogers [as Mr. Rogers]
Synopsis
Mr. Rogers ends war and strife on the planet through his unique world view and personal magnetism.
Reprints

Corporate America for Today's Kids (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Kadison
Pencils
Van Howell
Inks
Van Howell
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Crazy Looks at a T.V. Network (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Leighton
Pencils
Ned Sonntag
Inks
Ned Sonntag
Letters
Eliot R. Brown

Genre
humor; satire-parody

How Not to Make a Commercial (Table of Contents: 21)

photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stu Schwartzberg
Pencils
Eliot R. Brown (photos)
Inks
Eliot R. Brown (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Harold Liebenfranz; Emily Biletnikoff
Synopsis
An investment counselor's live commercial is interrupted by dire news for one of his clients.
Reprints

Uncle Sam's Surplus & Novelties (Table of Contents: 22)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the Johnson C. Smith Novelty Company ads often found in comic books.
Reprints

Fads (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Bramley
Pencils
Peter Bramley
Inks
Peter Bramley
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Predictions of absurd fads destined to sweep the nation in the future.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Introduction to the Black Knight feature, left untouched from when it was previously used to introduce the Brownstones.

The Menace of Mordred the Evil! (Table of Contents: 25)

Black Knight / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (original plot); Christopher Priest [as Jim Owsley] (script)
Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors
Beth Firmin (tones)
Letters
Jim Wroten; Rick Parker

Genre
adventure; humor; satire-parody
Characters
Black Knight; Merlin Brown; Sir Joey; Mordred Locks; Fonzo Arthur; Raynard of Nerdfag
Synopsis
Mordred Locks wants to bring disco to the dance halls of Camelot but Merlin Brown summons the African-American Black Knight to bring soul back to the kingdom.
Reprints

Death Twitch II (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stu Schwartzberg
Pencils
Kent Gamble
Inks
Kent Gamble
Letters
Eliot R. Brown

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Parody of the motion picture 'Death Wish II.'

How to Succeed in School Even Through You're Really Stupid (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Mary Wilshire
Inks
Mary Wilshire
Letters
Eliot R. Brown

Genre
humor; satire-parody

Draw Me (Table of Contents: 28)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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 kooky!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Commercials That Drive You Crazy No. 50 (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Dick Codor
Pencils
Dick Codor
Inks
Dick Codor
Colors
?
Letters
Eliot R. Brown

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A commercial spokesman forgets what product he's promoting.

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blade Runner Parody in This Issue!
  2. 1. The Power
    Jack Sparling's Pantomime Prologue
  3. 2. In This Issue
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Take a Letter to Crazy
  5. 4. Blade Bummer
  6. 5. T.V. News
    Crazy Gross Encounters
  7. 6. ["Imagine me, Chester Weems, having a secret admirer!"]
    Teen Hulk
  8. 7. The Clean, Crisp Fantasy and... the Creepy, Cruddy Reality
    Fantasy vs. Reality
  9. 8. [Letter to Antie Mary]
    Dirk McGirk
  10. 9. ["Tooth rot tally"]
    Obnoxio the Clown Fun Pages
  11. 10. The Hardware Store
    Crazy Gross Encounters
  12. 11. On the Beach
  13. 12. The Red-Hot Fantasy and... the Red-Faced Reality
    Fantasy vs. Reality
  14. 13. [Slimin' and Carbuncle]
    The Eleventh Hour Special
  15. 14. The Pickpocket
    Crazy Gross Encounters
  16. 15. Beezer's Jungle Dream
    The Kinetic Kids
  17. 16. Introducing the Amazing New Roach Diner
  18. 17. Miss Mimi's Fun for Girls
  19. 18. Mr. Rogers Pacifies the Universe
  20. 19. Corporate America for Today's Kids
  21. 20. Crazy Looks at a T.V. Network
  22. 21. How Not to Make a Commercial
  23. 22. Uncle Sam's Surplus & Novelties
  24. 23. Fads
  25. 24. ["The following is a public service announcement from Dr. Jiveturkey..."]
  26. 25. The Menace of Mordred the Evil!
    Black Knight
  27. 26. Death Twitch II
  28. 27. How to Succeed in School Even Through You're Really Stupid
  29. 28. Draw Me
  30. 29. ["It's kooky!"]
    Michael Carlin's Page o' Stuff
  31. 30. Commercials That Drive You Crazy No. 50
    Commercials That Drive You Crazy
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