(March 19, 1978)

The Middlesex News, 1978 Series
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Winthrop / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Cavalli
Inks
Dick Cavalli
Colors
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Winthrop

Indexer Notes

Cover image is from an interior panel with no word balloon.

[Renegade Chicken] (Table of Contents: 1)

Kelly & Duke / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Moore
Pencils
Jack Moore
Inks
Jack Moore
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Honey Island (a chicken)
Synopsis
Honey Island wonders if being banned from chickenhood is going to affect her pension.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Universal Press Syndicate.

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

The Born Loser / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Art Sansom
Pencils
Art Sansom
Inks
Art Sansom
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No! Not today, not ever again!
Genre
humor
Characters
Brutus Thornapple; Gladys Thornapple
Synopsis
Brutus makes it clear he is the head of the household.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 by NEA, Inc.

[The frequently wed Countess Mitzi D'Auville...] (Table of Contents: 3)

Juliet Jones / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Stan Drake
Pencils
Stan Drake
Inks
Stan Drake
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Countess Mitzi D'Auville; Alexa; Mrs. Cantrell
Synopsis
Mrs. Cantrell receives a perfumed letter, addressed to her husband.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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

Miss Peach / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mell Lazarus
Pencils
Mell Lazarus
Inks
Mell Lazarus
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have a whole free period!
Genre
children
Characters
Ira Brom; Linda Walter
Synopsis
Ira punches out the TV set.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Field Enterprise, Inc.

New Rug (Table of Contents: 5)

The Bosleys / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
John Stees
Pencils
John Stees
Inks
John Stees
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mrs. Bosley; Mr. Bosley
Synopsis
Multiple gags about a new rug.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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

Stanley / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Murray Ball
Pencils
Murray Ball
Inks
Murray Ball
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lightning never strikes in the same place twice, Stanley.
Genre
humor
Characters
Stanley
Synopsis
Stanley encounters a serpent.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 by Universal Press Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Berry's World / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jim Berry
Pencils
Jim Berry
Inks
Jim Berry
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Earthling, why do you think we have come here?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The aliens are here for Spring Break.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 by NEA, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Tumbleweeds / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
T. K. Ryan
Pencils
T. K. Ryan
Inks
T. K. Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congratulations. Your attributes have been found adequate...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Lotsa Luck; Little Pigeon
Synopsis
Lotsa Luck hands Little Pigeon a proposal.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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

Crock / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Rechin; Brant Parker
Pencils
Bill Rechin; Brant Parker
Inks
Bill Rechin; Brant Parker
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We turn left at the big rock...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Unit 7 is trying to find the fort.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Field Enterprises, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Eek & Meek / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Howie Schneider
Pencils
Howie Schneider
Inks
Howie Schneider
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We do have a job that might be just right for you.
Genre
humor
Characters
Eek; Meek
Synopsis
Eek goes for a job interview.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 NEA, Inc.

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

Tarzan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Edgar Rice Burroughs; ?
Pencils
Russ Manning
Inks
Russ Manning
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
2454
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are they, Tarzan?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tarzan; Horibs (snake-men)

Indexer Notes

© 1978 United Features Syndicate, Inc.

[Look out for #1] (Table of Contents: 12)

Frank and Ernest / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Thaves
Pencils
Bob Thaves
Inks
Bob Thaves
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Frank
Synopsis
Frank looks out for #1.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 by NEA, Inc.

[J'ever notice? Wait patiently in the slow-moving Sooper Mart line...] (Table of Contents: 13)

They'll Do It Every Time / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Dean Hudson (submitted idea); Bob Dunn; Al Scaduto (assistant)
Pencils
Bob Dunn; Al Scaduto (assistant)
Inks
Bob Dunn; Al Scaduto (assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Slow moving Sooper Mart check-out lines.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Priscilla's Pop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Vermeer
Pencils
Edmund R. Sullivan
Inks
Edmund R. Sullivan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stuart, you haven't heard a word I said!
Genre
children
Characters
Hollyhock; Stuart; Priscilla Nutchell; Oliver (dog)
Synopsis
Stuart doesn't pay attention to what's going on around him.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 NEA, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Our Boarding House / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Les Carroll
Pencils
Phil Pastoret
Inks
Phil Pastoret
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why don'cha join us for a few fast jogs, Major?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Major Hoople uses a jogger to wind his watch.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 NEA, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Moose Miller / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Weber
Pencils
Bob Weber
Inks
Bob Weber
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everything looks delicious, Honey! Let's eat!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chester; Moose Miller
Synopsis
Chester's wife says she has to feed the kitty before they can eat.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Eb and Flo / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Paul Sellers
Pencils
Paul Sellers
Inks
Paul Sellers
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flo! I'm home!
Genre
humor
Characters
Eb; Flo
Synopsis
Flo saved jars she couldn't get the tops off of for Eb's return from a convention.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Motley's Crew / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ben Templeton; Tom Forman
Pencils
Ben Templeton; Tom Forman
Inks
Ben Templeton; Tom Forman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No middle name, Motley?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mike Motley; Earl Bird
Synopsis
Mike and a police officer argue the color of the stoplight.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Chicago Tribune N. Y. Syndicate, Inc.

Wildlife Needs You (Table of Contents: 19)

Good Earth Almanac / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gregory
Pencils
Mark Gregory
Inks
Mark Gregory
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Universal Press Syndicate.

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

Boner's Ark / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Walker [as Addison]; Frank B. Johnson (assistant)
Pencils
Mort Walker [as Addison]; Frank B. Johnson (assistant)
Inks
Mort Walker [as Addison]; Frank B. Johnson (assistant)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Insults! That's all I ever get... insults!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Priscilla
Synopsis
Priscilla weighs herself.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Winthrop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Cavalli
Pencils
Dick Cavalli
Inks
Dick Cavalli
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What would you do if somebody walked up to you...
Genre
children
Characters
Winthrop; Nasty McNarf
Synopsis
Winthrop gets socked by Nasty for singing "Ring around the collar".

Indexer Notes

© 1978 NEA, Inc.

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

Asterix and Obelix / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rene Goscinny
Pencils
Albert Uderzo
Inks
Albert Uderzo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is where I'll build a palace for Caesar, so Cleopatra can win her bet with him
Genre
humor
Characters
Asterix; Obelix
Synopsis
The workers take turns at the whip...to keep time to it.

Indexer Notes

© 1964, 1978 Dargard Editeur. Distributed by Field Newspaper Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Captain's Gig / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Virgil Partch
Pencils
Virgil Partch
Inks
Virgil Partch
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mind if I join you?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
A male tiger hits on a female gnu.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Field Enterprises, Inc.

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

Popeye / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bud Sagendorf
Pencils
Bud Sagendorf
Inks
Bud Sagendorf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I yam a lucky swab!
Genre
humor
Characters
Popeye; Wimpy
Synopsis
Wimpy stresses over weight loss.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Cappy Dick / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rick Yager
Pencils
Rick Yager
Inks
Rick Yager
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Various crafts and activities for kids.
© 1978 Field Enterprises, Inc.

[At last! The shooting of Spider-Man's big fight scene is about to begin!] (Table of Contents: 26)

Spider-man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-man; Mysterio; Anton (cameraman)
Synopsis
Anton receives a life threatening note.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Marvel Comics Group.

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

Walt Disney's Scamp / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bill Berg
Pencils
Richard Moore
Inks
Manuel Gonzales
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Run for your life!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp
Synopsis
Scamp and friend run from a big mutt. His friend gets oil dripped on him from the car he hid under.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Walt Disney Productions. Distributed by King Features Syndicate.

[How to build a bird house] (Table of Contents: 28)

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Del Connell
Pencils
Manuel Gonzales
Inks
Manuel Gonzales
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse
Synopsis
Mickey builds a bird house and a bird builds a nest on top of it instead of in it.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Walt Disney Productions. Distributed by King Features Syndicate.

The Cat from Outer Space (Table of Contents: 29)

Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Stoffel
Pencils
Richard Moore
Inks
Richard Moore
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Cat from Outer Space [Zunar 5J]; General Stilton; Dr. Heffel
Synopsis
The Cat spies on General Stilton's secret meeting.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Walt Disney Productions. Distributed by King Features Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Stoffel
Pencils
Ralph Heimdahl
Inks
Ralph Heimdahl
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yer gonna serenade Petunia again... say it isn't so!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; Petunia Pig
Synopsis
Petunia throws a pie at the serenading Porky.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Warner Brothers, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Hanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Way to go, Yogi!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear
Synopsis
Yogi gets a job.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., McNaught Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Redeye / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Gordon Bess
Pencils
Gordon Bess
Inks
Gordon Bess
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
GASP!" "GAG!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Redeye
Synopsis
Redeye tries wild horseradish pudding.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 King Features Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Donald Duck / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Greg Crosby
Pencils
Frank Smith
Inks
Frank Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why are you so disagreeable?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Daisy wonders why she and Donald have stayed together so long.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Walt Disney Productions. Distributed by King Features Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Hanna-Barbera's Flintstones / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... a quick shower ... an instant breakfast...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The Bedrock Sand and Gravel Co. president races to work and wonders why.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., McNaught Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Sunday with Heathcliff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gately
Pencils
George Gately
Inks
George Gately
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's the paper boy! ... go fetch the paper, Rusty!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Heathcliff
Synopsis
Heathcliff steals the cat food ads from the neighbors' papers.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 McNaught Syndicate, Inc.

Kitty Korner! Kathleen Tempone's cats Tiger and Cally.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Animal Crackers / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Rog Bollen
Pencils
Rog Bollen
Inks
Rog Bollen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Star Light, Star Bright...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
Wishing on a star for a Mercedes 450 SEL automobile.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Universal Press Syndicate.

[Lightbulb] (Table of Contents: 37)

Ziggy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Tom Wilson
Pencils
Tom Wilson
Inks
Tom Wilson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Ziggy
Synopsis
Ziggy's idea lightbulb goes out.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Universal Press Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38)

Rick O'Shay and Hipshot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Marian Dern
Pencils
Mel Keefer
Inks
Mel Keefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Joey... c'mon!
Genre
children
Characters
Joey; Sassy (girl)
Synopsis
Tomboy Sassy, playing tug-of-war with the boys in the dirt and mud, forgets she is supposed to meet with guests. When Joey and friend see her dressed up in a dress, they comment that she looks "kinda funny".

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Chicago Tribune N. Y. News Syndicate, Inc.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Moon Mullins / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ferd Johnson; Tom Johnson
Pencils
Ferd Johnson; Tom Johnson
Inks
Ferd Johnson; Tom Johnson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You still gargling, Willie?
Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Willie; Aunt Mamie
Synopsis
Mamie contemplates on the coming of Spring.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Chicago Tribune N. Y. Syndicate, Inc.

[Periodically birds molt their feathers...] (Table of Contents: 40)

Mark Trail / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Dodd; Tom Hill
Pencils
Ed Dodd; Tom Hll
Inks
Ed Dodd; Tom Hill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Information on bird feathers.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Field Enterprises, Inc.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Winthrop
  2. 1. [Renegade Chicken]
    Kelly & Duke
  3. 2. ["No! Not today, not ever again!"]
    The Born Loser
  4. 3. [The frequently wed Countess Mitzi D'Auville...]
    Juliet Jones
  5. 4. ["We have a whole free period!"]
    Miss Peach
  6. 5. New Rug
    The Bosleys
  7. 6. ["Lightning never strikes in the same place twice, Stanley."]
    Stanley
  8. 7. ["Earthling, why do you think we have come here?"]
    Berry's World
  9. 8. ["Congratulations. Your attributes have been found adequate..."]
    Tumbleweeds
  10. 9. ["We turn left at the big rock..."]
    Crock
  11. 10. ["We do have a job that might be just right for you."]
    Eek & Meek
  12. 11. ["What are they, Tarzan?"]
    Tarzan
  13. 12. [Look out for #1]
    Frank and Ernest
  14. 13. [J'ever notice? Wait patiently in the slow-moving Sooper Mart line...]
    They'll Do It Every Time
  15. 14. ["Stuart, you haven't heard a word I said!"]
    Priscilla's Pop
  16. 15. ["Why don'cha join us for a few fast jogs, Major?"]
    Our Boarding House
  17. 16. ["Everything looks delicious, Honey! Let's eat!"]
    Moose Miller
  18. 17. ["Flo! I'm home!"]
    Eb and Flo
  19. 18. ["No middle name, Motley?"]
    Motley's Crew
  20. 19. Wildlife Needs You
    Good Earth Almanac
  21. 20. ["Insults! That's all I ever get... insults!"]
    Boner's Ark
  22. 21. ["What would you do if somebody walked up to you..."]
    Winthrop
  23. 22. ["This is where I'll build a palace for Caesar, so Cleopatra can win her bet with him"]
    Asterix and Obelix
  24. 23. ["Mind if I join you?"]
    The Captain's Gig
  25. 24. ["I yam a lucky swab!"]
    Popeye
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Cappy Dick
  27. 26. [At last! The shooting of Spider-Man's big fight scene is about to begin!]
    Spider-man
  28. 27. ["Run for your life!"]
    Walt Disney's Scamp
  29. 28. [How to build a bird house]
    Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse
  30. 29. The Cat from Outer Space
    Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales
  31. 30. ["Yer gonna serenade Petunia again... say it isn't so!"]
    Bugs Bunny
  32. 31. ["Way to go, Yogi!"]
    Hanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear
  33. 32. ["GASP!" "GAG!"]
    Redeye
  34. 33. ["Why are you so disagreeable?"]
    Donald Duck
  35. 34. ["... a quick shower ... an instant breakfast... "]
    Hanna-Barbera's Flintstones
  36. 35. ["There's the paper boy! ... go fetch the paper, Rusty!"]
    Sunday with Heathcliff
  37. 36. ["Star Light, Star Bright..."]
    Animal Crackers
  38. 37. [Lightbulb]
    Ziggy
  39. 38. ["Hey, Joey... c'mon!"]
    Rick O'Shay and Hipshot
  40. 39. ["You still gargling, Willie?"]
    Moon Mullins
  41. 40. [Periodically birds molt their feathers...]
    Mark Trail
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