(March 19, 1978)

The Middlesex News, 1978 Series
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Pages:
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
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Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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! Not today, not ever again!"] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

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.

["We have a whole free period!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

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.

["Lightning never strikes in the same place twice, Stanley."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Stanley / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Stanley
Synopsis:
Stanley encounters a serpent.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 by Universal Press Syndicate.

["Earthling, why do you think we have come here?"] (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:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The aliens are here for Spring Break.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 by NEA, Inc.

["Congratulations. Your attributes have been found adequate..."] (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:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Lotsa Luck; Little Pigeon
Synopsis:
Lotsa Luck hands Little Pigeon a proposal.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

["We turn left at the big rock..."] (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:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Unit 7 is trying to find the fort.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Field Enterprises, Inc.

["We do have a job that might be just right for you."] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Eek; Meek
Synopsis:
Eek goes for a job interview.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 NEA, Inc.

["What are they, Tarzan?"] (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

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.

["Stuart, you haven't heard a word I said!"] (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:
?

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.

["Why don'cha join us for a few fast jogs, Major?"] (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:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Major Hoople uses a jogger to wind his watch.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 NEA, Inc.

["Everything looks delicious, Honey! Let's eat!"] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

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.

["Flo! I'm home!"] (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:
?

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 middle name, Motley?"] (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:
?

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.

["Insults! That's all I ever get... insults!"] (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:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Priscilla
Synopsis:
Priscilla weighs herself.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

["What would you do if somebody walked up to you..."] (Table of Contents: 21)

Winthrop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Winthrop; Nasty McNarf
Synopsis:
Winthrop gets socked by Nasty for singing "Ring around the collar".

Indexer Notes

© 1978 NEA, Inc.

["This is where I'll build a palace for Caesar, so Cleopatra can win her bet with him"] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

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.

["Mind if I join you?"] (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:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
A male tiger hits on a female gnu.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Field Enterprises, Inc.

["I yam a lucky swab!"] (Table of Contents: 24)

Popeye / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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.

["Run for your life!"] (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:
?

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.

["Yer gonna serenade Petunia again... say it isn't so!"] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

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.

["Way to go, Yogi!"] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Yogi Bear
Synopsis:
Yogi gets a job.

Indexer Notes

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

["GASP!" "GAG!"] (Table of Contents: 32)

Redeye / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Redeye
Synopsis:
Redeye tries wild horseradish pudding.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 King Features Syndicate.

["Why are you so disagreeable?"] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

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.

["... a quick shower ... an instant breakfast... "] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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.

["There's the paper boy! ... go fetch the paper, Rusty!"] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

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.

["Star Light, Star Bright..."] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

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.

["Hey, Joey... c'mon!"] (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:
?

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.

["You still gargling, Willie?"] (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:
?

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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