(March 26, 1978)

The Middlesex News, 1978 Series
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Kelly & Duke / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Kelly; Duke

Indexer Notes

Cover image is from an interior panel with different dialogue.

[Werewolf Insurance] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Kelly; Duke
Synopsis
Duke is ascared to spend the night alone.

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
You're getting so fat, you can't even see your feet!
Genre
humor
Characters
Brutus Thornapple; Gladys Thornapple
Synopsis
Brutus doesn't know what color his shoes are, cause he is fat.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 by NEA, Inc.

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

Juliet Jones / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wouldn't it be divine if we could spend time getting to know each other better...
Genre
romance
Characters
Mrs. Cantrell; Mitzi D'Auville; Eve
Synopsis
Mrs. Cantrell worries over the letter. Mitzi ponders whether Mr. Cantrell will be her next 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
I haven't drawn a picture in so long...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Ira; Francine

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Field Enterprise, Inc.

Visiting Nephew (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
Mr. Bosley; Mrs. Bosley
Synopsis
Multiple gags with the Bosley's visiting nephew.

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
Titchyosaurus? That's a long name - what do they call you for short?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Stanley
Synopsis
Stanley tries to steal an egg from a nest.

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
Some people think that I should not be a part of Easter.
Genre
humor
Characters
Easter Bunny
Synopsis
The Easter Bunny uses Santa Claus' "Ho-Ho-Ho" line.

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
Better be careful, he ain't asleep.
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Tumbleweeds
Synopsis
Two Indians try to determine if Tumbleweeds is asleep.

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
Name the major parts of your canon.
Genre
humor
Characters
Crock; Poulet
Synopsis
Crock responds to desert bandits with a canon by diplomatic courier.

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
There's nothing like a little morning exercise to put a smile on your face!
Genre
humor
Characters
Meek
Synopsis
Meek does his morning facial exercises.

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
2455
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vando! Now, one more shell to guarantee that the Horibs keep moving!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tarzan; Horibs (snake men); Reyna

Indexer Notes

© 1978 United Features Syndicate, Inc.

Panels are out of order.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What bothers me, doctor, is how the whole world is becoming so impersonal.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man finds out from his psychiatrist that he is just a statistic.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 by NEA, Inc.

[No More!] (Table of Contents: 13)

Ferd'nand / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mik (credited); Al Plastino (ghosting) (signed)
Pencils
Mik (credited); Al Plastino (ghosting) (signed)
Inks
Mik (credited); Al Plastino (ghosting) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Ferd'nand
Synopsis
Ferd'nand doesn't want a shot while he is reading his magazine, but gets it in the end.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 United Feature Syndicate Inc.

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

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
I remember a dog that tore my pant leg off at 5:30 one morning!
Genre
humor
Characters
Waldo Nutchell; Hazel Nutchell
Synopsis
Waldo is listening to a bunch of dads who deliver their kids newspapers for them.

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
The ad said they wanted a man of substance...
Genre
humor
Characters
Major Hoople
Synopsis
Major Hoople answers a want ad for a job and it is not 'eggsactly' what he bargained for.

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
Watch out, Moose Miller! I'm going to repossess your color TV...
Genre
humor
Characters
Lester D. Pester; Moose Miller
Synopsis
Moose stops a bill collector, dead in his tracks, with a Farrah Fawcett-Majors poster.

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
My paintings look even better when they're framed.
Characters
Eb; Flo
Synopsis
Flo's mother is glad Flo didn't pay anything for the paintings on her walls.

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
I wonder why the guy who invented the clip-on tie never invented the clip-on suit?
Characters
Mike Motley
Synopsis
Mike thinks his wife's new Easter bonnet looks like a fruit and vegetable stand and a beggar confirms his comment.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Good Earth Almanac / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't forget the baking soda when you head to the woods this year!
Synopsis
Information on the uses of baking soda in the outdoors.

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
You will!" "I won't!
Characters
Boner
Synopsis
Boner is tricked into washing the dishes.

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
Remember, Mr. Woloby, this is for the grand prize, 50 thousand dollars!
Synopsis
A parrot is watching a game show and wants someone to shut it off.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 NEA, Inc.

[Egyptian workers have struck, swayed by the villain Artifis!] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Characters
Asterix; Obelix; Edifis; Readymix
Synopsis
The Druid, Readymix, prepares his secret formula.

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
This thing's wobbly.
Characters
The Captain
Synopsis
The Captain sends out paychecks by kite.

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
It's such a beautiful day, I'm going to take Popeye for a stroll in the country.
Characters
Olive Oyl; Popeye; Swee'pea
Synopsis
Popeye is reading a new book to Swee'pea.

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Defend yourself, webslinger!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mysterio
Synopsis
Mysterio attacks Spider-Man on the movie set and takes hostages.

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
This spot that Albert picke out for my house has a beautiful view of the lake!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Scamp
Synopsis
Scamp's new house on the lake with thousand of wild ducks present is like living at the end of a runway.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeow! Oh... I scared muhself!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy; Clarabelle Cow; Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse
Synopsis
Goofy, on his way to Clarabelle's party, gets mistaken for Bingo the Bear who has escaped from the City Zoo.

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
?

Characters
The Cat from Outer Space [Zunar 5J]; General Stilton; Dr. Heffel; Dr. Bartlett; Dr. Frank Wilson
Synopsis
The scientists are puzzled by a strange energy source.

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
Ya'll love this place... an' th' price is right!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Bugs tries to sell a haunted house, that already has an occupant, to Elmer Fudd.

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
We will interrupt this very important interview with Billy Carter...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yogi Bear
Synopsis
After Yogi finishes off Ding-Dong, the escaped giant gorilla terrorizing picnickers, he finishes off the picnic baskets.

[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
Just look at that coloring!
Characters
Easter Bunny
Synopsis
A horse asks the Easter Bunny how he manages to lay such pretty eggs.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 King Features Syndicate.

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

Walt Disney's 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
Hiya, Toots! How about having dinner with the best-looking guy in town?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck
Synopsis
Daisy refuses to go out with Donald until he tells her she looks nice.

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of all the ridiculous sounds I've ever heard!!
Characters
Fred Flintstone
Synopsis
Fred wonders what would be attracted to the sound of his hunting horn.

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
It won't be much of an Easter!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Heathcliff
Synopsis
Heathcliff feels sorry for the mice and gives them a jellybean.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 McNaught Syndicate, Inc.

Kitty Korner! Kurt Eppley's cat Cat Stevens.

[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
When ya get on in years, you wait for the sure thing.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
An old frog waits for a fly to land on his tongue.

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Universal Press Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Ziggy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Short people ma be the last to know when it rains...
Characters
Ziggy
Synopsis
Ziggy speaks in behalf of short people.

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
Seems like Easter's the promisin' time of year... new life, beginning' everywhere...
Characters
Hipshot
Synopsis
Hipshot is enjoying the new life beginning in nature during Easter.

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
Emma! It's Sunday morning!
Characters
Lord Plushbottom; Emmy Plushbottom; Kayo; Guppy
Synopsis
Emmy and Lord P. hurry to get Kayo out of the house before his friend Guppy comes over play.

Indexer Notes

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

[Night-active predators often depend on acute hearing ot aid their night vision.] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

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

Indexer Notes

© 1978 Field Enterprises, Inc.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kelly & Duke
  2. 1. [Werewolf Insurance]
    Kelly & Duke
  3. 2. ["You're getting so fat, you can't even see your feet!"]
    The Born Loser
  4. 3. ["Wouldn't it be divine if we could spend time getting to know each other better..."]
    Juliet Jones
  5. 4. ["I haven't drawn a picture in so long..."]
    Miss Peach
  6. 5. Visiting Nephew
    The Bosleys
  7. 6. ["Titchyosaurus? That's a long name - what do they call you for short?"]
    Stanley
  8. 7. ["Some people think that I should not be a part of Easter."]
    Berry's World
  9. 8. ["Better be careful, he ain't asleep."]
    Tumbleweeds
  10. 9. ["Name the major parts of your canon."]
    Crock
  11. 10. ["There's nothing like a little morning exercise to put a smile on your face!"]
    Eek & Meek
  12. 11. ["Vando! Now, one more shell to guarantee that the Horibs keep moving!"]
    Tarzan
  13. 12. ["What bothers me, doctor, is how the whole world is becoming so impersonal."]
    Frank and Ernest
  14. 13. [No More!]
    Ferd'nand
  15. 14. ["I remember a dog that tore my pant leg off at 5:30 one morning!"]
  16. 15. ["The ad said they wanted a man of substance..."]
    Our Boarding House
  17. 16. ["Watch out, Moose Miller! I'm going to repossess your color TV..."]
    Moose Miller
  18. 17. ["My paintings look even better when they're framed."]
    Eb and Flo
  19. 18. ["I wonder why the guy who invented the clip-on tie never invented the clip-on suit?"]
    Motley's Crew
  20. 19. ["Don't forget the baking soda when you head to the woods this year!"]
    Good Earth Almanac
  21. 20. ["You will!" "I won't!"]
    Boner's Ark
  22. 21. ["Remember, Mr. Woloby, this is for the grand prize, 50 thousand dollars!"]
    Winthrop
  23. 22. [Egyptian workers have struck, swayed by the villain Artifis!]
    Asterix and Obelix
  24. 23. ["This thing's wobbly."]
    The Captain's Gig
  25. 24. ["It's such a beautiful day, I'm going to take Popeye for a stroll in the country."]
    Popeye
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Cappy Dick
  27. 26. ["Defend yourself, webslinger!"]
    Spider-Man
  28. 27. ["This spot that Albert picke out for my house has a beautiful view of the lake!"]
    Walt Disney's Scamp
  29. 28. ["Yeow! Oh... I scared muhself!"]
    Mickey Mouse
  30. 29. The Cat from Outer Space
    Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales
  31. 30. ["Ya'll love this place... an' th' price is right!"]
    Bugs Bunny
  32. 31. ["We will interrupt this very important interview with Billy Carter..."]
    Hanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear
  33. 32. ["Just look at that coloring!"]
    Redeye
  34. 33. ["Hiya, Toots! How about having dinner with the best-looking guy in town?"]
    Walt Disney's Donald Duck
  35. 34. ["Of all the ridiculous sounds I've ever heard!!"]
    Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones
  36. 35. ["It won't be much of an Easter!"]
    Sunday with Heathcliff
  37. 36. ["When ya get on in years, you wait for the sure thing."]
    Animal Crackers
  38. 37. ["Short people ma be the last to know when it rains..."]
    Ziggy
  39. 38. ["Seems like Easter's the promisin' time of year... new life, beginning' everywhere..."]
    Rick O'Shay and Hipshot
  40. 39. ["Emma! It's Sunday morning!"]
    Moon Mullins
  41. 40. [Night-active predators often depend on acute hearing ot aid their night vision.]
    Mark Trail
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