(March 11, 1979)

The Middlesex News, 1979 Series
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Pages:
32
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
[none printed]
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Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Yogi Bear

Indexer Notes

Single interior panel with different script.
Cappy Dick Winners from February 4: Steven Colins, Craig Green, Julie Perlow, Kristin Ferrari, Scott Fine, Robert Egan, Brian DeCotis, Ricky Pope, Heather Ferguson, Sherborn Polanik, Kathey Polanik.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Where are you off to, Honey Island?
Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters:
Kelly; Honey Island (a chicken)

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Universal Press Syndicate.

[Cocoa Soap] (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; domestic
Characters:
Brutus P. Thornapple; Gladys Thornapple
Synopsis:
Brutus eats the "chocolate bar"(soap) he finds on the bathroom sink.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 by NEA, Inc.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
These 'harmless hangover pills' you talked Therese into...
Genre:
drama
Characters:
Juliet Jones; Therese; Lex; Kim
Synopsis:
Juliet confronts Lex about poison pills and he is shot by Therese.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 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:
That Ira is a terrible junk food addict!
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Linda; Francine; Ira
Synopsis:
Ira can't help eating junk food.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Field Enterprise, Inc.

Hot Jazz (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:
The Bosleys
Synopsis:
Multiple single gags about Hot Jazz.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

[Kid in Tow] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Henning Dahl Mikkelsen [as Mik]
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ferd'nand; Ferd'nand Jr
Synopsis:
Ferd Jr keeps getting distracted on the walk home from the train station.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

[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:
Look at that double loop jump...
Genre:
humor; domestic
Synopsis:
A wife thinks her husband is watching a figure skating TV show, when he is really watching "The Celebrity Jalepeno Pepper-eating Contest".

Indexer Notes

© 1979 by NEA, Inc.

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

Tumbleweeds / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Tom K. Ryan
Pencils:
Tom K. Ryan
Inks:
Tom K. Ryan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I called this board of directors meeting to announce your promotion, Wimble!
Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Claude Clay (undertaker); Wimble (Chief Excavation Engineer - grave digger)

Indexer Notes

© 1979 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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

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:
We've got to do something quick!
Characters:
Moose Miller
Synopsis:
The Company fires Moose.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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

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:
One, two. One, two.
Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Moon Mullins; Emma
Synopsis:
Emma's age warranty runs out on Monday mornings.

Indexer Notes

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

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

Tarzan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russ Manning
Pencils:
Russ Manning; Mike Royer (assist)
Inks:
Russ Manning; Mike Royer (assist)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
What does he mean... he's changing the rules??
Genre:
adventure; jungle
Synopsis:
The athletes compete against real hazards. Pole-vaulting over elephants, etc.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Trademark TARZAN owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Bird Watcher (Table of Contents: 12)

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 encounters a "Scruffy Tufted Mugger Bird" in the city park.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 McNaught Syndicate, Inc.

Kitty Korner! Bob Johnston of Houston, Texas has a cat named 'Lorielle', who dances to music from the radio.

The Case of the Salami Sandwich (Table of Contents: 13)

Encyclopedia Brown / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Donald J. Sobol
Pencils:
Donald J. Sobol
Inks:
Donald J. Sobol
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; detective-mystery
Characters:
Encyclopedia Brown; Ziggy
Synopsis:
Encyclopedia Brown helps his friend find his lost, hidden salami sandwich.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Universal Press Syndicate.

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

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

Script:
Ed Sullivan
Pencils:
Ed Sullivan
Inks:
Ed Sullivan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Ask him if he'd like to try it again!
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Mr. Botts
Synopsis:
Mr. Botts is the recipient of the end results of a game of crack-the-whip.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 NEA, Inc.

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

Our Boarding House with Major Hoople / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Soda, bread and tea! Perfect for St. Patricks Day!
Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Aunt Martha; Major Hoople
Synopsis:
Aunt Martha gets everyone fed and out of the house so she can have it for herself.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 NEA, Inc.

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

Motley's Crew / comic story / 1 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:
All you workers are spineless idiots!!
Characters:
Mr. Drudge; Motley
Synopsis:
The boss writes a speech to his employees.

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script:
Bob Thaves; Tom Thaves
Pencils:
Bob Thaves; Tom Thaves
Inks:
Bob Thaves; Tom Thaves
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Step over here, Pal! Here it is! ...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Frank; Ernest
Synopsis:
Salesman tries to sell Frank and Ernest a 'time-saving' contraption.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 NEA, Inc.

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

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:
Good morning new day...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ziggy
Synopsis:
Ziggy has a 'fine' day.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Universal Press Syndicate.

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

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

Script:
Mort Walker [as Addison]
Pencils:
Mort Walker [as Addison]
Inks:
Mort Walker [as Addison]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
What are you doing, Boner?
Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Boner
Synopsis:
Boner is tired of everything and the animals are tired of him being tired of everything.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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

Winthrop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Uh-oh, here comes Nasy McNarf...
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Winthrop; Nasty McNarf
Synopsis:
Nobody ignores Nasty McNarf.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 NEA, Inc.

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

Cathy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Cathy Guisewite
Pencils:
Cathy Guisewite
Inks:
Cathy Guisewite
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
How about another cup of coffee, Cathy?
Genre:
domestic
Characters:
Cathy; Phillip
Synopsis:
Phillip can't take the hints telling him the date is over.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Universal Press Syndicate.

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

The Cap'n'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:
Here we are, right on time.
Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Cap'n; Mr. Gobb
Synopsis:
Mr. Gobb is tired of waiting for the Cap'n's girl to get ready.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Field Enterprises, Inc.

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

The Amazing 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:
Somewhere in the city another Spider-Man's running loose!
Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Spider-Man (criminal imposter)
Synopsis:
Peter is looking for the guy posing as Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Marvel Comics Group. Register and Tribune Syndicate, Inc.

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

Cappy Dick / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Games, hobby tips, contests, etc.

© 1979 Field Enterprises, Inc.

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

Popeye / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Does ya want him to grow up knowin' nothin'?
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Popeye; Pappy; Olive Oil; Swee'pea
Synopsis:
Pappy teaches Swee'pea about building ships in bottles.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I wonder when Albert's going to feed me?
Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Scamp; Albert
Synopsis:
Scamp over-dramatizes waiting for his dinner.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Walt Disney Productions.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
...and then the wizard... Good! He's asleep!
Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Morty
Synopsis:
Morty chases a mosquito into Mickey's room in the middle of the night.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Walt Disney Productions.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate.

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; western-frontier
Characters:
Theodore; Amos; Millie Gaskill; Private Reid
Synopsis:
Theodore and Amos make plans. Major Gaskill's daughter, Millie, arrives in Junction city.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Walt Disney Productions.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate.

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

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

Script:
Roger Armstrong
Pencils:
Al Stoffel
Inks:
Al Stoffel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Yer car's in super condition, Fuddsy, an' so's yer bill!
Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Sylvester
Synopsis:
Elmer complains about a noise coming from the back of his car after an expensive repair.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Warner Bros. Inc.

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

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

Script:
Ed Dodd
Pencils:
Ed Dodd
Inks:
Ed Dodd
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
A favorite among collectors is the beautiful marbled shell of the cone snail
Genre:
nature
Synopsis:
Information on poisonous snails.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Field Enterprises, Inc.

[Front-end Alignment] (Table of Contents: 31)

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 fixes his horse's alignment.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Did you wash your hands before you sat down?
Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Donald Duck
Synopsis:
Donald eats at Mom's Cafe.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Walt Disney Productions.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate.

[Daddy Imitation] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pebbles; Dino; Fred (cameo)
Synopsis:
Dino does an impression of Fred coming home from work grumpy.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 McNaught Syndicate.
© Hanna-Barbera Productions Inc.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
How come you aren't at Yogi Bear's picnic, Leaping Deer?
Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Yogi Bear; Leaping Deer; Boo Boo Bear; Cindy Bear; Ranger Smith
Synopsis:
Leaping Deer does a rain-dance in response to not being invited to Yogi's picnic.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 McNaught Syndicate.
© Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.

"As a anguised David Banner reaches town, his worst fears are realized..." (Table of Contents: 35)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
Larry Lieber
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Incredible Hulk [David Banner]
Synopsis:
A frightened man recounts an encounter with The Incredible Hulk.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Marvel Comics Group.

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

Crock / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
...you landed on Park Place... gimme two-hundred bucks.
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Crock; Hawthorne
Synopsis:
Hawthorne is lost in the desert.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 Field Enterprises, Inc.

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

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:
Nice weather we're having, isn't it?
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Meek
Synopsis:
Meek tries some small talk on a girl.

Indexer Notes

© 1979 NEA, Inc.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear
  2. 1. ["Where are you off to, Honey Island?"]
    Kelly & Duke
  3. 2. [Cocoa Soap]
    The Born Loser
  4. 3. ["These 'harmless hangover pills' you talked Therese into..."]
    Juliet Jones
  5. 4. ["That Ira is a terrible junk food addict!"]
    Miss Peach
  6. 5. Hot Jazz
    The Bosleys
  7. 6. [Kid in Tow]
    Ferd'nand
  8. 7. ["Look at that double loop jump..."]
    Berry's World
  9. 8. ["I called this board of directors meeting to announce your promotion, Wimble!"]
    Tumbleweeds
  10. 9. ["We've got to do something quick!"]
    Moose Miller
  11. 10. ["One, two. One, two."]
    Moon Mullins
  12. 11. ["What does he mean... he's changing the rules??"]
    Tarzan
  13. 12. Bird Watcher
    Sunday with Heathcliff
  14. 13. The Case of the Salami Sandwich
    Encyclopedia Brown
  15. 14. ["Ask him if he'd like to try it again!"]
    Priscilla's Pop
  16. 15. ["Soda, bread and tea! Perfect for St. Patricks Day!"]
    Our Boarding House with Major Hoople
  17. 16. ["All you workers are spineless idiots!!"]
    Motley's Crew
  18. 17. ["Step over here, Pal! Here it is! ..."]
    Frank and Ernest
  19. 18. ["Good morning new day..."]
    Ziggy
  20. 19. ["What are you doing, Boner?"]
    Boner's Ark
  21. 20. ["Uh-oh, here comes Nasy McNarf..."]
    Winthrop
  22. 21. ["How about another cup of coffee, Cathy?"]
    Cathy
  23. 22. ["Here we are, right on time."]
    The Cap'n's Gig
  24. 23. ["Somewhere in the city another Spider-Man's running loose!"]
    The Amazing Spider-Man
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Cappy Dick
  26. 25. ["Does ya want him to grow up knowin' nothin'?"]
    Popeye
  27. 26. ["I wonder when Albert's going to feed me?"]
    Walt Disney's Scamp
  28. 27. ["...and then the wizard... Good! He's asleep!"]
    Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse
  29. 28. The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
    Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales
  30. 29. ["Yer car's in super condition, Fuddsy, an' so's yer bill!"]
    Bugs Bunny
  31. 30. ["A favorite among collectors is the beautiful marbled shell of the cone snail"]
    Mark Trail
  32. 31. [Front-end Alignment]
    Redeye
  33. 32. ["Did you wash your hands before you sat down?"]
    Walt Disney's Donald Duck
  34. 33. [Daddy Imitation]
    Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones
  35. 34. ["How come you aren't at Yogi Bear's picnic, Leaping Deer?"]
    Hanna-Barbera's Yogi Bear
  36. 35. "As a anguised David Banner reaches town, his worst fears are realized..."
    The Incredible Hulk
  37. 36. ["...you landed on Park Place... gimme two-hundred bucks."]
    Crock
  38. 37. ["Nice weather we're having, isn't it?"]
    Eek & Meek
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