Blab! #5
(Summer 1990)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1988 Series
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Price
7.95 USD; 9.55 CAD
Pages
132
Indicia Frequency
semi-annually
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Kitchen Sink Press, Inc.
Brand
Kitchen Sink Comix
ISBN
0-87816-088-4 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Monte Beauchamp
Color
Color Covers, Black & White Interiors (#3-7); Color & Black & White (#8)
Dimensions
8.5" x 5.5" (21.59 cm x 13.97 cm)- #3-7; 10" x 10" (25.4 cm x 25.4 cm)- #8
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[It's Wild! It's Weird! It's...] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Coleman (painting)
Inks
Joe Coleman (painting)
Colors
Joe Coleman (painting)
Letters
?

Wacky World (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Drew Friedman
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Milton Berle; Lee Harvey Oswald; Jerry Lewis; Arthur Bremmer; David Berkowitz; Red Buttons; Edward Gein; Buddy Hackett; Mickey Rooney; Richard Speck; Charles Manson; Bob Hope
Reprints

Blab #5 (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes production credits and indicia at bottom

The Big Dark Zero (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Sala
Pencils
Richard Sala
Inks
Richard Sala
Letters
Richard Sala

Characters
Guy Welles; Dr. Adder; Laura Trilby; Arthur Marks; Pristeen; Les Moore
Reprints

Lucky to Be Alive (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Lloyd Dangle
Pencils
Lloyd Dangle
Inks
Lloyd Dangle
Letters
Lloyd Dangle

Characters
Carol DaRonch; Ted Bundy; Ann Rule
Reprints

Carl Panzram, #31614 (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Coleman
Pencils
Joe Coleman
Inks
Joe Coleman
Letters
typeset

Characters
Carl Panzram; Sgt. Hale; 11-12-Year-Old Kid; Dr. Harris; Henry Lesser; Judge Hopkins; R.G. Warnke
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story told using single-page illustrations accompanied by text

4-Color Frenzy! The Rise and Fall of the Crime Comic Book (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Zone
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by small-size images of the covers to "Justice #15," "Crime Does Not Pay #42," "Police Lineup! #3," "Crime and Punishment #45," "Real Detective (November 1937, vol.XLII, #1)," "Crime Detective (January ?)," "Inside Detective (May ?)," "Timely Detective Cases (September ?)," "Detective Mysteries (February ?)," "Underwold Detective (October ?)," "Underworld Crime #7," "True Crime Comics v1#2," "The Crime Clinic #3," "Law-Crime #3," "Crime Suspenstories #20 & #22," "Wanted Comics #31," "Crimes by Women #15," "Crime Illustrated #2 (April 1956)," "Shock Illustrated #1," "Adult Tales of Terror Illustrated #1," "Corporate Crime Comics #1 & #2," "Thrillng Murder Comics #1"

Steven In Thin Air (Table of Contents: 7)

Steven / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Allen (signed)
Pencils
Doug Allen (signed)
Inks
Doug Allen (signed)
Letters
Doug Allen (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Steven; Stewardess; Old Lady; Alien Chief; Brock; Bert; Bill

Wilcoxson and Nussbaum (Table of Contents: 8)

Fred Toote' / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Spain Rodriguez (signed)
Pencils
Spain Rodriguez (signed)
Inks
Spain Rodriguez (signed)
Letters
Spain Rodriguez (signed)

Characters
Robert Randal Wilcoxson; Albert Fredrick Nussbaum; Tex; Spain Rodriguez; Fred Toote'; Vezay Toote'; Principal; Toote's Father; Henry Krauss
Reprints

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

Snappy Sammy Smoot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Skip Williamson (signed)
Pencils
Skip Williamson (signed)
Inks
Skip Williamson (signed)
Letters
Skip Williamson (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah, the vicissitudes of fate. Gunfire, so common in the far-flung hotspots of the world, can cause vexing change...
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Snappy Sammy Smoot; Leroy; Huey; Dewey; Neutron; Ragtime Billy; Widow Wyzinski
Synopsis
Smoot becomes guardian to his three orphaned juvenile delinquent nephews.

One for the Father (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
James Russell Clowes
Pencils
Daniel Clowes [as Dan'l Gillespie Clowes]
Inks
Daniel Clowes [as Dan'l Gillespie Clowes]
Letters
Daniel Clowes [as Dan'l Gillespie Clowes]

Characters
Dade; Lunatic with Machete
Reprints

The Joe Coleman Interview (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Beauchamp; Joe Coleman
Pencils
Joe Coleman
Inks
Joe Coleman
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Interview accompanied by a full page Coleman illustration; two pages from "The Mystery of Woolverine Woo-Bait;" a small-size reproduction of a painting titled "Empress Gift Shop;" small-size images of his covers for "You Can't Win: The Autobiography of Jack Black" and "Apocalypse Culture;" small-size images of the covers to "Shock Suspenstories #12," "The Vault of Horror #30," "The Haunt of Fear #17," "Crime Suspenstories #30," "MAD #22," "Panic #4," "Humbug #7," "Trump #1"

Murder Ain't a Crime (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
James Russell Clowes
Pencils
Richard Sala
Inks
Richard Sala
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Accompanied by seven illustrations of varied sizes

Snappy Sammy Smoot Speculates (Table of Contents: 13)

Snappy Sammy Smoot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Skip Williamson (signed)
Pencils
Skip Williamson (signed)
Inks
Skip Williamson (signed)
Letters
Skip Williamson (signed)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Snappy Sammy Smoot; Bozo Rebebo
Reprints

[Bank] (Table of Contents: 14)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [It's Wild! It's Weird! It's...]
  2. 1. Wacky World
  3. 2. Blab #5
  4. 3. The Big Dark Zero
  5. 4. Lucky to Be Alive
  6. 5. Carl Panzram, #31614
  7. 6. 4-Color Frenzy! The Rise and Fall of the Crime Comic Book
  8. 7. Steven In Thin Air
    Steven
  9. 8. Wilcoxson and Nussbaum
    Fred Toote'
  10. 9. ["Ah, the vicissitudes of fate. Gunfire, so common in the far-flung hotspots of the world, can cause vexing change..."]
    Snappy Sammy Smoot
  11. 10. One for the Father
  12. 11. The Joe Coleman Interview
  13. 12. Murder Ain't a Crime
  14. 13. Snappy Sammy Smoot Speculates
    Snappy Sammy Smoot
  15. 14. [Bank]
  16. 15. ["In This Crazy Issue: Crime-Filled Tales that'll Yank yer Plug!!!"]
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