Humbug #2
([March] 2009)

Fantagraphics, 2009 Series
Volume
2
Price
60.00 USD
Pages
248
On-sale date
2009-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN
978-1-56097-933-3 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Gary Groth; Jason T. Miles (Assistant Editor); John Benson (Consulting Editor)
Color
color cover; color and black & white interior
Binding
hardcover with slipcase

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arnold Roth (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth (signed)
Colors
Arnold Roth (signed)

Genre
humor

[Title Page & Credits] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils
Various
Inks
Various
Letters
typeset

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

[A Very Merry Christmas Uncle!] (Table of Contents: 3)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Dickens
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Ebenezer Scrooge; Bob Cratchit
Reprints

Indexer Notes

parody of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

[Buy a Subscription to Humbug] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Don't Have Room to Print Everything We Want to Here (Table of Contents: 5)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Indexer Notes

Artwork credit is for masthead

Greetings, Like (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel [as L. S.]
Pencils
Arnold Roth
Inks
Arnold Roth
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Poem.

Why Tell the Truth (Table of Contents: 7)

Television / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Will Elder (signed)
Inks
Will Elder (signed)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

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humor
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Fake Santa Clauses (Table of Contents: 8)

The Humbug Award / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Elder (signed)
Inks
Will Elder (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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T'was the Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Letters
typeset

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humor
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Indexer Notes

Story is spread over 3 pages: full page, 1/3 page, 1/3 page

A White Christmas (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Pencils
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Inks
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Indexer Notes

Spread over 2 pages: 2/3 & 2/3 page each

Gift Wrapping (Table of Contents: 11)

Crafts / comic story / 3.25 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed); Arnold Roth
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed); Arnold Roth
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Indexer Notes

Story on 3 full pages plus 1/4 page with coupon for ordering wrapping paper

How Westerns Affect TV (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 2.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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The Spirit of Christmas (Table of Contents: 13)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Holiday Phone Call (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arnold Roth (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth (signed)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Without a Word Being Spoken... (Table of Contents: 15)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
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Russ Heath (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of Cadillac ad (as "Callidac")
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The Man of 1000 Faces 500 Bodies and 348 Voices, Growls and Shrieks (Table of Contents: 16)

Movies / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

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humor
Synopsis
parody of 1957 film starring James Cagney as actor Lon Chaney
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Have You Saved Your Confederate Money (Table of Contents: 17)

cartoon / 1.75 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Statement list lists Harvey Kurtzman as editor, Harry Chester as business manager. Owners are listed as Kurtzman, Chester, Will Elder, Al Jaffee, Jack Davis and Arnold Roth. No circulation numbers reported.

The Gift of the Magic (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel [as O. Siegel]
Pencils
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story has one spot illustration.

No Challengers for Patterson? (Table of Contents: 20)

Sports / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

A Christmas Carol (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arnold Roth [as A. Roth, Arnold Roth and A. R.] (signed 3X)
Inks
Arnold Roth [as A. Roth] (signed)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

last page of story contains Roth's caricatures of himself and contributors Jack Davis, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Al Jaffee, Harry Chester, R.O. Blechman and Larry Siegel (as well as Scrooge, Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Charles Dickens), all in period costume.

1958 Morn (Table of Contents: 22)

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Pencils
Arnold Roth [as A. R.]
Inks
Arnold Roth [as A. R.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Galcream No More Greasy Palms! (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Elder (signed)
Inks
Will Elder (signed)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Fake ad.

1958... (Table of Contents: 24)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Arnold Roth [as A. R.]
Inks
Arnold Roth [as A. R.]
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Fred Santino, John Ball, Jack Gregory, Cal Simpson, William Kastanotis, unsigned, W. J. Turner, Doodles Weaver, (Miss) Rena Colburne and Gary Moss.

Frankenstien and His Monster (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Elder (signed)
Inks
Will Elder (signed)
Colors
? (tones)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Frankenstein is (apparently) deliberately mis-spelled as Frankenstien in the title and throughout the story.

1957 in Revue (Table of Contents: 26)

Daily Nues / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arnold Roth [as A. R.]
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Arnold Roth [as A. R.]
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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Rocket to the Moon (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Pencils
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Inks
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

R. O. Blechman is credited as B. Blechman in the masthead (presumably the "B." is for Bob, being short for Robert)

Ingenuity in Packaging (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Jack Davis
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Jack Davis
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satire-parody
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Misleading Columns (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Will Elder
Inks
Will Elder
Letters
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satire-parody
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Indoor Track (Table of Contents: 30)

Sports / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Arnold Roth (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth (signed)
Colors
? (tones)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Sputniks! (Table of Contents: 31)

Science / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed); Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed); Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
? (tones)
Letters
Typeset

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satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

First page by Davis, second page by Heath

Crime in the U.S.A. (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pablo Picasso (painting); Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Pablo Picasso (painting); Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors
? (tones)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

First two pages reproduce (badly) the paintings Three Musicians by Picasso (but image is flipped left to right), Guernica by Picasso, an unidentified sculpture, and an unidentified painting

The Unrecognized Aspirin War (Table of Contents: 33)

Medicine / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors
? (tones)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Fun with Hamlet & His Friends (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
? (tones)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Placed on pages 27, 28 and 32; illustration emulated child's primer illustration and not in Davis' style but the hands are a giveaway

Have Gun You Better Travel (Table of Contents: 35)

Television / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
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satire-parody
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Orval Faubus Humbug Hero of 1957 (Table of Contents: 36)

The Grand Humbug Award / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Arnold Roth (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth (signed)
Letters
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satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

*Fingers! (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

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

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Image of George Washington (very similar to the one on the $1 bill) with a tiny cartoon insect perched on his nose (and George's eyes are altered to look at the bug)

Scared You, Hey? (Table of Contents: 39)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset (partial)

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story starts on the inside front cover; part typeset text and part signatures from readers

Report on Shaving Aids (Table of Contents: 40)

Medicine / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photographs); Al Jaffee (illustrations)
Inks
? (photographs); Al Jaffee (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Humbug (Table of Contents: 41)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Arnold Roth [as AR] (letterhead and one panel)
Inks
Arnold Roth [as AR] (letterhead and one panel)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Judith Milhon, Howard Brown, B. Drews, Ben Calderone, Richard Christman, Lane Brown, J. S. Dushoff, Dennis Flannigan, C. H. Larson, Jr.

Jailbreak Rock (Table of Contents: 42)

Movies / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Elder (signed)
Inks
Will Elder (signed)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Humbug Album of American History George Washington (Table of Contents: 43)

History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arnold Roth (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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Everybody is Reading Car Magazines (Table of Contents: 44)

Press / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed); Arnold Roth [as AR] (signed); Harvey Kurtzman; Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed); Arnold Roth [as AR] (signed); Harvey Kurtzman; Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Favorite Formulas for Finishing Films (Table of Contents: 45)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Purvis
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Miami (Table of Contents: 46)

Travel / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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Real, Old-Time Cowboys (Table of Contents: 47)

The Humbug Award / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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Herman Wook's Marjorie Morningsun (Table of Contents: 48)

A Humbug Book Condensation / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Davis (illustration)
Inks
Jack Davis (illustration)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Snow Sculpture (Table of Contents: 49)

Art / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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Old Sputnik Prints (Table of Contents: 50)

Science / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

4 old (19th century) prints of people in torment with little cartoon sputniks added, probably by Roth or Jaffee

TV Choreography (Table of Contents: 51)

Television / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arnold Roth
Inks
Arnold Roth
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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For the Man Who Has Everything (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

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

A Humbug Valentine Bonus (Table of Contents: 53)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
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?
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?
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typeset

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satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Image of heart probably taken from old medical textbook and colored

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Inks
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Reprints

Saint Patrick's Day (Table of Contents: 55)

Humbug Holiday Album / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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Next Issue We Go Fancy (Table of Contents: 56)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Arnold Roth
Inks
Arnold Roth
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

The Best Television Commercials 1958 (Table of Contents: 57)

Television / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Elder
Inks
Will Elder
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
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Log of the Solar Hawke (Table of Contents: 58)

Science Fiction / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Fisher
Pencils
Arnold Roth (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth (signed)
Letters
typeset; Arnold Roth

Genre
satire-parody
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Finding The Mummy (Table of Contents: 59)

"And You Know Who" Gets Killed / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Russia Spurs U.S. Education (Table of Contents: 60)

Education / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

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humor
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Our Friends at Ballantine Book Publishers Have Asked Us to Advertise... (Table of Contents: 61) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Basic Field Manual U.S. Armnaviator's Handbook (Table of Contents: 62)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Sports Car Racing (Table of Contents: 63)

Sports / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

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humor
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Diving for Pearl (Table of Contents: 64)

"And You Know Who" Gets Killed / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

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humor
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The Little Goldy Book Alphibet book (Table of Contents: 65)

Education / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Letters
typeset

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humor
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The Following Four Pages Are Like Nothing You Have Ever Read in a Magazine Before (Table of Contents: 66)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
After a warning that the following pages are like nothing seen before on page 23 are two blank pages on pages 24 & 25 then (on page 31) is "April Fool!"
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Panicky Patriots (Table of Contents: 67)

Humbug Heroes Of Month / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Spring Training (Table of Contents: 68)

Sports / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

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humor
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Adhesive Bandages (Table of Contents: 69)

Medicine / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Elder (signed)
Inks
Will Elder (signed)
Colors
? (one-tone)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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A Quiet Night (Table of Contents: 70)

"And You Know Who" Gets Killed / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

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humor
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They're Talking About Us (Table of Contents: 71) (Expand) /

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

I Will Train You to Make Big Money Repairing Television-Radio (Table of Contents: 72)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Fake ad for Get Rich Quick Institute of Electron[ics] (end of name inferred but covered in ad by art)
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Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Today's Fashion Photos Have Smartest Settings (Table of Contents: 73)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Seymour Mednick (photograph)
Inks
Seymour Mednick (photograph)
Colors
Seymour Mednick (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Indexer Notes

Kurtzman (center) and Roth (left, with glasses) appear on cover which is a colorized photograph.

Mayday Parade (Table of Contents: 74)

Humbug Holiday Album / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arnold Roth (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

New Format! (Table of Contents: 75)

letters page / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

For Humbug Sophisticates (Table of Contents: 76) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Flyashi Gordonovich (Table of Contents: 77)

Press / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis
Inks
Jack Davis
Letters
?

Genre
humor; satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Parody of Flash Gordon with all lettering in faux-Cyrillic

Economy Optimists (Table of Contents: 78)

The Humbug Award / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Elder [as Elder van Rijn] (signed)
Inks
Will Elder [as Elder van Rijn] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Indexer Notes

Parody of The Anatomy Lesson by Rembrandt

New Streaked Toothpaste with Streaks, Zigzags, Dots! (Table of Contents: 79)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Elder (signed)
Inks
Will Elder (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 80)

Sports / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Davis (signed)
Inks
Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For those of you who are dusting off the clubs...
Genre
humor
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Rocket Clubs (Table of Contents: 81)

Science / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

The Temporary Recession (Table of Contents: 82)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Pencils
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Inks
R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Reprints

Old Yaller (Table of Contents: 83)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Will Elder (signed)
Inks
Will Elder (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; satire-parody
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Spring Rambles (Table of Contents: 84)

Travel / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arnold Roth (signed)
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Arnold Roth (signed)
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humor
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Useful Cut-Out Cards (Table of Contents: 85)

Arts and Crafts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Jack Davis (signed)
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Jack Davis (signed)
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humor
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Perspiration (Table of Contents: 86)

Medicine / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
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Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
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humor
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Humbug's Gardening Guide (Table of Contents: 87)

Home and Garden / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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?; Larry Siegel
Pencils
Will Elder (signed); Arnold Roth (signed); Jack Davis
Inks
Will Elder (signed); Arnold Roth (signed); Jack Davis
Letters
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humor
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Indexer Notes

Broken into the following sections: untitled introduction (Elder), "Insects, Pests" (Siegel), "Seeds" (Elder), "Planting" (Roth),"Equipment" (Davis)

Tarzan's on the Way However... (Table of Contents: 88)

"You Know Who" Gets Killed / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Jack Davis (signed)
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Jack Davis (signed)
Letters
typeset

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humor
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Fashion Photos (Table of Contents: 89)

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?
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Seymour Mednick (photographs)
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Photos of models posing in front of totally inappropriate scenes (car crashes, tornadoes, wild west shoot-outs, etc.). Jack Davis and Will Elder appear in photos.

Humbug Tastes Good! Like a Magazine Should! (Table of Contents: 90) (Expand) /

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

Speed Business with Telegrams (Table of Contents: 91)

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?
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Will Elder (signed)
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Will Elder (signed)
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Fake ad on back cover for Western Onion Telegrams

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 92)

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Harvey Kurtzman
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Harvey Kurtzman
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Humbug Tastes Good! (Table of Contents: 93) (Expand) /

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Man - We're Beat! (Table of Contents: 94)

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Harvey Kurtzman
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? (photo); Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
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? (photo); Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
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Letters from J. McConnell, Tony Ames, Wayne D. Komer, Norman Triglia, Jr., Joanne Surasky, Larry Weiss, Jack Malstrom, Robert J. Mathery, Bill Cheely, Stanley Friedenburg, Richard Chylla, Dell Mortimer, Lokraska Myilkadoit, Renicke Splud, Tom Eccleson, John Emelin, Ron Scheibner, Matin Kohn, Richard Corliss, Richard Merchant, Robert Wilkins, Robert Zimmer, Easy Sloman, John Welsh, Robert B. Immordino, Harvey Frajlich, George Thompson, Bob Taylor, John P. Lemley, Bob Grand, Johnny Chizzini, Vincent Bacon, Bo Tucker, Richard Wiley, Bernell D. Shoff, David Kosow, David Clark, David Snyder, H. Buglin, Mike Feiler, Rebel Hoker, David Paul Sexton, J. G. Vos, Hugh Redmon, Robert S. Griswold, Dennis Baron, Mike Britt, and Jack Clarke (whew!) plus photo of Kurtzman, perceived anti-Catholic panels by Roth, blank page, photos of readers Lokraska & Renicke, Fifher article (in part), Mednick Membership Card, Western Card, house ad with Stan Freberg, and Will Elder Titanic panel (whew! again!)

Randan (Table of Contents: 95)

Movies / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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?
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Will Elder (signed)
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Will Elder (signed)
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Parody of Rodan

The Fourth of July (Table of Contents: 96)

Humbug Holiday Album / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arnold Roth
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Arnold Roth
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Racing Fans (Table of Contents: 97)

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?
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Al Jaffee (signed)
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Al Jaffee (signed)
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Judo (Table of Contents: 98)

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?
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Arnold Roth (signed)
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Arnold Roth (signed)
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Sing a Song of Sixpence (Table of Contents: 99)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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Larry Siegel
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Report on Cigarette Filter Tips (Table of Contents: 100)

Medicine / text article / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Al Jaffee
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Al Jaffee
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humor; satire-parody
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T.V. Titles (Table of Contents: 101)

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Jack Davis
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... And You Know Who Gets Killed (Table of Contents: 102)

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?
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Jack Davis (signed)
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Jack Davis (signed)
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Muscle Magazines (Table of Contents: 103)

Press / text article / 4 pages (report information)

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Larry Siegel
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Will Elder (signed)
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Will Elder (signed)
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Old Prints for Future Viewing (Table of Contents: 104)

cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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?
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Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
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Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
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The Wedding Photographer (Table of Contents: 105)

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Al Jaffee (signed)
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Al Jaffee (signed)
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Portrait of the Adult West (Table of Contents: 106)

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Jack Davis (signed)
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Gullver's Travels (Table of Contents: 107)

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Jonathan Swift
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Thomas Morten (engraving)
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2.5 pages of Swift's text with frontispiece illustration by Morton (1836-66) from 1865 edition of the novel (engraving of Gulliver is flipped right to left from original version).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 108)

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R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)
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R. O. Blechman [as Blechman] (signed)

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Are You a Conformist? (Table of Contents: 109)

Quiz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Arnold Roth [as A. R.] (signed)
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Arnold Roth [as A. Roth] (signed)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 110) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Free Any 3 of These Superb High-Fidelity 1.2" Columnia LR Panels (Table of Contents: 111)

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?
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Will Elder
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Will Elder
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Parody of Columbia Record club featuring all-Dick Tracy parody album covers

Smoke the Big M! (Table of Contents: 112)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Will Elder (signed)
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Will Elder (signed)
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?
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Annotations (Table of Contents: 113)

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John Benson
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Various
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Various
Colors
Various
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Restoration Notes (Table of Contents: 114)

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Gary Groth
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Various
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Title Page & Credits]
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. [A Very Merry Christmas Uncle!]
  5. 4. [Buy a Subscription to Humbug]
  6. 5. Don't Have Room to Print Everything We Want to Here
  7. 6. Greetings, Like
  8. 7. Why Tell the Truth
    Television
  9. 8. Fake Santa Clauses
    The Humbug Award
  10. 9. T'was the Night Before Christmas
  11. 10. A White Christmas
  12. 11. Gift Wrapping
    Crafts
  13. 12. How Westerns Affect TV
  14. 13. The Spirit of Christmas
  15. 14. Holiday Phone Call
  16. 15. Without a Word Being Spoken...
  17. 16. The Man of 1000 Faces 500 Bodies and 348 Voices, Growls and Shrieks
    Movies
  18. 17. Have You Saved Your Confederate Money
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. The Gift of the Magic
  21. 20. No Challengers for Patterson?
    Sports
  22. 21. A Christmas Carol
  23. 22. 1958 Morn
  24. 23. Galcream No More Greasy Palms!
  25. 24. 1958...
  26. 25. Frankenstien and His Monster
  27. 26. 1957 in Revue
    Daily Nues
  28. 27. Rocket to the Moon
  29. 28. Ingenuity in Packaging
  30. 29. Misleading Columns
  31. 30. Indoor Track
    Sports
  32. 31. Sputniks!
    Science
  33. 32. Crime in the U.S.A.
  34. 33. The Unrecognized Aspirin War
    Medicine
  35. 34. Fun with Hamlet & His Friends
  36. 35. Have Gun You Better Travel
    Television
  37. 36. Orval Faubus Humbug Hero of 1957
    The Grand Humbug Award
  38. 37. *Fingers!
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
  40. 39. Scared You, Hey?
  41. 40. Report on Shaving Aids
    Medicine
  42. 41. Humbug
  43. 42. Jailbreak Rock
    Movies
  44. 43. Humbug Album of American History George Washington
    History
  45. 44. Everybody is Reading Car Magazines
    Press
  46. 45. Favorite Formulas for Finishing Films
  47. 46. Miami
    Travel
  48. 47. Real, Old-Time Cowboys
    The Humbug Award
  49. 48. Herman Wook's Marjorie Morningsun
    A Humbug Book Condensation
  50. 49. Snow Sculpture
    Art
  51. 50. Old Sputnik Prints
    Science
  52. 51. TV Choreography
    Television
  53. 52. For the Man Who Has Everything
  54. 53. A Humbug Valentine Bonus
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
  56. 55. Saint Patrick's Day
    Humbug Holiday Album
  57. 56. Next Issue We Go Fancy
  58. 57. The Best Television Commercials 1958
    Television
  59. 58. Log of the Solar Hawke
    Science Fiction
  60. 59. Finding The Mummy
    "And You Know Who" Gets Killed
  61. 60. Russia Spurs U.S. Education
    Education
  62. 61. Our Friends at Ballantine Book Publishers Have Asked Us to Advertise...
  63. 62. Basic Field Manual U.S. Armnaviator's Handbook
  64. 63. Sports Car Racing
    Sports
  65. 64. Diving for Pearl
    "And You Know Who" Gets Killed
  66. 65. The Little Goldy Book Alphibet book
    Education
  67. 66. The Following Four Pages Are Like Nothing You Have Ever Read in a Magazine Before
  68. 67. Panicky Patriots
    Humbug Heroes Of Month
  69. 68. Spring Training
    Sports
  70. 69. Adhesive Bandages
    Medicine
  71. 70. A Quiet Night
    "And You Know Who" Gets Killed
  72. 71. They're Talking About Us
  73. 72. I Will Train You to Make Big Money Repairing Television-Radio
  74. 73. Today's Fashion Photos Have Smartest Settings
  75. 74. Mayday Parade
    Humbug Holiday Album
  76. 75. New Format!
  77. 76. For Humbug Sophisticates
  78. 77. Flyashi Gordonovich
    Press
  79. 78. Economy Optimists
    The Humbug Award
  80. 79. New Streaked Toothpaste with Streaks, Zigzags, Dots!
  81. 80. ["For those of you who are dusting off the clubs..."]
    Sports
  82. 81. Rocket Clubs
    Science
  83. 82. The Temporary Recession
  84. 83. Old Yaller
  85. 84. Spring Rambles
    Travel
  86. 85. Useful Cut-Out Cards
    Arts and Crafts
  87. 86. Perspiration
    Medicine
  88. 87. Humbug's Gardening Guide
    Home and Garden
  89. 88. Tarzan's on the Way However...
    "You Know Who" Gets Killed
  90. 89. Fashion Photos
    Fashion
  91. 90. Humbug Tastes Good! Like a Magazine Should!
  92. 91. Speed Business with Telegrams
  93. 92. [no title indexed]
  94. 93. Humbug Tastes Good!
  95. 94. Man - We're Beat!
  96. 95. Randan
    Movies
  97. 96. The Fourth of July
    Humbug Holiday Album
  98. 97. Racing Fans
    Sports
  99. 98. Judo
  100. 99. Sing a Song of Sixpence
  101. 100. Report on Cigarette Filter Tips
    Medicine
  102. 101. T.V. Titles
    Television
  103. 102. ... And You Know Who Gets Killed
  104. 103. Muscle Magazines
    Press
  105. 104. Old Prints for Future Viewing
  106. 105. The Wedding Photographer
    Photography
  107. 106. Portrait of the Adult West
  108. 107. Gullver's Travels
    Classics
  109. 108. [no title indexed]
  110. 109. Are You a Conformist?
    Quiz
  111. 110. [no title indexed]
  112. 111. Free Any 3 of These Superb High-Fidelity 1.2" Columnia LR Panels
  113. 112. Smoke the Big M!
  114. 113. Annotations
  115. 114. Restoration Notes
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