(October 1971)

Kitchen Sink Press, 1971 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1971
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Adults Only
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Kitchen Sink Enterprises
Brand
Kitchen Fink Enterprises
Editing
Denis Kitchen
Color
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions
6 3/4" x 10 5/8"
Paper Stock
newsprint with glossy paper covers
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

First printing, October 1971. Second printing, January 1972. Third and fourth printings also exist.
The name "PROJUNIOR" is one word, all capitals, in the indicia. In the stories, it is usually two words "Pro Junior."

Baltimore's Blasphemous Bad Boy! (Table of Contents)

ProJunior / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch (signed)
Pencils
Jay Lynch (signed)
Inks
Jay Lynch (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jay Lynch (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yer a livesaver, doll!
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Pro Junior; doll; guard
Keywords
gun; jail; smoking

Indexer Notes

Note: "23 Underground Cartoonists" appears on cover of first edition; "22 Underground Cartoonists" appears on later printings.
Cover was inspired by last panel of page 3 of "A Match for Satan" from True Crime Comics (Magazine Village, 1947 series) V 1 #2 (May 1947). (Source: letters page of Mr. Monster's Super Duper Special (Eclipse, 1986 series) #7).

An Introduction (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Pilati (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Recently I was sitting at my desk...
Synopsis
A brief history of the character Pro Junior, created for Don Dohler's fanzine, "Wild," in 1963.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Joe Pilati published a Mad fanzine "Smudge" in the early 1960s, the same time as Don Dohler

Perdido Part One (Table of Contents: 2)

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
S. Clay Wilson (signed); Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)
Pencils
S. Clay Wilson (signed); Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)
Inks
S. Clay Wilson (signed); Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)
Letters
S. Clay Wilson (signed); Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Harmon I'm going to give your ring back...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Harmon; Tons-of-Fun Tess
Synopsis
Harmon slugs Pro Junior after he makes fun of Harmon's severe acne.
Reprints
Keywords
acne; adult

Indexer Notes

Comic story jam with both artists contributing.

Perdido Part Two (Table of Contents: 3)

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
S. Clay Wilson (signed); Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)
Pencils
S. Clay Wilson (signed); Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)
Inks
S. Clay Wilson (signed); Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)
Letters
S. Clay Wilson (signed); Robert Crumb (signed as R. Crumb)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oboy! Oboy! I called up this colored girl Lu Ann...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Lu Ann
Synopsis
Pro Junior drives his hot rod to go on a date with Lu Ann, but three hoods have moved the roadblock where a bridge is out.
Reprints
Keywords
adult; hot rod

Indexer Notes

Comic story jam with both artists contributing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Evert Geradts (signed)
Pencils
Evert Geradts (signed)
Inks
Evert Geradts (signed)
Letters
Evert Geradts (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My, oh my, this is very interesting!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Susy
Synopsis
Pro Junior wonders "What is reality?" And gets himself in trouble with his girl friend.
Keywords
adult

Bongo Bongo Bongo (Table of Contents: 5)

Pro Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jay Lynch (signed as Jayzey Lynch)
Pencils
Jay Lynch (signed as Jayzey Lynch)
Inks
Jay Lynch (signed as Jayzey Lynch)
Letters
Jay Lynch (signed as Jayzey Lynch)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Each morning a missionary advertisement neon sign...
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Pro Junior; Billy Graham (cameo); Adolph Hitler (cameo); Katzenjammer Kids [Hans; Fritz] (cameo); Officer Pupp (cameo)
Keywords
atom bomb; jungle; missionary; movies; song parody

Indexer Notes

A parody of the 1948 pop song "Civilization (Bongo Bongo Bongo)" by the Andrews Sisters and Danny Kaye, using the song lyrics. Pro Junior is depicted as a jungle resident wearing a leopard skin.

Pro-Junior Tries Yoga (Table of Contents: 6)

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jay Kinney (signed as Kinney)
Pencils
Jay Kinney (signed as Kinney)
Inks
Jay Kinney (signed as Kinney)
Letters
Jay Kinney (signed as Kinney)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well... All these manifestations of my formerly dissolute life must go...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior
Synopsis
Pro Junior tries yoga but his body doesn't like it.
Keywords
yoga

Pro Junior Learns to Draw! (Table of Contents: 7)

Pro Junior / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Art Spiegelman (signed); Justin Green (signed)
Pencils
Art Spiegelman (signed); Justin Green (signed)
Inks
Art Spiegelman (signed); Justin Green (signed)
Letters
Art Spiegelman (signed); Justin Green (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hope this cartoon course ain't a gyp!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Trashman (cameo)
Synopsis
Pro Junior takes a drawing course to learn how draw cartoons.
Keywords
drawing course; Esquire; underground comix

Indexer Notes

Comic story jam by both artists.

Jim Mitchell's Pro Junior Comix (Table of Contents: 8)

Pro Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
James Mitchell (signed as J Mitchell)
Pencils
James Mitchell (signed as J Mitchell)
Inks
James Mitchell (signed as J Mitchell)
Letters
James Mitchell (signed as J Mitchell)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello. Is Sandy ready?
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Robert Crumb (caricature)
Synopsis
Pro Junior calls at a communal house to pick up his computer-matched date.
Keywords
adult; commune; computer-dating; homosexual; marijuana; popcorn

Pro Junior and Belinda Berkeley Pull Dat Ole Switcheroo (Table of Contents: 9)

Pro Junior; Belinda Berkeley / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Trina Robbins (signed as Trina)
Pencils
Trina Robbins (signed as Trina)
Inks
Trina Robbins (signed as Trina)
Letters
Trina Robbins (signed as Trina)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shit! That does it!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Belinda Berkeley
Synopsis
Pro Junior and Belinda change their appearance to get people to treat them differently.
Keywords
bell bottom pants; mini-skirt; wig; women's liberation

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

Pro Junior / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Pete Poplaski (signed as Poplaski)
Pencils
Pete Poplaski (signed as Poplaski)
Inks
Pete Poplaski (signed as Poplaski)
Letters
Pete Poplaski (signed as Poplaski)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yikes!!! I'd better scram!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Rev. Riggins
Synopsis
Pro Junior tries to escape a gang by sliding down an alley and falling in an open manhole.
Keywords
alley; garbage cans

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

Pro Junior / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Loft (signed)
Pencils
Peter Loft (signed)
Inks
Peter Loft (signed)
Letters
Peter Loft (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Open up! It's the police!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Pro Junior
Synopsis
A surreal chase with both Pro Junior and the police turning into strange flying beings.
Keywords
drugs

The Jazz Slinger (Table of Contents: 12)

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ned Sonntag (signed)
Pencils
Ned Sonntag (signed)
Inks
Ned Sonntag (signed)
Letters
Ned Sonntag (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior
Synopsis
Pro Junior gets some revenge on pigeons that harass him while he's pan-handling.
Keywords
pigeons

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Juan Cristobal Valdez de ProJunior ...Explorer (Table of Contents: 13)

Pro Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Denis Kitchen (signed as Kitchen)
Pencils
Denis Kitchen (signed as Kitchen)
Inks
Denis Kitchen (signed as Kitchen)
Letters
Denis Kitchen (signed as Kitchen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The King and Queen will see you now...
Genre
humor; historical; satire-parody
Characters
Pro Junior; Bob Hope (cameo)
Synopsis
A parody with Pro Junior as a Spanish explorer reporting back to the King and Queen.
Keywords
explorer

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

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Dozier [as Dozier] (signed)
Pencils
Dave Dozier [as Dozier] (signed)
Inks
Dave Dozier [as Dozier] (signed)
Letters
Dave Dozier [as Dozier] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Today has been my day!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Monica
Synopsis
Pro Junior wants to ask Monica to the prom, but takes so long to get to the point that he ends up asking someone else.
Keywords
prom

Pro Junior and the Junior Prom (Table of Contents: 15)

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Wendel Pugh (signed)
Pencils
Wendel Pugh (signed)
Inks
Wendel Pugh (signed)
Letters
Wendel Pugh (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Progee who ya takin' to the Prom?
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Kathy; Donna
Synopsis
The two girls Pro Junior wants to ask to the prom are already taken.
Keywords
prom

Indexer Notes

Dated 3/71.

Look Out Sinner! Here Comes... ProJunior (Table of Contents: 16)

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Herring [as DLH] ?
Pencils
Dave Herring [as DLH] ?
Inks
Dave Herring [as DLH] ?
Letters
Dave Herring [as DLH] ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I, ProJunior, have come to this section of town...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior
Synopsis
Pro Junior, clad in the leopard skin, goes on a crusade against prostitution, but there's a catch.
Keywords
pimp; prostitutes

Indexer Notes

Signed "DLH". The only name in the list of contributors on the inside front cover that matches is Dave Herring.

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

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bruce Walthers (signed)
Pencils
Bruce Walthers (signed)
Inks
Bruce Walthers (signed)
Letters
Bruce Walthers (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cripes!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Spud
Synopsis
Pro Junior and his friend get turned away at the adult book store because they're not 21 years-old.
Keywords
adult book store

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

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dale Kuipers (signed)
Pencils
Dale Kuipers (signed)
Inks
Dale Kuipers (signed)
Letters
Dale Kuipers (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And to ProJunior and all other underacheivers [sic]
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior
Synopsis
Instead of a diploma, Pro Junior gets a one-way ticket to Vietnam, then gets kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.
Keywords
diploma; high school; motorcycle gang

Indexer Notes

"Underachievers" is misspelled in the first line.

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

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Justin Green (signed)
Pencils
Justin Green (signed)
Inks
Justin Green (signed)
Letters
Justin Green (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Recreation facilities for factory workers are woefully inadequate...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior
Synopsis
Pro Junior, clad in his leopard skin, gets caught up in the rush to get off a subway car.
Keywords
subway

Personal Turmoil (Table of Contents: 20)

Pro Junior / comic story / 2 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
Flash! The government just announced suspension of civil liberties...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Binky; Snappy Sammy Smoot
Synopsis
When the government suspends civil liberties; Pro Junior becomes a leftist terrorist.
Reprints
Keywords
bomber; drugs; heroin; sniper

Pro Junior Comix (Table of Contents: 21)

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joel Beck (signed)
Pencils
Joel Beck (signed)
Inks
Joel Beck (signed)
Letters
Joel Beck (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Honey! He won't eat his dinner!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Pro Junior (as a young boy)
Synopsis
Pro Junior misbehaves at the dinner table. When his parents complain, he turns into an angel and flies away.
Reprints
Keywords
angel

Pro Junior's Little Difficulty (Table of Contents: 22)

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Griffith (signed)
Pencils
Bill Griffith (signed)
Inks
Bill Griffith (signed)
Letters
Bill Griffith (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man, I sure hope this toad character's got a together head...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior; Mr. Toad
Synopsis
Pro Junior goes to see Mr. Toad about a sexual problem, but finds that Mr. Toad is no help.

The Good Deed (Table of Contents: 23)

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Dohler (signed)
Pencils
Don Dohler (signed)
Inks
Don Dohler (signed)
Letters
Don Dohler (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey man! I think I see something evil ahead!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior
Synopsis
Pro Junior finds a half-full bottle of high-powered liquor.
Keywords
liquor

Indexer Notes

Liquor is labeled from "The Spiro Agnew Distillery."

Everybody's Wearing Them (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Take a Tip from ProJunior, fellas: (Table of Contents: 25)

Pro Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Denis Kitchen (signed as Kitchen)
Pencils
Denis Kitchen (signed as Kitchen)
Inks
Denis Kitchen (signed as Kitchen)
Colors
?
Letters
Denis Kitchen (signed as Kitchen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beware of Venereal Disease!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pro Junior
Synopsis
A parody of comics warning against sexually-transmitted diseases.
Keywords
prostitute; V.D.; venereal disease

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Baltimore's Blasphemous Bad Boy!
    ProJunior
  2. 1. An Introduction
  3. 2. Perdido Part One
    Pro Junior
  4. 3. Perdido Part Two
    Pro Junior
  5. 4. ["My, oh my, this is very interesting!"]
    Pro Junior
  6. 5. Bongo Bongo Bongo
    Pro Junior
  7. 6. Pro-Junior Tries Yoga
    Pro Junior
  8. 7. Pro Junior Learns to Draw!
    Pro Junior
  9. 8. Jim Mitchell's Pro Junior Comix
    Pro Junior
  10. 9. Pro Junior and Belinda Berkeley Pull Dat Ole Switcheroo
    Pro Junior; Belinda Berkeley
  11. 10. ["Yikes!!! I'd better scram!!"]
    Pro Junior
  12. 11. ["Open up! It's the police!"]
    Pro Junior
  13. 12. The Jazz Slinger
    Pro Junior
  14. 13. Juan Cristobal Valdez de ProJunior ...Explorer
    Pro Junior
  15. 14. ["Wow! Today has been my day!"]
    Pro Junior
  16. 15. Pro Junior and the Junior Prom
    Pro Junior
  17. 16. Look Out Sinner! Here Comes... ProJunior
    Pro Junior
  18. 17. ["Cripes!"]
    Pro Junior
  19. 18. ["And to ProJunior and all other underacheivers [sic]"]
    Pro Junior
  20. 19. ["Recreation facilities for factory workers are woefully inadequate..."]
    Pro Junior
  21. 20. Personal Turmoil
    Pro Junior
  22. 21. Pro Junior Comix
    Pro Junior
  23. 22. Pro Junior's Little Difficulty
    Pro Junior
  24. 23. The Good Deed
    Pro Junior
  25. 24. Everybody's Wearing Them
  26. 25. Take a Tip from ProJunior, fellas:
    Pro Junior
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