(March 1970)

New American Library, 1970 Series
 
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
196
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
[none printed]
Brand:
A Signet Book
Editing:
Nick Meglin
Color:
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
mass market paperback (4 1/4" x 7")
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nick Meglin
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Nick Meglin outlines his career as a semi-successful author.

The Biggest Top on Earth (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An intrepid circus owner forges on in the face of sagging attendance, a devastating fire and a troupe with not a whole lot of talent.

Life-Dinghy (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Six passengers and a junior officer are adrift in a single lifeboat from a sunken liner with the captain who sunk it.

The Case of the Man Who Died a Lot (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A driven scientist is executed for his experiments in raising the dead. But his assistant proves his theories by raising him from the dead.

Periscopes Out of the Blue (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A dimwitted captain commands a dimwitted crew aboard a submarine in World War II.

The Inventing Fool (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An impractical inventor stumbles onto several amazing discoveries while trying to invent something else.

Indexer Notes

The lead character is a thinly disguised parody of Thomas Edison. Porky Pig makes a cameo on the last page.

Flight 1313 (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
An intrepid but not too bright airline pilot struggles to keep his disabled airliner from crashing while a group of passengers make promises to rectify the sins they committed prior to the flight.

Blazing Blades (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A directionally-challenged pirate is hired to steal a locket from a lady on the high seas.

Indexer Notes

The Thomas Edison character from "The Inventing Fool" makes a cameo in this story, as does Popeye.

Campus Capers (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
A college fraternity puts on a variety show to raise money.