(January 1986)

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Price
2.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
NL Communications, Inc.
Editing
Matty Simmons (editor-in-chief)
Color
color cover; black and white and color interior
Dimensions
magazine size
Paper Stock
glossy; newsprint; other paper stock (varies in each issue)
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was-ongoing

The individual issues of this series are each less than 50% comics. Only comics sequences are indexed and cover scans are accepted only if the issue has 10% indexed comics content.

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

Photo Phunnies / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, thanks for the lovely evening.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man panics when his date becomes aggressive at the end of the evening.
Keywords
date

Soviet Sex (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Rodriguez [as Rodriguez] (signed)
Pencils
Charles Rodriguez [as Rodriguez] (signed)
Inks
Charles Rodriguez [as Rodriguez] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Keywords
sex; Soviet Union

Indexer Notes

Eleven cartoons related to sex in the Soviet Union.

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

Photo Phunnies / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pssst. Hey you! Come over here--
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
The old story about a frog who needs to be kissed to break a spell--with a twist.
Keywords
frog; kiss

Sex and Love (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Shary Flenniken
Pencils
Shary Flenniken
Inks
Shary Flenniken
Colors
Shary Flenniken
Letters
Shary Flenniken

Genre
romance; satire-parody
Synopsis
A couple sets up two of their friends on a blind date. The two have a passionate evening, but when morning comes decide they don't want a commitment.
Reprints
Keywords
blind date

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Oliver in Whackoland / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (signed)
Letters
Gahan Wilson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oliver discovers he's a member of Whackoland's working class...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Oliver; Nutzy
Synopsis
Oliver and Nutzy have to dodge terrorists and a S.W.A.T. team as they go across town to work.
Keywords
hijack; S.W.A.T. team; terrorists

Indexer Notes

Part of a continued story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Trots and Bonnie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Shary Flenniken
Pencils
Shary Flenniken
Inks
Shary Flenniken
Letters
Shary Flenniken

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pepsi! What happened to your hair?
Genre
children
Characters
Trots (dog); Bonnie; Pepsi; Malcom
Synopsis
Pepsi decides that she wants to be part of Black culture.
Keywords
Black culture

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Appletons / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
B. K. Taylor
Pencils
B. K. Taylor
Inks
B. K. Taylor
Letters
B. K. Taylor

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Parents' Day at school...
Characters
Norm Appleton; Bobby Appleton; Mrs. Lewis
Synopsis
Mr. Appleton sits in on Bobby's class at school and schemes to get all the children in trouble, except Bobby.
Keywords
classroom; school

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

Now It Can Be Told / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rick Geary (signed)
Pencils
Rick Geary (signed)
Inks
Rick Geary (signed)
Letters
Rick Geary

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I Return from work about this time each day (6:30 P.M.).
Synopsis
A reclusive man tells his conspiracy theories about his wife's family.
Reprints
Keywords
conspiracy

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

Politenessman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ron Barrett (signed)
Pencils
Ron Barrett (signed)
Inks
Ron Barrett (signed)
Letters
Ron Barrett

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fathoms below the surface of Lake Erie...
Characters
Politenessman
Synopsis
Politenessman enforces good manners on a submarine.
Keywords
Lake Erie; submarine

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

Mr. Vengeance / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Buddy Hickerson (signed)
Pencils
Buddy Hickerson (signed)
Inks
Buddy Hickerson (signed)
Letters
Buddy Hickerson (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks for agreeing to watch our kids, Mr. Vengeance.
Characters
Mr. Vengeance
Synopsis
Mr. Vengeance performs a variety of violent acts on the children he is watching.
Keywords
baby-sitting; drugs; violence

Bela Lugosi's Scariest Role (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josh Alan Friedman
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Bela Lugosi; Huntz Hall (cameo); Leo Gorcey (cameo); Tor Johnson (cameo)
Synopsis
An account of Lugosi's descent into typecasting and drug abuse.
Reprints
Keywords
actors; drugs; movies

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Sam DeGroot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Rodriguez [as Rodriguez] (signed)
Pencils
Charles Rodriguez [as Rodriguez] (signed)
Inks
Charles Rodriguez [as Rodriguez] (signed)
Letters
Charles Rodriguez

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ring, ring, ring!!!
Genre
detective-mystery; satire-parody
Characters
Sam DeGroot; Mrs. Ludwig Van Buren
Synopsis
Sam, a detective in an iron lung machine, gets a call to visit Mrs. Van Buren at the Seville Arms Hotel.
Keywords
detective; hotel; iron lung

Indexer Notes

To be continued.

[Moth Balls] (Table of Contents: 13)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Tom Cheney [as Cheney] (signed)
Pencils
Tom Cheney [as Cheney] (signed)
Inks
Tom Cheney [as Cheney] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman uses a magnifying glass to find moth "balls" [testicles].
Keywords
magnifying glass; moth balls

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

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Tom Cheney [as Cheney] (signed)
Pencils
Tom Cheney [as Cheney] (signed)
Inks
Tom Cheney [as Cheney] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right, who's tonguing it?
Synopsis
A mother cat complains about her nursing kittens.
Keywords
cat; kittens
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["Well, thanks for the lovely evening."]
    Photo Phunnies
  2. 2. Soviet Sex
  3. 3. ["Pssst. Hey you! Come over here--"]
    Photo Phunnies
  4. 4. Sex and Love
  5. 5. ["Oliver discovers he's a member of Whackoland's working class..."]
    Oliver in Whackoland
  6. 6. ["Pepsi! What happened to your hair?"]
    Trots and Bonnie
  7. 7. ["It's Parents' Day at school..."]
    The Appletons
  8. 8. ["I Return from work about this time each day (6:30 P.M.)."]
    Now It Can Be Told
  9. 9. ["Fathoms below the surface of Lake Erie..."]
    Politenessman
  10. 10. ["Thanks for agreeing to watch our kids, Mr. Vengeance."]
    Mr. Vengeance
  11. 11. Bela Lugosi's Scariest Role
  12. 12. ["Ring, ring, ring!!!"]
    Sam DeGroot
  13. 13. [Moth Balls]
  14. 14. ["All right, who's tonguing it?"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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