(October 1984)

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Volume
2
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
NL Communications, Inc.
Editing
L. Dennis Plunkett (editor-in-chief)

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)

Blandie / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Glenn Eichler
Pencils
? [as Young Demos]
Inks
? [as Young Demos]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you doing there Stockmo?
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ronald Reagan ?; Stockmo
Synopsis
Stockmo tells Reagan, who's sitting in his bathtub, that the deficit will be the worst ever.
Keywords
President

Indexer Notes

Political parody of the "Blondie" newspaper strip. Stockmo is a parody of David Stockman.

In Search of Excellence (Table of Contents: 2)

Bestsellers Illustrated / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Kaufman; Paul Proch
Pencils
Bob Camp
Inks
Bob Camp
Colors
Nelson Yomtov
Letters
Peter Friedrich

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Thomas Peters; Robert H. Waterman, Jr.; General Motors; Burger King; Freddie Heiniken; Walt Disney; Mr. Sam; Ogilvy & Mathers; Niels Bohr
Synopsis
Peters and Waterman wander through surreal adventures in Africa, looking for business excellence.
Keywords
Africa

Indexer Notes

Parody of Classics Illustrated. Cover and seven page story.

A Story of New York, or Where Does David Letterman Get His Guests? (Table of Contents: 3)

photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Gaffney; Fred Graver
Pencils
Ronald G. Harris (photos)
Inks
Ronald G. Harris (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
David Letterman (photo), (cameo)
Synopsis
Letterman's staff searches New York for unique guests, but they are all dropped when Buck Henry becomes available.

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

Am I Re-Elected Yet? (Zippy the Pinhead) / 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
Zippy's Presidential effort is off to an exciting start.
Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Zippy the Pinhead; Ronald Reagan
Synopsis
Zippy holds a press conference and then is part of the Presidential debates.
Keywords
election; President

[Pepsi's Health Club] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Shary Flenniken (signed)
Pencils
Shary Flenniken (signed)
Inks
Shary Flenniken (signed)
Letters
Shary Flenniken (signed)

Characters
Trots (dog); Bonnie; Pepsi
Synopsis
Pepsi decides that Bonnie needs a strenuous workout routine.
Keywords
exercise

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

Politenessman / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ron Barrett
Pencils
Ron Barrett
Inks
Ron Barrett
Letters
Ron Barrett

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our work is done, hankie of steel.
Genre
humor
Characters
Politenessman
Synopsis
People in the city are polite while engaging in immoral acts.
Keywords
robbery; winos

Indexer Notes

End of feature?

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

Popular Problems / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ron Hauge
Pencils
Ron Hauge
Inks
Ron Hauge
Letters
Ron Hauge

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was a columnist for the editorial page...
Synopsis
An editorial writer decides to ask for a raise, but the publisher doesn't know he's part of the staff.
Keywords
newspaper

The Girl Reporter Makes the Love Connection (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mimi Pond (signed)
Pencils
Mimi Pond (signed)
Inks
Mimi Pond (signed)
Letters
Mimi Pond (signed)

Synopsis
A girl goes on "The Love Connection" TV show, but all the men are losers.
Keywords
dating; television

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

Ward C / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're going to attach these electrodes, Mr. Swan...
Synopsis
Doctors experiment on a man's brain.
Keywords
doctors

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

Aunt Mary's Kitchen / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
M. K. Brown
Pencils
M. K. Brown
Inks
M. K. Brown
Letters
M. K. Brown

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the outskirts of town, hysterical motorists jam the freeways...
Synopsis
People flee the city as aliens invade, but life goes on as usual in the rest of the world.
Keywords
aliens; camels; fishing; luge

[Hercules in the Department Store] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Deeds of Hercules Amongst the North Americans / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Marek [as Mr. Marek]
Pencils
Mark Marek [as Mr. Marek]
Inks
Mark Marek [as Mr. Marek]
Letters
Mark Marek [as Mr. Marek]

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Hercules
Synopsis
Hercules makes a shambles of a department store.
Reprints
Keywords
department store

It's Jackie Drake! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ron Hauge
Pencils
Frank Springer
Inks
Frank Springer
Letters
?

Characters
Jackie Drake
Synopsis
An arrogant comedian doesn't realize he's washed-up.
Keywords
night club

Day of Blood (Table of Contents: 13)

Excursions / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Rick Geary
Pencils
Rick Geary
Inks
Rick Geary
Letters
Rick Geary

Synopsis
People cut themselves in a bizarre series of accidents, all on the same day.
Reprints

[Mr. Magic] (Table of Contents: 14)

Timberland Tales / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Maurice; Mr. Magic
Synopsis
Maurice is chosen to help a magician with his act, and in his bumbling way manages to kill the magician.
Keywords
magician
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["What are you doing there Stockmo?"]
    Blandie
  2. 2. In Search of Excellence
    Bestsellers Illustrated
  3. 3. A Story of New York, or Where Does David Letterman Get His Guests?
  4. 4. ["Zippy's Presidential effort is off to an exciting start."]
    Am I Re-Elected Yet? (Zippy the Pinhead)
  5. 5. [Pepsi's Health Club]
    Trots and Bonnie
  6. 6. ["Our work is done, hankie of steel."]
    Politenessman
  7. 7. ["I was a columnist for the editorial page..."]
    Popular Problems
  8. 8. The Girl Reporter Makes the Love Connection
  9. 9. ["We're going to attach these electrodes, Mr. Swan..."]
    Ward C
  10. 10. ["On the outskirts of town, hysterical motorists jam the freeways..."]
    Aunt Mary's Kitchen
  11. 11. [Hercules in the Department Store]
    The Deeds of Hercules Amongst the North Americans
  12. 12. It's Jackie Drake!
  13. 13. Day of Blood
    Excursions
  14. 14. [Mr. Magic]
    Timberland Tales
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