(December 1985)

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Price
2.00 USD
Pages
92
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.

Us Gals Ain't Goin' Down No More (Table of Contents: 1)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Boris Vallejo (painting)
Inks
Boris Vallejo (painting)
Colors
Boris Vallejo (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody; sports
Characters
Sylvester Stallone
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

Title taken from Editorial page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have to write some Photo Phunnies for this issue.
Synopsis
Writers sit on a couch and try to come up with ideas for Photo Phunnies.
Keywords
Christmas; writers

Indexer Notes

One of the rejected ideas is used as a Photo Phunnies gag two pages later.

[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
Are you sure you're comfortable?
Synopsis
A prostitute and her customer end up in a variety of positions, ending with an ancient punch line.
Keywords
prostitute

Indexer Notes

This was one of the gags rejected in the previous Photo Phunnies page.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, bring out number 47.
Synopsis
The writers audition a scantily-clad woman for the part of Santa Claus.
Keywords
Christmas

Hopefully Missing Celebrity Milk Cartons (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Drew Friedman
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Milton Berle; George Burns; Gene Shalit; Red Buttons; Ronald Reagan; Bob Hope; Gloria Vanderbilt; Tom Carvel
Synopsis
Milk cartons with pictures of celebrities "who should be missing."
Keywords
celebrities; milk cartons

Indexer Notes

Parody of the trend of putting missing children's photos on milk cartons.

The Ron and Nancy Coloring Book (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [The Editors]
Pencils
Rob Orzechowski
Inks
Rob Orzechowski
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ronald Reagan; Nancy Reagan; George H. W. Bush; Frank Sinatra; Caspar Weinberger
Synopsis
Parody of a day in the life of President Reagan.
Keywords
Friars Club Roast; President; vice-president; White House

Indexer Notes

Color cover and seven pages of black and white cartoons that tell a story. Coloring book style, but with word balloons and captions.

Largely Unnoticed Street Performers (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Buddy Hickerson
Pencils
Buddy Hickerson
Inks
Buddy Hickerson
Colors
Buddy Hickerson
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Cartoon making absurd street performers out of accident victims, the handicapped, and other urban dwellers.
Keywords
accidents; street performers

Indexer Notes

Two-page spread.

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

Oliver in Whacko Land / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oliver's new pal, Nutzy Kuku, helps him pick...
Characters
Oliver; Nutzy Kuku
Synopsis
Nutzy helps Oliver pick his dinner form the frozen-food tree. The two then watch the shockbox, which tosses dead soldiers, accident victims, and starving children from the screen into the living room.
Keywords
frozen food; shockbox

Indexer Notes

Part of a continued story.

[The Date] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Buddy Hickerson
Pencils
Buddy Hickerson
Inks
Buddy Hickerson
Letters
Buddy Hickerson

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Vengeance; Sylvia
Synopsis
The impossibly crude and violent Mr. Vengeance goes out on a date.
Keywords
date; gun; stripper

[Maurice's New Camera] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Dr. Rogers; Kathleen; Maurice; Constable Tom; Foamy (dog)
Synopsis
Maurice gets a new flash camera for Christmas, leading to the usual catastrophe.
Keywords
Christmas; flash camera; Santa Claus

[The Guardian Angel] (Table of Contents: 11)

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)

Genre
humor
Characters
Trots (dog); Bonnie; Pepsi
Synopsis
Pepsi's new boyfriend is a Guardian Angel, a volunteer crime patroller; but he's not very assertive.
Keywords
Guardian Angel

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

cartoon / 0.6 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
Oh, Cecil, Cecil, Cecil...
Synopsis
The funeral of a man who died in a chainsaw accident has eight caskets for the pieces.
Keywords
chainsaw; funeral

[Reupholstering the Rich Woman's Daughter] (Table of Contents: 13)

Steve Draper Custom Reupholsterer / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
Steve Draper; Mrs. Van Swine; Stephanie Van Swine
Synopsis
A rich woman's daughter has anorexia nervosa and Draper turns her into a walking sofa.
Keywords
anorexia nervosa; upholstering

Dog Date Diary (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A dog's version of a day in the park.
Keywords
dogs

Tor Johnson Meets The Lord of Eltingville on a Train (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Drew Friedman
Pencils
Drew Friedman
Inks
Drew Friedman
Letters
typeset

Characters
Tor Johnson; The Lord of Eltingville
Synopsis
Tor Johnson meets the Lord of Eltingville on a train.
Reprints
Keywords
train
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. Us Gals Ain't Goin' Down No More
  2. 2. ["We have to write some Photo Phunnies for this issue."]
    Photo Phunnies
  3. 3. ["Are you sure you're comfortable?"]
    Photo Phunnies
  4. 4. ["Okay, bring out number 47."]
    Photo Phunnies
  5. 5. Hopefully Missing Celebrity Milk Cartons
  6. 6. The Ron and Nancy Coloring Book
  7. 7. Largely Unnoticed Street Performers
  8. 8. ["Oliver's new pal, Nutzy Kuku, helps him pick..."]
    Oliver in Whacko Land
  9. 9. [The Date]
    Mr. Vengeance
  10. 10. [Maurice's New Camera]
    Timberland Tales
  11. 11. [The Guardian Angel]
    Trots and Bonnie
  12. 12. ["Oh, Cecil, Cecil, Cecil..."]
  13. 13. [Reupholstering the Rich Woman's Daughter]
    Steve Draper Custom Reupholsterer
  14. 14. Dog Date Diary
  15. 15. Tor Johnson Meets The Lord of Eltingville on a Train
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Luther Weaver