(October 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

Issue Notes

All-Star Music Issue.


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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alan Reingold (painting)
Inks
Alan Reingold (painting)
Colors
Alan Reingold (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Madonna; Sean Penn
Keywords
pregnant; shotgun; wedding

[The Whom, The Why, The What; and The Where] (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
John Jonik [as Jonik] (signed)
Pencils
John Jonik [as Jonik] (signed)
Inks
John Jonik [as Jonik] (signed)

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Four rock bands with characteristics conforming to their names.
Keywords
rock band

Indexer Notes

Vertical format. Four drawings.

[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
I'm a rock star.
Synopsis
A rock guitarist complains about his life, while being attended to by a nude groupie.
Keywords
groupie; rock star

[Just Say No] (Table of Contents: 4)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Ronald Reagan (photos); Nancy Reagan (photos)
Synopsis
Nancy Reagan, beside the President at the Presidential podium, gives her anti-drug message.
Keywords
drugs; First Lady; President

A Brodmann (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. Brodmann
Pencils
A. Brodmann
Inks
A. Brodmann

Synopsis
Seven cartoons about music and musicians.
Keywords
cello; conductor; headphones; music; piano

Indexer Notes

Reprints?

The Making of "We Own the World" (Table of Contents: 6)

photo story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Sloman
Pencils
? (photos) (see notes)
Inks
? (photos) (see notes)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Muammar Gaddafi; Ayatollah Khomeini; Yasser Arafat; Barbara Walters (cameo)
Synopsis
A parody of the song "We are the World," using dictators and terrorists.
Keywords
dictators; Iran; Libya; Olympics; Palestine; terrorists

Indexer Notes

Photos are from various news services.

The Band (Table of Contents: 7)

Trots and Bonnie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Trots (dog); Bonnie; Pepsi
Synopsis
Bonnie and Pepsi form an all-girl rock band, but jealousy and differing goals break it up before they can do a performance.
Keywords
band; jealousy; music

The Saga of Frank Sinatra Jr. (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Frank Sinatra, Jr.; Frank Sinatra; Mike Douglas; Rex Reed
Synopsis
Detailing Sinatra Jr.'s (lack of) success as a professional singer.
Reprints
Keywords
critics; music

First Gig! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Andy Simmons; Peter Kleinman
Pencils
Rob Orzechowski
Inks
Rob Orzechowski
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Irwin Nadler; Rolling Stones [Mick Jagger; Bill Wyman; Keith Richards; Charlie Watts]; Jerry Hall; Bill Graham; Jann Weiner
Synopsis
A fantasy about a teen getting picked to play with the Rolling Stones for a concert in Madison Square Garden.
Keywords
guitar; Madison Square Garden; music; rock

Good Ways to Kill a Rocker Performer! (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
Ten cartoons about bizarre ways to kill a rock music performer.
Keywords
amplifiers; burning at stake; cocaine; guillotine; hanging; music; piranha; rock; violins

Yupstock 1985 (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)
Letters
?

Synopsis
A group of Yuppies with earphones sit in a circle listening to a Walkman.
Keywords
headphones; music; Walkman; Yuppies

Indexer Notes

Photo with word balloons.

Background Music Comics! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Subitzky; Ken Laufer (music)
Pencils
Ed Subitzky
Inks
Ed Subitzky
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Subitzky

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A spy story with the background music scored underneath.
Keywords
music; Russians; spy

Indexer Notes

Apparently the musical score under each panel was written by Ken Laufer for the comic.

When Rock Stars were Kids (Table of Contents: 13)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Prince; Cyndi Lauper; Madonna; Michael Jackson; Mick Jagger; Barry Manilow; David Lee Roth; Wendy O. Williams
Synopsis
Eight cartoons with fake incidents from rock stars' youth.
Keywords
music; rock

On the True Composition of Music (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis
An 18th Century view on the proper items and habits necessary for the composition of good music.
Reprints
Keywords
composer; music

Indexer Notes

Time period isn't specified. Using clothing styles as a guide.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. [no title indexed]
  2. 2. [The Whom, The Why, The What; and The Where]
  3. 3. ["I'm a rock star."]
    Photo Phunnies
  4. 4. [Just Say No]
  5. 5. A Brodmann
  6. 6. The Making of "We Own the World"
  7. 7. The Band
    Trots and Bonnie
  8. 8. The Saga of Frank Sinatra Jr.
  9. 9. First Gig!
  10. 10. Good Ways to Kill a Rocker Performer!
  11. 11. Yupstock 1985
  12. 12. Background Music Comics!
  13. 13. When Rock Stars were Kids
  14. 14. On the True Composition of Music
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