(May 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

Issue Notes

All-Star Sports 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)

cartoon / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think he could have made it through the entire decathlon...
Synopsis
A man passes out in a bar from drinking while watching the Olympics on television.
Keywords
bar; Olympics; TV

Indexer Notes

Cartoon is signed, but illegible.

[Female Baseball Player] (Table of Contents: 2)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody; sports
Synopsis
A women is a highly-paid professional baseball player because she plays without a uniform.
Keywords
baseball

Handicapped Sports (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody; sports
Synopsis
Eleven cartoons about sports and the handicapped.
Keywords
billiards; bowling; diving; golf; karate; skiing; track

Ratso's Hockey Clinic (Table of Contents: 4)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Larry Sloman [Ratso]
Pencils
Chris Howland (photos)
Inks
Chris Howland (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody; sports
Characters
Larry Sloman [Ratso]
Synopsis
A man talks about the skills needed in hockey, while players engage in fights in the background.
Keywords
fights; hockey

Indexer Notes

Set up as a usual "Foto Funnies" page with the logo crossed out and replaced by the title.

Bad Sports (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
satire-parody; sports
Synopsis
Fourteen cartoons about extremely violent or sexy nonexistent sports.
Keywords
sports

[Mangled by Machines] (Table of Contents: 6)

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)

Characters
Oliver
Synopsis
On his first day on the job, Oliver is mangled and shredded by dangerous machines.
Keywords
machines

Indexer Notes

Part of a continued story.

[The Metropolitan Museum of Art] (Table of Contents: 7)

Steve Draper Custom Reupholsterer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Steve Draper; Frijole Methanez
Synopsis
Someone is passing gas while sitting on the museum's antique chairs and ruining them.
Keywords
chairs; museum

[The Mugger] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dirty Father Harry / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Marek [as Mark Cyril Marek] (signed)
Pencils
Mark Marek [as Mark Cyril Marek] (signed)
Inks
Mark Marek [as Mark Cyril Marek] (signed)
Letters
Mark Marek [as Mark Cyril Marek] (signed)

Characters
Dirty Father Harry
Synopsis
Dirty Father Harry uses brass knuckles to pummel a mugger.
Keywords
brass knuckles; mugger; priest

Pencilneck Geek Joins a Health Club (Table of Contents: 9)

Pencilneck Geek / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Robert "Rico" Neubecker
Pencils
Robert "Rico" Neubecker
Inks
Robert "Rico" Neubecker
Letters
Robert "Rico" Neubecker

Characters
Pencilneck Geek
Synopsis
The Geek was bullied by the boys in high school. Now he's bullied by the women at the health club.
Keywords
health club

[A Fragile Relationship] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Trot (dog); Bonnie; Donald
Synopsis
Bonnie gets a boyfriend, but manages to talk herself into thinking he's playing a joke on her.
Keywords
love

Entertainment Freak (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Dave Grouse; Miriam Grouse; Sandler and Young
Synopsis
In 1961, Dave and Miriam Grouse go to the Borscht Belt, where they are entertained in a night club.
Reprints
Keywords
1961; Borscht Belt; dancers; night club

How to Jackknife Your Big Rig (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Late at night, a trucker has an hallucination and jackknifes his semi.
Keywords
hallucination; semi; trucker

[Trading Prisoners] (Table of Contents: 13)

Sam de Groot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; satire-parody
Characters
Sam de Groot; Mrs. Van Buren; Mr. Van Buren; Angus
Synopsis
Mr. Van Buren decides to let Angus out of his wife's iron lung and puts Sam in there instead.
Keywords
iron lung

Indexer Notes

Part of a continuing story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["I think he could have made it through the entire decathlon..."]
  2. 2. [Female Baseball Player]
  3. 3. Handicapped Sports
  4. 4. Ratso's Hockey Clinic
  5. 5. Bad Sports
  6. 6. [Mangled by Machines]
    Oliver in Whacko Land
  7. 7. [The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
    Steve Draper Custom Reupholsterer
  8. 8. [The Mugger]
    Dirty Father Harry
  9. 9. Pencilneck Geek Joins a Health Club
    Pencilneck Geek
  10. 10. [A Fragile Relationship]
    Trots and Bonnie
  11. 11. Entertainment Freak
  12. 12. How to Jackknife Your Big Rig
  13. 13. [Trading Prisoners]
    Sam de Groot
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Luther Weaver