(April 1972)

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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
92
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1972
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Lampoon, Inc.
Editing
Douglas C. Kenney; Henry N. Beard (executive editor)

Issue Notes

Listed as the "25th Anniversary Issue," referring to 25 issues published.
Ad for "The Saturday Review" on page 5 features five cartoons originally published in that magazine.

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 / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Charles Barsotti (signed as C. Barsotti)
Pencils
Charles Barsotti (signed as C. Barsotti)
Inks
Charles Barsotti (signed as C. Barsotti)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm a Longhorn something or other. I've never given it much thought. What are you?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A long horned animal talks with another animal.
Keywords
longhorn

Indexer Notes

Page 12.

The Cursory History of the National Lampoon (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Roth (signed)
Pencils
Arnold Roth (signed)
Inks
Arnold Roth (signed)
Colors
Arnold Roth (signed)
Letters
Arnold Roth (signed)

Genre
humor
Characters
Doug Kenny [Doug Kenney]; Henry Beard; Michael Gross; Michael O'Donoghue
Synopsis
A fanciful history of the Lampoon to date.

Indexer Notes

Pages 37-40. Doug Kenney's last name is misspelled as "Kenny" throughout the story.

Frontline Dentists (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Michael O'Donoghue (credited)
Pencils
Frank Springer (signed)
Inks
Frank Springer (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While the stirring exploits of the medic are often told...
Genre
satire-parody; war
Characters
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis
A parody with wartime dentists doing dental work on the front lines during World War II.
Keywords
dentists; toothbrush; World War II

Indexer Notes

Pages 43-45.

Man in Toilet (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)
Pencils
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)
Inks
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)
Letters
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Nine cartoons involving restrooms and toilets.
Keywords
restrooms; toilets; urinals

Indexer Notes

Pages 48-49.

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

[Foto Funnies] / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lynn Goldsmith (photographs)
Inks
Lynn Goldsmith (photographs)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, I really do love you.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A teen couple, apparently in the 1950s, make out on a couch, sort of.
Keywords
1950s; couch; love; sex

Indexer Notes

Page 50. Foto Funnies format, but does not have a logo. Photographer credit from Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site.

Commie Plot Comics "Red Nightmare" (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Kenney (credited)
Pencils
Frank Springer (credited) (signed as Springer)
Inks
Frank Springer (credited) (signed as Springer)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; satire-parody
Synopsis
A man in a small town becomes caught up in a Communist plot to take over the country.
Keywords
brainwashing; commissar; Communists; dream; drugs; marijuana; spy; subversion; tanks

Indexer Notes

Pages 51-60. Comic cover in color on slick paper and "Believe It or Not" parody ("Believe It or Else!") in black on white on reverse. Eight page color comic story on newsprint.

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

[Foto Funnies] / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lynn Goldsmith (photographs)
Inks
Lynn Goldsmith (photographs)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, suppose you had never eaten a steak before, but you had heard it was really good.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two teens in the 1950s are in a booth at a diner. The boy, with greased back hair and a leather jacket, tries to talk his girl friend into having sex.
Keywords
1950s; diner; leather jacket

Indexer Notes

Page 64. Continuation of the photo story on page 50. Foto Funnies format, but no logo on the story. Photographer credit from Mark’s Very Large National Lampoon Site.

[Witch and Gingerbread Man] (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
? [as Olden] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Olden] (signed)
Inks
? [as Olden] (signed)

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A witch has a strange encounter with a gingerbread man.
Keywords
bed; gingerbread man; witch

Indexer Notes

Page 74. Panotomime cartoon.

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

Nuts / 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
Recall how it was when you had been sick out of school for a long time...
Genre
humor; children
Synopsis
The boy has been sick and out of school. When he comes back he is overwhelmed by the new material he missed while he was gone.
Keywords
school

Indexer Notes

Page 82.

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

Shab / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
B. Kliban (signed)
Pencils
B. Kliban (signed)
Inks
B. Kliban (signed)
Letters
B. Kliban (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ready? Ready.
Genre
humor
Characters
Shab
Synopsis
Two cavemen try to invent the game of "catch."
Keywords
cavemen; rocks

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Cheech Wizard / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Vaughn Bodé (signed)
Pencils
Vaughn Bodé (signed)
Inks
Vaughn Bodé (signed)
Letters
Vaughn Bodé (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once upon a time at 2:30 in the afternoon, there lived a wise and benevolent and wonderful wizard...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Cheech Wizard
Synopsis
Cheech and his assistant rehearse a medicine show act for "Cheech Wizard Magic Erection Juice."
Keywords
medicine show; patent medicine

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

Baxter Big in a Hurray (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Michael O'Donoghue (credited)
Pencils
Michael O'Donoghue (credited)
Inks
Michael O'Donoghue (credited)
Letters
Michael O'Donoghue (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Take me to Times Square and step on it!
Genre
humor
Characters
Baxter Bug
Synopsis
Baxter makes a poor choice of words when hailing a taxi.
Keywords
bug; cigar; smoking; taxi

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Idyl / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jeff Jones (signed as J.)
Pencils
Jeff Jones (signed as J.)
Inks
Jeff Jones (signed as J.)
Letters
Jeff Jones (signed as J.)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You got afflictions, woman. You is in bad shape.
Synopsis
A man blinds himself by looking at the sun through home-made spectacles.
Keywords
glasses; sun

Indexer Notes

Page 84.

Anti-Comics! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Ed Subitzky
Pencils
Ed Subitzky
Inks
Ed Subitzky
Letters
Ed Subitzky

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Page 86. Four panels with the illustrations in the word balloons and the words underneath them.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Vinnie Shinblind, the Invisible Sex Maniac / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Susan Harris (credited)
Pencils
Peter Bramley (signed as P. Bramley)
Inks
Peter Bramley (signed as P. Bramley)
Letters
Peter Bramley ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good day, Mrs. Poozle, how are the children?
Genre
humor
Characters
Vinny Shinblind; Mrs. Poozle
Synopsis
A hippie and his girlfriend drop some acid and go canoeing on the lake. Vinny goes along to get some action.
Keywords
canoe; drugs; invisible; lake; LSD

Indexer Notes

Page 86.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Doctor Colon's Monster / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)
Pencils
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)
Inks
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)
Letters
Charlie Rodrigues (signed as Rodrigues)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ghu-uhh! Nnnkh aaag-ehggunk!
Genre
humor
Characters
Doctor Colon; Smegma; Doctor Colon's monster
Synopsis
The monster wants an adjustment to how he talks.
Keywords
homosexual; hunchback; monster

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

The Easter Bunny (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Bruce Cochran (signed)
Pencils
Bruce Cochran (signed)
Inks
Bruce Cochran (signed)
Letters
Bruce Cochran (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All these Easter eggs are for the good little boys and girls...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Easter Bunny
Synopsis
The Easter Bunny has his own personal Easter Egg, complete with a peep show.
Keywords
Easter; Easter egg

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

Mr. Gutz Gets a Tune-Up (Table of Contents: 18)

Chicken Gutz / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Randall Enos (signed as Enos)
Pencils
Randall Enos (signed as Enos)
Inks
Randall Enos (signed as Enos)
Letters
Randall Enos (signed as Enos)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looks like rain.
Genre
humor
Characters
Chicken Gutz; Tootsie Turner
Synopsis
Chicken Gutz sets up a drum set on the sidewalk under Tootsie Turner's window to serenade her, but gets a ticket for disturbing the peace.
Keywords
drums; serenade

Indexer Notes

Page 88.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. ["I'm a Longhorn something or other. I've never given it much thought. What are you?"]
  2. 2. The Cursory History of the National Lampoon
  3. 3. Frontline Dentists
  4. 4. Man in Toilet
  5. 5. ["Look, I really do love you."]
    [Foto Funnies]
  6. 6. Commie Plot Comics "Red Nightmare"
  7. 7. ["Look, suppose you had never eaten a steak before, but you had heard it was really good."]
    [Foto Funnies]
  8. 8. [Witch and Gingerbread Man]
  9. 9. ["Recall how it was when you had been sick out of school for a long time..."]
    Nuts
  10. 10. ["Ready? Ready."]
    Shab
  11. 11. ["Once upon a time at 2:30 in the afternoon, there lived a wise and benevolent and wonderful wizard..."]
    Cheech Wizard
  12. 12. Baxter Big in a Hurray
  13. 13. ["You got afflictions, woman. You is in bad shape."]
    Idyl
  14. 14. Anti-Comics!
  15. 15. ["Good day, Mrs. Poozle, how are the children?"]
    Vinnie Shinblind, the Invisible Sex Maniac
  16. 16. ["Ghu-uhh! Nnnkh aaag-ehggunk!"]
    Doctor Colon's Monster
  17. 17. The Easter Bunny
  18. 18. Mr. Gutz Gets a Tune-Up
    Chicken Gutz
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