(April 1973)

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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1973
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Lampoon, Inc.
Editing
Henry Beard; Michael O'Donoghue; Tony Hendra; Brian McConnachie

Issue Notes

The "Prejudice" issue. Funny Pages on page 91-96.
Ad for Pioneer Speakers done in Foto Funnies photo story format on page 3.
Ad in comic story format by "Pilson" for Akai 4000DS stereo open reel tape deck on page 19.
Ad for Chris Rush comedy album "First Rush" on inside back cover features three cartoons by Peter Bramley.

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)

Foto Funnies / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
White people are going to have to decide.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A racist is spouting off when a plain-looking white woman sits beside him. After a pretty black woman sits on the other side of him, he changes his tune.
Keywords
hypocrite; racist

Indexer Notes

Page 36.

An Angry American Fights Back! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Henry Beard; Christopher Cerf
Pencils
Don Perlin (signed)
Inks
Don Perlin (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Uncle Sam
Synopsis
A parody with the Dutch trying to take over America.
Keywords
Dutch; propaganda

Indexer Notes

Page 46. Part of an eight-page fake newsletter by "Americans United to Beat the Dutch" printed on newsprint.

Michael O'Donoghue & Randall Enos Present Adolph Hitler's Device for Gassing Rube Goldberg (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael O'Donoghue (credited)
Pencils
Randall Enos (credited) (signed as Enos)
Inks
Randall Enos (credited) (signed as Enos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical; satire-parody
Characters
Rube Goldberg
Synopsis
A cartoon using a complicated Rube Goldberg-style device to put Goldberg's head in a gas oven.
Keywords
bayonet; bowling ball; coo-coo clock; dachshund; German; Nazis; Rube Goldberg device; stereotypes; stove

Indexer Notes

Page 56. Headline takes up a third of the page, the explanation of what's happening in the cartoon takes up the middle third of the page, and the cartoon itself is on the bottom third of the page.

Would You Want Your Daughter to Marry One? (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Ten cartoons depicting disabled persons, mostly of a sexual nature.
Keywords
amputee; blind; disabled; flasher; guide dog; hunchback; iron lung; pregnant

Indexer Notes

Pages 61-63 on newsprint.

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

Foto Funnies / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Special delivery for National Lampoon.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman delivers a special Romanian Undressing telegram to the National Lampoon office, but they won't open the door.
Keywords
telegram

Indexer Notes

Page 64.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tell me, would you rather have come from some terrible place or be presently suffering from a small wound?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man asks another man a question that has no good answer.

Indexer Notes

Page 86. Cartoon is not signed.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
? [as Sheppard] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Sheppard] (signed)
Inks
? [as Sheppard] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now that you know, I guess I'm going to have to kill you.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man walks in on a giant cross-dressing ant, who threatens him for knowing his secret.
Keywords
ant; cross-dressing

Indexer Notes

Page 87.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Sam Gross (signed as S. Gross)
Pencils
Sam Gross (signed as S. Gross)
Inks
Sam Gross (signed as S. Gross)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am not a scale. I am a Martian. You are standing on my testicles.
Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
A woman is standing on what looks like a scale. However the card she receives tells a different story.
Keywords
alien; Martian; scale

Indexer Notes

Page 89.

[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
One handy thing about being a kid was that you were very close to other kids and you understood how their minds worked.
Genre
humor; children
Synopsis
The boy is baby-sitting and has to deal with a crying baby.
Keywords
babies; baby-sitting; cookies; crying; television

Indexer Notes

Page 91.

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

Dirty Duck / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Bobby London (signed as London)
Pencils
Bobby London (signed as London)
Inks
Bobby London (signed as London)
Letters
Bobby London (signed as London)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ladies and gents!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dirty Duck
Synopsis
The Duck is hawking porno photos on the sidewalk in front of a strip club.
Keywords
porno; strip club

Indexer Notes

Page 92. Shares space with the "Weevil" story on the top half of the page.

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

Weevil / comic story / 0.167 page (report information)

Script
Bobby London (signed as London)
Pencils
Bobby London (signed as London)
Inks
Bobby London (signed as London)
Letters
Bobby London (signed as London)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is my favorite place.
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Weevil
Synopsis
Weevil likes to sit on a church steeple, where he can drop things on people and then claim sanctuary.
Keywords
church; steeple

Indexer Notes

Page 92. Shares space with the Dirty Duck cartoon at the top of the page.

The Kiss! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ed Subitzky (signed as E. Subitzky)
Pencils
Ed Subitzky (signed as E. Subitzky)
Inks
Ed Subitzky (signed as E. Subitzky)
Letters
Ed Subitzky (signed as E. Subitzky)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Billy kisses a girl and gets "kissilis" and goes to hell.
Keywords
hell; kissing; sex education; STD

Indexer Notes

Page 92. Four tiers of very small panels.

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

Idyl / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jeff Jones
Pencils
Jeff Jones
Inks
Jeff Jones
Letters
Jeff Jones ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I stand accused, you understand
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 93.

Cheech Wizard Comes Straight for God (Table of Contents: 14)

Cheech Wizard / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Cheech Wizard
Synopsis
Cheech has gotten a nun pregnant, but isn't very concerned.
Keywords
nun; pregnant

Indexer Notes

Page 94.