(May 1974)

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Volume
1
Price
0.85 USD
Pages
104
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1974
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Lampoon, Inc.
Editing
Henry Beard; Michael O'Donoghue; Tony Hendra; Brian McConnachie; Sean Kelly

Issue Notes

The 50th Anniversary Issue. Funny Pages on tan newsprint on pages 91-97.

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.

50th Anniversary Issue (Table of Contents: 1)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Colors
?
Letters
?

Too Many Chiefs? (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Fran Hollidge [as Hollidge] (signed)
Pencils
Fran Hollidge [as Hollidge] (signed)
Inks
Fran Hollidge [as Hollidge] (signed)
Letters
Fran Hollidge

Genre
satire-parody
Keywords
editorial cartoon; Indians

Indexer Notes

Page 8 on tan newsprint. A parody of editorial cartoons, using as many American Indian cliches as possible.

Another True Western Romance (Part Two) (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
M. K. Brown (signed)
Pencils
M. K. Brown (signed)
Inks
M. K. Brown (signed)
Colors
M. K. Brown (signed)
Letters
M. K. Brown (signed)

Genre
satire-parody; western-frontier
Characters
Lolly Barns; Billy Barns; Cecil Barrows; May Barrows; Amando Barrows
Synopsis
A former cowboy gets married and becomes a farmer, whose wife has triplets. Then he's captured by Indians.
Keywords
farm; Indians; triplets

Indexer Notes

Pages 25-28. To be continued. According to the editorial in the next issue, pages two and three were printed out of order.

Son-o'-God Meets Zimmerman (Table of Contents: 4)

Son-o'-God / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Springer ?
Inks
Frank Springer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
religious; satire-parody
Characters
Son-o'-God [Bennie David]; Zimmerman [Bob Dylan]; Devoted Dozen; Moishe Dayan; Golda Meir
Synopsis
While leading his Devoted Dozen though the desert, Son-o'-God has once more died. His body is brought to Jerusalem and put on display in the Zionist War Museum. The Devoted Dozen break into the museum and revive him. The Messiah is welcomed in the Holy City by everyone except Bob Dylan, who becomes the spirit Zimmerman to oppose him.
Keywords
Israel; Jerusalem; motorcycle; resurrection; Wailing Wall

Indexer Notes

Pages 31-36. To be continued. No credits for this sequence anywhere in the issue. Comic book parody. Color cover and fake ad (132,000 pc. Roman Catholics Set) on slick paper, and four page color story on newsprint.

Handicapped Sports (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 4 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); (logo)

Genre
satire-parody; sports
Keywords
amputees; baseball; blind; croquet; hockey; hunchback; iron lung; pool; sailing; snow skiing; sports; weight-lifting; wheelchairs; wrestling

Indexer Notes

Pages 51-54 on tan newsprint. Twelve pantomime cartoons involving disabled persons participating in sports.

Eight Comics in One! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Subitzky (signed)
Pencils
Ed Subitzky (signed)
Inks
Ed Subitzky (signed)
Colors
Ed Subitzky (signed)
Letters
Ed Subitzky (signed)

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Page 61. A four panel by four panel grid with four stories if read from top down in each column or four stories if read left to right in each row, each column and row with a different genre.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Christopher Cerf ?; Henry Beard ?
Pencils
Warren Sattler (signed)
Inks
Warren Sattler (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Will he shave it off?
Genre
advocacy; satire-parody
Characters
Uncle Sam
Synopsis
A parody editorial cartoon showing Uncle Sam tempted to shave his beard by a Dutch conspiracy.
Keywords
Dutch; propaganda; stereotypes

Indexer Notes

Page 63. Part of the "A. U. T. B. D Newletter" (Americans United To Beat the Dutch) on tan newsprint. The whole feature is credited to Christopher Cerf and Henry Beard, with no indication who wrote what.

Dutch Treachery Laid Bare! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In past issues, we've told you how the Dutch have been killing our Elm trees...
Genre
advocacy; satire-parody
Synopsis
How the Dutch are destroying America's morals.
Keywords
Dutch; propaganda; stereotypes

Indexer Notes

Page 65-65. Part of the "A. U. T. B. D Newletter" (Americans United To Beat the Dutch) on tan newsprint. The whole feature is credited to Christopher Cerf and Henry Beard, with no indication who wrote what.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All unclothed sitte we often and indulge...
Genre
humor
Characters
Chris Miller (photos)
Synopsis
A nude man and woman recite archaic commentary about desire and self-pleasure.

Indexer Notes

Page 70. Dialogue is all in Olde English.

[An Unsettling Tree] (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A road is cut through the middle of a huge tree. A woman in a convertible is unsettled when she notices a penis and testicles hanging from the top of the cut-out.
Keywords
tree

Indexer Notes

Page 83. Cartoon is not signed.

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

Underwear for the Deaf / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael O'Donoghue (credited)
Pencils
David Kaestle (photographer, credited)
Inks
David Kaestle (photographer, credited)
Colors
Delores Deluxe (tinting, credited)
Letters
?; Michael Doret (logo, credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is illegal to insult deaf women in all but fourteen states.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A deaf woman is in a bar in Utah when she thinks she has been insulted.
Keywords
bar; deaf; Utah

Indexer Notes

Page 87. Hand-tinted photographs. "Graphics by Alan Rose," which isn't the logo, because that's credited separately.

Return of the Dodosaurs (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rick Meyerowitz (credited, signed)
Pencils
Rick Meyerowitz (credited, signed)
Inks
Rick Meyerowitz (credited, signed)
Colors
Rick Meyerowitz (credited, signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; nature; satire-parody
Synopsis
A variety of silly dinosaurs, accompanied by pseudo-scientific text descriptions.
Keywords
dinosaurs

Indexer Notes

Pages 88-89. One large two-page drawing.

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

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
Remember how different really old people were...
Genre
humor; children
Synopsis
The boy's grandfather teaches him how to chop wood and how to build a fire.
Keywords
chopping wood; teaching

Indexer Notes

Page 91.

[Subway Streakers] (Table of Contents: 14)

Dirty Duck / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bobby London
Pencils
Bobby London
Inks
Bobby London

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dirty Duck; Weevil; Annie Ratt
Synopsis
Annie watches male and female streakers enter a subway entrance, then moves to the next entrance to watch them emerge.
Keywords
nudity; streaking; subway

Indexer Notes

Page 93. 12-panel pantomime story.

Cheech Wizard Drops his Balls (Table of Contents: 15)

Bodé's Cartoon Concert / comic story / 1 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
SukSuk Sun, if we both one in da whole, all, how come I go to pole and don't get to goof?
Genre
humor
Characters
Cheech Wizard; SukSukSun; Guru Eartheye
Synopsis
Guru Eartheye and SukSukSun make a pilgrimage to the swamp to see Cheech Wizard.
Keywords
pilgrimage; swamp

Indexer Notes

Page 94.

Introduction (Table of Contents: 16)

An American Story / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Charlie Rodrigues
Pencils
Charlie Rodrigues
Inks
Charlie Rodrigues
Letters
Charlie Rodrigues

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scene: a four-storied building on a typical street in your city, U. S. A.
Genre
humor
Characters
Arthur Chase; Doris Chase; Cathy Chase; Jeremy Chase; Luis Yépez Bayon; Ramona Placenta Castro Chumez Quijote Bayon; Lars Rasmussen; Theodora Rizzo; Mordecai Gordon; Fred Geste; Samuel F. B. Morse; Mildred Taylor; Oscar Samoorian
Synopsis
An introduction to the characters of the feature.

Indexer Notes

Page 95.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

One Year Affair / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Byron Preiss (credited as Preiss)
Pencils
Ralph Reese (signed as Reese)
Inks
Ralph Reese (signed as Reese)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And here almost six months have passed...
Genre
romance
Characters
Jill; Steve
Synopsis
Jill asks Steve if he has any repressed psycho-sexual fantasies.
Reprints
Keywords
sexual fantasies

Indexer Notes

Page 95. Part of a continued story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Idyl / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jeff Jones [as J] (signed)
Pencils
Jeff Jones [as J] (signed)
Inks
Jeff Jones [as J] (signed)
Letters
Jeff Jones

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm not afraid of nothing!
Reprints
Keywords
alligator

Indexer Notes

Page 97

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. 50th Anniversary Issue
  2. 2. Too Many Chiefs?
  3. 3. Another True Western Romance (Part Two)
  4. 4. Son-o'-God Meets Zimmerman
    Son-o'-God
  5. 5. Handicapped Sports
  6. 6. Eight Comics in One!
  7. 7. ["Will he shave it off?"]
  8. 8. Dutch Treachery Laid Bare!
  9. 9. ["All unclothed sitte we often and indulge..."]
    Foto Funnies
  10. 10. [An Unsettling Tree]
  11. 11. ["It is illegal to insult deaf women in all but fourteen states."]
    Underwear for the Deaf
  12. 12. Return of the Dodosaurs
  13. 13. ["Remember how different really old people were..."]
    Nuts
  14. 14. [Subway Streakers]
    Dirty Duck
  15. 15. Cheech Wizard Drops his Balls
    Bodé's Cartoon Concert
  16. 16. Introduction
    An American Story
  17. 17. ["And here almost six months have passed..."]
    One Year Affair
  18. 18. ["I'm not afraid of nothing!"]
    Idyl
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