(May 1975)

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Volume
[1]
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
116
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1975
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Lampoon, Inc.
Editing
P.J. O'Rourke

Issue Notes

This issue's theme is "Medicine: The Nation's Number One Killer." There is no issue number printed in the 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
Dick Frank (photo)
Inks
Dick Frank (photo)
Colors
Dick Frank (photo)
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Don Orehek (signed)
Pencils
Don Orehek (signed)
Inks
Don Orehek (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If it wasn't for you, I think I would have gone mad.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A castaway on a desert island talks to his ventriloquist dummy.
Keywords
castaway; desert island; ventriloquist

Indexer Notes

Page 15.

Whose Kids Are These? (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Springer (signed as Hollidge)
Inks
Frank Springer (signed as Hollidge)
Letters
Frank Springer (signed as Hollidge)

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
John Q. Public; Russian Bear; Mr. H-Bomb; Uncle Sam
Synopsis
The high-stakes poker game is disrupted by babies labeled "population explosion" and "abortion fad."
Keywords
abortion; editorial cartoon; poker; population explosion

Indexer Notes

Page 18 on tan newsprint. A parody of editorial cartoons. Part of a continuing series.

The Confessions of Art "The" Farmer (Table of Contents: 4)

Subterranean Scumbo / cartoon / 0.167 page (report information)

Script
David C. K. McClelland (signed as McClelland)
Pencils
David C. K. McClelland (signed as McClelland)
Inks
David C. K. McClelland (signed as McClelland)
Letters
David C. K. McClelland (signed as McClelland)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
First Art fell in love with a haystack.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Art falls in love with a variety of farm objects.
Keywords
farmer; love

Indexer Notes

Page 22 on tan newsprint.

Wherever Blood Is Shed (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tony Hendra ?
Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody; war
Synopsis
A Blue Cross nurse asks a wounded World War I soldier on the battlefield to fill out some paperwork.
Keywords
insurance; paperwork; World War I

Indexer Notes

Page 33. Parody of World War I Red Cross posters. Part of "Blue Cross in Peace & War" section.

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

cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you wouldn't sign up with Blue Cross, huh, Joe?
Genre
satire-parody; war
Characters
Willie; Joe
Synopsis
Joe doesn't have Blue Cross, so receives substandard medical treatment in World War II.

Indexer Notes

Page 34. A parody of the Bill Mauldin "Willie and Joe" World War II cartoons. Part of "Blue Cross in Peace & War" section.

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tony Hendra ?
Pencils
Frank Thorne ?
Inks
Frank Thorne ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After countless hours beneath an infernal sun, the girls are finally released from the cages
Genre
satire-parody; war
Synopsis
Two Blue Cross nurses in World War II are captured by the Japanese and are tortured to reveal secrets of group health insurance.
Keywords
Japanese; nurses; torture; World War II

Indexer Notes

Page 35. Part of "Blue Cross in Peace & War" section. Parody of war comics.

Are You Covered? (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tony Hendra ?
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed) (painting)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed) (painting)
Colors
Russ Heath (signed) (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody; war
Synopsis
During a bombing raid on a burning city, a man is hit on the head by a falling bomb.
Keywords
bomber; bombing

Indexer Notes

Page 36. Part of "Blue Cross in Peace & War" section.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heck, no! We're not crazy! Why? Do we look crazy?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A bartender is not sure what to make of a strange couple at the bar.
Keywords
bar; bartender

Indexer Notes

Page 46.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Harris (signed as S. Harris)
Pencils
Sidney Harris (signed as S. Harris)
Inks
Sidney Harris (signed as S. Harris)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, oh -- the Vaccines.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two germs are standing in a doorway when two cells in police caps (vaccines) slide down the street.
Keywords
germs; vaccines

Indexer Notes

Page 52.

Blood Test (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey there! Young woman!
Genre
horror-suspense; satire-parody
Characters
Melissa Whitewash; Doctor Rachsoff
Synopsis
A young woman goes to a gynecologist, who proves to be a vampire.
Keywords
doctor; gynecologist; vampire

Indexer Notes

Pages 54-55 on newsprint.

Rabbi Birdman and His Nursing Home (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Schlepper, my son, someday my entire chain of homes will be yours!
Genre
humor
Characters
Rabbi Birdman; Schlepper; Miss Shuffalong
Synopsis
The owner of a substandard nursing home shows his son around the place.
Keywords
neglect; nursing home

Indexer Notes

Pages 56-57 on newsprint.

Cancer Ward (Table of Contents: 13)

photo story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That'll be the phone.
Genre
medical; satire-parody
Synopsis
A doctor talks about a patient's condition on the telephone, saying one thing and thinking another.
Keywords
doctor; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 58 on newsprint. Same format as Foto Funnies.

Another True-Life Pretty Face in the Field of Medicine (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 2 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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello! My name is Virginia Spears Ncodatu, M. D.
Genre
humor; medical
Synopsis
A woman doctor tells her life story.
Keywords
doctor; hospital; New Guinea

Indexer Notes

Pages 67-68.

Comedics (Table of Contents: 15)

cartoon / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; medical
Synopsis
Ten cartoons involving various aspects of the medical profession.
Keywords
doctors; drugs; hospital; nurses; surgery

Indexer Notes

Pages 69-72 on newsprint. Red color highlight on first page only.

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Severe heart pain again, Mr. Croyd?
Genre
humor; medical
Synopsis
A doctor gives a patient a dose of double talk over the phone.
Keywords
doctor; jargon; nurse; telephone

Indexer Notes

Page 82.

Sadly Dilute Fantasies (Table of Contents: 17)

Subterranean Scumbo / cartoon / 0.1 page (report information)

Script
David C. K. McClelland (signed as McClelland)
Pencils
David C. K. McClelland (signed as McClelland)
Inks
David C. K. McClelland (signed as McClelland)
Letters
David C. K. McClelland (signed as McClelland)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
486 picas of old bilge
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Gail's fantasy is to be a copper alloy.

Indexer Notes

Page 83.

[Unintended Use] (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 0.33 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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man in a restroom is using a hand dryer for something other than what it was intended for.
Keywords
hand dryer; restroom

Indexer Notes

Page 84. Pantomime cartoon.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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
Jeez, I should have never taken this shortcut!
Genre
humor; children
Synopsis
The boy takes a shortcut coming home from the movies and gets lost.
Keywords
lost; panic; shortcut

Indexer Notes

Page 89.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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
When he was born, many envied his position.
Reprints

Hat in the Box (Table of Contents: 21)

Cheech Wizard / 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
He, he, Cheech been down in da dirt for three days now...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cheech Wizard
Synopsis
Cheech has been buried alive in a coffin. However, he doesn't seem very concerned.
Keywords
burial; coffin; marihuana

Indexer Notes

Page 92. Part of a continued story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Chicken Gutz / comic story / 1 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
Oh my, look ... it's one of those cute kids from 'NUTS' by Gahan Wilson ...
Genre
humor
Characters
Chicken Gutz; Cheech Wizard; Trots; Bonnie; Dirty Duck; Weevil
Synopsis
The characters in the other Funny Pages strips use the Chicken Gutz strip as a dumping ground.
Keywords
crossover; grabage

Indexer Notes

Page 94. Characters from the other strips are drawn by Enos in the creators' style.

Ah! To Be in Love! (Table of Contents: 23)

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
Sweetheart.
Genre
humor; romance
Characters
Steve; Jill
Synopsis
Steve and Jill, the lovesick couple in the back seat of a car, become too much for the front seat occupants to handle.
Reprints
Keywords
lovesick; traffic

Indexer Notes

Page 95.

At the Dentist (Table of Contents: 24)

Johnny Jones / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Leslie Cabarga (credited)
Pencils
Leslie Cabarga (credited)
Inks
Leslie Cabarga (credited)
Letters
Leslie Cabarga (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Johnny; dentist
Synopsis
Johnny gets instruction on how teeth grow.
Keywords
dentist

Indexer Notes

Page 96.

Lesson #32 Word Balloons (Table of Contents: 25)

Famous Comic Artists School / 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
Place your word balloons carefully.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Correct placement of word balloons in a panel.

Indexer Notes

Page 96.

Goes-on-Forever Porno Comics! (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A porn comic that is formatted in such a way that it repeats itself indefinitely.

Indexer Notes

Page 96.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, now. Open wide.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A woman dentist has problems with a fearful patient until she opens her blouse.
Keywords
dentist

Indexer Notes

Page 98.

[Extreme Treatment] (Table of Contents: 28)

cartoon / 0.1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; medical
Synopsis
A doctor slaps a man's head forcefully between his hands.
Keywords
doctor

Indexer Notes

Page 103. Pantomime cartoon.

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. [no title indexed]
  2. 2. ["If it wasn't for you, I think I would have gone mad."]
  3. 3. Whose Kids Are These?
  4. 4. The Confessions of Art "The" Farmer
    Subterranean Scumbo
  5. 5. Wherever Blood Is Shed
  6. 6. ["So you wouldn't sign up with Blue Cross, huh, Joe?"]
  7. 7. ["After countless hours beneath an infernal sun, the girls are finally released from the cages"]
  8. 8. Are You Covered?
  9. 9. ["Heck, no! We're not crazy! Why? Do we look crazy?"]
  10. 10. ["Oh, oh -- the Vaccines."]
  11. 11. Blood Test
  12. 12. Rabbi Birdman and His Nursing Home
  13. 13. Cancer Ward
  14. 14. Another True-Life Pretty Face in the Field of Medicine
  15. 15. Comedics
  16. 16. ["Severe heart pain again, Mr. Croyd?"]
  17. 17. Sadly Dilute Fantasies
    Subterranean Scumbo
  18. 18. [Unintended Use]
  19. 19. ["Jeez, I should have never taken this shortcut!"]
    Nuts
  20. 20. ["When he was born, many envied his position."]
    Idyl
  21. 21. Hat in the Box
    Cheech Wizard
  22. 22. ["Oh my, look ... it's one of those cute kids from 'NUTS' by Gahan Wilson ..."]
    Chicken Gutz
  23. 23. Ah! To Be in Love!
    One Year Affair
  24. 24. At the Dentist
    Johnny Jones
  25. 25. Lesson #32 Word Balloons
    Famous Comic Artists School
  26. 26. Goes-on-Forever Porno Comics!
  27. 27. ["Come on, now. Open wide."]
    Foto Funnies
  28. 28. [Extreme Treatment]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Luther Weaver
  • Jim Walls
  • Steven Samuels