(December 1975)

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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
120
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1975
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Lampoon, Inc.
Editing
Tony Hendra; Brian McConnachie; Sean Kelly; Douglas Kenney

Issue Notes

Statement of Ownership on page 10. Average paid circulation the past 12 months was 870,304.
Three-quarter page ad in comic format on page 97 from Adams Apple Distributing Company, Chicago, offering a sample kit of Job cigarette papers. Green-colored newsprint with white word balloons, same format as some of the other Funny Pages sequences.

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.

Those Fabulous Bunnies (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
? [as Knudson] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Knudson] (signed)
Inks
? [as Knudson] (signed)
Letters
? [as Knudson] (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Snick, snick, snick, snick...
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A group of sitting rabbits suddenly break into a song and dance about mattresses, then immediately go back to what they were doing.
Keywords
commercial; rabbits

Indexer Notes

Page 17. Four vertical panels on the left side of the page. A parody of a TV commercial for Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses featuring Joey Heatherton.

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

Funny / comic story / 0.125 page (report information)

Script
Chris Browne (signed as Christopher Browne)
Pencils
Chris Browne (signed as Christopher Browne)
Inks
Chris Browne (signed as Christopher Browne)
Letters
Chris Browne (signed as Christopher Browne)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! A lucky rabbit's foot!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man has a lucky rabbit's foot on a chair around his neck. His pet rabbit has a peg leg.
Keywords
good luck charm; peg leg; rabbit's foot

Indexer Notes

Page 20. Part of The National section on green-colored newsprint. Part of the word balloons are green, others are white.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Nick and Nick / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Byron Preiss (credited as Preiss)
Pencils
Howard Chaykin (credited as Chaykin)
Inks
Howard Chaykin (credited as Chaykin)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My boys! Running off in the middle of the night to play detective.
Genre
detective-mystery; satire-parody
Characters
Nick Belladonneducci; Nicky Belladonneducci; Jilly Faff; Frank
Synopsis
Jilly Faff's mother has been kidnapped and taken to a vault in the Du Pont Chemical Building. Nick and Nicky are assigned to enter the building and bring back "plan #386 bn," which will somehow lead to a rescue.
Keywords
detective; kidnapping; lampshade

Indexer Notes

Page 21 on green colored newsprint as part of The National section. Four panels with some word balloons in green and other in white. Part of a continued story.

[Tuberculosis (Look in Cup)] (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 0.2 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
Sam Gross (signed as S. Gross)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A beggar hold a cup with graphic evidence that he has tuberculosis.
Keywords
beggar; tuberculosis

Indexer Notes

Page 23. Pantomime cartoon.

Before there were kings -- there were pawns. (Table of Contents: 5)

Ranger Smith's Nature Notebook / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do the quick change on him, Dan!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
A bear and his companion try to work a quick-change scam on a fast-food worker.
Keywords
bear; scam

Indexer Notes

Page 28.

Entrepreneurs (Table of Contents: 6)

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)

Genre
humor
Keywords
blind; dance studio; dementia; demolition; iron lung; prostitute; tattoo artist; taxi

Indexer Notes

Pages 47-50. Eleven cartoons about various people making a living on the fringes of society.

The Wrong Approach The Right Approach (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Hendra ?; Gerald Sussman ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three sets of pantomime three-panel comic stories about business. On each page, one vertical set is labeled "The Wrong Approach" and the other vertical set is labeled "The Right Approach."
Keywords
business

Indexer Notes

Pages 52, 54, and 56. Part of The National Lampoon Guide to Effective Salesmanship.

Dementia Americana (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Osborne (credited); S. Clay Wilson (credited, signed); Spain Rodriguez (credited as Spain); Justin Green (credited, signed); Kim Deitch (credited)
Pencils
Jim Osborne (credited); S. Clay Wilson (credited, signed); Spain Rodriguez (credited as Spain); Justin Green (credited, signed); Kim Deitch (credited)
Inks
Jim Osborne (credited); S. Clay Wilson (credited, signed); Spain Rodriguez (credited as Spain); Justin Green (credited, signed); Kim Deitch (credited)
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
historical
Characters
Andrew Carnegie; O. E. Anderson; Little Egypt; J. P. Morgan; Diamond Jim Brady; John D. Rockefeller; General Sheridan; President Chester A. Arthur; Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish; Harry Lehr
Synopsis
Various odd and unsettling incidents in American history, that were committed by wealthy people.
Reprints
Keywords
beer hall; buffalo; charity; Illuminati; Panic of 1907; photographs; railroad; society

Indexer Notes

Pages 58-62. Nine illustrations with text and one full-page comic story. The section was "produced by Keith Greene."

God Is Money (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gahan Wilson (credited)
Pencils
Gahan Wilson (credited)
Inks
Gahan Wilson (credited)
Colors
Gahan Wilson (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
religious; satire-parody
Characters
Jesus Christ; God; Devil
Synopsis
A satirical look at the relationship between religion and money.
Keywords
charity; church; Devil; God; Hell

Indexer Notes

Pages 71-74.

[The Rat Race] (Table of Contents: 10)

Surprise Poster / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Peter Kleinman (credited)
Inks
Peter Kleinman (credited)
Colors
Peter Kleinman (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A literal illustration of "the rat race."
Keywords
competition; rats

Indexer Notes

Pages 88-89. A two page illustration.

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

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 there were those nice things you could count on and look forward to...
Genre
humor; children
Synopsis
The boy gets the same ice cream sundae every Friday and the clerk always remembers what it is.
Keywords
dependable; ice cream

Indexer Notes

Page 91.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Once upon a time there were these things.
Synopsis
A woman has a conversation with a butterfly.
Reprints
Keywords
butterfly

Indexer Notes

Page 92. Tan-colored newsprint with white word balloons.

At the Dentist (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Johnny; the dentist
Synopsis
Johnny's mother meets a bush tribesman at the dentist's office.
Keywords
dentist; racist; stereotypes

Indexer Notes

Page 94. Tan-colored newsprint with white word balloons. The tribesman looks like Impie from Little Nemo in Slumberland.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Thrilling Amazing Fantastic Adventures / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Byron Preiss (credited as Preiss)
Pencils
Bernie Wrightson (credited as Wrightson)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (credited as Wrightson)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Official Document Dateline: California, 11:10 a.m.
Genre
humor; science fiction
Synopsis
Alien tourists take a trip across the United States.
Keywords
aliens; California; Disneyland; Georgia; Nebraska; New York City; souvenirs; tourists

Indexer Notes

Page 94. Tan-colored newsprint with white word balloons.

Lesson #81: Humanality Among Animals (Table of Contents: 15)

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)

Genre
humor
Keywords
dogs; sex

Indexer Notes

Page 94. Tan-colored newsprint.

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

High School Days / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Byron Preiss (credited as Preiss)
Pencils
Alan Weiss (credited as Weiss)
Inks
Alan Weiss (credited as Weiss)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So, hot-shot journalist, what's this about wanting to go back to high school?
Genre
humor
Characters
Phil Grubb; Miss Washington
Synopsis
A journalist goes undercover at a high school five years after his graduation in order to write a feature story.
Keywords
high school; undercover

Indexer Notes

Page 94. Tan-colored newsprint with white word balloons. Part of a continued story.

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

The Aesop Brothers, Siamese Twins / comic story / 1 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
I got a bombshell for you guys
Genre
humor
Characters
The Aesop Brothers [George; Alex]; Mistah Mikvah; Howard Hughes
Synopsis
George and Alex are sent by Life Magazine to Las Vegas to interview Howard Hughes.
Keywords
airport; Jello; Las Vegas

Indexer Notes

Page 96. Green-colored newsprint with white word balloons.

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

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
She's doing much better, Jill ...
Genre
romance
Characters
Steve; Jill
Synopsis
Jill's mother is recovering from her illness. Steve asks Jill to marry him.
Reprints
Keywords
marriage; proposal; stairs

Indexer Notes

Page 97. Green-colored newsprint with white word balloons. Part of a continued story.

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

Mule's Diner / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Mack (signed)
Pencils
Stan Mack (signed)
Inks
Stan Mack (signed)
Letters
Stan Mack (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Glandular lived in a four-flight walk-up in the city.
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Glandular
Synopsis
When her dog dies of old age, an elderly woman has to find a way to get the body to the ASPCA.
Keywords
dog; suitcase; taxi; thief

Indexer Notes

Page 98. The whole page is green-colored newsprint.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi there! If this bears the elements of a déja vu, allow me to explain...
Genre
humor; religious
Synopsis
A middle-aged couple are surprised by a talking snake hanging from an apple tree.
Keywords
Garden of Eden; snake

Indexer Notes

Page 99. Cartoon is signed, but not legible.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, big bosom fans.
Characters
Chris Miller (photographs)
Synopsis
Chris Miller prepares to announce the winner of the "Miss Foto Funnies" contest, as a half-dozen nude women climb over his desk. However, the women all leave when Miller notes there is no money involved.
Keywords
contest

Indexer Notes

Page 100.

The Memoirs of Colonel Lewis "Chesty" Puller (Table of Contents: 22)

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
The most highly decorated Marine ever!
Genre
humor
Characters
Colonel Lewis "Chesty" Puller
Synopsis
Commander Puller leads a "fighting retreat" from the Chosin Resevoir during the Korean War.
Keywords
Korean War

Indexer Notes

Page 114.

Boggie and Corporate Management (Table of Contents: 23)

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)

Genre
humor
Characters
Boggie
Synopsis
Boggie makes a midnight visit to the president of a multinational corporation.
Keywords
corporation

Indexer Notes

Page 114.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 1. Those Fabulous Bunnies
  2. 2. ["Wow! A lucky rabbit's foot!"]
    Funny
  3. 3. ["My boys! Running off in the middle of the night to play detective."]
    Nick and Nick
  4. 4. [Tuberculosis (Look in Cup)]
  5. 5. Before there were kings -- there were pawns.
    Ranger Smith's Nature Notebook
  6. 6. Entrepreneurs
  7. 7. The Wrong Approach The Right Approach
  8. 8. Dementia Americana
  9. 9. God Is Money
  10. 10. [The Rat Race]
    Surprise Poster
  11. 11. ["Remember there were those nice things you could count on and look forward to..."]
    Nuts
  12. 12. ["Once upon a time there were these things."]
    Idyl
  13. 13. At the Dentist
    Johnny Jones
  14. 14. ["Official Document Dateline: California, 11:10 a.m."]
    Thrilling Amazing Fantastic Adventures
  15. 15. Lesson #81: Humanality Among Animals
    Famous Comic Artists School
  16. 16. ["So, hot-shot journalist, what's this about wanting to go back to high school?"]
    High School Days
  17. 17. ["I got a bombshell for you guys"]
    The Aesop Brothers, Siamese Twins
  18. 18. ["She's doing much better, Jill ..."]
    One Year Affair
  19. 19. ["Miss Glandular lived in a four-flight walk-up in the city."]
    Mule's Diner
  20. 20. ["Hi there! If this bears the elements of a déja vu, allow me to explain..."]
  21. 21. ["Hi, big bosom fans."]
    Foto Funnies
  22. 22. The Memoirs of Colonel Lewis "Chesty" Puller
    Subterranean Scumbo
  23. 23. Boggie and Corporate Management
    Subterranean Scumbo
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