(March 1981)

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Volume
2
Price
2.00 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1981
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
NL Communications, Inc.
Editing
Tod Carroll; John Hughes; Ted Mann; John Bendel; Brian McCormick

Issue Notes

Funny Pages on pages 65-72 on newsprint, which has the gutters and margins of all the comics a dull olive color. (The strips themselves are normal black and white inside the panels.)
A Bic Lighter full-page ad on page 38, titled "The Movie Buff's Guide to Flicking Your Bic." has three cartoons by Joseph Farris, Mischa Richter, and Bernard Schoenbaum.
A full page painted ad for Joker cigarette papers on page 54 ("The 'Finest' Papers in the Kingdom") is done in same style as Maxfield Parrish painted ads from the early 20th century.

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.

The Bare Minimum (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Roz Chast (signed as R. Chast)
Pencils
Roz Chast (signed as R. Chast)
Inks
Roz Chast (signed as R. Chast)
Letters
Roz Chast (signed as R. Chast)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A loaf of bread,
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Synopsis
A modern take on the old saying "A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou."
Keywords
bread; wine

Indexer Notes

Page 4. Four panels on the right side of the table of contents, running vertically.

[Motorized Axe] (Table of Contents: 2)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
John Jonik (signed as Jonik)
Pencils
John Jonik (signed as Jonik)
Inks
John Jonik (signed as Jonik)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man is using a motorized axe (instead of a chainsaw) to chop down a tree.
Keywords
axe

Indexer Notes

Page 16. Pantomime cartoon.

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

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Peter Steiner [as P. Steiner] (signed)
Pencils
Peter Steiner [as P. Steiner] (signed)
Inks
Peter Steiner [as P. Steiner] (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your rose dust gets into everything, and your caladiums attract toads; and another thing; your damn marigolds are stinking up the whole area.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Three leprechauns living in a flower bed list their grievances with the lady doing the gardening.
Keywords
flowers; leprechauns

Indexer Notes

Page 18.

[The Annual Run Like a Girl Marathon] (Table of Contents: 4)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Oliver Christianson [as Revilo] (signed)
Pencils
Oliver Christianson [as Revilo] (signed)
Inks
Oliver Christianson [as Revilo] (signed)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Runners in a marathon have to run in an awkward manner, in the stereotypical "run like a girl" way.
Keywords
marathon; sexist; stereotype

Indexer Notes

Page 22. Pantomime cartoon.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm the best three card monte dealer in the world!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A three card monte dealer is not very successful at his scam.
Keywords
gambling; three card monte

Indexer Notes

Page 32.

The Return of the Paramedic-Man (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Golden (signed)
Pencils
Matt Golden (signed)
Inks
Matt Golden (signed)
Colors
Matt Golden (signed)
Letters
Matt Golden (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A curvaceous young housewife is sitting up watching T.V. after putting her daughter to bed.
Genre
humor
Characters
Roger; Stan
Synopsis
An unscrupulous team of paramedics coerce a housewife into having sex with them, after a previous visit to the house to help the woman's daughter.
Reprints
Keywords
paramedics; sex

Indexer Notes

Pages 48-49.

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

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, even if you tried as hard as you could, some people were impossible to understand?
Genre
children
Synopsis
The boy's friend Harold has never heard of the superhero Captain Heroic and sees no point in made-up stories.
Keywords
comics; superheros

Indexer Notes

Page 65.

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

Deirdre Callahan - a Biography / 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
Her story begins in the maternity section of a metropolitan hospital.
Genre
humor
Characters
Deidre Callahan; Mrs. Callahan (Diedre's mother); Blind Bob
Synopsis
Deidre Callahan is so ugly that her mother dumps her in a garbage can when she is six years old. She is taken to the city dump with the rest of the trash, where she meets scavenger Blind Bob.
Keywords
blind; dump; ugly

Indexer Notes

Page 67. To be continued.

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

Politenessman / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ron Barrett (credited, signed)
Pencils
Ron Barrett (credited, signed)
Inks
Ron Barrett (credited, signed)
Letters
Ron Barrett (credited, signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the Iron Curtain...
Genre
humor
Characters
Politenessman
Synopsis
A man trying to escape from an Iron Curtain country in attacked by vicious dogs. Politenessman tries to scold the border guards, but is unsuccessful.
Keywords
communism; dogs; Iron Curtain

Indexer Notes

Page 67.

Around the House (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Rick Geary (signed)
Pencils
Rick Geary (signed)
Inks
Rick Geary (signed)
Letters
Rick Geary (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's a trick I've discovered for keeping my marriage exciting.
Genre
humor; romance
Synopsis
A young wife engages her husband in some playful wrestling and pillow fights to spice up her marriage.
Reprints
Keywords
marriage; pillow fights

Indexer Notes

Page 67.

Bob & Margaret (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gerry Capelle (signed as Capelle)
Pencils
Gerry Capelle (signed as Capelle)
Inks
Gerry Capelle (signed as Capelle)
Letters
Gerry Capelle (signed as Capelle)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob! Margaret!
Genre
humor
Characters
Bob; Margaret
Synopsis
Bob and Margaret meet up after a long absence. Margaret takes the initiative for the couple to have sex, then comes up with a maddening list of chores to postpone it.
Keywords
sex

Indexer Notes

Page 68.

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

Aunt Mary's Kitchen / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doctor, look! He still hallucinating!
Genre
humor
Characters
Leo; Dr. Douglas; Nurse Laura
Synopsis
Leo is still in the hospital having hallucinations. Meanwhile, his doctor is trying to seduce a nurse.
Keywords
hallucinations; hospital

Indexer Notes

Page 69. Part of a continued story.

Kit and Caboodle (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Roz Chast (signed as R. Chast)
Pencils
Roz Chast (signed as R. Chast)
Inks
Roz Chast (signed as R. Chast)
Letters
Roz Chast (signed as R. Chast)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's Kit.
Genre
humor
Characters
Kit; Caboodle (dog)
Synopsis
An introduction to a completely average boy and his dog.

Indexer Notes

Page 69.

Thanks, Negroes, for All These Things! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Schenkman (signed)
Pencils
Joe Schenkman (signed)
Inks
Joe Schenkman (signed)
Letters
Joe Schenkman (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jazz • Bop • R & B
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Chuck Berry (cameo); Stevie Wonder (cameo); Big Daddy Lipscomb (cameo)
Synopsis
A listing of things gained from black culture (both real and satirical); followed by a short list of things white people have given blacks; and at the end stereotypical views of other cultures.
Keywords
basketball; drugs; football; music; racist; sex; stereotypes; wine

Indexer Notes

Page 70. The whole page is done in an extreme way, both in language and art style.

Bar Belles (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jane Brucker (signed)
Pencils
Jane Brucker (signed)
Inks
Jane Brucker (signed)
Letters
Jane Brucker (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Promise not to tell?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Two women are at a bar. One tells the other a deep dark secret.
Keywords
bar; election; secret

Indexer Notes

Page 71.

The Do Walk (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bill Woodman (signed as Woodman)
Pencils
Bill Woodman (signed as Woodman)
Inks
Bill Woodman (signed as Woodman)

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A business man does a funny walk as he leaves his apartment. When he gets to the sidewalk, all the other men going to work are doing the same funny walk.

Indexer Notes

Page 71. Pantomime story.

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

The Appletons / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
B. K. Taylor (signed)
Pencils
B. K. Taylor (signed)
Inks
B. K. Taylor (signed)
Letters
B. K. Taylor (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A Saturday morning finds Mr. Appleton in an upstairs bedroom.
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Norm Appleton; Bobby Appleton; Kathy Appleton
Synopsis
Mr. Appleton is reliving his military days. He gives his son a loaded rifle, which goes off, bringing the police to take Bobby away.
Keywords
daydreams; military; police; rifle

Indexer Notes

Page 72.

Good Sense... Good Times. (Table of Contents: 18)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harvey Kurtzman (signed as H. Kurtz(figure of a man))
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman (signed as H. Kurtz(figure of a man))
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman (signed as H. Kurtz(figure of a man))
Colors
Harvey Kurtzman (signed as H. Kurtz(figure of a man))
Letters
Harvey Kurtzman (signed as H. Kurtz(figure of a man))

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You must be a virgo.
Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
A swinging party is going on in one room, while in the room where the coats are piled, a man is appallingly drunk.
Keywords
alcohol; party

Indexer Notes

Page 75. Apparently a public service announcement against alcohol abuse, though not sponsored by any organization. A note at the bottom says "For a 16" x 22" poster, send $2.00 to Promotion Dept. 3-81, National Lampoon, 635 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022."

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go ahead. Put it in your mouth.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A lot of double-entendres leading to a reveal of a woman trying to eat oysters.
Keywords
double-entendres; oysters

Indexer Notes

Page 92.

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

cartoon / 0.25 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
For a dervish, you're not much of a whirler.
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A whirling dervish gets dizzy and throws up.
Keywords
vomiting; whirling dervish

Indexer Notes

Page 95. Part of the "Coming Next Month" promo.