(April 2012)

Fantagraphics, 2012 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
24.99 USD
Pages
196
On-sale date
2012-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
FB
ISBN
978-1-60699-511-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781606995112 52499
Editing
John Benson; Gary Groth (Editorial Liaison)
Color
color
Binding
Softcover

The Sincerest Form of Parody (Table of Contents)

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Pencils
Howard Nostrand
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Howard Nostrand
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?
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?

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[the competition] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Script
Harvey Kurtzman
Pencils
Wally Wood
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Wally Wood
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Marie Severin
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?

Synopsis
The difficulties MAD writers have in coming up with ideas.
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Indexer Notes

The titles of MAD and 11 competitors are used in the narrative: Bughouse; Crazy; Eh!; Flip; Get Lost; MAD; Madhouse; Nuts!; Panic; Riot; Wild; Whack.

Script credits from John Benson.

The Sincerest Form of Parody (Table of Contents: 2)

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Hy Fleishman ?
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Hy Fleishman ?
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?
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?

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Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[Publisher's Page] (Table of Contents: 3)

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Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 4)

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Satire Comes up the River From Lafayette Street (Table of Contents: 5)

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Jay Lynch
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Jay Lynch (Table of Contents: 6)

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Jay Lynch
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biography

[Tales Calculated to Sell You...] (Table of Contents: 7)

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Harvey Kurtzman
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Harvey Kurtzman
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Harvey Kurtzman ?
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Harvey Kurtzman

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

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Pencils
Albert B. Feldstein (signed)
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Albert B. Feldstein (signed)
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Marie Severin ?

Genre
humor
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My Gun Is The Jury! (Table of Contents: 9)

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Albert B. Feldstein
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Jack Davis
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Jack Davis
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Marie Severin
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Genre
satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Parody of Spillane's "Mike Hammer."

The Lady or the Tiger? (Table of Contents: 10)

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Script
Albert B. Feldstein
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Bill Elder (signed); Basil Wolverton (panel 7 page 6)
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Bill Elder (signed); Basil Wolverton (panel 7 page 6)
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Marie Severin
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humor
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Single drawing by Basil Wolverton appears on page 6.

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

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?
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Norman Maurer (signed)
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Norman Maurer (signed)
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satire-parody
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Dr. Seekle and Mr. Hide (Table of Contents: 12)

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Virginia Hubbell (signed)
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Norman Maurer (signed)
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Norman Maurer (signed)
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Genre
horror-suspense; satire-parody
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Believe It or Drop! ....Dead? (Table of Contents: 13)

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Joan Maurer (signed)
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Norman Maurer (signed)
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Norman Maurer (signed)
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Genre
satire-parody
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Indexer Notes

Takeoff of the Ripley's Believe it or Not strip.

He Died From Laughter! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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Ancient Classic Comics Presents Little Awful Fannie (Table of Contents: 15)

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Carl Hubbell ?
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Carl Hubbell (signed)
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Carl Hubbell (signed)
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satire-parody
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Takeoff on Little Orphan Annie comic strip.

The Great Mane Robbery (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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?
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Fred Ottenheimer ?
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Fred Ottenheimer ?
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humor
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Young Dr. Baloney! (Table of Contents: 18)

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?
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Dick Ayers
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Dick Ayers
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Dick Ayers

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humor
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What's My Crime? (Table of Contents: 19)

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Dick Ayers
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humor
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Expressions (Table of Contents: 20)

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?
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Jack Kirby
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humor
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Rex Mortgage M.D.? (Table of Contents: 21)

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Jack Kirby
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Jack Kirby
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Comet Feldmeyer, the Ace of Space (Table of Contents: 22)

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Jack Kirby
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Jack Kirby
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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Joe Maneely (signed)
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Joe Maneely (signed)
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satire-parody
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From Here to There (Table of Contents: 24)

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?
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Al Hartley (signed)
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Al Hartley (signed)
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Job Number
E-87
Genre
satire-parody
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Whacks' Museum (Table of Contents: 25)

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?
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Bill Everett (signed)
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Bill Everett (signed)
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Job Number
D-723
Genre
horror-suspense; satire-parody
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Crazy's Fun Page (Table of Contents: 26)

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?
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Dan DeCarlo
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Dan DeCarlo
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Job Number
E-566
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

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?
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Ross Andru
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Mike Esposito
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Ross Andru; Mike Esposito ?
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Ross Andru; Mike Esposito ?

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satire-parody
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The Sewer Keeper (Table of Contents: 28)

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Ross Andru; Mike Esposito
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Ross Andru
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Mike Esposito
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S.S. Gigantic (Table of Contents: 29)

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Ross Andru; Mike Esposito
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Ross Andru
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Mike Esposito
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[So solly, Merywin...] (Table of Contents: 30)

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Hy Fleishman ?
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Hy Fleishman ?
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Marvin's Monster (Table of Contents: 31)

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?
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Hy Fleishman (signed)
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Hy Fleishman (signed)
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humor
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Signature is hidden on gravestone in splash.

Marvin Shame, Shamus (Table of Contents: 32)

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?
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Hy Fleishman (signed)
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Hy Fleishman (signed)
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satire-parody
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Take-off on hard boiled detective novels

How to Marry a Zillionaire (Table of Contents: 33)

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?
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Hy Fleishman (signed) [as H. F.]
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Hy Fleishman (signed) [as H. F.]
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Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Subtitled: "Or, Flat Foot Floosie Loves Me!"
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Comics Is Wonderful! (Table of Contents: 34)

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Hy Fleishman ?
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humor
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Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Captain Marble Flies again (Table of Contents: 35)

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Otto Binder ?; Evonne Rae ?
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Ross Andru; Mike Esposito ?
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Ross Andru ?; Mike Esposito ?
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satire-parody
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Spoof on comic strip "Captain Marvel"

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Art credits from John Benson.
Otto Binder script credit from Benson's book, Evonne Rae script credit from Alter Ego #33.

Television... Blessing or Curse to Mankind (Table of Contents: 36)

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Hy Fleishman
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Hy Fleishman
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humor
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Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

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Oh, for the Life-of a Wife-of a Werewolf (Table of Contents: 38)

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The Late-Late-Late-Late Show (Table of Contents: 39)

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

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Howard Nostrand
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Howard Nostrand
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Hector Protector (Table of Contents: 41)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Howard Nostrand
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Howard Nostrand
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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Howard Nostrand
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Howard Nostrand
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're all in the dump, for diamonds are trump...
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Low Noon (Table of Contents: 43)

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Nat Barnett ?
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Howard Nostrand
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Howard Nostrand
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humor
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Indexer Notes

High Noon parody intended for the unpublished Flip #3.

Script credits from John Benson.

Puncho Villa (Table of Contents: 44)

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Howard Nostrand
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Howard Nostrand
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Alladin's Lamp-oon (Table of Contents: 45)

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Bob Powell
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Bob Powell
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V...- for Wampire (Table of Contents: 46)

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Howard Nostrand
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Howard Nostrand
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The Shriek of Araby (Table of Contents: 47)

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Howard Nostrand
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Howard Nostrand
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Howard Nostrand
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Lady Diana Arbuthnott; Sheik Hassan Ben Sober
Synopsis
In a parody of the silent film "The Sheik," a desert prince abducts a British tourist and soon comes to regret it.
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Come Back Bathsheba (Table of Contents: 48)

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Nat Barnett
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Howard Nostrand
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Howard Nostrand
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Genre
humor
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Indexer Notes

Shane parody intended for Flip #3. Howard Nostrand reports in Squa Tront #13 (2012) that this story was written by Nat Barnett.

20,000 Leaks Under the Sea (Table of Contents: 49)

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L. B. Cole (signed)
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L. B. Cole (signed)
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satire-parody
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King Farouk
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Twenty Thousand Leaks Under The Sea (Table of Contents: 50)

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Jay Disbrow ? [as Jules Fern] (signed)
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Jay Disbrow (signed)
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Jay Disbrow (signed)
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Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Captain Zemo; Munsky (Zemo's insane uncle)
Synopsis
According to Roy Thomas, in Alter Ego #117 (June 2013), this story is more likely a satire of the Walt Disney movie than a spoof of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" by Jules Verne. Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-5-28 per Roy Thomas.
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Notes (Table of Contents: 51)

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John Benson
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Be a Successful 90-Pound Weakling (Table of Contents: 52)

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Jack Kirby
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back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53) (Expand) /

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sincerest Form of Parody
  2. 1. [the competition]
  3. 2. The Sincerest Form of Parody
  4. 3. [Publisher's Page]
  5. 4. Table of Contents
  6. 5. Satire Comes up the River From Lafayette Street
  7. 6. Jay Lynch
  8. 7. [Tales Calculated to Sell You...]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. My Gun Is The Jury!
  11. 10. The Lady or the Tiger?
    Panic
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Dr. Seekle and Mr. Hide
  14. 13. Believe It or Drop! ....Dead?
  15. 14. He Died From Laughter!
  16. 15. Ancient Classic Comics Presents Little Awful Fannie
  17. 16. The Great Mane Robbery
    Crisco Keed
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. Young Dr. Baloney!
  20. 19. What's My Crime?
  21. 20. Expressions
  22. 21. Rex Mortgage M.D.?
  23. 22. Comet Feldmeyer, the Ace of Space
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
  25. 24. From Here to There
  26. 25. Whacks' Museum
  27. 26. Crazy's Fun Page
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
  29. 28. The Sewer Keeper
  30. 29. S.S. Gigantic
  31. 30. [So solly, Merywin...]
  32. 31. Marvin's Monster
  33. 32. Marvin Shame, Shamus
  34. 33. How to Marry a Zillionaire
  35. 34. Comics Is Wonderful!
  36. 35. Captain Marble Flies again
  37. 36. Television... Blessing or Curse to Mankind
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
  39. 38. Oh, for the Life-of a Wife-of a Werewolf
  40. 39. The Late-Late-Late-Late Show
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. Hector Protector
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  43. 42. ["We're all in the dump, for diamonds are trump..."]
    Mother Mongoose's Nursery Crimes
  44. 43. Low Noon
  45. 44. Puncho Villa
  46. 45. Alladin's Lamp-oon
  47. 46. V...- for Wampire
  48. 47. The Shriek of Araby
  49. 48. Come Back Bathsheba
  50. 49. 20,000 Leaks Under the Sea
  51. 50. Twenty Thousand Leaks Under The Sea
  52. 51. Notes
  53. 52. Be a Successful 90-Pound Weakling
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
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