More Baby Boom Smartassery of Long Ago

Posted by on November 26th, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Three from National Lampoon during its glory days. The first, as you can see, was written by Michael O’Donoghue and drawn by Russ Heath. The second, for an article called “Battling Buses of World War II,” was painted by Heath for The National Lampoon Encyclopedia of Humor, edited by O’Donoghue; Josh Karp in his A Stupid and Futile Gesture says the article was written by O’Donoghue and P. J. O’Rourke. The third item was written by Henry Beard, drawn by Neal Adams and inked by Dick Giordano. Adams says Beard was flabbergasted to find out there already was a Deadman and that Adams had drawn him.

I cannot stress too strongly that these items and the accompanying info (except the Karp bit) come from the invaluable April 2003 issue of Comic Book Artist. So were the items I posted here.

© 1973 National Lampoon, Inc.

© 1973 National Lampoon, Inc.

© 1973 National Lampoon, Inc.

Daily proverb. If you’re so clever, why don’t you shut up?

Stan says. The Black Widow – Captain Marvel – and Daredevil makes three!

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2 Responses to “More Baby Boom Smartassery of Long Ago”

  1. WLLilly says:

    …My 13-or-so year-old-stuff was rather strck by the rear end of that Cowgirl coming out of her chaps in the Heath drawing , I realize now .
    NatLamp must have gone to some trouble to’ve had the paper stock on their funnybook parodies be that ” accurate ” pupl stock , while the ” cover ” would be on the same?? stock as the normal pages of the mag .
    How’d they pull that off ?
    Were the pulp pages inside the parodies on the exact same stock as regular newsstand comics’ of that time’s inside paper stock ?

  2. Tom Crippen says:

    Do you have any old issues around? I’ve misplaced mine, but I remember “The Adventures of Zimmerman” as being on glossy paper and therefore nothing like the paper of newsstand comics. But it’s all so long ago …