Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine

New National Lampoon Issue Listing

September 13, 2021

You may have noticed that, while I do provide listings (some of them detailed) for many issues of National Lampoon, they only cover the first five years of the magazine—1970–1975, or what I call the Golden Age. Obviously, the magazine continued to be published for another twenty plus years. So, my listings aren’t much help if you’re looking for something you remember from after the January 1975 issue.

Miguel Angel Ferreiro has come to the rescue with a comprehensive online listing of every issue of NatLamp that was published, from April 1970 (Sexy Issue) to November 1998 (Failure Issue). It’s maybe not as nicely formatted as mine, but it’s way more complete and will be a great help for those looking for an article they remember or who wish to wade through a time capsule of their misspent youth.

Miguel has split the listings into sections covering spans of several years. Click on these links for each section:

April 1970–December 1973
January 1974–December 1977
January 1978–December 1981
January 1982–December 1985
January 1986–December 1989
February 1990–November 1998

A tip of the hat to Miguel for putting in the hard work of compiling this valuable resource and for letting me know about it.


Hi mark I came across 9 blue hard back year book things from the 70s think there like year books or anthology do u know much about these? Many thanks from gavin

—Gavin Rennie

September 22, 2021 5:51 pm

Do you mean the Tenth Anniversary Anthology (1979)? Otherwise, I'm not sure what those would be.


September 22, 2021 9:23 pm

Are you going to do anything for the passing of P.J. O'Rourke? I think he's worth a mention.

—Steve O

February 19, 2022 10:00 am

Of course. I just haven't gotten to it yet.


February 19, 2022 10:11 am

It caught my eye that you previously worked for Minnesota Public Radio, albeit behind the scenes. I'm a radio announcer for I Heart, but I've always wanted to work for a local NPR station so I'm rather jealous of you. That asided, like you I was deeply entralled by NL during my own formative years in the 70's, and still have quite a collection going back to Issue #1. I'm looking forwards to combing through your site now that I've found it. All the best to you!


February 20, 2022 6:04 am

Yeah, I was a graphic designer at a radio station. Go figure. Enjoy the site!


February 20, 2022 7:34 am

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