Your Unauthorized Guide to the Golden Age of National Lampoon Magazine
(1970-1975)

February 1972, Vol. 1, No. 23 / Crime!

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“COVER:¬†This month’s cover is by Dick Hess, who adds to the already groaning mantelpiece in his studio atop one of Gotham’s loftiest brownstones yet another (his fifth) Hero of Capitalist Art Combination Statuette and Clothes Brush. (This handsome keepsake, executed in Sterling Steel and standing over fifteen inches high, depicts Art playing paper-scissors-rock with Progress, while Responsibility, Hope, and A Winning Personality toss quoits around the base.) Gosh, Mom, this magazine sure has a lot of art by this Hess guy. That’s right, Sally,¬†it has Hessitosis!

The cover shows a menacing figure unlawfully ripping the tag from a mattress.

Contents (listing only)

Editorial, By Tony Hendra; Photograph uncredited

Letters, Uncredited; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

Mrs. Agnew’s Diary, Uncredited [Doug Kenney]; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

News of the Month, Uncredited [Henry Beard]; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

Hot Flashes, Uncredited; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson, Photographs uncredited

The Unforgiving Minute, By Paul Krassner; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson

The Case of the Loquacious Rapist, By Tim Mayer; Illustrated and photographed[?] by Michael Sullivan

Groin Larceny, By Chris Miller; Illustration by Putrick [?]

Foto Funnies, Uncredited [features Chris Miller]

Riders of the Black Hand Comics, By Anne Beatts and Michel Choquette; Illustrated by Frank Springer

The Last Recall, By Henry Beard; Illustration by Gerry Gersten

The Audrey-Gore Legacy, Written and illustrated by Edward Gorey

The Thoughts of Chairman Fu-Manchu, By Henry Beard; Illustration by Jeff Jones

Dick Tracy, Written and illustrated by H.B. Nichols

The Last sMile, Cartoons by Rodriques

Angela and Rocky Take You On a Tour of the Big House, George W. S. Trow; Photographs uncredited

Funny Pages, Featuring “Nuts” by Gahan Wilson; “Crash Christian” by Michael O’Donoghue, illustrated by Frank Springer; “Cheech Wizard” by Vaughan Bode; “Chicken Gutz” by Randall Enos; “Mule’s Diner” by Stan Mack; an untitled strip by Lou Myers; “Tales of the Timebeast” by Bill Skurski and Mike Sullivan; and “Shab” by B. Kliban

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