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September 1973, Vol. 1, No. 42 / Postwar

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“COVER: This month’s cover is by Michael Gross. Frankly, when it came in I thought it was a stiff, but Michael redid the guy’s head, put a hat on him, and now it’s better. A little Balkan if you know what I mean, but better. Michael Gross, by the way, didn’t invite me to his party.”

The cover is a parody of WWII American propaganda posters. It shows Tojo, Hitler, and Mussolini fleeing from a cream pie-weilding average American citizen.

Contents (listing only)

Editorial, By George W. S. Trow; Illustration uncredited

News on the March, Uncredited [Henry Beard]; Illustration by Alan Rose, Photographs uncredited

True Facts, Uncredited; Illustration by Alan Rose

Letters, Uncredited; Illustration by Alan Rose

Whitedove Comics, By Henry Beard; Illustrated by Francis Hollidge; T.G.I.F. Joe® Ad, By P. J. O’Rourke; Illustrations and photographs uncredited

Mrs. Agnew’s Diary, Uncredited [Doug Kenney]; Illustration by Alan Rose

Middle East Appeal Ad, Uncredited; Photograph uncredited

Flowers from the Front: An Anthology of War Poems, By Sean Kelly; Illustration by Alan Rose

Guerre Magazine, By George W. S. Trow, Henry Beard, and Brian McConnachie; Photographs uncredited

Military Trading Cards, By Bill Effros; Photographs uncredited

Heroin Rationing Stamps, Uncredited; Illustration uncredited

Rendezvous with Discomfort: One P.O.W.’s Story, By Doug Kenney

The Armageddon Book Club, By Bruce McCall; Illustration uncredited

Nazi Regalia for Gracious Living, By Bruce McCall; Photographs by Dick Frank; Product “manufactured” by Harry Fischman, Alan Rose, Celia Bau, and David Kaestle; Illustrations by Elizabeth Benett

Marshal Mirth, By Brian McConnachie and Henry Beard; Illustration uncredited

Vichy Supplement, By George W. S. Trow; Photographs uncredited

Life Magazine, September 28, 1943, By George W. S. Trow, Bruce McCall, and Henry Beard; Illustrations by Bruce McCall, Warren Sattler [?], and others uncredited; Photographs by Larry Couzens, David Kaestle, and others uncredited

Funny Pages, Featuring “Nuts” by Gahan Wilson; “Idyl” by Jeff Jones; “Cheech Wizard” by Vaughn Bodé; “Trots and Bonnie” by Shary Flenniken; “Chicken Gutz” by Randall Enos; “Dirty Duck and Weevil” by Bobby London; “One Year Affair” by Byron Preiss and Ralph Reese; and “The Aesop Brothers, Siamese Twins”

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