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August 1974, Vol. 1, No. 53 / Isolationism and Tooth Care

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Cover: Illustration by Richard Hess.

No cover blurb this issue. The cover illustration allegorically depicts Uncle Sam and Mr. Tooth sailing a ship labeled “Columbia” between rocks labeled “Foreign Entanglements” and “Between Meal Snacks” with the caption, “Let’s Steer Clear of These.”

Contents (listing only)

News on the March, Uncredited [Henry Beard]; Illustrations by Alan Rose and Fran Hollidge, Photographs uncredited

Baba Rum Raisin, Uncredited

True Facts, Uncredited; Illustration by Alan Rose

Editorial, Uncredited; Cartoon by B. Kliban

Letters, Uncredited; Illustration by Alan Rose

Canadian Corner, By Sean Kelly

Plumber’s Little Helper, By Akbar del Piombo; Collages by Rubington

Mythical Mythical Beasts, By Rick Meyerowitz and Doug Kenney

Executive Deleted, By Henry Beard and Tony Hendra; Illustration by Edward Sorel

A Very Sizable Advance, By Henry Beard; Illustration by Randy Jones

Foto Funnies, Uncredited; Illustration by Alan Rose [features Jerry Taylor and Michael Gross

Young Sex Issue Cover, Illustration uncredited

Two-Way Comics!, Cartoon by Ed Subitsky

Seed Magazine, By Christopher Cerf; Illustration by Marvin Mattleson; Photographs by Alan Rose and David Kaestle

Dirty Duck, Written and illustrated by Bobby London

Our Bodies and None of Your Business, By Doug Kenney and P. J. O’Rourke; Photographs by Ronald G. Harris, and others uncredited

Underwear for the Deaf, By Michael O’Donoghue; Graphics by Alan Rose; Photographs by David Kaestle

Surprise Poster #7, Uncredited

Mouthing Off, By Brian McConnachie; Photographs by Dick Frank

Leftovers Issue Cover, Illustration by Michael Gross

Frying Down to Rio, By Gerald Sussman; Photograph uncredited

Leftovers, By Gerald Sussman, Tony Hendra, Sean Kelly, and Henry Beard; Photographs by Dick Frank; Illustrations by Russ Heath

Soul Drinks, By Tony Hendra; Photograph by Dick Frank

Funny Pages, Featuring “Nuts” by Gahan Wilson; “One Year Affair” (two episodes) by Ralph Reese and Byron Preiss; “Useful Comics!” by Ed Subitzky; “Mule’s Diner” by Stan Mack; “Cheech Wizard” by Vaughn Bodé; “Trots and Bonnie” by Shary Flenniken; “Famous Comic Artists School” by Bruce Cochran; and “Desdemona” by Rodrigues

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