Continuing with my showing of excerpts from Crazy magazine, here's the fourth issue from May 1974.
The cover of this issue by Kelly Freas showcases their parody of Shaft, but of the TV show, not the movie. Also on the cover are Ironside, Columbo, Barnaby Jones, McCloud, and Cannon
Parody of the Palmolive ad campaign of the time.
Before the main feature is letters about the first issue and profiles of contributors that hadn't been in previous issues.
Len Wein and Mike Ploog's version of the TV show, which actually does compare it with the movie version.
From a recurring feature they had for a while called Poli-Tickles by Tony Isabella and Dick Wright.
Pictured are Henry Kissinger, Moshe Dayan, and Anwar Sadat.
This was from another recurring feature they had at the beginning called Crazy's Crazies by John Stevens, gags about a different subject each issue. This was Crazy's Water Crazies
After that was a recurring feature by Steve Gerber and Robert Graysmith called Just Plain Folks that was mostly text and profiling a different person each month.
Then there's something called Classified Ads written by Kenneth Kaasen. There's no artist since it duplicates the newspaper format. Nothing special, but he's mentioned in the editorial:
We also have another new little name contributor at this time. He is an elevator shoes repairman during the day, and a secret member of President Nixon's cabinet by night!
This parody of TV Guide by Marv Wolfman was done when that magazine used to have articles about TV. It was made to cut out and fold so it would be the same size.
Celebrity Sportsman was written by Steve Skeates and Marv Wolfman, illustrated by Michael Sheeler, who only seems to have been in this issue. The editorial at the beginning says of him:
Firstly, say hello to MICHAEL SHEELER. Ask him how he's feeling. Engage him in chit chat. Now you can talk about sports. Doesn't that make you feel better, now that you've gotten to know Mike? He's a swell guy. About Mike now. Mike is a dictator of a small South American country, he believes in slave labor, torture, and giving hickies at parties. Mike is also a renowned nuclear scientist and the first one to realize sucking lemons puckers your lips. A graduate of Buckleknee University, Mike doesn't like to smoke, drink, or dance with gorillas he hasn't been properly introduced to.
I mentioned Kelly Freas' Kelly's Kockeyed Kanvas before, a feature which would show the other side of a famous painting, This time he uses Eugène Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. It takes place in Washington, DC but the painting is of France, as shown by the French flag. Either Freas (or more likely, the editors) didn't realize this or assumed readers wouldn't. C'est la vie.
This time I have a page from History of Moosekind by Bob Foster, who did the underground comic Myron Moose Funnies in the early 70s and later worked for Disney.
Here they save money not using art in this spoof of the Lights Out program back when most people who had listened to radio shows were alive.
Mad did the same thing where they would show how movies were in the past and compare it to how the same genre is done today.
The Boob Rube Story was nominated for a Shazam! Award the year it came out.
Lastly, there's the editorial showing what's going on next issue.
The back cover has another commercial parody of the Jolly Green Giant commercial drawn by Vic Martin
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