Monday, February 25, 2013


Welcome to the 26th issue of Crazy from June 1977. Cover by Bob Larkin of the Fonz, The Six Million Dollar Man, Kojak, Vinnie Barbarino from Welcome Back, Kotter, Barney Miller, Laverne and Shirley, J.J., Fish, Fred Sanford, Mike Stivic, Mary Hartman, Starsky and Hutch, Donny Osmond, Hawkeye Pierce, Chico, and Spock (there are too many for me to make hyperlinks. Look them up yourself.) Although the art usually isn't the best inside, these issues are collectors' items because of the celebrities on the covers.

The inside front cover is a reprint of the Charles Atlas ad parody from #9.

After the contents and letters is this spoof of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman drawn by Murad Gumen, Murad Gumen. Photobucket Bernie Cootner Photobucket Alan Kupperberg Photobucket Don Perlin. The person in the upper right panel is supposed to be Dean Martin in Airport. Photobucket John Langton Photobucket Dave Manak, currently the artist for the Sunday Spy vs. Spy newspaper strip. Photobucket By Walter Brogan.

The caricatures are supposed to be of Starsky and Hutch, Charlie's Angels, Dick Van Patten?, Bob Hope, Robert Blake/Baretta, Lindsay Wagner/Bionic Woman, Sherman Hemsley/George Jefferson, Lee Majors/Six Million Dollar Man, ?, Buddy Ebsen/Barnaby Jones, Jackie Gleason, Mary Tyler Moore? Susan Saint James?, Milton Berle, Rodney Dangerfield, Jimmie Walker/J. J. Evans, Don Rickles, Dean Martin, Peter Falk/Columbo, Ron Howard/Richie Cunningham, Carroll O'Connor/Archie Bunker, Telly Savalas/Kojak, George Kennedy/Blue Knight, Bill Cosby, Mike Connors/Mannix?, Robert Conrad/Frank Cannon.

Hard to identify everyone when the caricature are taken not from photos but other caricatures. Some I only was able to from knowing who was on TV then and when they were drawn with their trademarks. I also had some help. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Jack Sparling.

. The first person is supposed to be Johnny Carson Photobucket Their second parody of the Karl Malden American Express campaign. Photobucket Gary Brodsky Photobucket Tony Tallarico Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Mike Pardo Photobucket Jerry Grandenetti Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket These had the stats on the back, which was the inside back cover. Photobucket Next Monday: Crazy #27.

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