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National Lampoon Frank Frazetta covers

One of the best satire magazines to ever come out, National Lampoon was a ground-breaking American humor magazine started in 1970, originally as a spinoff of the Harvard Lampoon, it features art in many issues by top comic artists. The magazine reached its height of popularity and critical acclaim during the mid-to-late 1970s, when it had a far-reaching effect on American humor. The magazine also spawned films, radio, live theatre, various kinds of recordings, and books. Many members of the creative staff from the magazine subsequently went on to contribute creatively to successful films, television shows, books and other media forms National Lampoon #13 CGC 9.6 Frank Frazetta cover In this issue - Tarzan of the Cows - The greatest of all the parody comics is this Tarzan parody by O'Donoghue/Springer.  Suppose that young Greystoke had been lost in a farm instead of a jungle.  It could happen.  Raised by cows, Tarzan learns the languages of the livestock and grows to be the strong defender of the farm family.  The best line I have ever read is Tarzan's response to Mrs. Kleckley, the farmer's wife, after saving them from the gang of giant groundhogs ("Ooga-Booga").  Mrs. Kleckley said: "How will we ever thank you?" and Tarzan's reply is: "You let Tarzan graze on north forty?"  The ten-page comic book parody includes the obligatory comic book ad for a "Special Forces Assault Outfit" that includes nerve gas and landmines that Junior can use to combat those pesky adults in his house.

Frank Frazetta Illustrated #1 Frazetta cover

Frank Frazetta Illustrated #1 cgc 9.8 March 1998 (cover Frank Frazetta) These were action-packed original illustrated fantasy and sci-fi stories from the top artists and writers in the world. Features original stories from: Richard Corben, Tony Daniel, Alex "Horley" Orlandelli, Joe Jusko, Joseph M. Linsner, David Mack, Wendy Pini, and William Stout.