"No Matter How Thin You Slice It -- It's Still... Baloney!"
Interview with art spiegelman (by Alfred Bergdoll) and Jay Kinney.
Saddle-stitched. Color covers, b&w interiors.
Contents include a cover by Steve Lafler and a page of San Diego Con '83 jam art by Leslie Sternbergh, Dan O'Neill, Larry Rippee, R.L. Crabb, Par Holman, J.R. Williams, Brad Foster, Jim Valentino, David Miller, Dave Patterson, Steve Lafler, Carl Kirkendall, Jane J. Oliver, Cabby, Sheridan Williams, Lynn Hansen and Theresa Thurmond.
This was the final issue, until Van Hise resumed as both editor and publisher with a “New First Issue” in May 2000.
PARODY issue, with parodies of THE COMICS JOURNAL and STARLOG.
Editorial features include:
Cover by John Turek.
“What’s So Funny About Comics?” by Robert Strauss.
“MAD Index 1-23” by Bill Hansen and Dan Ciminelli.
“The Truth About Pirate’s Gold” (about the Donald Duck story by Carl Barks) by Jim Korkis.
“The Case of the Bogus Avery” by Jim Korkis.
“Captain Kentucky: The Comic is Put Back Into Comic Strips” by James Van Hise.
“CRITIQUE” fanzine and comix reviews by Robert Strauss, Vernon Clark, and JVH.
“THE OLD BOOKDEAL’R — GUD BOOX” by Stephen Bissette. “COMICOPIA” by RC Harvey.
"MARK BURBEY’S INTERVIEW,” featuring a transcript of a radio interview with Moe Howard.
“The Three Stooges in Nuclear Knuckleheads” by Mark Burbey, Richard "Grass" Green, and Eddie Eddings.
(The Three Stooges material in this issue was from a one-shot Stooges fanzine Mark Burbey was putting together, but was never published because Norman Maurer required a $2500 licensing fee to proceed.)
MONSTER INVASION Portfolio by Jim McDermott and Steve Fiorilla
Illustrated weird news stories.
#2185 in Kennedy's Underground and Newave Comix Price Guide.
Published in 1979?