Crazy 1

Title Published
December 1953 to July 1954
Issue Numbers
1 to 7
Number of Issues
7
Issue Information
Cover Date
December 1953
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia Publisher
Classic Syndicate, Inc.
 
 
Cover Credits
Bill Everett pencils signed
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
  D-588 Tess Orbit Lace Cadet

Notes: Signed "Astro Hartley."
Parody of the television series Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (CBS 1950; ABC, 1951-52; DuMont 1953-54; NBC,1954-55).
5 pg art Al Hartley pencils and inks signed

Contributors:
John Benson: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  D-572 The Bookworm Turns 2 pg text Joe Maneely pencils and inks attributed

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
John Benson: Story Information
  D-578 Nobody, But Nobody, But Slip-Along Sassity

Notes: Parody of fictional western hero Hopalong Cassidy; cf. Bar-20 by Clarence E. Mulford (Aeonian Press, Leyden MA, 1907).
4 pg art Ed Winiarski pencils signed

Contributors:
John Benson: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  D-562 Frank N. Stein

Notes: Kurtzman's version of this classic, also titled "Frank N. Stein," appeared in MAD 8, dated December 1953-January 1954. Atlas generally had a longer lead time, so CRAZY 1 probably hit the stands first. In spite of an opening and closing that parodied the then-wildly-popular TV show "Dragnet," this version sticks about as close to the original as Kurtzman did, even having the monster be friendly to a little girl. - John Benson.

Parody of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley (Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, London, 1818).
5 pg art Bill Everett pencils and inks signed
Bill Everett letters guess

Contributors:
John Benson: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  D-560 Gang Dusters

Notes: Parody of the radio drama Gangbusters (CBS, 1936-1940, 1949-1955; Blue Network, 1940-1948; Mutual Broadcasting System, 1955-1957).
4 pg art Dave Berg pencils signed

Contributors:
John Benson: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  D-543 The Three Messkiteers

Notes: Parody of Les Trois Mousquetaires by Alexandre Dumas (serialized in Le Sicle, Paris, Mar-Jul 1844).
5 pg art Joe Maneely pencils and inks signed
Notes: Signed second panel last page.

Contributors:
John Benson: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information