Saturday, May 27, 2017

Groupie-Doo in "Paging Mik Jugger"

A very funny, and very sexy, 6 page Archies styled Rolling Stones parody (plus faux cover) by Stan Goldberg himself for the March 1975 debut issue of Apple Pie Magazine Vol. 1 #1. You will seriously never look at Betty and Veronica the same again after this one, guaranteed! And check out my other blog HERE for another, though very different, crazy ass (literally) story from this insanely inspired 70's National Lampoon mag wannabe. I'll have a couple more stories from this issue in our next post too!















6 comments:

JMR777 said...

This reminds me of the Cherry Comics but without the nudity.

Mr. Karswell said...

Cherry Poptart was still a few years away, but yeah, maybe this helped form a seed in the mind of Larry Welz

Brian Barnes said...

This was certainly within Goldberg's time at Archie. It would be interesting to see how he either got away with this or if he did it under the radar.

Donald Benson said...

A big part of the joke seems to be pushing the subject matter ever-so-slightly over the line, keeping the actual art and dialogue almost G-rated. It's maybe one rewrite away from a real Archie comics story (more subtly sex-obsessed in their own way).

It's like National Lampoon at it's best, doing absolutely deadpan ad and magazine parodies.

Especially in the later years, National Lampoon would make visual and verbal explicitness a central joke. Sometimes it worked, but too often there was no effort to put a joke behind it.

Mr. Cavin said...

Frankly, I thought this was pretty explicit, both story- and dialog-wise, but had very tame (and excellent) art. I might have liked to see slightly more explicit art, actually. That would have been the catnip at the time, I think: watching ARCHIE girls getting naked. Oddly for the project, this came off feeling a bit careful and slightly prudish.

Still in all, I thought it was pretty damn funny. Now I need to break out the CHERRY POPTARTs again myself.

Mr. Karswell said...

Just realized my second comment here disappeared :/ boogger issues lately, and weird "safety" log in requests... anyway, glad you liked this one. Anyone interested in more highlights from this Apple Pie issue?