Tuesday, December 23, 2014


The Library has returned from our (very) extended hiatus!I have returned from six months of traveling and (mis)adventures, and have finally settled back into a steddy place to stay and stopped my rambling around the country. Much has happened in the past half-year, and I will be addressing all the amazing things that have been going on as far as Charlton related new comics and books and such in a later post. Trust me, it's been pretty wild!

But for now, let's jump right in with something to READ (this is a library, after all!), with this issue of SICK: #119 February 1978.
SICK, had been around for quite some time having been first published by Joe Simon, then Pyramid, it finally came to Charlton for the rest of it's run. Many have a large dislike for Sick, as it was never considered on the Level of MAD, CRACKED etc, but there were some really great moments, and this issue is one of them. The issue features almost all Jack Sparling artwork on the stories (with a bit of Dave Manak, DEK, and Bill Burke in there to boot), and featuring the writing talents of Joe Gill, Bill Pearson, George Kashdan, Arnold Drake, and David Allikas.

The choices of parodies are pretty strong with rips on The Deep, MASH, CPO Sharkey, Rhoda, and Fish, as well as arguably Sparling's greatest (recurring) character; Cher D'Flower.


  1. Welcome back! You've been missed. Sick magazine is often overlooked when it comes to this kind of satire and while they were far from the slickest, they did have some artists who had more than a smidge of punch. Jack Sparling never looked so good.

    Rip Off

    1. Thanks Rip! It's good to be back. After over 6 months of roaming across the country and traversing the ocean, writing this first new post felt like coming "home".


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