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Help! (Vintage magazine, June 1961)

Help! (Vintage magazine, June 1961)

SKU: 126394

Knoles, William as Max Williams; Harvey Kurtzman (ed.); James Warren (pub.); Chuck Alverson (asst. ed.); Gloria Steinem, George Kirgo (contr. eds.); Harry Chester (production); David Shaber (contr.)


Help! (Vintage magazine, June 1961)


New York: General Promotions, 1961. V1 N11, June 1961; distributed by ICD, Philadelphia subscrip. office, 35 cents cover price, 48pp, saddle-stapled. Vintage satire magazine, featuring William Knoles piece, "What? Another Ultimate Weapon?" (as Max Williams). Knoles' later erotic novels regularly featured some kind of mass destruction, nymphomaniacal queens & nude armies intent on ruling the world, or beatnik apartment communities, always twisted in dark wit. He used the Williams pseudonym in other magazines, 1960-61, notably "If" sci-fi series This is his only credit in Kurtzman's humor tabloid, arguably the first successful title of its king. Ran only 26 issues (1960-65).


Jane Mason cover/layout, "Krazy Kat," Jack Carter, Phil Interlandi etchings, Jack Davis, Ronny Graham & Peter DeVries, "Smoke" (Mary Louise Wilson & Gerry Matthews), bidets, Brigitte Bardot, Gloria Dean & Elaine Wallace, Jack Wohl


Very Good Plus, spine roll, rubbing. [Book ID 126394] [Magazines]


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