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Publisher: 21st Century / Heavy Metal / National Lampoon
Years in Operation: 1970 - 1998
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Country: Flag United States Web Site: http://nationallampoon.com/ Brands: 0 Indicia Publishers: 6 Series: 19 Printings: 247 (246 Issues) Disclose Notes: 21st Century Communications was founded in 1967 by Matty Simmons and Leonard Mogel, who previously had published the Diner's Club magazine. Simmons had been the co-founder of the Diner's Club. Their first magazine was the music magazine, Cheetah, 1967-1968. They then published Weight Watchers Magazine from 1968 - 1975.
In 1969, the producers of the Harvard Lampoon parodies of Life and Time, Douglas Kenney, Henry Beard, and Robert Hoffman had meetings with 21 Century, and together licensed the "Lampoon" name for a monthly national publication, National Lampoon, which became very successful and spun-off various books, records, radio shows, off-Broadway plays, and movies.
21st's next magazine was the revival of Liberty, which they published from 1971-1973.
In 1977, they started publishing Heavy Metal.
In 1979, 21 Century was re-named National Lampoon, Inc.
In 1989, the company was sold to new owners, but no other changes were made.
In 1990, the company was sold again, and the new owners merged it into their J2 Communications, a movie company.
In 1992, Heavy Metal magazine and its affiliates were sold out of the company.
In 1998 the last issue of National Lampoon was published. The company still exists as a movie related business.
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Series Name and Issue # View Issue Images Icon Publication Date Content Items
The Best of National Lampoon #1 (Comic Book) March 1971 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)
The Best of National Lampoon #3 (Comic Book) March 1973 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)
The Best of National Lampoon #5 (Comic Book) January 1974 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)
The Best of National Lampoon #6 (Comic Book) January 1976 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)
The Best of National Lampoon #7 (Comic Book) January 1977 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)
The Breast of National Lampoon #[nn] (Comic Book) January 1972 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)
National Lampoon Comics #[nn] (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon 3 January 1974 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)
The National Lampoon Encyclopedia of Humor #[nn] (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon January 1973 76 (20 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Foto Funnies #[1] (Comic Book) January 1980 1 (0 stories, 1 cover)
National Lampoon Foto Funnies #[2] (Comic Book) January 1986 1 (0 stories, 1 cover)
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #1 (Comic Book) April 1970 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #2 (Comic Book) May 1970 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #3 (Comic Book) June 1970 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #4 (Comic Book) July 1970 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #5 (Comic Book) August 1970 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #6 (Comic Book) September 1970 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #7 (Comic Book) October 1970 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #8 (Comic Book) November 1970 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #9 (Comic Book) December 1970 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #10 (Comic Book) January 1971 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #11 (Comic Book) February 1971 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #12 (Comic Book) March 1971 4 (4 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #13 (Comic Book) April 1971 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #14 (Comic Book) May 1971 5 (5 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #15 (Comic Book) June 1971 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #16 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon July 1971 17 (6 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #17 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon August 1971 7 (3 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #18 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon September 1971 5 (3 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #19 (Comic Book) October 1971 13 (11 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #20 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon November 1971 8 (5 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #21 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon December 1971 6 (3 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #22 (Comic Book) January 1972 12 (12 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #23 (Comic Book) February 1972 12 (12 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #24 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon March 1972 13 (12 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #25 (Comic Book) April 1972 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #26 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon May 1972 15 (14 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #27 (Comic Book) June 1972 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #28 (Comic Book) July 1972 18 (16 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #29 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon August 1972 18 (17 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #30 (Comic Book) September 1972 13 (11 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #31 (Comic Book) October 1972 18 (16 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #32 (Comic Book) November 1972 10 (10 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #33 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon December 1972 17 (14 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #34 (Comic Book) January 1973 14 (14 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #35 (Comic Book) February 1973 12 (9 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #36 (Comic Book) March 1973 11 (11 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #37 (Comic Book) April 1973 9 (9 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #38 (Comic Book) May 1973 11 (8 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #39 (Comic Book) June 1973 17 (12 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #40 (Comic Book) July 1973 11 (7 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #41 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon August 1973 14 (12 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #42 (Comic Book) September 1973 11 (11 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #43 (Comic Book) October 1973 18 (15 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v[1] #44 (Comic Book) November 1973 13 (11 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #45 (Comic Book) December 1973 30 (24 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #46 (Comic Book) January 1974 18 (15 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #47 (Comic Book) February 1974 20 (16 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #48 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon March 1974 18 (16 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #49 (Comic Book) April 1974 12 (10 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #50 (Comic Book) May 1974 14 (11 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #51 (Comic Book) June 1974 16 (14 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #52 (Comic Book) July 1974 15 (13 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #53 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon August 1974 17 (13 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #54 (Comic Book) September 1974 15 (11 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #55 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon October 1974 21 (18 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #56 (Comic Book) November 1974 14 (12 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #57 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon December 1974 16 (13 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #58 (Comic Book) January 1975 16 (15 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #59 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon February 1975 13 (11 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #60 (Comic Book) March 1975 15 (14 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #61 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon April 1975 10 (10 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v[1] #[62] (Comic Book) May 1975 15 (13 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #63 (Comic Book) June 1975 13 (8 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #64 (Comic Book) July 1975 13 (13 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #65 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon August 1975 9 (6 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #66 (Comic Book) September 1975 13 (11 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #67 (Comic Book) October 1975 16 (16 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #68 (Comic Book) November 1975 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #69 (Comic Book) December 1975 14 (14 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #70 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon January 1976 18 (16 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #71 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon February 1976 11 (11 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #72 (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon March 1976 18 (18 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #73 (Comic Book) April 1976 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #74 (Comic Book) May 1976 14 (14 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #75 (Comic Book) June 1976 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #76 (Comic Book) July 1976 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #77 (Comic Book) August 1976 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v[1] #[78] (Comic Book) View Issue Images Icon September 1976 14 (13 stories, 1 cover)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #79 (Comic Book) October 1976 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #80 (Comic Book) November 1976 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #81 (Comic Book) December 1976 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #82 (Comic Book) January 1977 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #83 (Comic Book) February 1977 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #84 (Comic Book) March 1977 15 (15 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #85 (Comic Book) April 1977 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #86 (Comic Book) May 1977 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #87 (Comic Book) June 1977 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #88 (Comic Book) July 1977 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #89 (Comic Book) August 1977 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted
National Lampoon Magazine v1 #90 (Comic Book) September 1977 0 (0 stories, 0 covers)Age Restricted


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