Bananas was an American humor magazine for teenagers. Scholastic Press published 72 issues between 1975 and 1984, plus various "Yearbooks" and paperback books.I still have a few issues of this mag, but they're in pretty rough shape. We used to cut out photos and make "scrapbooks" of our favorite movies and TV shows. Plus these got wet at sometime and have some mold on them.
Editor Jovial Bob Stine, later known as R.L. Stine, was responsible for much of the writing. Other contributors included writers Suzanne Lord and Jane Samuels and artists Sam Viviano, Samuel B. Whitehead, Bob K. Taylor, Bryan Hendrix, Bill Basso, and Howard Cruse.
Recurring features included "Hey - Lighten Up!", "It Never Fails!", "Phone Calls", "Joe" (a comic strip by John Holmstrom), "Phil Fly", "Don't You Wish...", "Doctor Duck", "The Teens of Ferret High", "First Date" (a comic strip by Alyse Newman), and "Ask Doctor Si N. Tific".
I hope to scan and share the spooky stuff from the issues that I have. Beginning with issue #33 from, I believe, 1979.
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A Haunting Experience Story and photos by Arthur Sirdofsky.
True Unsolved Mysteries - Inside the Jade Jar
Story by Margaret Ronan. Illustration by Liam Roberts.