svs: Spy vs. Spy Data

Description Usage Format Note Author(s) Source Examples

Description

Historical data of Spy vs. Spy comic strip written by Antonio Prohias: issue number, date, outcome, and others.

Usage

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Format

A data.frame object with 248 observations and 9 columns. The columns are defined as follows:

Mad_no

The issue number of Mad Magazine. Typically these are integers, but two non-integral pseudo issue numbers were created for the “Mad Super Special #19” (appearing as 185.5) and “Mad '84” (appearing as 250.5).

yrmo

A character of the year and month of publication, given in the format %Y-%m. The data run from January, 1961 through July, 1994.

omnibus_page

The page the strip appears in the Spy vs. Spy Omnibus.

author

The listed author of the strip. This takes only one value, ‘Antonio Prohias’.

artist

The listed artist of the strip. This is mostly ‘Antonio Prohias’, but later strips with ‘Bob Clarke’ and ‘David Manak’ also appear.

white_comeuppance

Whether the White Spy received a ‘comeuppance’ in the strip. This varies from full-on bombing to losing plans to the Black Spy. In some strips, both Spies may be injured, with one Spy receiving a substantially greater injury; in that case, the latter Spy is listed as receiving comeuppance.

black_comeuppance

Whether the Black Spy received a ‘comeuppance’ in the strip.

grey_spy_appearance

Whether the Grey Spy appeared in the strip. In cases when she does, both the White and Black spy receive a comeuppance.

v_for_victory

Whether the victorious spy flashes the ‘v for victory’ sign, common in the later strips.

Note

This package is in no way endorsed by Mad Magazine. Spy vs. Spy remains the copyright property of Antonio Prohias, the Prohias Estate, Mad Magazine, Mad Books, basically anybody but the package author.

Author(s)

Steven E. Pav [email protected]

Source

Data were collated by the package author by analyzing the "Spy vs. Spy Omnibus", Mad Books, 2011, ISBN 978-1-4012-3237-5. Any errors in transcription are the fault of the package author.

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