Historical data of Spy vs. Spy comic strip written by Antonio Prohias: issue number, date, outcome, and others.
data.frame object with 248 observations and 9 columns.
The columns are defined as follows:
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).
A character of the year and month of publication, given in the format
%Y-%m. The data run from January, 1961 through July, 1994.
The page the strip appears in the Spy vs. Spy Omnibus.
The listed author of the strip. This takes only one value, ‘Antonio Prohias’.
The listed artist of the strip. This is mostly ‘Antonio Prohias’, but later strips with ‘Bob Clarke’ and ‘David Manak’ also appear.
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.
Whether the Black Spy received a ‘comeuppance’ in the strip.
Whether the Grey Spy appeared in the strip. In cases when she does, both the White and Black spy receive a comeuppance.
Whether the victorious spy flashes the ‘v for victory’ sign, common in the later strips.
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.
Steven E. Pav [email protected]
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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