The Big Book of Urban Legends #1

Paradox     January, 1995

Anthology; Introduction and commentary by Jan Harold Brunvand; Adapted from the works of Jan Harold Brunvand, Robert Loren Fleming and Robert F. Boyd Jr.; B&W

Moving Violations; The Hook; The Killer In The Back Seat; The Vanishing Hitchhiker; Another Vanishing Hitchhiker; The Nut And The Tire Nuts; The Runaway Grandmother; Mystery Tour; The Day Trip; The Slasher Under The Car; The Severed Fingers; End Of His Rope; Push Starting The Car; The Wonder Car; The Rattle In The Cadillac; The Solid Cement Cadillac; Thread The Needle; The Corpse in the Car; The Decapitated Motorcyclist; The Philanderer’s Porsche; The Deathcar; The Baby on the Roof; The Nude in the RV; The Nun and the Volkswagon; Wild Kingdom; The Microwaved Pet; The Mexican Pet; The Choking Doberman; Another Choking Doberman; The Trapper and his Dog; Not My Dog; The Poisoned Pussycat; The Har Dryer; The Dead Cat in The Package; Another Dead Cat In A Package; The Dog’s Dinner; The Tummy Ache; The Kentucky Fried Rat; The Spider in the Hairdo; The Hunter’s Nightmare; The Deer Departed; Flopsy’s Revenge; Shooting The Bull; The Dog In The High-Rise; The Flying Kitten; Kittty Takes The Rap; The Bump in the Carpet; The Fatal Boot; Alligators in the Sewer; The Moving Cactus; Campfire Classics; The Babysitter And The Man Upstairs; Two Babysitters And A Man Upstairs!!!; The Hippie Baby Sitter; Baby Gets The Chair; The Licked Hand; The Boyfriend’s Death; The Fatal Tee; The Graveyard Wager; The Well to Hell; The Devil in the Dancehall; Ghost Mom; The Accidental Cannibals; Islamic Justice; The Mutilated Bride; The Roommate’s Death; The Other Roommate’s Death; The Message Under The Stamp; Special Delivery; A Bug In Her Ear; The X Ray; The Body In The Bed; Tapping The Admiral; Brush With Death; The Poinsettia Myth; Mommy’s Little Helper; The Last Kiss; The Mortician Always Rings Twice; Comic Calamities; Curses! Broiled Again!; Fish Out Of Water; The Smashed Bug; The Lost Wreck; The Wrong Rest Stop; Cruise Control; The Pig On The Road; Fear Of Frying; The Body On The Car; Old vs Young; The Failed Suicide; Another Failed Suicide; The Accidental Gerbil; What Killed The Dog; The Stuck Santa; The Unlucky Contacts; The Ski Accident; The Heel In The Grate; The Golf Bag; The Sawed-Off Fingers; The Wonder of Gas; Barrel of Bricks; Bad News Bearers; The Exploding Toilet; Snakebite!; The Turkey Neck; Caught In The Act; The Nude Surprise Party!; Another Nude Surprise Party; Filmed In The Act; The Stuck Couple; Sex With The Wrong Partner!; The Blind Date; The Unexpected Inheritance; The Unzipped Mechanic; The Bothered Bride; The Bad Bachelorette; The Baby Train; The Baby Headache; The Bullet through the Balls; Aids Mary; Superglue Revenge; The Sheriff’s Daughter; The Fart in the Dark; Walking The Dog; State Police Don’t Have Balls; The Misunderstood Note; Super Hero Hi-Jinks; The Butcher’s Prank; The Blind Man; The Nude Housewife; Green Stamps; License To Practice; The Cat and the Nude Man; Chapter 6, Crimes And Misdemeanors; The Unstealable Car; The Double Theft; The Robber Who Was Hurt!; Good Neighbors; The Arrest; The Dishonest Note; The Biker and the Smoker; The Subway Samaritan; The Cut-Off Finger; Take Him, Wagger!; The Kidney Heist; The Stolen Specimen; Siphon Surprise; You Can’t Judge A Book; The Jogger’s Billfold; The Cookie Caper; The Hardresser’s Error; The 2 Hitchhikers; The Hairy-Armen Hitchhiker; The Avon Flasher; Just Say No!; Mother Knows Best; The Grocery Scam; The Videotaped Theft; The Toothbrush Story; Take My Tickets, Please!; Chapter 7, Occupational Hazards; The Number of the Beast; The Truth About M & M’s; Gross-Out Gossip; The Mouse in the Coke Bottle; The Killer Carpet; The Bedbug Letter; The Tapeworm Diet; Cabbage Patch Tragedy; Red Velvet Cake; The Roughnecks Revenge; Fixing The Flue; The Lover’s Telephone Revenge; The Bug Under The Rug; When There’s a Will There’s a Way; Inner Golf; Hot Potato; All Aboard!; Lockout At 20,000 Feet; Ghost Pilot; 911; A Stitch in Time; Burying St. Joe; New Identity; The Lie Detector; Bookkeeper In A Brothel; Chapter 8, Foaf-A-Rama; The Elevator Incident; Bozo The Clown’s Blooper; Paul is Dead; Jesus On The Thruway; Rescuing Richard Nixon; The Dormitory Surprise; Positive Reinforcement; Late For Class; The Resubmitted Term Paper; The Final Exam; Exam Scams; Toll Booth Pranks; Gnome Come Home; The Barometer Problem; The Homemade Lie Detector; Culture Clash; Tea And Sugar; The Obedient Tourists; Biographies

 Robert Loren Fleming, Robert Boyd, Jan Harold Brunvand

 Brent Anderson, Arthur Adams, Charlie Adlard, Christian Alamy, Gary Amaro, Terry Austin, Mark Badger, Glenn Baker, Dan Barry, Hilary Barta, Terry Beatty, Allan Bednar, Gregory Benton, Ron Boyd, Russell Braun, Dan Brereton, David Brewer, Mark D. Bright, Pat Broderick, Tim Burgard, Guy Burwell, Robbie Busch, Don Cameron, Steve Carr, John C. Cebollero, Howard Chatkin, David Chelsea, David J. Chlystek, Scott Cohn, Tomm Coker, Mike Collins, John Coulthart, Deny Cowan, Thomas Crielly, Scott Cunningham, Donald David, Al Davison, Stephen DeStefano, Gustavo Desimone, Dave DeVries, D’Israeli, Feliks Dobrin, Evan Dorkin, Randy DuBurke, Leopoldo Durañona, Kieron Dwyer, Duncan Eagleson, Tommy Lee Edwards, Hunt Emerson, John Estes, Jim Fern, Bob Fingerman, Stuart Firth, Shary Flenniken, Phil Foglio, Davy Francis, Simon Fraser, Samuel Gana, John Garcia, José Luis García-López, David Garland, Rick Geary, Earl Geier, Keith Giffen, Scott Gillis, Craig Gilmore, Dick Giordano, Trevor Goring, Marcus Gray, Justin Green, Doug Gregory, Daerick Gröss, Rebecca Guay, Pia Guerra, Butch Guice, Mike Hadley, Kim Hagen, Hak, Bob Hall, Craig Hamilton, Ed Hannigan, Tony Harris, Danny Hellman, Fred Hembeck, Lea Hernandez, Graham Higgins, John Higgins, James A. Hopkins, Floyd Hughes, Michael Jantze, Phil Jimenez, Dave Johnson, Leif Jones, Rafael Kayanan, Nigel Kitching, David G. Klein, Bill Koeb, Teddy Kristiansen, Alan Kupperberg, Nghia Lam, Roger Langridge, Gregory B. LaRocque, Batton Lash, Steve Leialoha, Mark Lewis, Vincent Locke, Lennie Mace, Madeley, Keven Maguire, Graham Manley, Kirk Manley, Lee Marrs, Nathan Massengill, Robert McCallum, Mac McGill, Chris McLoughlin, Robert McNeill, Linda Medley, Jason Minor, Mark Miraglia, Gabriel Morrissette, Scott Musgrave, Ted Naifeh, Mat Nastos, Bill Naylor, Mark A. Nelson, Josh Neufeld, Mark Newgarden, Art Nichols, Kevin Nowlan, Shane Oakley, Mitch O’Connell, Michael Avon Oeming, Rod Ollerenshaw, Kevin O’Neill, Joe Orlando, Tayyar Ozkan, Richard Pace, Andrew Paquette, Rick Parker, Mike Parobeck, Paul Peart, Andrew Pepoy, Omaha Pérez, Eric Peterson, Joe Phillips, Toby Philp, Howard Porter, George Pratt, Gordon Purcell, Brian Quinn, Frank Quitely, Richard Piers Rayner, Trina Robbins, Darick Robertson, Denis Rodier, James Romberger, Joe Rubinstein, Greg Ruth, Tim Sale, Adrian Salmon, Zina Saunders, Tristan Schane, Christopher Schenck, Val Semeiks, Eric Shanower, Scott Shaw!, William Simpson, Patrick Sinclair, Ciaran Slavin, Bob Smith, Robin Smith, Ned Sonntag, Joe Staton, Alec Stevens, Leslie Sternbergh, Jim Sullivan, Sean Taggart, Brad Teare, Ty Templeton, Greg Theakston, Jamie Tolagson, Chas Truog, Colin Upton, John Van Fleet, Alex Wald, Alan Weiss, Andrew Wendel, Art Wetherell, Shane White, Keith S. Wilson, Kent Williams, Glenn Wong, Jeff Wong, Bill Wray


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