Playboy, December 1988

Cover Date
December 1988
Place of Publication
Chicago, Illinois
256 p. ; 8.25x11"
Publisher (Position)

Issue of the Men's Entertainment magazine featuring an article about the current state of comics, focusing on the trend toward mature readers. Essay was shortened and renamed by Playboy editors, later printed in its full "Did Your Mother Throw Yours Out?" form in Harlan Ellison's Hornbook.


“It Ain’t Toontown” later appeared, under its original title “Did Your Mother Throw Yours Out?,” as Appendix E in Harlan Ellison’s Hornbook, 1990; and Edgeworks 3, 1997