List of fictional books from periodicals

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Fictional books are often used in periodical publications to increase the satirical tone of a work. This is a list of fictional books appearing in newspaper comics and comic book issues.

Newspaper comics[edit]

Works invented by Charles M. Schulz[edit]

In the Peanuts comic strip:
Books by Miss Helen Sweetstory:

  • The Six Bunny-Wunnies and the Female Veterinarian
  • The Six Bunny-Wunnies and Their Layover in Anderson, Indiana
  • The Six Bunny-Wunnies and Their Pony Cart
  • The Six Bunny-Wunnies and Their Water Bed
  • The Six Bunny-Wunnies and Their XK-E
  • The Six Bunny-Wunnies Freak Out
  • The Six Bunny-Wunnies Go to Long Beach
  • The Six Bunny-Wunnies Join an Encounter Group
  • The Six Bunny-Wunnies Make Cookies
  • The Six Bunny-Wunnies Visit Plains, Georgia

Works invented by Bill Watterson[edit]

In the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip:

  • Captain Napalm, an uncredited comic book
  • Commander Coriander Salamander and 'Er Singlehander Bellylander, by Mabel Syrup
  • Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie by Mabel Syrup (since actually written by Mabel S. Barr)

Miscellaneous from newspaper comics[edit]

  • 101 ways dogs are ignoranter than cats in Get Fuzzy
  • 50 Shades of Green in Ziggy
  • 500 Ways to Smoke Pulled Pork in Blondie
  • A Higher Sanctimony by James Comey
  • Advanced Algebra Made Easy in Hägar the Horrible
  • The Art of Sophisticated Humor by Binky the Clown in Garfield
  • Astral Projection Made E-Z in Liō
  • Baby's Story in Pickles
  • Be The Dog by Gloria Canville in Get Fuzzy
  • Belligerence Adolescent Phase in Cathy
  • Belligerence Pre-Teen Phase in Cathy
  • Belligerence Toddler Phase in Cathy
  • big book of Flyin' Fish! in Get Fuzzy
  • Books for Dummies in Ziggy
  • Cat Throw Up In My Shoes by Buck Katt in Get Fuzzy
  • Clifford the Big Red Party Member by Buck Katt in Get Fuzzy
  • Cupboards in For Better or For Worse
  • Curious George Pitchers for the New York Mets in Thatababy
  • Curious George and Planet of the Apes in Thatababy
  • Dad and Me by Jeremy Duncan in Zits
  • The Detective of the Baskervilles in Ziggy
  • Dodge Minivan Code in Get Fuzzy
  • Dog Training Tips in Rhymes With Orange
  • Dogmalion by Bucky Katt in Get Fuzzy
  • Dumbbells For Dummies in Ziggy
  • The English Setter Patient in Get Fuzzy
  • Experience by Barack Obama
  • Facial Exercises in For Better or For Worse
  • Fifty Shades of Hyundai in Get Fuzzy
  • Flooring in For Better or For Worse
  • Forty Years with the Ancients: An Archaeologist's Journey into the Fabled Past by Fritz Von Vinkle in Annie
  • Fright!
  • Get Empowered! in Rhymes with Orange
  • Getting the Most out of your Koi Pond in Rhymes with Orange
  • Girl With A Datsun Tattoo in Get Fuzzy
  • Good Book Prequel in Curtis
  • Good Book Pt 2 in Curtis
  • Gravity! Brought To You By Fig Newtons! in Get Fuzzy
  • hambi by Buck Katt in Get Fuzzy
  • Hamburglar: My Life Of Crime in Brevity
  • Harry Pyotr and the Chamber of State Secrets by Buck Katt in Get Fuzzy
  • Harry Pyotr and the Prisoner of Kazakhstan by Buck Katt in Get Fuzzy
  • High Finance and Catnip by Reed in Get Fuzzy
  • Holiday Cooking in Garfield
  • Horror Tales
  • How To Go into A Bookstore And buy A Self-Help Book in Ziggy
  • How to Lose 3 Pounds in 60 Days in Blondie
  • How To Overcome Low Sales Resistance in Ziggy
  • Human Sacrifice by Buck Katt in Get Fuzzy
  • Hypnosis For Dummies in Ziggy
  • Hypnosis How-To Manual in Hagar the Horrible
  • Inspire in Spite of Yourself: The Speeches of Coach Ted Forth by Ted Forth from Sally Forth
  • Is My Kid a Psycho? in Liō
  • Jedi in Pooch Café
  • Killing Harry Potter by Bill O'Reilly in Ziggy
  • Killing Zeebas for Dummies: A Step-By-Step Guide by Rat in Pearls Before Swine
  • The Koi of Cooking in Ziggy
  • Lassie In Tinseltown in Red & Rover
  • Master the Master in Get Fuzzy
  • MEN who shrank their PROSTATES and THE WOMEN who love them
  • Mellow: How to Get by Dr. Dan Asher in Doonesbury
  • Monster to Monsieur: Humanizing the Modern Monster by Satchel Pooch in Get Fuzzy
  • My Life Lying Down by Beetle Bailey
  • Naked Came I (originally titled A Penguin's Story) by Opus the Penguin
  • Narcissism: a Cure? by Luke Trent
  • On Being a Grandma in Rhymes with Orange
  • Oprah's Pick of the Year: Harry Davinci and the Lord of the 30 Minute Meals by Bucky Katt in Get Fuzzy
  • The Pancake Picnic in Zits
  • Pepperoni Pizzas: The Answer to World Peace in Blondie
  • PuppySnoop mystery number 16: Dear Lord, How is That Bicycle Moving? in Get Fuzzy
  • Really Important Math Problems in Liō
  • Recipes for MINDFUL EATING in Rhymes with Orange
  • Repairs Made E-Z in The Lockhorns
  • Cortex-Mex Dishes in Rhymes with Orange
  • Sacred Chants in Cathy
  • Scary Critters Pop Up in Drabble
  • The Search for Intelligent Life in Get Fuzzy
  • Secret magic Tricks Revealed. #1 in Rhymes with Orange
  • Sleep Spells in Rymes with Orange
  • Smart TVs For Dummies in Ziggy
  • State Facts in Get Fuzzy
  • Stone Season in For Better or For Worse
  • Stories for Little Folks in The Family Circus
  • Story of Me! by Satchel Pooch in Get Fuzzy
  • Surgery For Dummies in Ziggy
  • The Tao of Self-Assertion in Liō
  • Teeny Stories in The Family Circus
  • To Serve Zebra in Pooch Cafe
  • Traditional Spanish Desserts in Get Fuzzy
  • Train Your Dog in Marmaduke
  • Volunteering Opportunities in Cul De Sac
  • What to Expect When You're Expecting Your Adult Child to Move Back In in Rhymes with Orange
  • What to Forget When You're Forgetting in Rhymes with Orange
  • Where's Ivano by Buck Katt in Get Fuzzy
  • Who Hid My Butter in Sally Forth
  • Winnie the Putin by Buck Katt in Get Fuzzy
  • Winning through Mellow by Dr. Dan Asher in Doonesbury
  • Wunky Duck in Baby Blues
  • Yodeling With the Stars: Polka Edition in Blondie
  • You are NOT Your Own MASTER: The Art of Healing in Get Fuzzy

Comic books[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

  • Born Normal, a memoir by Jean-Paul Beaubier on his life as Northstar
  • Gidget Goes to Hell a memoir by Patsy Walker (Hellcat) of her death and resurrection
  • How Peter Parker Ruined My Life, a biography by Debra Whitman
  • Legacy of Evil, by Ben Urich - a book exposing Norman Osborn and his son Harry as having taken up the mantle of the Green Goblin. Discontinued by Osborn when he took over the Daily Bugle.
  • Marvels, book of superhero photographs by Phil Sheldon
  • Power for the Preying, an exposé about paranormal kids and the various forces attempting to exploit them, in the New Universe's Psi-Force
  • Shadows, The Dark Side of the Marvels, a book on supervillains by Dr. Dennis Schoolcroft
  • Sidekick, a memoir by Rick Jones
  • The Third Species, by John Sublime
  • The Vampire Conspiracy, by Harold H. Harold - Tomb of Dracula
  • Webs, book of Spider-Man photographs by Peter Parker

Miscellaneous from comics[edit]

See also[edit]