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  1. Do not forget about this early standalone publication appearance (folded broadside, protest giveaway, 1969):
  2. I do not want to be one of those, but I would not consider Pizzazz to be a "true" comic but more of a comic-related item from a comic publisher. The term bronze should only apply to actual comics. I do no know, but it could be the rarest Marvel publication instead. A really nice item though, you must be thrilled.
  3. First Empire Funnies (first, second and third printings) Published by: San Francisco Comic Book Co. (first); Cay Geerdes/Comix World (second and third); Contributor: Pat Daley; Date: 1972 (first); 1975 (second); 1986 (third); Price: 7 cents; Page Count: 8 pages; Size: mini (4.0 x 5.5); first printing slightly longer; Kennedy #: 737 (did not cite later editions beyond the first); Print information: three printings; first two printing white stock; third printing coral stock (maybe); number of copies unknown; Due to COV-19, I have been locked away in my apartment since March. I have been separated from the scanner and my Kennedy Guide both of which are at work and I have unable to post anything since. Thanks for the postings (especially you Victor) that have occurred since my last one in early March. Hopefully it will not be much longer to return to business as usual. Like Self-Destruct (page 19 of this thread), First Empire Funnies is an early San Francisco Comic Book Co. "sevencenter" mini that seem to be rarer than the rest of the pack. Both of these titles are scarcer than the revolutionary first title in the series Spare Comics. I am not sure of the reason for this or how to explain it, but I would love to know the answer. Another surprise is that I only became recently aware of the existence of two later editions by Clay Geerdes/Comix World which you can see listed on his Comix World title/catalog overview (second edition: lower left corner of first page, 1975; third edition: slightly higher and to the right of center of the second page, 1986): If you notice in the citation for the second edition, Geerdes credits Kitchen Sink with the publication of the first edition. I checked with Denis Kitchen and this is incorrect: "Nope. Clay Geerdes was clearly not an impeccable source. Kitchen Sink had nothing whatever to do with Pat Daley’s comic". Having never handled any edition of First Empire Funnies, I was still determined to find out how Comix World editions differed from the original. Not only is scholarship an important aspect of the hobby, but such information also has a important practical side to a collector: avoid purchasing the wrong edition. I managed to find and purchase 2 distinct white stock versions of First Empire Funnies and found an image of coral example that is for sale on-line: The publication information is identical for both examples with white stock and there is no "Comix World" identifier, so which is possibly the true first edition and which is possibly the second? If you notice in the side-by-side comparison the slightly tan version (right and bottom) is longer than the whiter version and has better print and fine line resolution especially around: rays around the side border, jacket cuff, shadows on the face, fine lines on the jacket front and within the publishing info. The slightly tan version is a first generation print and the whiter version is a second generation source. If you are the proud owner of a copy of First Empire Funnies you should go back into your collection and have a look to confirm which edition it is! To complicate the issues I have been long aware of an example that was posted on poopsheet: I had assumed that it either was a bad photocopy of an original that was shared between collectors or possibly (but unlikely) a true first edition done by Pat Daley herself. I just wanted to make clear that I definitely do not have all the answers regarding this title and stress the importance of keeping an open mind. What about the coral edition that I had mentioned earlier? Again this is an on-line image and I have not handled the actual copy, but I am going to assume that it is the Clay Geerdes/Comix World third edition from 1986. Why? Just because the choice of stock colour matches what Geerdes was into when publishing his later titles. I do not know if it is marked anyway (beyond the use of loudly coloured stock) to distinguish it from the original.
  4. A decent copy (definitely not as nice as one in this thread) sold at auction: eBay, April 27th 2020, maybe 7.0 grade, $152
  5. The Last Toque Published by: Ralph T. Reese; Contributors: Ralph T. Reese; George Metzger; Terry Stroud; Martin; Date: 1971; Price: 35 cents; Page Count: 16 pages; Size: newspaper (11.5 x 17.75); Kennedy #: 1143; Print information: one printing; number of copies unknown; Fairly early all-comix underground newspaper from some of the people responsible for also contributing/creating/publishing other underground notables such as: Gory Stories, Eternal Tales, Everwuchawe (Terry Stroud); Big Apple, 100% Organic Compost, Enigma!, Drool (Ralph Reese); Brain Fantasy, Fog City, No Ducks and many others (George Metzger). No idea who Martin is or was.
  6. This is Not Zebra #2 Published by: Clandestine Comic Company; Contributor: Al Greenier; Date: 1972; Price: no cover price; Page Count: 8 pages; Size: mini (4.25 x 5.5); Kennedy #: 2000; Print information: one printing; number of copies unknown; Similar story to Tom Hosier's Worm Magazine (see page 18 of this thread), where Al Greenier as a high school student produced and circulated a zine called Zebra. Because Zebra spoofed some of the school's faculty, it was banned by administrators and Greenier had to promise to not produce any further issues. Greenier bent his promise by producing This is not Zebra #1 and #2.
  7. Gloomy Tunes and Morbid Melodies Published by: Texas Print Inc.; Contributor: Douglas Bryson; Date: 1975; Price: 50 cents; Page Count: 28 pages; Size: magazine (8.5 x 11.0); Kennedy #: 870; Print information: one printing; 500 numbered copies; Kennedy cites that there were 500 numbered copies of Gloomy Tunes and these were signed. My copy and a few fully described on-line copies were not signed. Perhaps only a percentage of the total were indeed signed by Byson or the actual copy cited by Kennedy was a special case.
  8. C*nt Fart Funnies Published by: Clandestine Comics Company; Contributors: Al Grennier; Tom Hosier; Scar Tissue; Ti-Yi; D. Micloskey; Worm; Date: 1973; Price: 25 cents; Page Count: 24 pages; Size: mini (4.25 x 5.5); Kennedy #: 562; Print information: one printing; number of copies unknown; By the time Al Grennier's and Tom Hosier's Purple Warp series was beginning to wind down, they also produced this silly, sex-spoof mini.
  9. Earthworm Comix #1 Published by: Underground Comix Group; Contributors: Bill O'Connell; Stanley Hurwitz;Ellen Wineberg; Bruce Grand Pre; Dave Fitzpatrick; Kieth Gamble; Jim Gaudet; Date: 1970; Price: 25 cents; Page Count: 12 pages; Size: tabloid (11.25 x 17.25); Kennedy #: 635; Print information: one printing; number of copies unknown; Another underground project launched by persons who probably had spent most their time, energy and enthusiasm on creating/publishing, instead of distribution/sales planning. Copies of Earthworm are rare to uncommon in the on-line market.
  10. Depraved Comix Published by: New Wave Productions; Contributors: Tommy Donohue; Quentin Bufogle; Date: 1982; Price: $2.25; Page Count: 52 pages; Size: magazine (7.5 x 11.0); Kennedy #: not cited; Print information: one printing; 1000 copies; Published around the time that the Kennedy Guide was being printed, Depraved Comix wasn't listed within any guide until the FUGG 2015/16. It could be one of last "underground" colour cover magazines ever produced.
  11. Hari-Kari Komiks Published by: self-published; Contributors: Marc Myers; Date: 1980; Price: no cover price; Page Count: 8 pages; Size: mini (4.25 x 5.5); Kennedy #: 952; Print information: xeroxed batches of 50 copies; only 2 batches were "printed" at the time of the publication of the Kennedy guide; Some of us track which states/locals underground comix were produced. If you wanted an example to fill your vacant "Nebraska hole" then look no further.
  12. Oracle Comix #1 and #2 Published by: Thru Black Holes Comix; Contributors: Michael Roden (#1 and #2); Steve Fox (#1); Don Marsh (#2); Edward H. Dorn (#2); Raoul Newk (#2); Date: 1980 and1981; Price: one dollar; Page Count: 24 pages; Size: comic; #1 (6.5 x 8.5); #2 (7.0 x 8.5) Kennedy #: 1458 and 1459; Print information: one printing; 800 copies (#1); 300 copies (#2); A pretty brother-and-sister set from Michael Roden. The designs of any his coloured cover comix are always striking and well thought out.
  13. Ace of Space Published by: self published; Contributor: J.R. Edgar; Date: 1983; Price: no cover price; Page Count: single page folded in half; Size: digest (5.5 x 8.5); Kennedy #: not cited; created post publication of the guide; Print information: one printing; 150 copies; I had posted the three issue of Edgar's Nickelbag on page 17 of this thread. I could have technically posted Ace of Space as the unnamed fourth issue of the series. The dilemmas and decisions of underground collecting wieney.
  14. Tie-Tac Published by: Warm Neck Funnies; Contributors: Larry Gonick; Mike Baron; Date: 1974; Price: 50 cents; Page Count: 24 pages; Size: magazine (7.5 x 10.5); Kennedy #: 2013; Print information: one printing; number of copies is unknown; The Warm Neck Funnies was a small artistic network comprised of several members from Boston and surrounding areas. This thread has already featured work by a couple of members: Peter R. Thibeault (Art is an Eight Page Question and Kisser Comix, see page 1 of this thread) and Mark S. Fisher (Ike Lives and It's Me, see page 12 of this thread). If you have not read about their history, members were refereed to as Warm Neckers because of the long beards that they tended to grow at the time. Tie-Tac features the work of two other Warm Neckers: Larry Gonick known for his Cartoon Histroy of the Universe series and Mike Baron who would later become well known in main stream comics.