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I found information supporting that online.....

The 2nd printing has no copyright info on the back cover, but the 3rd printing has copyright info on the back cover inside a purple-colored circle. The 4th printing has copyright info on the back cover, but it is now outside of the circle. The information on printing for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th editions are still sketchy and there may be another printing that is currently unknown.

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Hey I am sharing one because I want to see Felix's thread keep going.

 

So far he has shared three beautiful Air Pirates books...

 

#1 ... a classic underground cover (an homage to the Big Little Book Mickey Mouse the Mail Pilot)

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#2 (perhaps the toughest in grade)

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#3 The Tortoise & the Hare #nn (commonly known as Air Pirates #3, but they couldn't really use the name)

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Then this tabloid is considered Air Pirates #4

 

AP Vol 1 #1 tabloid, created during the trial

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I still need to get a copy of the tabloid. Here is another book that only has one printing.

 

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Yesterday I picked up a full run of Omaha the Cat Dancer(missing #2) I am really enjoying reading these

 

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It looks like I am missing issues 16, 17, 19 and 20. Thanks for the info.

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Today's Underground

Zap Comix #4 1st w/ the Moscoso Mr Peanut Mr P*nis flipcover

(And the infamous R Crumb Joe Blow story)

 

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goes to show how much I pay attention, I never realized the character on the back was supposed to be a Johnson.

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2nd printing

 

Love it. It's a tribute to this.

 

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Love it. It's a tribute to this.

 

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Excellent observation! There could be a whole subset of underground comix dedicated to Rand Holmes' Wally Wood homages, e.g. Harold Hedd #2, Slow Death #5-6, Fog City Comics #2-3, or Death Rattle (Vol. 2) #4.

Let alone u-comix EC pastiche.

 

We underground collector's call Rand the pothead's Wally Wood! :roflmao:

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Good stuff. Rand Holmes is one of my favorite artists. Here is my copy of Harold Hedd #2

 

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Great book! But the cover reminds me more of Jack Davis than Wally Wood...

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Nice Harold Hedd, hard to get #1 in high grade because of the size. Most of the copies that I've seen were folded at some point.

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