Zap Comix #0 [9th print 1.50 USD]

Apex Novelties, 1967 Series
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Price:
1.50 USD
Pages:
28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Apex Novelties
Editing:
?
Color:
Color Covers, Black & White Interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern USA
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Zap Comix (Apex Novelties, 1967 series) #0. There exist further variants.

Early printings by Apex Novelties. Later printings by Print Mint and Last Gasp with the Apex Novelty logo still on the cover.

Underground Comix are known for using different prices, covers (art or color variations) and/or interior content to distinguish between printings.
1st-5th prints have 0.35 USD cover price.
1st has hairline mark in Z on front cover. Pages numbered upper right in interior.
2nd has no hairline mark or page numbers.
3rd-5th have scratches and retouching to guy's spine on cover.
6th print has 0.50 USD cover. 7th print has 0.60 USD cover. 8th print has 0.75 USD cover.
9th print has 1.50 USD cover. 10th print has 2.50 USD cover. 11th print has 2.95 USD cover.
12th? print has 3.95 USD cover. 13th print has 4.95 USD cover.

First edition is known to exist as untrimmed, with a 1/4-inch white bar around 3 sides that was never trimmed.

As stated in Mark James Estren's "A History of Underground Comics," this was actually published after Zap #2 came out in 1968. The artwork for this issue was lost after the publisher who had it moved to India. Luckily, Crumb had made xeroxes which he managed to locate months later. Crumb did get the original artwork back several years later.


["The Comic That Plugs You In!!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as Crumb] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as Crumb] (signed)

Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Mr. Sketchum Is at it Again! (Table of Contents)

Robert Crumb / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Robert Crumb
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence is on inside front cover. This page is signed by Crumb at the bottom and dated October 1967.

Meatball (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Sky-Hi Comics (Table of Contents)

Bill Ding / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Itzy and Bitzy in "Cause and Effect" (Table of Contents)

Itzy and Bitzy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Itzy; Bitzy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Yarrowstalks was a Philadelphia underground tabloid.

Mr. Natural in Death Valley (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont
Reprints:

Kozmic Kapers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
fantasy
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This originally was a Crumb sketchbook strip from 1967

Freak-out Funnies Presents Those Cute Little Bearzy Wearzies (Table of Contents)

Cute Little Bearzy Wearzies / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Bearzy Wearzies
Reprints:

Junior High & His Sidekick Judy Holiday (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

"Ducks Yas Yas" (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Freak Out Funnies (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

City of the Future (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor; fantasy; science fiction
Synopsis:
Crumb's version of the future where everyone's needs are met, work is obsolete and machines enable one to be anything one wants to.
Reprints:

Ol' Uncle Uh Uh & His Garbage Truck (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Help Build a Better America! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Sequence on inside back cover.

I'll Bet This Happened to You When You Were a Kid! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover. This is reprinted twice in the Complete Crumb vol. 4., once in b&w, once in color.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The Comic That Plugs You In!!"]
  2. 1. Mr. Sketchum Is at it Again!
    Robert Crumb
  3. 2. Meatball
  4. 3. Sky-Hi Comics
    Bill Ding
  5. 4. Itzy and Bitzy in "Cause and Effect"
    Itzy and Bitzy
  6. 5. Mr. Natural in Death Valley
    Mr. Natural
  7. 6. Kozmic Kapers
  8. 7. Freak-out Funnies Presents Those Cute Little Bearzy Wearzies
    Cute Little Bearzy Wearzies
  9. 8. Junior High & His Sidekick Judy Holiday
  10. 9. "Ducks Yas Yas"
  11. 10. Freak Out Funnies
  12. 11. City of the Future
  13. 12. Ol' Uncle Uh Uh & His Garbage Truck
  14. 13. Help Build a Better America!
  15. 14. I'll Bet This Happened to You When You Were a Kid!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • john ronan
  • Mark Gordon
  • Jerry Hillegas