(1972)

Apex Novelties, 1972 Series
 
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Apex Novelties
ISBN:
?
Editing:
Terry Zwigoff
Format:
Black & White; Saddle-stitched; 25.4 x 17.5 cm (10" x 6-7/8"); Oneshot

Issue Notes

Anti-vivisection benefit underground comic with all stories featuring anthropomorphic «funny» animals, including anthological Maus story debut. Semi-glossy color cover, with newsprint guts. Published in San Francisco, California. Printrun not indicated in book, in the 20,000-30,000 range according to Jay Kennedy's The Official Underground and Newage Price-Guide (1982). Editor later became film writer, and director, responsible for some comics-related movie projects.


[Join the Kollege of Karnal Knowledge With the Cute Li'l...] (Table of Contents)

Two Cats and a Bird / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Crumb
Pencils:
Robert Crumb
Inks:
Robert Crumb
Colors:
?
Letters:
Robert Crumb

Reprints:

Forward (Table of Contents)

Terry Zwigoff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Justin Green
Pencils:
Justin Green
Inks:
Justin Green
Colors:
?
Letters:
Justin Green

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
editor Terry Zwigoff transforms into a funny animal and introduces the book

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Initially this comic book was brought about because of the horror Zwigoff had experienced after visiting a slaughterhouse. He wanted to come out with a statement against cruelty to animals. Needless to say, the stories that were submitted did not reflect this statement of purpose. As Crumb stated in the Complete Crumb volume nine, Zwigoff relinquished his editorial position and did not want to have anything more to do with the final results.

What A World! (Table of Contents)

Two Cats and a Bird / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

same characters appear in sequence 10.

Maus (Table of Contents)

Maus / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Spiegelman
Pencils:
Art Spiegelman
Inks:
Art Spiegelman
Letters:
Art Spiegelman

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Earliest version of award-winning story Maus, later reworked and expanded to become the definite version in Raw magazine and subsequent book publications.

The Working Girl (Table of Contents)

Trots and Bonnie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Shary Flenniken
Pencils:
Shary Flenniken
Inks:
Shary Flenniken
Colors:
?
Letters:
Shary Flenniken

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Double Trouble (Table of Contents)

Pat the Cat and Fuzzy the Bunny / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Lynch [as J. Lynch] (signed); Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Pencils:
Jay Lynch [as J. Lynch] (signed); Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Inks:
Jay Lynch [as J. Lynch] (signed); Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)
Letters:
Jay Lynch [as J. Lynch] (signed); Robert Crumb [as R. Crumb] (signed)

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pat the Cat; Fuzzy the Bunny
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

story drawn jointly by the two artists.

Captain Flashlight Fights the Animal Cracker Zombies (Table of Contents)

Captain Flashlight / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael McMillan
Pencils:
Michael McMillan
Inks:
Michael McMillan
Colors:
?
Letters:
Michael McMillan

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

The Toadette King (Table of Contents)

The Toadettes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Griffith
Pencils:
Bill Griffith
Inks:
Bill Griffith
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Griffith

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

This Bitter Earth (Table of Contents)

Sage Monkey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Justin Green
Pencils:
Justin Green
Inks:
Justin Green
Colors:
?
Letters:
Justin Green

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Sage Monkey Debuts and Dies.

Stinky the Pig (Table of Contents)

Stinky the Pig / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jay Lynch
Pencils:
Jay Lynch
Inks:
Jay Lynch
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jay Lynch

Genre:
satire-parody

What A World!, part two (Table of Contents)

Two Cats and a Bird / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Same characters appear in sequence 2.

Apex Novelties (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Comics, posters and cards for sale. Spot drawings by Gustave Doré, Robert Crumb, Bill Griffith, Jim Osborne.

Feelin' Glum? (Table of Contents)

Pat the Cat and several funny animals / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jay Lynch
Pencils:
Jay Lynch
Inks:
Jay Lynch
Colors:
Jay Lynch
Letters:
Jay Lynch

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

backcover drawing.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Join the Kollege of Karnal Knowledge With the Cute Li'l...]
    Two Cats and a Bird
  2. 1. Forward
    Terry Zwigoff
  3. 2. What A World!
    Two Cats and a Bird
  4. 3. Maus
    Maus
  5. 4. The Working Girl
    Trots and Bonnie
  6. 5. Double Trouble
    Pat the Cat and Fuzzy the Bunny
  7. 6. Captain Flashlight Fights the Animal Cracker Zombies
    Captain Flashlight
  8. 7. The Toadette King
    The Toadettes
  9. 8. This Bitter Earth
    Sage Monkey
  10. 9. Stinky the Pig
    Stinky the Pig
  11. 10. What A World!, part two
    Two Cats and a Bird
  12. 11. Apex Novelties
  13. 12. Feelin' Glum?
    Pat the Cat and several funny animals
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