Slow Death #5 [0.50 USD 1st print]
([April] 1973)

Last Gasp, 1970 Series
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Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
Brand:
Last Gasp
Editing:
Ron Turner
Color:
Color Covers, Black and white interiors
Dimensions:
Standard modern US format
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Underground Comix are known for using different prices, covers (art or color variations) and/or interior content to distinguish different printings.
1st print April 1973 has 0.50 USD cover price. 1st printing 20,000 copies.
2nd print has 0.75 USD cover price. 3rd print has 1.00 USD cover price.


["Greetings citizens of Earth...from the Intergalactic Federation of Suns..."] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rand Holmes
Pencils:
Rand Holmes (signed)
Inks:
Rand Holmes (signed)
Colors:
Rand Holmes
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Slow Death 5 (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dave Sheridan
Pencils:
Dave Sheridan
Inks:
Dave Sheridan
Letters:
Dave Sheridan

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover introductory sequence with indicia information at bottom of page.

Last Gasp (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Veitch
Pencils:
Greg Irons
Inks:
Greg Irons
Letters:
Greg Irons

Characters:
Ron Turner; Greg Irons [as GI]; Tom Veitch [as TV]; Shuggahoo; Jocko; Dave Sheridan
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Recycled (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Dallas
Pencils:
Charles Dallas
Inks:
Charles Dallas
Letters:
Charles Dallas

Keywords:
adult

Museum Piece (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Rand Holmes
Pencils:
Rand Holmes
Inks:
Rand Holmes
Letters:
Rand Holmes

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lieutenant Steve Rawlins; Tom; Emmet; Major Hardwick; Native Girl; Thal-Va-Rak
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Melton's Big Game (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Corben
Pencils:
Richard Corben
Inks:
Richard Corben
Letters:
Richard Corben

Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Jesus Loves You - Kill Yourself (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
religious

Indexer Notes

Inside of back cover.

Slow Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Pencils:
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Inks:
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Jackson [as Jaxon]

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Sequence on back cover of issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Greetings citizens of Earth...from the Intergalactic Federation of Suns..."]
  2. 1. Slow Death 5
  3. 2. Last Gasp
  4. 3. Recycled
  5. 4. Museum Piece
  6. 5. Melton's Big Game
  7. 6. Jesus Loves You - Kill Yourself
  8. 7. Slow Death
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Steven Samuels
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jerry Hillegas