([August] 1970)

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Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
San Francisco Comic Book Company
Brand:
San Francisco Comic Book Company
Editing:
?
Color:
Color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Underground Comix are known for using different prices, covers (art or color variations) and/or interior content to distinguish between printings.
1st-6th prints all have 0.50 USD cover price.
1st print August 1970 says printed by Apex Novelties and published by The San Francisco Comic Book Company.
2nd print November 1970 says published by Apex Novelties in cooperation with the S.F. Comic Book Co.
3rd print Feb 1971 says printed by Apex Novelties and published by The San Francisco Comic Book Company.
4th print June 1971 - the 1970 on lower right of front cover missing.
5th print says published by Apex Novelties and has a black box to right of information. 1970 returned to cover.
6th print has no black box to right of copyright information. All later printings say published by Apex Novelties.
7th print has 0.75 USD cover price. 8th print has 1.00 USD cover price. 9th print has 1.25 cover price.


["Unh!"] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / cover / 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:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural
Reprints:

Sunny Side Up (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / 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:
Mr. Natural
Synopsis:
Mr. Natural sings the lyrics to the popular standard "Keep Your Sunny Side Up!" (by B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson).
Reprints:

Mr. Natural's 719th Meditation (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Natural
Synopsis:
Mr. Natural meditates while a city rises, collapses and turns to dust.
Reprints:

Om Sweet Om (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural and Shuman the Human / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Mr. Natural; Shuman the Human; Otis
Synopsis:
Shuman is teased by Mr. Natural to the breaking point while he's meditating on the sidewalk.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

The Origins of Mr. Natural (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural
Reprints:

The Mr. Natural Drawing Contest (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Natural
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Among the recognizable names used for this contest are Gary Arlington, Mike Britt and C.V. Crumb, Jr.

["I'm a pathetic human wreck.."] (Table of Contents)

Shuman the Human / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Shuman the Human
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

On the Bum Again (Table of Contents)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 9 pages (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:
Mr. Natural; Cowgirl; Big Baby; Big Baby's Mother; Conductor; Officer
Synopsis:
Mr. Natural, sick of the city, heads out west. While on the train, a lady who asks him to watch her baby never comes back.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Mr. Natural's Old Man (Table of Contents)

Li'l Cute / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Cute
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Little Johnny Fuckerfaster (Table of Contents)

The Organ / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Little Johnny Fuckerfaster; Woman
Synopsis:
Little Johnny sexually propositions a woman on the street.
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Indexer Notes

The Organ was an underground San Francisco tabloid.

Great Cartoon Characters of the Past: Where Are They Now (Table of Contents)

Gandy Goose and Sourpuss / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Unh!"]
    Mr. Natural
  2. 1. Sunny Side Up
    Mr. Natural
  3. 2. Mr. Natural's 719th Meditation
    Mr. Natural
  4. 3. Om Sweet Om
    Mr. Natural and Shuman the Human
  5. 4. The Origins of Mr. Natural
    Mr. Natural
  6. 5. The Mr. Natural Drawing Contest
    Mr. Natural
  7. 6. ["I'm a pathetic human wreck.."]
    Shuman the Human
  8. 7. On the Bum Again
    Mr. Natural
  9. 8. Mr. Natural's Old Man
    Li'l Cute
  10. 9. Little Johnny Fuckerfaster
    The Organ
  11. 10. Great Cartoon Characters of the Past: Where Are They Now
    Gandy Goose and Sourpuss
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