([1968])

Apex Novelties, 1967 Series
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Price
0.35 USD
Pages
28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
[none printed]
Brand
Apex Novelties
Editing
?
Color
Color Covers; Black and White Interior
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Early printings by Apex Novelties. Later printings by Print Mint and Last Gasp with the Apex Novelty logo still on the cover. Indicia marked "© October 1967 - R. Crumb."

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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Mr. Sketchum Is at it Again! (Table of Contents: 1)

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: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This originally was a Crumb sketchbook strip from 1967

Freak-out Funnies Presents Those Cute Little Bearzy Wearzies (Table of Contents: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural; 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: 12)

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: 13)

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: 14) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Luther Weaver
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  • Jerry Hillegas
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