(1972)

Apex Novelties, 1972 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
On-sale date
1972-07-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Apex Novelties
Brand
Apex Novelties
Editing
Terry Zwigoff
Color
color cover; black & white interior
Dimensions
10" x 6 7/8" (25.4 cm x 17.5 cm)
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date given in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.

This underground comic was an anti-animal-vivisection benefit book. It is most noteworthy for Art Spiegelman's three-page precursor story to his graphic novel Maus: A Survivor's Tale.

Semi-glossy color cover, with newsprint guts.

Published in San Francisco, California. The print run is not indicated in the book. According to Jay Kennedy's The Official Underground and Newage Price-Guide (1982), the print run was in the 20,000-30,000.

Editor Terry Zwigoff later became known as a filmmaker. His films include Crumb (1994), Ghost World (2001), and Art School Confidential (2006), which are based on comics or are otherwise comics-related.


[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: 1)

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: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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: 11) (Expand) /

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

Feelin' Glum? (Table of Contents: 12)

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
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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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