([August] 1970)

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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unh!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Natural
Reprints

Sunny Side Up (Table of Contents: 1)

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: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm a pathetic human wreck..
Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Shuman the Human
Reprints
Keywords
adult

On the Bum Again (Table of Contents: 7)

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: 8)

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: 9)

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: 10)

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
Related Scans
Series Information
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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