(1968)

The Viking Press, 1968 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
2.50 USD
Pages
68
On-sale Date
1968-10-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
ISBN
0-670-01899-6 Search at WorldCat
Editing
?
Color
Color Covers, Black & White Interior
Dimensions
8.5" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)
Binding
Softcover

Issue Notes

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

Library of Congress catalog #68-28025

1st printing: ?; Second printing: November 1968. It was also published in hardcover which is listed separately.

Viking Press did not want to publish further editions due to the subject matter. The next two printings were by Ballantine. An expanded edition was published in 1988 by Simon & Schuster.

Certain panels in this edition were slightly altered by the publisher, to Crumb's displeasure. Three of the stories were edited for content- "Life Among the Constipated," "Abstract Expressionist Ultra Super Modernistic Comics" and "Hey Boparee Bop." The first story was edited for racial language, the second story has a single censored panel while the latter has missing panels. Details in the respective story notes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi kids
Characters
Mr. Natural; Fritz the Cat; The Old Pooperoo
Reprints

R. Crumb's Head Comix (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb; typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page; A full-page illustration; title and publisher page; Reprint, copyright, publication and bibliograpical credits page; table of contents page

Introduce Yourselves (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Krassner
Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Logo for this section is drawn by Crumb

R. Crumb's Head Comix (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Crumb
Inks
Robert Crumb
Letters
Robert Crumb

Reprints

Indexer Notes

A different title page logo than the previous one above

Definetly a Case of Derangement! (Table of Contents: 4)

Robert Crumb / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Robert Crumb; Wife
Reprints

Head Comix (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A wordless story where the thought balloons contain for the most part only question marks.
Reprints

Life Among the Constipated (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Pop; Mom
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The publisher removed the words "niggers" and "Schwartz" from this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Fritz the Cat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fritz is a sophisticated, up-to-the-minute young feline who lives in a modern "supercity"...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fritz the Cat; Crow; Cynthia; Ruark; Aardvark; Old Bastard
Synopsis
Fritz the Cat meets some girls and starts a bathtub party.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally intended for an aborted comic book titled "Fug"

Keep on Truckin'... (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Schuman 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
Better known as 'baldy' he goes forth with his mind to FIND GOD!
Genre
humor
Characters
Schuman the Human
Reprints

Abstract Expressionist Ultra Super Modernistic Comics (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

A panel on the third page that shows a vagina is censored. A series of several bandage-like strips were drawn over the image by another artist.

The Man from Affiganistan (Table of Contents: 11)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont
Synopsis
The country name in the title is shown as spelled by the artist.
Reprints

Mr. Natural Visits the City (Table of Contents: 12)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Natural; Flakey Foont
Reprints

Mr. Natural Meets God (Table of Contents: 13)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Natural; Angel; God
Synopsis
Mr. Natural dies and goes to Heaven. And he's not impressed.
Reprints

Mr. Natural Gets the Bum's Rush (Table of Contents: 14)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Natural
Synopsis
Mr. Natural receives a telegram from God condemning him to Hell.
Reprints

Mr. Natural Repents (Table of Contents: 15)

Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Mr. Natural; Cheese K. Reist
Synopsis
Mr. Natural repents and receives word that he must do penance.
Reprints

Stoned (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Dirty Old Man; Peter Pan; Duck; The Pope
Reprints

Fritz Comes on Strong (Table of Contents: 17)

Fritz the Cat / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fritz the Cat; Woman
Synopsis
Fritz the Cat removes a woman's clothes.
Reprints

Fred the Teen-Age Girl Pigeon (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fritz the Cat; Fred the Teenage Girl Pigeon
Reprints

Hey Boparee Bop (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Av; Gar; Snoid; Jesus Christ (unnamed); Mr. Natural; Angelfood McSpade
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally titled "Head Comix." Besides being reformatted to stretch out over two pages, the story has four panels missing from its original version. The panels in question featured the "Av 'n' Gar" characters accosting a woman in a sexually explicit manner. All future reprints published the story intact.

Whiteman (Table of Contents: 20)

Whiteman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Whiteman; Madame Too Too
Synopsis
Whiteman struggles to keep his rigid self from falling into a nervous breakdown.
Reprints

Av 'n' Gar famous for their Snappy Bits and Krazy Kraks (Table of Contents: 21)

Av 'n' Gar / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Av; Gar; Local Acid Head
Reprints

Western Man, Last of the Big-Time He Men! (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Western Man; Ol' Lady; Wiesenhiemer Weasel; Little Girl
Synopsis
A sendup of Lyndon Johnson.
Reprints

Big Freakout on Detroit Ave. (Table of Contents: 23)

Edgar Crump / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Edgar Crump; Mysterious Stranger; Old Man; Nazi Stormtrooper; Bus Driver; Evil Midget; Girl-Demon
Reprints

The Old Pooperoo Pauses to Ponder (Table of Contents: 24)

The Old Pooperoo / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters
The Old Pooperoo; Flakey Foont; Mr. Natural; Snoid; Goofy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Titled "I Wanna Go Home" in the table of contents.

I Wanna Go Home! / You're Gonna Get There Anyway! (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
The Old Pooperoo; Flakey Foont; Mr. Natural; Snoid; Goofy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

continued from the previous sequence

Kitchen Kut-Outs! (Table of Contents: 26)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Bob Dill; Hotshot Manny Mustard; Clever Mr. Ketchup; Ed Egg; Solly Salt Shaker; Dick Tater; Beatrice Bread Slice; Sneezy Pete Pepper Shaker; Sammy Saucer; Conrad C. Cup; Bad Guy Billy Beercan
Reprints

Schuman the Human - a Poignant Psychological Drama (Table of Contents: 27)

Schuman the Human; Mr. Natural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Schuman the Human; Mr. Natural
Reprints

It's Cosmic (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Just Look What They're Saying! (Table of Contents: 29)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Mr. Natural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover with promo quotes from Allen Ginsberg, Milton Glaser, David Levine, Tomi Ungerer, Terry Southern, Shel Silverstein

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hi kids"]
  2. 1. R. Crumb's Head Comix
  3. 2. Introduce Yourselves
  4. 3. R. Crumb's Head Comix
  5. 4. Definetly a Case of Derangement!
    Robert Crumb
  6. 5. Head Comix
  7. 6. Life Among the Constipated
  8. 7. ["Fritz is a sophisticated, up-to-the-minute young feline who lives in a modern "supercity"..."]
    Fritz the Cat
  9. 8. Keep on Truckin'...
  10. 9. ["Better known as 'baldy' he goes forth with his mind to FIND GOD!"]
    Schuman the Human
  11. 10. Abstract Expressionist Ultra Super Modernistic Comics
  12. 11. The Man from Affiganistan
    Mr. Natural
  13. 12. Mr. Natural Visits the City
    Mr. Natural
  14. 13. Mr. Natural Meets God
    Mr. Natural
  15. 14. Mr. Natural Gets the Bum's Rush
    Mr. Natural
  16. 15. Mr. Natural Repents
    Mr. Natural
  17. 16. Stoned
  18. 17. Fritz Comes on Strong
    Fritz the Cat
  19. 18. Fred the Teen-Age Girl Pigeon
  20. 19. Hey Boparee Bop
  21. 20. Whiteman
    Whiteman
  22. 21. Av 'n' Gar famous for their Snappy Bits and Krazy Kraks
    Av 'n' Gar
  23. 22. Western Man, Last of the Big-Time He Men!
  24. 23. Big Freakout on Detroit Ave.
    Edgar Crump
  25. 24. The Old Pooperoo Pauses to Ponder
    The Old Pooperoo
  26. 25. I Wanna Go Home! / You're Gonna Get There Anyway!
  27. 26. Kitchen Kut-Outs!
  28. 27. Schuman the Human - a Poignant Psychological Drama
    Schuman the Human; Mr. Natural
  29. 28. It's Cosmic
  30. 29. Just Look What They're Saying!
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