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Comix Book (1974) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Comix Book (1974) 1
    Published 1974 by Marvel.

    In the 1970s, Marvel attempted to co-opt the coolness of the underground comix scene by running tamer underground (or, as the cover says, subterranean) material in this magazine-format anthology. This issue includes a reprint of Ace Hole, Midget Detective by Art Spiegelman, Barefootz stories by Howard Cruse, Snappy Sammy Smoot by Skip Williamson, and other material by Trina Robbins, Justin Green, Denis Kitchen, Basil Wolverton, Evert Geradts, Kim Deitch, Ted Richards, John Pound, and future alt-comix noteworthies Mike Baron and Scott Shaw. Edited by Kitchen. Cover by Pete Poplaski. Black and white; 68 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #2
    Comix Book (1974) 2
    Published 1975 by Marvel.
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Marvels brief venture into underground comix. A reprint of the original 3-page Maus by Art Spiegelman. Barefootz stories by Howard Cruse, Snappy Sammy Smoot by Skip Williamson, and other material by Sharon Rudahl, Joel Beck, Trina Robbins, Justin Green, Denis Kitchen, Basil Wolverton, Willy Murphy, Kim Deitch, Ted Richards, John Pound, and future illustration legends Mike Ploog and Kelly Freas. Possibly the only Marvel comic ever to publish S. Clay Wilson (a one-page drawing). Edited by Kitchen. Cover by Williamson. Black and white; 68 pages. Cover price $1.00. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #3
    Comix Book (1974) 3
    Published 1975 by Marvel.

    Marvels brief venture into underground comix. This issue includes a reprint of a non-Zippy story by Bill Griffith, Barefootz stories by Howard Cruse, and other material by Joel Beck, Trina Robbins, Justin Green, Denis Kitchen, Pete Poplaski, Sharon Rudahl, Willy Murphy, Kim Deitch, Ted Richards, John Pound, and Lee Marrs. A letter of comment from R. Crumb represents his only contribution to the series, and possibly his only appearance in any way in a Marvel comic. Edited by Kitchen. Cover by Kitchen. Black and white; 68 pages. Cover price $1.00. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Comix Book (1974) 4-1ST
    Published Feb 1976 by Marvel.

    1st printing, February 1976. With this issue, Kitchen Sink takes over Marvels failed attempt at a magazine-format anthology of underground cartoonists. Barefootz stories by Howard Cruse, a profile of and story by Skip Williamson, and other material by Sharon Rudahl, Joel Beck, Trina Robbins, Justin Green, Denis Kitchen, Basil Wolverton, Willy Murphy, Kim Deitch, Ted Richards, John Pound, and Lee Marrs. Letters of comment from Harvey Kurtzman and Grim Natwick. Edited by Kitchen. Cover by Leslie Cabarga. Black and white; 64 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #4-2ND
    Comix Book (1974) 4-2ND
    Published Feb 1976 by Marvel.

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    2nd printing, May 1976. With this issue, Kitchen Sink takes over Marvels failed attempt at a magazine-format anthology of underground cartoonists. Barefootz stories by Howard Cruse, a profile of and story by Skip Williamson, and other material by Sharon Rudahl, Joel Beck, Trina Robbins, Justin Green, Denis Kitchen, Basil Wolverton, Willy Murphy, Kim Deitch, Ted Richards, John Pound, and Lee Marrs. Letters of comment from Harvey Kurtzman and Grim Natwick. Edited by Kitchen. Cover by Leslie Cabarga. Black and white; 64 pages. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #5
    Comix Book (1974) 5
    Published Jul 1976 by Marvel.

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    With this issue, Kitchen Sink exhausts the material collected for Marvels failed attempt at a magazine-format anthology of underground cartoonists. Barefootz stories by Howard Cruse, a profile of and story by Trina Robbins, the final chapter of Justin Greens We Fellow Travelers, and other material by Sharon Rudahl, Joel Beck, Denis Kitchen, Willy Murphy, Kim Deitch, Ted Richards, John Pound, and S. Clay Wilson. Final issue of the series. Cover by Green. Black and white; 64 pages. Cover price $1.00.