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Armadillo Comics (1971) comic books

  • Issue #1
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    Influential early underground comic produced by Texas artist Jim Franklin, which led to the adoption of the armadillo as a symbol of the Austin counterculture. Stories and art by Franklin, Gilbert Shelton, Don Traverso, Glen Whitehead and John Shelton. Sometimes listed as Armadillotoons or simply Dillo Toons. Mature readers. Black and white; 32 pages. Wraparound cover by Franklin. Cover price $0.50. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #2
    Armadillo Comics (1971) 2

    Funnies from Austin, Texas' own Jim Franklin. Interior back cover features a sketch of Franklin by Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart! CAPTAIN BEEFHEART! 32 pages, B&W. Mature readers. Cover price $0.50.

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    A follow-up to the influential early underground comic, produced by Texas artist Jim Franklin during a visit to Amsterdam. Stories and art by Franklin. Sometimes listed as Gordeldier, which, of course, is the Dutch word for Armadillo. 28 pages, B&W. Mature Readers. Cover price $0.25.