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Early issues were published by Apex Novelties and later reprinted by Last Gasp. Publisher became Print Mint with no. 3, Last Gasp with no. 10, and Fantagraphics with no. 16. No. 0 was drawn before issue no. 1 but published afterwards and numbered no. 0 to preserve the correct sequence. Zap Comics written and illustrated by Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Victor Moscoso, Rick Griffin, Gilbert Shelton, Spain Rodriguez, Robert Williams, Paul Mavrides. Zap Comix was an underground comix series which was originally part of the youth counterculture of the late 1960s. While a few small-circulation self-published satirical comic books had been printed prior to this, Zap became the model for the "comix" movement that snowballed after its release. The title itself published 17 issues over a period of 46 years. Color illustrations on covers, b&w interiors. #0 issue inscribed to Bill Adler and signed by R. Crumb, 1985. Library has issues 0 to 15 (two copies of 14) The Adler Archive of Underground Comix, Gift of Bill Adler.

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-1970

Imprint / Year

San Francisco : Apex Novelties, 1970.


25 cm

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record


Apex Novelties


San Francisco


comix, comic book, comics, underground comix, adult content, Adler Archive of Underground Comix


Book and Paper


©San Francisco : Apex Novelties, 1970.

Zap Comix, No. 5



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