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40 unnumbered pages : black-and-white illustrations. Began and ceased with no. 1 (1971). This underground was originally supposed to be Bogeyman #4, but Last Gasp or someone figured it would be better under a different title. A gruesome but often funny underground-style horror comic featuring Rory Hayes, Kim Deitch, Spain, Bill Griffith, S. Clay Wilson and Justin Green. One of Green's contributions is one of his best Binky Brown stories. The four-page "The Agony of Binky Brown" is like a condensed origin story for Green's signature character. It's a practical yet powerful tale, relating the odd influences of Binky's youth and his inability to rationalize them out of his fervent (and clinically neurotic) mind. Color front cover illustration by Kim Deitch. The Adler Archive of Underground Comix, Gift of Bill Adler.

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Berkeley, Calif. : Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, 1971.


26 cm

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record


Last Gasp Eco-Funnies




comix, comic book, comics, underground comix, horror, humor, Adler Archive of Underground Comix


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©Berkeley, Calif. : Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, 1971.

Laugh in the Dark, No. 1



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