Zap Comix No. 3

San Francisco, CA: Apex Novelties/The Print Mint, 1969. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This third number of the iconic series of underground comix features the work of Robert Crumb, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, S. Clay Wilson & introduces Gilbert Shelton (the nine-page epic "Wonder Wart-Hog"). The impact of the early Zap Comix cannot be overstated, & continues to resonate in our art & culture. Presented as a "Special 69 Issue" featuring two flipped-over sections with separate outer front covers by Griffin & Wilson. We have concluded that this is a first printing, as indicated by the matte-finish heavy paper stock of front & back covers; fifty-cent cover price & comparison with images of other first printings. Another landmark underground comix collectible in its rarest form, for "adults only." In relatively near-fine condition, approximately equivalent to a 5.5 grade per Fogel's, CGC, etc.: Mild Rubbing, soiling & creasing of alternate front covers esp. white background of Wilson cover; tiny bumps at all corners of covers & spine; approx. 2&1/2" vertical closed tear at top portion of spine; vertical crease along spine & tiny horizontal creases along spine-edge of both covers; tiny hole-tears at staple corners of spine. Interior fine except for browning of just-above-newspaper quality pages esp. margins & edges effecting inner front & back covers; but pages not brittle & with only very slight acidic scent. Near Fine. [Item #2208]

Price: $250.00 save 15% $212.50