[Item #2211] Zap Comix No. 5. Robert Crumb, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, Gilbert Shelton, Robert Williams, S. Clay Wilson.

Zap Comix No. 5

San Francisco, CA: Apex Novelties/The Print Mint, 1970. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. This fifth number of the iconic series of underground comix features work by Robert Crumb, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, Robert Williams (including front & back cover art) & S. Clay Wilson. Crumb's contributions include a Mr. Natural episode followed by a "Mr. Natural's Quiz Page"; & a lengthy piece, "The adventures of Fuzzy the Bunny," which is a collaboration with his brother Charles, a tragic but inspirational figure in Robert's life. Subtitled the "Special Business Executive Issue!" on front cover, another zany & provocative breakthrough production of the early series, still influencing our art & culture. This is the first printing, easily verifiable as the only printing with a fifty-cent cover price. An important comix collectible in its rarest form, for "Adults Only!" in relatively near-fine condition, approximately corresponding to a 5.5 grade per Fogel's, CGC, etc.: Mild rubbing, creasing & discoloration of front cover; small crease-bumps at corners of same; moderate rubbing, creasing & discoloration of back cover; spots revealing paper beneath illustration esp. along margins with small area along word "delivers!" missing at lower left of same; crease along length of spine; tiny hole-tears & creases along staple corners. 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 the slightest acidic scent. Near Fine. [Item #2211]

Price: $100.00