Motor City Comics No. 1. Robert Crumb.

Motor City Comics No. 1

San Francisco, CA: The Rip Off Press, 1969. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. In this first number of the golden age underground comic, Robert Crumb conjures Lenore Goldberg, a bona fide feminist heroine along with her "Girl Commandos" who nevertheless stays true to his, ah, famously fetishistic fantasies that got him into so much controversy with that very group during its strident early phase. With other adventures, including a wonderful "Hi-Lites of Detroit" with actual 1960s landmarks of the Motor City gracing inner back cover, all entirely written & illustrated by the comix genius who as much or more than anyone created the countercultural aesthetic which still impacts our art & culture. This is the first printing of April 1969 as indicated by absence of Rip Off Press logo on front cover; the copyright symbol not included in publishing information at bottom of inner front cover; & the address of the Print Mint in encircled mail-order information on back cover; as established by scholarly comix authorities. An essential acquisition for the adult comix collector, in its rarest form. In relatively near-fine condition, approximately equivalent to at least a 5.0/5.5 grade per Fogel's, CGC, etc.: Moderate rubbing, creasing, soiling, spotting & discoloration to front, back covers; very light bumps & creases to all edges & very small bumps at all corners; one tiny chip just below upper right corner of front cover with missing paper; light creasing along length of spine; tiny hole-tears at 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 lightest acidic scent; edges & corners of page leaves very lightly bumped & creased as extended through covers. Near Fine. [Item #2227]

Price: $250.00

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