Skull Comics No. 1. Rory Hayes, Greg Irons, Jack Jackson, Fred Schrier, Dave Sheridan.

Skull Comics No. 1

San Francisco, CA: The Rip Off Press/San Francisco Comic book Company, 1970. First Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The first number in the series of countercultural-psychedelic interpretations of the 1950s EC horror comics. With such horrifically humorous episodes as "Head Before Tail!" written & illustrated by Greg Irons; "The Answer" by Dave Sheridan (a cautionary tale on a most amoral man's search for immortality); "The Intruder" by Jack Jackson & more. This is the first printing of 1970 to the best of our knowledge after careful consultation of the (not always consistent) scholarly authorities, indicated by the length of just over 10&1/4"; obscuring of the word "decadence" on the seventeenth (unpaginated) page & significant mis-alignment of margins beginning on nineteenth page with some artwork slightly cut off on some pages. A very important underground comix classic collectible in its rarest form, "100% Horrid" & for "Adults Only, Kids!" as stated on front cover. In relatively fine/very fine condition, approximately equivalent to at least a 6.5 grade per Fogel's, CGC, etc.: Very mild rubbing & creasing of front, back covers; mild browning & soiling to white margins of back cover; faintest small wave-creases at corners of covers extending through pages. Interior fine except for small wave-creases at corners of page leaves noted above; browning of just-above-newspaper quality pages esp. margins & edges lightly effecting inner front & back covers; but pages not brittle & with barely any acidic scent. Fine. [Item #2230]

Price: $75.00