Snatch Comics No. 1. Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson.

Snatch Comics No. 1

San Francisco, CA: Apex Novelties/The Print Mint, 1972. Fourth Printing. Stapled Wrappers. The first number of the small-format (5"x7") series of underground comix booklets which, along with their cohorts Felch, Jiz & Pork, present the epitome (nadir?) of hardcore smut, feverishly depicted in this issue by primary counterculture writer-artists Robert Crumb & S. Clay Wilson. Mostly one or two-page cartoons with a few longer episodes including Crumb's "The Fight." The level of imaginative depravity here is still provocative. Originally published in 1968, this is a fourth printing from 1972, to the best of our knowledge, after immersion in the extensive & not always consistent scholarship. The fifty-cent cover price on front cover of this copy is introduced with the fourth printing, according to the latest Fogel's Underground Comics Guide the fifth printing has a seventy-five cent cover price. A legendary landmark in the furthest reaches of free expression, in its fourth-rarest, still vintage form. For (im)mature adult collectors only. In relatively fine condition, approximately equivalent to a 6.5 grade per Fogel's, CGC, etc.: Mild rubbing & creasing of front & back covers; light browning, soiling & spotting to white margins of back cover; light crease along length of spine; tiny tear-holes at staple corners. Interior fine except for mostly light browning of just-above-newspaper quality pages esp. margins & edges hardly effecting inner front & back covers; but pages not brittle & with barely any acidic scent. Fine. [Item #2234]

Price: $45.00

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