Comix Book

    (Marvel, 1974-1976)
™ and ©1974 Magazine Management Company

(From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

A bizarre idea. Super-hero publishers Marvel note the popularity of underground comix five years after everyone else, so decide to produce one of their own. But hey, just in case those crazy underground cartoonists include sex and drug use in their work why not put it out under another imprint? Despite the warped logic of wanting to absorb something successful, but only if it can conform to their corporate standards, Comix Book manages to entice a fair number of the underground greats over five issues. It’s a patchy anthology, though, with only Howard Cruse, John Pound, Sharon Rudahl, and Skip Williamson consistently approaching top form, although Art Spiegelman previews Maus in #2. The marriage between Marvel and the underground appears to have ended over the matter of creators’ rights, so Kitchen Sink published material already commissioned for the following issues. Ironically and entirely coincidentally they’re the best of the run, with #5 a real quality package. In addition to Cruse, Pound, Rudahl, and Williamson there’s good stuff from Bob Armstrong, Leslie Cabarga, Gary Hallgren, Richards, and Murphy; and Justin Green finishes the very odd “We Fellow Traveleers” started in the first issue. ~FP

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#1

  1/1/1974
  $1.00
  $36.00
5 copies available from $24.95
 B&WEvert Geradts, Howard Cruse, Kim Deitch, Tim Boxell, Vince Davis, Don Glassford, Justin Green, Peter Loft, John Pound, Ted Richards, Trina Robbins, Bill Sanders, Scott Shaw, Art Spiegelman, Steve Stiles, Skip Williamson, Basil Wolverton, Richard Meltzer, Dave Schreiner, Mike BaronEvert Geradts, Howard Cruse, Kim Deitch, Tim Boxell, Vince Davis, Don Glassford, Justin Green, Peter Loft, John Pound, Ted Richards, Trina Robbins, Bill Sanders, Scott Shaw, Art Spiegelman, Steve Stiles, Skip Williamson, Basil Wolverton, Dave Schreiner

#2

  1/1/1975
  $1.00
  $20.00
1 copy available for $49.95
 B&WKim Deitch, Richard Meltzer, Sharon Rudahl, Ted Richards, Joel Beck, Skip Williamson, Nick Tosches, Trina Robbins, Bill Sanders, Howard Cruse, George Pimpleton, John Prine, Bruce Walthers, Leslie Cabarga, Will Fowler, Art Spiegelman, Tim Boxell, Peter Loft, Justin Green, Basil WolvertonKim Deitch, Sharon Rudahl, Ted Richards, Joel Beck, Skip Williamson, Trina Robbins, Bill Sanders, Willy Murphy, Howard Cruse, Kelly Freas, Bruce Walthers, Leslie Cabarga, S. Clay Wilson, Art Spiegelman, Tim Boxell, Peter Loft, Justin Green, Basil Wolverton

#3

  3/1/1975
  $1.00
  $37.00
1 copy available for $49.95
 B&WBob Armstrong, Joel Beck, Leslie Cabarga, Howard Cruse, Kim Deitch, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Lee Marrs, Willy Murphy, Peter Poplaski, John Pound, Ted Richards, Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudahl, Steve Stiles, Skip Williamson, Richard Meltzer, Dave SchreinerBob Armstrong, Joel Beck, Leslie Cabarga, Howard Cruse, Kim Deitch, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Lee Marrs, Willy Murphy, Peter Poplaski, John Pound, Ted Richards, Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudahl, Steve Stiles, Skip Williamson

#4

  2/1/1976
  $1.00
  $5.00
No copies available
 B&WBob Armstrong, Joel Beck, Tim Boxell, Leslie Cabarga, Howard Cruse, Kim Deitch, Justin Green, Gary Hallgren, Pete Loft, Lee Marrs, Willy Murphy, John Pound, Ted Richards, Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudahl, Jim Rumph, Steve Stiles, Skip Williamson, Basil Wolverton, Ed Goodman, Harvey Pekar, Dave Schreiner, Mal WarwickBob Armstrong, Joel Beck, Tim Boxell, Leslie Cabarga, Howard Cruse, Kim Deitch, Justin Green, Gary Hallgren, Pete Loft, Lee Marrs, Willy Murphy, John Pound, Ted Richards, Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudahl, Jim Rumph, Steve Stiles, Skip Williamson, Basil Wolverton

#5

  7/1/1976
  $1.00
  $23.00
No copies available
 B&WBob Armstrong, Joel Beck, Tim Boxell, Leslie Cabarga, Howard Cruse, Kim Deitch, Justin Green, Gary Hallgren, Willy Murphy, Peter Poplaski, John Pound, Ted Richards, Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudahl, Skip Williamson, S. Clay Wilson, Will Fowler, Ed WardBob Armstrong, Joel Beck, Tim Boxell, Leslie Cabarga, Howard Cruse, Kim Deitch, Justin Green, Gary Hallgren, Willy Murphy, Peter Poplaski, John Pound, Ted Richards, Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudahl, Skip Williamson, S. Clay Wilson

Book #1 Hardcover

  12/1/2013
  $35.00
  $35.00
No copies available
 Published by Dark Horse  

Book #1 Leather Edition

 
  $125.00
  $35.00
No copies available
 Published by Dark Horse; Limited to 250 numbered copies signed by Denis Kitchen and Stan Lee