Tales From the Leather Nun

    (Last Gasp, 1973)
™ and ©1973 Dave Sheridan, Jaxon, R. Crumb, Spain, Pay Ryan, and Roger Brand

Tales From the Leather Nun is something of a cult classic in the world of underground comix. Released in 1973, it’s a sex-and-drugs assault on anything sacred, and an extremely odd artifact of the counterculture.

The title character appears naked throughout the title, with the exception of her nun’s habit and what appears to be macramé jewelry. There’s much angst about “negative energy” and “sinful natures,” but in the end, the leather nun appears as a fantasy figure to transport the hero off to a realm of sexual salvation. The rest of the anthology includes religion-inspired stories from Robert Crumb, Spain, Jaxon, and other comix artists. Most mix sex and angst along with heavy doses of religious imagery in a way which is undeniably profane, but that probably says much more about the artists than it does about religion.

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#1

  1/1/1973
  $0.50
  $89.00
No copies available
B&WDave Sheridan, Robert Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, Jack Jackson, Pat Ryan, Roger BrandDave Sheridan, Robert Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, Jack Jackson, Pat Ryan, Roger Brand

#1 (2nd printing)

 
  $1.00
  $1.00
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2nd printing; AdultDave Sheridan, Jack Jackson, Pat Ryan, Robert Crumb, Roger Brand, Spain RodriguezDave Sheridan, Jack Jackson, Pat Ryan, Robert Crumb, Roger Brand, Spain Rodriguez

#1 (3rd printing)

  9/1/1973
  $1.00
  $16.00
No copies available
44 pages; AdultDave Sheridan, Jack Jackson, Pat Ryan, Robert Crumb, Roger Brand, Spain RodriguezDave Sheridan, Jack Jackson, Pat Ryan, Robert Crumb, Roger Brand, Spain Rodriguez

#1 (6th printing)

  9/1/1973
  $1.50
  $1.50
No copies available
44 pages; AdultDave Sheridan, Jack Jackson, Pat Ryan, Robert Crumb, Roger Brand, Spain RodriguezDave Sheridan, Jack Jackson, Pat Ryan, Robert Crumb, Roger Brand, Spain Rodriguez