Is it 1989 already? Yes it is, and the premier Underground Comic is back! The star attraction this issue is the 2-page 17-panel, impossibly dense jam strip by all seven of the Zap artists – Rotten To The Core – created to commemorate the Zap 12 art show at New York City’s Psychedelic Solution Gallery.
Trashman by Spain
Cinematographoï¿½nomatopoeia by Gilbert Shelton
Cave Wimp by Robert Crumb
The ‘Boned’ Man and the Curse of the Mummy Monkey & “My Filthy Mouth is Killing Me” by Robt. Williams
The Checkered Demon & More by S. Claw Wilson
The Artist and the Elves by Victor Moscoso
Started in 1968 by Robert Crumb who drew the two first issues (#0 & 1), Zap Comix introduced readers to the new genre of Underground Comix. The first five issues defined the scope of the new art, inspired by but completely detached from any previous comic style, Zap artists became the reference for a new generation of cartoonists. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, V. Moscoso, R. Griffin, G. Shelton, Spain Rodriguez and R. Williams changed the face of comics, lifting them from the confines of the Comics Code to the rank of recognized art form.
Color wrap-around cover art by Spain Rodriguez, black and white interior. Inside cover art by Rick Griffin.
52 page black and white comic with color covers
Last Gasp, 1989