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    Zap Comix #1 Plymell Edition (Apex Novelties, 1967) CGC VF- 7.5 Cream to off-white pages. "Hey man, wanna buy this groovy new comic book?" If you had been wandering down Haight Street in San Francisco during the early months of 1968, you might have heard those words coming from Dana Crumb, as she hawked fresh copies of Zap Comix #1 out of an old baby buggy. Her then-husband Robert Crumb was there as well, probably not saying much. Neither of them could have had a clue as to the importance of that 25¢ "baby" they were pushing. This book is the Underground equivalent of Action Comics #1, and the effects of this cultural time-bomb are still being felt today. This first printing is dubbed the Plymell Edition, because the printer, Charles Plymell, managed to sneak his name onto the back cover. Printing numbers vary depending on who is telling the story, but suffice to say no more than 5,000 copies (probably much less) make up the Plymell run. Only a handful have surfaced to date. This copy, while not the best of the current 14 books graded by CGC, is a solid, attractive comic with no visible problems. With sales records being broken on a regular basis for this book, it's a safe bet to say this one has real potential. Jerry Weist listed the first printing of Zap #1 in his 2000 Comic Art Price Guide as having a value between $750 (FN) and $1,500 (NM).

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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