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    Cherry Poptart #1, First printing (Last Gasp, 1982) Condition: NM-. In the early 80s Undergrounds were on a bit of a decline. With slowing sales and many of the early artists going to the "other side" (doing "legitimate" art), one girl stepped up to save the genre. Who's that girl? Why Cherry, of course! This is the book that launched one of the most successful titles in the history of Undergrounds. With over 100,000 copies in circulation through 10 printings, its sales are probably second only to Zap #1 in terms of total books sold. The thing that makes the first printing special is the story "Vamperonica" by Larry Todd. This story so closely resembled Archie comics that it made the publisher nervous of lawsuits. The result: the story was replaced with the second printing, making first prints very desirable! Only a small ding at the bottom of the spine keeps this book from grading even higher.

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