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    Sergio Aragones A Benefit Portfolio In Defense of the First Amendment "Groo and the Thought Patrol" Original Art (CBLDF, 1987). Groo the Wanderer charges in with the Thought Patrol to bust some Monks with copies of scrolls that include Bizarre Sex, Heavy Metal, Weirdo, Omaha the Cat Dancer, and The Bodyssey... all titles cited in the case against Michael Correa and Friendly Frank's. With Groo on their side, they have no chance of winning! The piece is rendered in ink over graphite and blue pencil on 14.5" x 11" Bristol board. Signed and dated in the lower margin. There is a very small water stain in the bottom center margin, otherwise, in Excellent condition.

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    In 1986, comic shop clerk Michael Correa was arrested and charged with selling obscene material. Publisher Dennis Kitchen spearheaded a unique project to raise money to help with Correa's legal expenses. This benefit portfolio led to the formation of the non-profit organization The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This is a historic piece of original art that helped to change the comic industry by providing comic creators, publishers, and retailers facing prosecution with a resource for financial assistance.



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