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    Gothic Blimp Works #1-7 Group (East Village Other, 1969) Condition: Average FN/VF. The Underground Comix movement got a big early push by appearing in existing Underground newspapers of the day, like East Village Other and the Berkeley Barb during 1967-68. Borrowing their tabloid newsprint format, a group of UG cartoonists produced their own paper featuring nothing but comic strips -- a "Sunday Comic Section" for hippies, so to speak. Vaughn Bodé acted as editor, and the cream of the UG crop, including Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, S. Clay Wilson, Kim Deitch, Robert Williams, and more contributed strips. Lasting but a single year, issues of Gothic Blimp Works remain some of the toughest UG Comix to find in any grade, with choice, unfolded examples extremely few and far between. Here's one of the nicest sets we've seen to date. Issue #1 and 2 were lightly folded at one time, but have long since been flattened out. Fogel's 2015 Underground Price & Grading Guide FN 6.0 value for group = $1,450; NM- 9.2 value = $2,900. From the Eric Sack Collection.

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