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    Gothic Blimp Works #1 (East Village Other, 1969) Condition: VF. If you were lucky enough to be in New York City in 1969, and you dug the new "Underground" comix, you might have picked up a copy of this now-scarce tabloid, featuring a wacky "Mr. Goodbar" cover by Robert Crumb. If you did, chances are you either read it to tatters and tossed it out, or stashed it away folded, where time and the elements did damage to the delicate newsprint. Very few indeed were blessed with enough foresight to carefully save and preserve their copies. This is just such a copy, looking almost as fresh as when Richard Nixon was still president of the United States, and a cheeseburger set you back only thirty cents! As the cover boldly proclaims, "Dis is da stuff!"; inside the covers are crazed comics by the likes of Vaughn Bode, Spain Rodriguez, S. Clay Wilson, Art Spiegelman, and more. Finding a copy of this first issue in any condition is tough; finding one like this is mind-blowing! Jerry Weist, in his 2000 Comic Art Price Guide, refers to flat, unfolded copies as "extremely rare" due to the low-quality pulp-stock paper, and lists a NM value of $175. We believe this to be one of the nicest copies of issue #1 in existence.

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    June, 2004
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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