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    Zap Comix #1 Plymell Edition, Light Blue Variant (Apex Novelties, 1967) CGC VF 8.0, Off-white pages. The history of this important comic book is about to be slightly rewritten, as new information from printer Charles Plymell has recently come to light. This version, which comes to us from Underground legend Jay Lynch (Bijou Funnies, Nard 'n' Pat), sports a slightly lighter shade of blue within the Zap logo, and was from the beginning of the run. According to Plymell, "I vaguely remember the ink, and Don Donahue said that Crumb wanted a richer blue, so I changed ink. I wanted to use a quality ink, a Dutch ink that didn't track or offset on copies that easily. The trouble was that it was a paler blue, and Crumb wanted a darker or vibrant blue, so I put in a different brand that carried that shade. You can see the difference between top and bottom copies. Fewer of the pale blue versions were printed until Crumb was pleased." Fogel's Underground Comix Price Guide FN 6.0 value = $4,800; NM 9.4 value = $8,000. CGC census 1/10: 3 in 8.0, 12 higher. From the Jay Lynch Collection.

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