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FEDS 'N' HEADS COMICS No. 1 [1st Printing]



Gilbert Shelton



CGC certified: VF+ (8.5). Off-white pages. Gilbert Shelton story, cover and art. 1st comic book appearance of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. Wonder Wart-Hog, Janis Joplin appearance. First printing with correct issue points as noted in Jay Kennedy's Official Underground and Newave Comix Price Guide: "The road on the front cover is yellow, doesn't have the Print Mint address on page 2, 24 pages."

First comic book appearance of the Freak Brothers, who previously appeared in The Rag, an underground newspaper in Austin, Texas (May, 1968). 

"In 1968, Gilbert Shelton bought a copy of R. Crumb's Head Comix and discovered Zap Comics #1. 'When Crumb did Zap that was a surprise to me. I'd never thought of doing a comic book, I just thought of doing pages for newspapers. I didn't like comic books.' Nevertheless, he decided to try it out for size, and collected his newspaper strips and some new work into a 24-page comic book called Feds 'n' Heads Comics." Patrick Rosenkranz, Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution: 1963-1975. [Fantagraphics: 2002].

CGC census: Two 8.5 copies (a 3rd 8.5 copy is restored, with purple label). Comparable CGC sales: One recorded sale for an 8.5 copy for $850 (March, 2019).

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