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Joel Beck's LENNY of LAREDO * 4.0 * Underground  

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Lenny of Laredo! (The Alienated War Baby Report #1)



Sunbury Productions



VG (4.0). Spine curvature not quite amounting to spine roll. Dusty handling marks; light soiling; light spine stress. Staples discolored. A sound, handsome copy. Third printing (white cover). Kennedy's Official Underground and Newave Comix Price Guide: "1st: Green cover. 2nd: Orange cover. 3rd: White cover." Provenance: Property from an Old Berkeley Hippie.

"In 1965, his first full-length comic book, Lenny of Laredo, was published. It was a satire loosely based on the career of embattled comedian Lenny Bruce. Mr. Beck's protagonist, a child named Lenny, achieves fame and fortune by uttering 'obscenities'... only to find his career in the dumps when the public becomes satiated with his naughtiness. ...[His books] are collector's items today." -"Joel Beck: Underground comic artist," San Francisco Chronicle obituary, September 21, 1999.

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