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Crumb, Robert
Zap Comix Number 1
San Francisco: Apex Novelties, 1968. 1st edition, 1st printing (25 cents, etc.). A fine, copy with no flaws, marks, creases, or repair. Slabbed and graded by CGC, as very fine "VF 8.0." Fogel's Guide says $6,800 in this grade. Zap 1, hailed as the first underground comix, the book that lit the fuse for a thousand of its descendants. And though there were a dozen or so forerunners, each produced randomly with no connection to one another, that are now seen as, and collected under the heading of, underground comix, Zap 1 inaugurated the genre. Graded and slabbed by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC), the preferred, the fussiest, and the most prestigious comic grading service, and all other such services, with pretensions to authority, should be viewed as dubious, and this is a drag to say, but ungraded comics are more dangerous than an IRA built exclusively with Beanie Babies, as unslabbed comics can't be resold, and your view of condition means nothing to a future buyer, and CGC may flippantly downgrade one for a blemish you didn't notice, or pardoned as a trifle. Fine [8.0].
Bookseller: Biblioctopus

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