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Underground Comix
CGC Underground Comix
..Fabulous Furry Freak Bros
... Weirdo Comix
... Zap Comix
... Underground Comix A-C
... Underground Comix D-G
... Underground Comix H-L
... Underground Comix M-P
... Underground Comix Q-T
... Underground Comix U-Z
... Underground Comix 0-9
Alternative Comix
Other Comics
Erotica - XXX
Magazines
... Cascade Comix Monthly
... Comics Journal
... Mineshaft
... Other Magazines
... High Times Magazine
...... High Times 70s
...... High Times 80s
...... High Times 90s
...... High Times 00s
...... High Times 10s
...... High Times - Best of
... Cannabis Culture Mag
... Other '420' Magazines
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Underground Comix


The term "underground comix" describes the art form which originated in the US in the 1960s. Usually sold in what were known as "head shops," underground comix generally reflected the rebellious mood of the 1960s counterculture movement: down with the establishment; make love - not war; drugs; rock n’ roll; women’s liberation, and eventually save the whales and most of the other social issues of the day.

Although there were a few earlier books (the term underground comix hadn’t even been invented yet), Robert Crumb’s Zap Comix # 1 is generally considered the one which started the whole underground comix movement. It was first published in February, 1968. Soon after, many different titles appeared with most selling as fast as they could be produced. Underground comix reached their pinnacle just a few short years later in the early 70s.

Although still being produced, 1973 saw the beginning of the end for underground comix. The counterculture which gave rise to this new medium was changing: the revolutionary and rebellious years were over, the war in Vietnam was winding down, the market had become flooded with new (and many would say often inferior) titles, a newspaper shortage forced production costs up, and probably the biggest factor - the Supreme Court ruling which allowed local communities to set their own standards as to what was obscene or pornographic. This caused what had been the largest means of distribution for underground comix - the heads shops - to stop carrying them. They could not afford to be shut down or the possible court fights which would ensue for carrying such items.

Underground comix continued to be produced throughout the 70s and later but the lofty sales figures they had reached in the early 70s was clearly over. They did, however, give rise to a new form of comix - the so-called "newave" or "alternative" comics.

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CGC Underground Comix

Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers

Weirdo Comix

Zap Comix

Underground Comix A - C

Underground Comix D - G

Underground Comix H - L

Underground Comix M - P

Underground Comix Q - T

Underground Comix U - Z

Underground Comix 0 - 9

Alternative Comix

Other Comics

Erotica - XXX

Magazines

      Cascade Comix Monthly
           Cascade Comix Monthly page 1
           Cascade Comix Monthly page 2

      Comics Journal
           Comics Journal page 1
           Comics Journal page 2

      Mineshaft

      Other Magazines

      High Times Magazine

           High Times Magazine 70s
                High Times Magazine 70s page 1
                High Times Magazine 70s page 2
                High Times Magazine 70s page 3
                High Times Magazine 70s page 4

           High Times Magazine 80s

           High Times Magazine 90s
                High Times Magazine 90s page 1
                High Times Magazine 90s page 2

           High Times Magazine 00s

           Best of High Times Magazine

      Cannabis Culture Magazine
           Cannabis Culture Magazine page 1
           Cannabis Culture Magazine page 2
           Cannabis Culture Magazine page 3
           Cannabis Culture Magazine page 4

      Other ’420’ Magazines (Hemp Times, Marijuana Monthly, Sinsemilla Tips)
           Other ’420’ Magazines page 1
           Other ’420’ Magazines page 2

Books

      R Crumb Books
           R Crumb Books page 1
           R Crumb Books page 2
           R Crumb Books page 3

      Comix Related Books
           Comix Related Books page 1
           Comix Related Books page 2
           Comix Related Books page 3
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           Comix Related Books page 5
           Comix Related Books page 6

      Other Books
           Other Books page 1
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Underground Cards (Notecards, Postcards, Trading Cards)
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