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The Complete Zap Comix Boxed Set.
by R.Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Gilbert Shelton, Spain Rodriguez, Robert Williams, Victor Moscoso, Paul Mavrides, Rick Griffin.
This is a more-than-complete collection (it includes the unpublished 17th issue!) of the quintessential underground comic book.
Introduction by founder R. Crumb, and a clamshell portfolio, all housed in a deluxe, custom slipcase.
• New introduction by R. Crumb!
• The never-before-published 17th issue!
• A custom clamshell portfolio of archival giclée prints of all 17 ZAP covers
• An all-new 200-page oral history of ZAP
• The rarely-seen 1974 ZAM mini comic
• Every ZAP cover and every story
• Limited, never-to-be-reprinted edition
This gigantic, five-volume, slipcased hardcover set is the comics - and cultural - publishing event of a generation! ZAP is the most historically and aesthetically important comics series ever published. Featuring four hardcover volumes collecting the entire series (1968-2014), a fifth volume containing a book-length oral history of ZAP with hundreds of photos and obscure drawings as well as a lengthy introduction by founder R. Crumb, and a clamshell portfolio, all housed in a deluxe, custom slipcase.
There scarcely was an underground comics world before Robert Crumb’s classic solo first issue ofZap. By Zap #2, he had begun assembling a Seven Samurai of the best, the fiercest, and the most stylistically diversified cartoonists to come out of the countercultural kiln. All of them were extremists of one sort or another, from biker-gang member Rodriguez to Christian surfer Griffin, but somehow they produced a decades-long collaboration: a mind-blowing anthology of abstract hallucination, throat-slashing social satire, and shocking sexual excess, that made possible the ongoing wave of alternative cartoonists like Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns. The Complete Zap Comix collects every issue of Zap — every cover and every story, and even the Zam mini comic jam among the Zap artists — in a five-volume, slipcased hardcover set. It will also include the 17th unpublished issue with work by Crumb, Moscoco, Wilson, Rodriguez, Shelton, Mavrides, and Williams. Plus, an introduction by founder R. Crumb and an oral history of Zap by Patrick Rosenkranz. Zap is the most historically and aesthetically important comics series ever published.
Also included exclusively in this boxed set is a portfolio of Zap covers by the eight artists, replicated from high resolution scans and proofs, and specially printed for this edition on acid-free, 100% cotton fine-art paper utilizing archival pigment inks.
2014 Fantagraphics Limited Hardcovers Set with Clamshell slipcase.