Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill

Weird Comics History, Episode 15: Underground Comix, Part Four

June 2, 2017

Chris (@AceComics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) conclude their history of Underground Comix, by now arguably not underground at all! We talk about the histories of Marvel's Epic imprint and DC's Vertigo imprint, and then go on to talk about the final frontier of underground comics today: the internet. We also describe minicomics and ashcans, give a nod to Steve Ditko, and talk about dirty comic books from the back of the shop! It's sure to be a mixed bag of leftover information that didn't quite fit anywhere else in the series. Enjoy!

Break snipped: Levi's 501 "Button Your Fly" commercial from 1990, directed by Spike Lee, starring Rob Liefeld

TAGS: comic book history, underground comix, Epic Comics, Vertigo, webcomics, minicomics, ashcans, Steve Ditko, Cherry Poptart, Omaha the Cat Dancer, Doujinshi, lolicon, manga

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