FEDS 'N HEADS #1 1968 1ST PRINT CGC 9.2 NM- 1ST FREAK BROTHERS UNDERGROUND COMIX


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FEDS N HEADS 1 1968 1ST PRINT CGC 92 NM 1ST FREAK BROTHERS UNDERGROUND COMIX
Auction Details:
Code ID
#9192
Ebay Item #
152163911510
Sold Price
$1549.99
Bids
1
Auction End date
02 Aug 2016
Seller Location
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Item Description

SHOWPONYSYDNEE PRESENTS
Offered for Sale:

FIRST APPEARANCE of
THE FABULOUS FURRY
FREAK BROTHERS

SELF-PUBLISHED
by GILBERT SHELTON
 FEDS 'N HEADS #1 
FIRST PRINTING
CGC 9.2 (NM-)
(1968)
CREAM TO OFF-WHITE PAGES
CGC#1093056004

TOUGH BOOK IN HIGH GRADE
(FEWER EXAMPLES THAN ZAP #1)
ONLY 5 GRADED HIGHER
(CGC CENSUS) 
4-CGC 9.6
1-CGC 9.4
2-CGC 9.2
2-CGC 9.0
2-CGC 8.5

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*See posted eBay photos for actual item Listed for Sale:
I HAVE PROVIDED HIGHLY DETAILED SCANS OF BOTH FRONT AND BACK COVERS.
 FEDS 'N HEADS #1 
(FIRST PRINT)
CGC 9.2 (NM-)
CREAM to OFF-WHITE PAGES
CGC#1093056004

FEATURING:  The FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS
FIRST APPEARANCE:  The FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS
CAMEO APPEARANCE:  JANIS JOPLIN

COVER & ART:  GILBERT SHELTON

STORY:  GILBERT SHELTON

FIRST APPEARANCE:
The FABULOUS FURRY
FREAK BROTHERS


FEDS 'N HEADS #1 (1969)
CGC 9.2 (NM-)
FIRST PRINTING.  
CREAM to OFF-WHITE Pages.
FIRST APPEARANCE of The FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS.  
CASE IS IN NICE SHAPE NO CRACKS.  
CGC#1093056004


One of the first, and most popular, underground comix in history. After a first printing of 5,000 books in 1968, over 200,000 copies were sold by 1980. Feds 'n Heads opens with one of Gilbert Shelton's funniest Wonder Wart-Hog stories, but it is better known for the comic book debut of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, already popularized through extensive exposure in underground newspapers across the country. Hidden amongst the back pages is the classic Freak Brothers one-pager that launched the pothead motto: "Grass will carry you through times of no money better than money will carry you through times of no grass!" This Gilbert Shelton masterpiece is an ideal example of underground comics perfection, circa 1968.

HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES:
There are at least 14 printings of this comic book, the last 13 being printed by the Print Mint. The 1st printing was printed in an Austin, Texas garage and hand collated, folded and stapled by Gilbert Shelton. The first three printings have 35-cent cover prices. The 1st printing (5,000 copies) is 24 pages, has a yellow-colored road with white buildings and a white sidewalk on the front cover, and the background on the front cover is broken into three distinct bands of color. The 2nd (5,000 copies) and 3rd (9,500 copies) printings are 28 pages, have a brown-colored road with brown and orange buildings, the background has handmade stippling to blend the colors together, and they are believed to be indistinguishable from each other.
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The 4th through 11th printings (10,000 to 30,000 copies each) have 50-cent cover prices, a yellow-colored sidewalk, and blend the background colors with cross-hatching instead of stippling, but only the 4th printing indicates its edition on the inside front cover. The 5th through 11th printings are believed to be indistinguishable from each other. The 12th and 13th printings (10,000 copies each) have 60-cent cover prices, with the 12th printing cover price printed in red and the 13th printed in black. The 14th printing has a 75-cent cover price.


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