The spaced-out covers of 1970s underground comix (NSFW)

The cover art of 70s gonzo comix often hearkened back to the medium's pulp and scifi roots, albeit with a distinctly adult and tripped-out twist. Here's a slew of comic covers from artists such as Robert Crumb and Warren Greenwood.

You can find much more comic art at Mickey The Pixel's Flickr. [via Sci Fi Wire]

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Zero
Zero Comix & Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
Cover: Warren Greenwood

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Zap Comix / 69-Issue
Apex Novelties
Cover: Rick Griffin

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Zero / Night of the Hungry People
Zero Comix & Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, 1976
Cover: Warren Greenwood

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Zap Comix
Print Mint, 1975
Cover: Robert Crumb

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Zap Comix
Print Mint, 1978
Cover: S. Clay Wilson

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Barbarian Killer Funnies
Comic-Heft
Bud Plant
(Californien/USA)
Cover: Tom Bird

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Brain Fantasy
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
(Berkeley/USA)

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Zap Comix 06
Apex Novelties, 1975
Cover: Robert Crumb

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Coochy Cooty Men's Comics
Comic-Heft
Rip off Press, 1970
Cover: Robert Williams

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Teen- Age Horizons of Shangrila
Kitchen Sink Enterprises, 1972
Cover: Green

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Mutants of the Metropolis
Los Angeles Comic Book Co.,1972
Cover: P. Serniuk

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Enigma, 1975

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Harlan Ellison's Chocolate Alphabet
Last Gasp
Cover: Larry Todd

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All-Atomic Comics
Last Gasp Eco-Funnies

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Rubber Duck Tales
Print Mint

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Zero
Zero Comix & Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
Cover: Warren Greenwood

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starwatcher-old
Starwatcher

I have a friend who was really into these 70s comix when he was younger and I read most of them. Zap was awesome and daring stuff. There's things in them that would probably get their creators arrested or sued if they were doing the same thing today. But dammit, we need people like that now, who push the boundaries of taste. One of the few companies I think is worthy of being called underground these days is Savoy Books, but they're British. We need something like that here.