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Slow Death

Slow Death

Slow Death #1 to #11, Anthology of Slow Dead, and Slow Death Zero cover gallery

Slow Death: | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | Anthology | Slow Death Zero |
Cross-Reference: | Fakes |

Last Gasp Eco-Funnies. Cover: glossy color. Guts: newsprint.

Slow Death #2

Dec. 1970. 7″x10-1/4″. $.50. 36 pages.
1st. version with a silver cover. The first 100 or less copies off the press were printed on silver paper. These were given to employees and friends of Last Gasp. Rest with a regular glossy color cover. Says, “1st Edition” (on pg 34).
2nd. has an ad for Amorphia on pg 34 and the Last Gasp skull logo on the front cover is white.
3rd. has an ad like in 2nd, but yellow Grey zip-a-tone added to the character on pg 2.
4th. Mind Candy for the Masses ad on page 34. 5th? $1.00.
[oug,id]5th – 1.00,  prices  in  mind  candy  ad  updated  by  hand. [wug]

“How Howie Made It in the Real World” [SYNOPSIS].
8 pgs: pgs 25-32. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W. Reprinted in Anthology of Slow Death (1975) and The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978).

Slow Death #3

Nov. 1971. 6-7/8″x9-7/8″. $.50. 44 pages.
1st. Has a Pentagram Press logo on the front cover.
2nd. Has a logo on the front cover that says, “Over 50,000 Sold”.
3rd. $.75, Has a blank grey circle on the cover. 4th. $1.00.
[oug, 4th]4th – 1.00. [wug]

“A Dumb Story” [PICT].
Cover Art [art1, pg 10]-Richard Corben. Color. Reprinted in Anthology of Slow Death (1975).

“A Dumb Story” [SYNOPSIS].
10 pgs: pgs 3-12. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W. Reprinted in Anthology of Slow Death (1975) and Richard Corben Complete Works #2 (1986).

“Heirs of Earth” [SYNOPSIS].
2 pgs: pgs 26-27. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W. Reprinted in Anthology of Slow Death (1975) and Richard Corben Complete Works #1 (1985).

Slow Death #4

Nov. 1972. 7″x10-1/8″. $.50 (2nd: $1.00). 36 pages. [oug, id]1st. $.50.
2nd. $.75.
3rd. $1.00
. [wug]

“A World Peace Treaty…” [PICT].
Cover Art [art1, pg 10]-Richard Corben. Color. Reprinted in Anthology of Slow Death (1975).

“The Awakening [VERS.1]” [SYNOPSIS].
4 pgs: pgs 17-20. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W. Reprinted in Richard Corben’s Funny Book (1976) and Rip in Time #4 (1986).

“Mangle, Robot Mangler” [SYNOPSIS].
6 pgs: pgs 21-26. s/a-Richard Corben. B&W. Reprinted in Anthology of Slow Death (1975), The Odd Comic World of Richard Corben (1978) and Richard Corben Complete Works #3 (1987).

Slow Death #5

“Slow Death #5” [PICT].
Cover Art a-Randy Holmes, c-Richard Corben. Color. Reprinted in Anthology of Slow Death (1975). See “Fakes”.

April 1973. Last Gasp Eco-Funnies. 7″x10″. $.75 (2nd: $1.00). 36 pages. Cover: glossy color. Guts: newsprint. 1st: print run of 20,000.
1st: $.50. Says, “First Printing”. [oug,wug]
2nd. $.75. Says, “First Printing”.
3rd. $1.00
. Says nothing. [wug]

“Melton’s Big Game [VERS.1]” [SYNOPSIS].
8 pgs: pgs 27-34. s-Richard Corben & Ed Faust, a-Richard Corben. B&W. Reprinted in Richard Corben’s Funny Book (1976) and Rip in Time #1 (1986).

Anthology of Slow Death

June 1975. Wingnut Press & Last Gasp. Paperback book. 7″x10″. $5.00. 140 pages. Cover: Glossy color. Guts: white, except 4 sheets of slick paper inserted between pgs 64 and 65. [art1,oug,mocba,ober,bob]1st: “First printing june 1975” on pg 4.

“Anthology of Slow Death” [PICT].
Cover Art [art1, pg 11]-Richard Corben. Color.
“Self Portrait, as Gore”
Front Inside Cover. a-Richard Corben. B&W(?).
Six cartoonist selfportraits themselves.

“A Dumb Story” [PICT].
1 pict: a/r[Slow Death #3 (1971)]-Richard Corben. Color(?).
Full page pict on slick paper inserted between pgs 64 and 65.
“A World Peace Treaty…” [PICT].
1 pict: a/r[Slow Death #4 (1972)]-Richard Corben. Color(?).
Full page pict on slick paper inserted between pgs 64 and 65.

“How Howie Made It in the Real World” [SYNOPSIS].
8 pgs: pgs 23-30. s/a/r[Slow Death #2 (1970)]-Richard Corben. B&W.

“A Dumb Story” [SYNOPSIS].
10 pgs: pgs 33-42. s/a/r[Slow Death #3 (1971)]-Richard Corben. B&W.

“Heirs of Earth” [SYNOPSIS].
2 pgs: pgs 56-57. s/a/r[Slow Death #3 (1971)]-Richard Corben. B&W.

“Mangle, Robot Mangler” [SYNOPSIS].
6 pgs: pgs 73-78. s/a/r[Slow Death #4 (1972)]-Richard Corben. B&W.

Slow Death Zero

March 1st, 2021. Last Gasp. By Jon B. Cooke, Ronald E. Turner. Paperback book. 6.62″x10.25″x0.25″. $24.95. 128 pages. Cover: Color. Guts: white. [net]A revival of the legendary underground horror comix anthology, this one-shot 50th anniversary edition includes all-new comix by 33 writers and artists, with one classic reprint by R. Crumb, 28 stories and pin-ups to chill the bones in our temperature-rising age of global warming. Inspired by the ecological advocacy of the original title, which debuted on the very first Earth Day in 1970, this edition features horrifying tales depicting the environmental calamity facing our world in this time of climate change. The book is headlined by a savage depiction of the implications of the melting polar ice cap in Antarctica, by award-winning cartoonist/illustrator William Stout, who provides the cover. Also included is work by Richard Corben, Rick Veitch, Drew Friedman, Bryan Talbot, Hunt Emerson, Peter Kuper, and many more, as well as unseen work by the late, great Greg Irons.

“Garbage Man”
8 pgs. s-Bruce Jones, a/c-Richard Corben. Color.

Copyright © 1998 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: March 1, 1998. Last updated: February 1, 2021 at 22:05 pm

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