SKULL COMICS, (H. P. Lovecraft)
Title Skull no 5 (Special H. P. Lovecraft issue).
Book Condition Near fine (NF) copy with inked stamped name and address on first page.
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Last Gasp Eco Funnies: Berkeley, CA. 1972.
Seller ID 41969
Issue no 5. Six issues published in total 1971-1972, of which no 4 and 5 were special H.P. Lovecraft issues. B/w comic strips.
''though horror and violence had already surfaced in some undergrounds (e.g., Bogeyman), nothing compared to Skull Comix #1, which featured the decapitation of a naked woman and zombies on peyote, and those were mere harbingers of what was to come. Skull explored all manner of the horror genre, from interpreting the classic writings of Edgar Allan Poe to modern elucidations and hallucinations. Skull mined the traditional horror genre unlike any other anthology in the underground. The macabre tales of H.P. Lovecraft were prominently featured in the fourth and fifth issues of the series. If it had to end, it had to end, but Skull Comics produced six little gems of comic book horror and (for an underground comic) had a successful run. You can't go wrong with any of the issues, but if you want to start with the most pungently horrific, get the third and sixth issues. Keep a paper bag handy for retching!''.