History Main / UndergroundComics

20th Jun '16 1:36:54 PM gewunomox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''ComicBook/CheechWizard'': A philosophical talking yellow wizard's hat interacts with anthropomorphic lizards and attractive babes; inspired a limited special edition shoe and matching hoodie from Puma, a custom toy from Kidrobot, a lot of graffiti artists and a line in BeastieBoys' "Sure Shot".

to:

** ''ComicBook/CheechWizard'': A philosophical talking yellow wizard's hat interacts with anthropomorphic lizards and attractive babes; inspired a limited special edition shoe and matching hoodie from Puma, a custom toy from Kidrobot, a lot of graffiti artists and a line in BeastieBoys' Music/BeastieBoys' "Sure Shot".
24th Feb '16 2:09:54 PM najhoant
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''ComicBook/TheSagaOfWhiteWill'': About as underground as it gets, the comic was scripted by William Luther Pierce, the head of the American white supremacist organization The National Alliance and author of ''Literature/TheTurnerDiaries'' and ''Literature/{{Hunter}}''. The comic is a pure [[AuthorTract propaganda piece]] against blacks and multiculturalism and only got a single issue.
26th Dec '15 6:30:44 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Underground comics were popular with the hippie counterculture and punk scenes. Produced by people like Creator/RobertCrumb, Gilbert Shelton, and Gary Panter, the comics tapped into the zeitgeist of the youth culture, exploring themes of distrust in government, the horrors of daily life, and the fading of the AmericanDream.

to:

Underground comics were popular with the hippie counterculture and punk scenes. Produced by people like Creator/RobertCrumb, Gilbert Shelton, and Gary Panter, the comics tapped into the zeitgeist of the youth culture, exploring themes of distrust in government, the horrors of daily life, and the fading of the AmericanDream.
UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream.
25th Aug '15 9:30:13 AM moloch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Underground comics gained prominence and influence, as is evidenced in such works as TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/DownAndDirtyDuck'' and ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. Also, ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead'' and ''[[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage]]'' originally began as underground comics before gaining mainstream success (in Zippy's case, syndication in newspapers, whereas the Turtles were basically commercialized and pimped out by major corporations). Even mainstream comic books weren't immune, and took on underground themes, as with ''ComicBook/HowardTheDuck''. Their legacy is most obvious with AlternativeComics, the genre's SpiritualSuccessor.

to:

Underground comics gained prominence and influence, as is evidenced in such works as TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/DownAndDirtyDuck'' and ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. Also, ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead'' and ''[[Teenage ''[[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage]]'' Turtles]]'' originally began as underground comics before gaining mainstream success (in Zippy's case, syndication in newspapers, whereas the Turtles were basically commercialized and pimped out by major corporations). Even mainstream comic books weren't immune, and took on underground themes, as with ''ComicBook/HowardTheDuck''. Their legacy is most obvious with AlternativeComics, the genre's SpiritualSuccessor.
25th Aug '15 9:24:11 AM moloch
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Underground comics gained prominence and influence, as is evidenced in such works as TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/DownAndDirtyDuck'' and ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. Also, ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead'' and ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage'' originally began as underground comics before gaining mainstream success (in Zippy's case, syndication in newspapers, whereas the Turtles were basically commercialized and pimped out by major corporations). Even mainstream comic books weren't immune, and took on underground themes, as with ''ComicBook/HowardTheDuck''. Their legacy is most obvious with AlternativeComics, the genre's SpiritualSuccessor.

to:

Underground comics gained prominence and influence, as is evidenced in such works as TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/DownAndDirtyDuck'' and ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. Also, ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead'' and ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage'' ''[[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage]]'' originally began as underground comics before gaining mainstream success (in Zippy's case, syndication in newspapers, whereas the Turtles were basically commercialized and pimped out by major corporations). Even mainstream comic books weren't immune, and took on underground themes, as with ''ComicBook/HowardTheDuck''. Their legacy is most obvious with AlternativeComics, the genre's SpiritualSuccessor.



* ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage'' was originally a self-published independent comic which was gritty and violent (and influenced by FrankMiller), prior to becoming a mainstream franchise essentially aimed at children.

to:

* ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage'' ''[[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' was originally a self-published independent comic which was ridiculously gritty and violent (and influenced by FrankMiller), (as a parody of the two most popular comics of the early 80s, Creator/FrankMiller's "dark and edgy" ''Daredevil'' and the teenage mutants of the Comicbook/XMen), prior to becoming a mainstream franchise essentially sensation aimed at children.
7th Apr '15 5:02:46 AM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers: A trio of hippies in search of marijuana, various forms of psychedelic drugs, sex, and cheap thrills.

to:

** ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers: ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'': A trio of hippies in search of marijuana, various forms of psychedelic drugs, sex, and cheap thrills.



* ''ComicStrip/SpaceMoose'': A perverted, nihilistic moose-like alien and his room-mates violates every behavioral norm and societal taboo they can find.



* ''ComicStrip/SpaceMoose''
7th Apr '15 5:00:28 AM TheAmazingBlachman
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''ComicStrip/SpaceMoose''
17th Mar '15 9:23:38 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This movement helped to kick off the FurryFandom early on due to the sheer number of attempts to subvert the belief that "all comics are {{Funny Animal}}s" that was pervading the mainstream comics industry in the 70s, by basically taking those characters and putting them in adult or sexual situations.

to:

This movement helped to kick off the FurryFandom UsefulNotes/FurryFandom early on due to the sheer number of attempts to subvert the belief that "all comics are {{Funny Animal}}s" that was pervading the mainstream comics industry in the 70s, by basically taking those characters and putting them in adult or sexual situations.
19th Jan '15 4:13:39 PM RabbitTest
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''ComicBook/{{Horndog}}'': A pot-smoking, skirt-chasing punk rock hip-hopper who happens to be an anthropomorphic dog on a planet inhabited by {{Funny Animal}}s. The first underground comic to form a basis for a webcomic variant.
** ''ComicBook/SoftDesire'': A crime mystery with influences from ''SinCity'' and DavidLynch.
** ''VizionzFromTheGrave'': An anthology of violent horror comics, some prepared exclusively for the series, other culled from earlier, previously published comics.
** ''ComicBook/WolfComix'': A FunnyAnimal Wolf and his human girlfriend face FantasticRacism.

to:

** ''ComicBook/{{Horndog}}'': ''ComicBook/BobTheDog'': A pot-smoking, skirt-chasing punk rock hip-hopper who happens to be an anthropomorphic dog on a planet inhabited by {{Funny Animal}}s. The first underground comic to form a basis for a webcomic variant.
** ''ComicBook/SoftDesire'': A crime mystery with influences from ''SinCity'' and DavidLynch.
** ''VizionzFromTheGrave'': An anthology of violent horror comics, some prepared exclusively for the series, other culled from earlier, previously published comics.
** ''ComicBook/WolfComix'': A FunnyAnimal Wolf and his human girlfriend face FantasticRacism.
variant.
17th Mar '14 12:17:41 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[Comic/{{Buzz}} Buzz!]]'', published by Oni Press and telling the story of a world where spelling bees are SeriousBusiness and a form of combat.

to:

* ''[[Comic/{{Buzz}} Buzz!]]'', ''ComicBook/{{Buzz}}'', published by Oni Press and telling the story of a world where spelling bees are SeriousBusiness and a form of combat.
This list shows the last 10 events of 98. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.UndergroundComics