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20th Sep '16 6:39:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Cherry Comics'': DumbBlond [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex has lots of sex]] in a PornWithPlot usually stylized after ArchieComics (when drawn by Cherry's creator, Larry Welz, not by Mark Bodé).

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* ''Cherry Comics'': DumbBlond [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex has lots of sex]] in a PornWithPlot usually stylized after ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics (when drawn by Cherry's creator, Larry Welz, not by Mark Bodé).
31st Jul '16 2:56:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/AmericanSplendor'': Early on. Later published by Creator/DarkHorseComics and VertigoComics, an imprint of DCComics. A pioneering autobiographical comic focusing on the life of its creator and writer, Harvey Pekar, with art drawn by many underground cartoonists, including Frank Stack and Robert Crumb.

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* ''ComicBook/AmericanSplendor'': Early on. Later published by Creator/DarkHorseComics and VertigoComics, an imprint of DCComics.Creator/DCComics. A pioneering autobiographical comic focusing on the life of its creator and writer, Harvey Pekar, with art drawn by many underground cartoonists, including Frank Stack and Robert Crumb.
30th Jul '16 9:40:25 AM EmperorMax2019
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21st Jul '16 1:14:01 PM therandomsciencegirl
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20th Jun '16 1:36:54 PM gewunomox
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** ''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".

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** ''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
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* ''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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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

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** 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''
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