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Memorable Magazines (10): Underground Press Digest

August 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Underground Press Digest was an obvious, although peculiar, idea. It featured “condensed” articles from the then active underground press: a sort of countercultural Reader’s Digest for the busy young radical.

It was published by Robert W. Farrell, who had published comic books in the ’50s (including Captain Flight, Strange Fantasy, and Wonder Boy). By the time he put out Underground Press Digest, he was working for Eerie Publications, which put out black and white horror comics, much like the more upscale Warren.

The first issue is dated January 1971, and contains 66 pages. In addition to the articles listed on the cover, there are also comics by R. Crumb, Joel Beck, and Marcia Resnick. And “Adams,” who apparently drew for the Rat, and is otherwise a mystery to me.

There was another issue published in March, but I think it quietly folded after that. (You can click on the image to see it bigger.)

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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