- Gebundene Ausgabe: 920 Seiten
- Verlag: Fantagraphics Books; Auflage: Slp Ltd (20. November 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1606997874
- ISBN-13: 978-1606997871
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 25,4 x 18 x 34 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 150.363 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Complete Zap Comix Boxed Set (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 20. November 2014
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The Complete Zap [is] strikingly designed While the early issues stand as rowdy documents of the 1960s counterculture, Zap was also more. In reinventing the comic book, it set off legal battles and conversations over censorship, brought attention to cartoonists as artists, and set an example for generations of alternative comics creators --Dana Jennings"
For late '60s youth culture, Zap was what superheroes were for Depression-era, war-scarred American boys: a symbol of power. Zap exhibited artists at the top of their form. --Steven Heller"
Far f***ing out. --David Pescovitz"
Wow! [The Complete Zap Comix] is not just a piece of history; it's a hunk of crackling, unquenchable subversion! Never has a library-worthy volume been so incendiary. --Etelka Lehoczky "The Best Books of 2014 ""
The irony of turning something that was once sold in dirty bookstores into a $500 collectible is delicious, but I can t think of a more deserving title than Zap. The production quality of The Complete Zap Comix is first rate and the pages are clearer than they ve ever been Seeing the whole of the Zap run laid out like this, it seems obvious so very, very obvious what a profound and truly American cultural treasure this is. This is great art of historical and cultural importance that changed people, blew their minds and inspired them. Zap Comix deserves to be reappraised and valued for what it s truly worth and Fantagraphics has done an amazing job with this stunning box set. --Richard Metzger"
Is it possible for something to be too good? If so, this deluxe set of complete Zap Comix might just be it. This is the most important comics collection to be released in years This set is worth every penny of its price tag. --Benn Ray"
Zap Comix [is] a top five comic book series in terms of historical importance and a top 10 comic book series in terms of artistic significance. --Tom Spurgeon"
Calling Zap Comix the Lenny Bruce and Ramones of comic books wouldn't be inaccurate, though that still doesn't go far enough in describing its incalculable impact. Complete Zap Comix [is] unquestionably priceless. Rating: 10/10 --Hays Davis"
Far f***ing out.--David Pescovitz
Provocative, filthy and unquestionably excellent, this collection is a crown jewel in comics history.--Sean Edgar
Yes, this is $500. Yes, it will absolutely blow some budding underground cartoonists mind. A monumental achievement.--Joe Gross
This mammoth edition offers the ideal opportunity to examine the way the periodical evolved, not only in terms of the interaction among its artists but also in terms of subject and form. ...[T]he sixteen issues, as well as a seventeenth that was previously unpublished, are reproduced over four volumes on a thick paper stock and at slightly larger than full size, and have been scanned from negatives. Simply put, they look fantastic.--Nicole Rudick
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Born in Philadelphia, R. Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics and arguably one of the most famous cartoonists in history. His books include The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, and many more. He lives in the south of France with his wife, the artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.
- Es handelt sich um eine großformatige leinenbezogene Box mit fünf Halbleinenbänden und einer Leinenkassette.
- Vier Bände enthalten Zap 0-16, der fünfte bringt Fotos, Dokumente, Interviewauszüge sowie zwei Sonderhefte.
- Die Kassette enthält alle 17 Zap-Cover als farbstarke Gliclée-Prints, womit Plotterausdrucke mit Tinte gemeint sind.
Fazit: Ich bin hin & weg. Das Material knallt nach all den Jahren noch immer, und die Darreichung ist ohne Fehl und Tadel; speziell das Großformat überzeugt. Natürlich könnte man einwenden, dass zwei Bände für die gut 1.100 Seiten auch gereicht hätten & die beigefügte Kassette überflüssig ist, aber ... ach, man muss ja nicht immer die Kargheit verkulten. Wer sich interessiert & die Knete irgendwie aufbringen kann, sollte sich rasch entscheiden.
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I've read Grafdog's post that expressed outrage at the price of the boxed set and said the contents could be acquired for $50 by buying the individual comic books. Well, good luck with that! Just for this review, I went to eBay and tried to price the cheapest possible full run of Zap Comix. Including Zam, it would've cost me well over $200 including shipping for very used copies AND that didn't even include Zap #14 or #15, because none of the 250+ listings included even one of those. No matter where you shop, it would take a lot of money and quite a bit of time to buy them all.
And of course, you still wouldn't get the extraordinary extra content in this set. The Zap #16 (the 17th issue) alone was worth quite a lot to me, but all of the other articles and the deluxe portfolio of Zap covers were quite a perk. Not to mention the generous bonus artwork and oversized printing of all of the comics, which, for fans of these great comix legends, is underground nirvana.
Now, you could wait until Fantagraphics issues the second edition of this set, which will be cheaper. But how much cheaper will it be (and who knows when it will come out)? We know for sure it won't have the portfolio of all the Zap covers on acid-free, fine-art paper with archival-quality inks. The other five books will probably be printed in hardcover and softcover. I'm guessing $40-50 each for the hardcovers and $25-30 each for the softcovers. So it's still probably gonna cost you $250 to match the hardcover quality, and you'll miss out on all the perks of having the first edition. It might be worth it to wait for the softcovers if you don't mind just having a nice compilation of these revolutionary comics.
But for me, I'm very happy to have taken the plunge and forked out the money. I already have all the individual comic books, but this box set is an historically important first edition. I make decent money and live rather frugally in a cheap 2-bedroom apartment, but I still don't have a lot of money to throw around. But in the back of my mind, I considered this box set to be an investment as well, since I doubt we'll see these much cheaper than $400 on the secondary market and they'll probably rise slightly in value over the years.
This box set will give me joy every time I carefully extract a volume out of its slipcase. I know I'll never regret making this purchase, and I don't think you will either.
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