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bizarre sex 2 1st
 
solid writing
skilled art
historical bonus 2
total score 7
Bizarre Sex #2
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1st Printing / November, 1972 / 36 Pages / Kitchen Sink
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Bizarre Sex #2 not only has two different front covers within the first two printings, but the content also changes from the 1st to 2nd printing. Richard "Grass" Green's story "Warla in Wonder World in Prisoner of the Arab Slavers" in the 1st printing is replaced in the 2nd printing by some other material from Jim Mitchell, Don Glasford and Denis Kitchen. A Grass Green story also disappeared from latter printings of Bizarre Sex #1, but I am not aware of the issues that caused these changes.

In any case, Bizarre Sex #2 has plenty of good stuff no matter which of the three printings you pick up. Tim Boxell opens with "Heads or Tails" and Daniel Clyne contributes "Mr. Otis and The Sarge," but the real gem in this book is Art Spiegelman's "My Heart Skipped A Beat for a Meat-Beating Fiend!" Spiegelman hides behind a pseudonym (Joe Cutrate), but his story is an irreverent, hilarious parody of teenage romance comics from the '50s and '60s. The replacement material from Mitchell, Glasford and Kitchen in the second printing is quite good and Tim Boxell adds the stomach-churning "Swap" to close the book (all three printings!).

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HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES:
There are three printings of this comic book, all by Kitchen Sink. The 1st printing (20,000 copies) has a 50-cent cover price, the 2nd and 3rd printings (5,000 copies each) have a $1.00 cover price. The front cover artwork is completely new on the 2nd printing and remains the same on the 3rd printing. All three editions indicate their printing on the inside front cover.
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COMIC CREATORS:
Tim Boxell (aka Grisly) - 1, 3-5, 29-34
Willem - 2
Daniel Clyne - 6-13
Art Spiegelman (aka Joe Cutrate) - 14-16
Richard "Grass" Green - 17-24 (collaboration)
Sam Sorig - 17-24 (collaboration)
Dave Herring - 25-28
Peter Loft - 36

bizarre sex 2 2nd
2nd Printing
$1.00 cover, new
cover art.