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enigma
 
spotty writing
skilled art
historical bonus 1
total score 4
Enigma!
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Only Printing / 1973 / 36 pages / Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
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REVIEW SCORE 9
Enigma! is one of those comics that fell considerably short of delivering on the promise of intriguing front cover art. Featuring Hector Tellez, Tom Gasparotti, Larry Todd, and Ralph T. Reece, Enigma gives us some pretty tired science fiction stories riddled with pretty lame drug references. It is an example of the glut of undergrounds that flooded the market in 1972 and '73, many of which paled in comparison to the best work from the golden era. At least Larry Todd's "Crypts of the Moon" offers his typically fine illustration.
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HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES:
Last Gasp printed approximately 10,000 copies of this comic book. It has not been reprinted.
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COMIC CREATORS:

Hector Tellez - 1-2 (inks), 3-7 (collaboration), 14-16, 17-18 (collaboration), 19-23 (inks), 36
Tom P. Gasparotti - 1-2 (pencils), 3-7 (collaboration), 8-13, 18 (collaboration), 19-23 (pencils)
Larry Todd - 24-34
Roger Boyce - 17 (collaboration)
Ralph T. Reece - 35