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l.a. comics 1
average writing
skilled art
historical bonus 3
total score 6
L.A. Comics #1
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Only Printing / December, 1971 / 36 pages / Los Angeles Comic Book Co.
L.A. Comics #1 features pretty good stories from Robert Armstrong and Dennis Ellefson, among others. The highlights include Ellefson's "Hey Boy!" and Richard Noe's "Harry The Hop One Wednesday," which has a nice American-Splendor-for-hippies vibe to it. And of course, the comic-book debut of Armstrong's Mickey Rat is notable, though the story is far from the Rat's funniest stuff.

But even the strong work is not that strong and it certainly doesn't make up for relative duds like "L.A. Is..." and "Them Black Folk," both of which didn't age very well and probably weren't that funny when they were new.
Los Angeles Comic Book Company printed approximately 10,000 copies of this comic book. It has not been reprinted.


J. Fred Walker (co-editor) - 2, 3-6 (story collaboration)
Michael Moore (co-editor)
Bill Spicer (co-editor)
Linda Trujillo - 1
Dennis Ellefson - 3-6 (story collaboration), 14-16
Ted "Twiggy" Kidwell - 3-6 (art)
Robert Armstrong - 7-13 (art), 25-27, 36
Richard "Dormouse" Noe - 17-20, 34
Anthony Cox - 21-24 (collaboration)
Artis Worthington - 21-24 (collaboration)
David Anderson - 21-24 (collaboration)
Neal R. Warner - 28-33