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solid writing
skilled art
historical bonus 3
total score 7
Nasty Tales #3
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AVERAGE SCORE 7
Only Printing / 1971 / 52 pages / Bloom Publications, Ltd.
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Nasty Tales #3 leads off with another chapter of "Ogoth and Ugly Boot," in which Ogoth visits the guild to trade in some gallons for deals, but has to come to the rescue when Boot gets into a bar room brawl. Hell, I can't say much more than that without acquiring the first two issues, which I don't have.

Most of the rest of the book is taken up by reprints of American comics, which includes an early Freak Brothers strip (some pretty rough Shelton artwork there) and Robert Williams' Coochy Cooty epic, "The Gorilla Women of the Third Reich." There's also a Mr. Natural strip with Shuman the Human from Mr. Natural #1. Overall, the American comics elevate the quality of this issue considerably, which is typical for early British undergrounds. If Nasty Tales #3 was scored on nothing but the British comics, it would've earned about a 4. Barker's front cover art is pretty cool, though.
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HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES:
It is currently unknown how many copies of this comic book were printed. It has not been reprinted.
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COMIC CREATORS:
Edward Barker - 1, 31-32, 37, 44-45
Robert Crumb - 2, 12, 17, 38-43, 46-47, 51
Chris Rowley - 3-10 (script collaboration)
Mick Farren - 3-10 (script collaboration)
Chris Welch - 3-10 (art)
Gilbert Shelton - 11, 13-16, 33
Shark - 18-19
Robert Williams - 20-30
Edward Barker - 31-32
Dave Sheridan - 34-36