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bizarre sex 1 1st
excellent writing
exceptional art
historical bonus 3
total score 9
Bizarre Sex #1
1st Printing / May, 1972 / 36 Pages / Kitchen Sink

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One of the great series in underground history, Denis Kitchen's Bizarre Sex came out of the gate with a vengeance. The first story by Richard "Grass" Green is about brother/sister incest ("Incest"), and Daniel Clyne follows up with a three-pager about interracial homosexuality ("Dr. Lum Bago's Creation"). Tim Boxell fills out most of the rest of the book, though Wendal Pugh also contributes "There's 1 Born Every Minute." Bizarre Sex #1 sold at least 75,000 copies over the course of nine printings and gets this acclaimed series off to a rollicking good start.
There are nine 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 (10,000 copies each) have a 65-cent cover price, the 4th, 5th and 6th printings (5,000, 10,000 and 5,000 copies respectively) have a 75-cent cover price, and the 7th through 9th printings (unknown quantities) have a $2.00 cover price. All of the printings indicate which printing they are on the inside front cover. The colors on the front cover art change with the 4th printing and remain the same on subsequent printings.

It is rather odd that Kitchen Sink replaced the entire interior contents of the 7th through 9th printings of this book with all the comics from Bizarre Sex #2, 2nd printing. I'm guessing that Kitchen Sink really wanted to reprint the first issue of the series sometime in the early '80s but did NOT want to actually reprint Grass Green's "Incest" story during the Reagan era. I suppose I could be wrong, but I can't figure out any other reason for the deception.
Denis Kitchen - (editor) 1
Tim Boxell - 2, 14, 19-26, 34, 36
Richard "Grass" Green - 3-13
Daniel Clyne - 15-18
Wendal Pugh - 27-33

bizarre sex   bizarre sex 1 5th
1st Printing
50-cent cover.
  5th Printing
75-cent cover, different colors on front cover.