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corporate crime 1 1st
excellent writing
exceptional art
historical bonus 3
total score 8
Corporate Crime Comics #1
1st Printing / July, 1977 / 36 pages / Kitchen Sink

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This groundbreaking comic book was edited by Leonard Rifas and features stories about real crime cases and other unethical deeds committed by corporations across America, including the infamous Karen Silkwood case (published here seven years before the movie came out). Other stories include: "The Great American Airplane Scam of 1973," "Giant Monopolies Steal Land And Water In California," "Bad Drugs," "Racist TV," and "Outlawed Cartoons," among others. The artwork and writing is excellent throughout, featuring contributions from Greg Irons, Harry Driggs, Peter Poplaski, Trina Robbins, Guy Colwell, Sharon Kahn Rudahl, Kim Deitch and Justin Green.

orporate Crime Comics #1 leverages the freedoms forged by the underground comics movement to make a statement about corporate malfeasance and the corruption of lobbyists and the government. Even thirty years later, there are important lessons to be learned from this candid comic book.

There are three printings of this comic book, all by Kitchen Sink. The 1st printing (10,000 copies) and 2nd printing (5,000 copies) have a $1.00 cover price, but the indicia on the inside front cover indicates what printing it is. The 3rd printing (5,000 copies) has a $1.25 cover price and also indicates its printing on the inside front cover. The 1st and 2nd printings are difficult to distinguish without access to the IFC.


Leonard Rifas - (editor), 2, 8-11 (script), 24-25, 27-30
Greg Irons - 1, 31-34
Harry Driggs (aka R. Diggs) - 3-7
Peter Poplaski - 8-11 (art)
Trina Robbins - 12-13
Guy Colwell - 14
Sharon Kahn Rudahl - 15-17
Kim Deitch - 18-19
Justin Green - 20
Peter Loft - 20
Larry Rippee - 21-23
Jay Kinney - 26
Denis Kitchen - 26
R. Wilson - 36
corporate crime 1 3rd
3rd Printing
$1.25 cover, states
"printing 543" on IFC