Underground Comics

Underground Comes Up For Air

When the marketing of the counter-culture was hot, a "subterranean" magazine in paperback form was published by none less than Signet Books (NAL), then under the ownership of the LA Times. The book reflected the turbulent 1960s and featured articles on The Black Panthers, the Vietnam War, and more.

Spain Rodriguez, Underground Cartoonist, Dies

I cut my comics-lover’s teeth on Trashman, the underground anti-superhero and the creation of Spain (Manuel) Rodriguez (known through the strips only as Spain). He died last week at 72 from cancer. I used to trace his drawings of the brawny, weapon-wielding mass of muscle, in the hope that I could publish in the...