Reader’s Letters: Passion for comic books fostered over a lifetime

I read your article in the Feb. 20 Antique Trader [page 15]. Lucky guy, Richard [Brown] is. While I don’t have that type of comics, I do have several of what were called “underground” comics from the 1970s: Zap Comix, Mr. Natural, Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and other adult comics.

Can you direct me to a collector or site for these? I’ve had these since the 1970s and they are in very good to excellent condition. I liked your article very much, as I was born in Detroit and grew up there! Now I live in Waconia, Minn.

– Gerard Becigneul, Waconia, Minn.

Editor’s Note: We’re glad you enjoyed the Richard Brown Collector Feature, Gerard. I contacted former Comics Buyer’s Guide Editor Brent Frankenhoff regarding your underground comix, and he suggested you try The Source Comics and Games, which is just north of the state fairgrounds in the Twin Cities. So, perhaps when you’re planning a trip to the Twin Cities, you could take your comics along and see what they have to say.

I fully understand that print media is not having its best era these days, so while I’m sorry to see CBG go, I don’t begrudge you for ending it if the numbers just weren’t there to support it. However, couldn’t you have at least given it a chance to say a decent “goodbye” with a final issue? Ending it at #1699 was really annoying, just one short of a milestone #1700 issue which could also have served as a farewell issue. Instead, you unceremoniously dumped CBG without notice after over 40 years of publication.

– Daniel Tobias, CBG reader since 1978