July Mega Sale (Auction #102)
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We are happy to offer this Texas rarity for the FIRST TIME in our auction! This Original, First Printing comic book just emerged from a recently unearthed and long held collection of Texas material, owned by a long time resident and participant of the Austin music scene.


The Armadillotoons comic was created by noted Austin artist, Jim Franklin. Franklin was an amazing concert poster artist for the Vulcan Gas Company, and later for the historic Armadillo World Headquarters. This 32 page comic features plenty of Franklin's very hilarious graphic images, along with work by several other Vulcan Gas Company artists, including Gilbert Shelton. Shelton went on to become one of most well known underground Comix artists of all time. He was one of the founders of “Rip off Press” and was best known for his popular “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” comix.


This comic book was only printed once, and was sold inside the Vulcan Gas Company during its tenure. “Kennedy's Price Guide” reports that this comic book was not printed in 1969, but actually on January 18, 1970. Franklin & Shelton’s First Print material is in high demand and considered by many VERY undervalued at current market levels. 100% Original with no restoration!


Comic – Armadillotoons #1

Grade – PAE 

Artists - Jim Franklin, Gilbert Shelton, Don Traverso, Glen Whitehead, John Shelton

City – Austin, TX

Date – 1969 Cover Date, 1970 Print Date

Dimensions – 6 5/8 x 9 1/2”

Printing – Original First Printing

Condition Details – 100% Original with no restoration. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.


*****This Comic Book is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1970–Jim Franklin-Gilbert Shelton-Armadillotoons #1 Original Comic Book-FIRST AND ONLY PRINTING! PAE Graded
1970–Jim Franklin-Gilbert Shelton-Armadillotoons #1 Original Comic Book-FIRST AND ONLY PRINTING! PAE Graded
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Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $48
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
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