Last Gasp (1982-2000)
All 22 original Cherry Poptart issues plus the 4 Cherry’s Jubilee issues. Every page scanned, including story pages, posters, puzzles, full color outer covers and inner cover glossy b&ws.
These were scanned right here out of docweasel’s personal comic collection.
First published in 1982 the comic series was originally called Cherry Poptart, but the title was changed to Cherry beginning with Issue #3, explained by Welz as his response to litigation or threats of litigation by Kellogg’s over its Pop-Tarts trademark.
Cartoonist Larry Welz (Captain Guts), Cherry’s creator, was aware of the Dark Side. But as he put it, “We like to think that most of our readers can tell the difference between a black and white comic book and Reality.”
Cherry wasn’t the only one in the comic having fun. Her mom, Pepper Poptart, was surprisingly young for the mother of an 18-year-old (according to Welz, “She’s just turned 18, she has always just turned 18, and she will always have just turned 18”), and active to boot. Her friends, such as Lola Palooza had fun too. Even Cherry’s younger sister, Cinnamon Poptart, was known to complain that she wasn’t allowed to have that sort of fun because Welz wasn’t doing child pornography.
MANY MORE COMICS TO COME!