Last Gasp (1970-77)
On April 15, 1970 Ron Turner and Last Gasp published the company’s first comic book; the ironically titled Slow Death. Turner and the Last Gasp website still hold to the claim that the publishing date was the first Earth Day, but every documentation I’ve seen states that April 22, 1970 was the first official Earth Day (which kind of set the tone of Slow Death’s grasp of actual facts, since it presented itself as more than a comic book). In any case, Slow Death would turn out to be the most successful series Last Gasp published in the ’70s, running 11 issues; the first 10 were published from 1970-79 and the 11th was published 12+ years later in 1992.
very dark comic!