Rip-Off Press (1969-1972)
Frank Stack (aka Foolbert Sturgeon) produced three of the funniest social and religious satire comic books in history during the golden age of underground comics. But the origin of these books stretches far back into the early 1960s, when the first seeds of counterculture comics were being sown in college humor magazines (as well as fanzines). In the late ’50s, Stack had edited one of the most notorious college humor magazines, The Texas Ranger, while he was a student at the University of Texas in Austin. He began drawing his satirical comics about Jesus Christ and the New Testament in 1961, but back then the comics were too controversial (read blasphemous) to be published in any college-sanctioned humor magazine.