In the decade after the introduction of the Comic Code Authority, a generation of creators still chose to use the comic art form to tell their stories.  It was an age of satire, of culture relevance, and a time when creators didn’t censor themselves: The age of underground comix.  Welcome to Ten Things!

Whooshman-Bicarbonate Films, in conjunction with ‘An Amateur Comics Historian’, and The Cultural Revolution, Presents:

TEN UNDERGROUND COMIX HEROES!

10) SUPER SAMMY SMOOT

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The brainchild of cartoonist Skip Williamson, the adventures of Snappy Sammy Smoot are both well-drawn and funny.  Though the character appeared in many places, it’s in the first issue of Comix Book, a co-production of Denis Kitchen and Marvel Comics (!!) circa 1974 that he gets in some of his most savage parody.  As Super Sammy Smoot, our “counterculture Candide” suits up to face a villain called ‘The Irrational $#!+head”, in a destructive, endless and most of all pointless super punch-em-up battle.

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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