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deviant slice 1
brilliant writing
masterpiece art
historical bonus 3
total score 10
Deviant Slice Funnies #1
Only Printing / March, 1972 / 36 pages / The Print Mint
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Though this Greg Irons/Tom Veitch comic is not quite perfect, it earns an easy 10 for its extraordinary 18-page opening story, "Last Rights," a post-apocalyptic drama with overt political commentary that rings all too true decades after it was written. "Last Rights" is a shining example of comic creators exploiting the new freedoms earned by the underground comics revolution, as it delivers a blistering appraisal of society and politics with explicit graphics and acerbic prose that would never—and could never—have been printed before the revolution.

The remainder of Deviant Slice #1 suffers by comparison to "Last Rights," but the short stories presented in "Our Mutant Brothers," "Spaceship Comix" and "The Creature From The Bolinas Lagoon" are all enjoyable reads. The comic book's cover artwork matches the philosophical disposition of the interior stories, with a front cover that points a mirror at the ugly countenance of powerful political figures and a bone-chilling back cover that features less bones than it rightfully should. This "not quite perfect" underground comic book is closed by a one-pager on the inside back cover that indicates how cognizant Irons and Veitch were about the hornets' nest they were stirring with this publication.

The Print Mint printed 30,000 copies of this comic book. It has not been reprinted. 30,000 copies means this comic book is not rare in the collectibles marketplace, even though it should be because this comic should be in the home of every politician and government employee (including soldiers) who serves the American public.
Greg Irons - 1-23 (art), 29-30 (art), 31-35 (art), 36
Tom Veitch - 1-23 (script), 24-28, 31-35 (script)