KISS Vol 1 No 26 – Highlights

I’ll be dropping more amazing stuff from KISS in posts to come.

From the same offices and staff of The East Village Other, KISS was described by the New York Times as “so countercultural that it made The Village Voice look like a church circular.” Kiss was an underground adult newspaper founded in 1969 by Joel Fabricant, Dean Latimer and Peter Mikalajunas, all of whom worked at The East Village Other. The titillating and artsy paper was the most well known of the several East Village Other spinoff magazines. Early issues featured the work and contributions of underground comix legends R. Crumb and Kim Deitch, as well as Kenneth Anger and Warhol Superstars such as Ondine as well as Warhol himself, the result sometimes being a bizarre adult version of Interview Magazine. The paper was padded out with out of the ordinary rock and movie reviews, sexual imagery, erotic fiction and sexually charged columns. The paper ran for one year.

Full page photos perfectly complemented by newsprint. Issues currently in stock.

These images from KISS Vol 1 No 26

Ed Wood Jr. Paperbacks

From the dark recesses of the Emporio X archive! Three rare paperbacks from the legendary Ed Wood Jr. Including a mint condition copy of It Takes One To Know One!

Ed Wood was noted for having written under many names such as Ken Worthy, most of which are documented on the Cornell University Library website.

THE HOMOSEXUAL GENERATION – “The Sick, Sick, Sick Homosexual Generation”
Ed Wood Jr. aka Ken Worthy
Imperial, 1965
Listed on Cornell University website as an unconfirmed Ed Wood book.

Cond. VG

PRISON PASSION
Ed Wood Jr. aka Harmon Wold, Jr
Pendulum Pictorial – Illustrated with 80 Photos
Pad Library
1968

A violent photo novel of escaped women prisoners that ends in a brutal evisceration and the lower half of a body (an obvious mannequin!) being dragged away by a car! This rare title has been confirmed by Wood biographer, Rudolph Gray as authentic Wood.

Cond.: Good. Remnants of an old sticker on front .


IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE
Ed Wood
Pad, 1967

One of Wood’s transvestite epics.

Condition: Near Mint


One other Ed Wood book by Pendulum also in stock!


Dark Arts Smut

Satanic occult sleaze is a dirty little subgenre of smut that I have not really explored, but I did acquire this magazine called Black Magic. The occult angle is only explored in one pictorial, but it’s interesting enough even if only on a superficial comic book approach to the mystical.

Black Magic, Vol 6 No 6, 1969. Below are a few ‘safe’ enough photos to share. Also a small ad for other Satanic samplings. This magazine is no longer available, but more interesting discoveries are always dropping in the online shop.

The Killer Queens – Epic Gay Sleaze

I consider The Killer Queens to be the possible Holy Grail of gay sleaze. Obviously, this is a subjective opinion, but it definitely ranks very high in the annals of homo pulp fiction for both the incredible title and the art featuring two hot shirtless military homos deep in the jungle, ready for all types of combat.

Aside from its obvious attributes, the opening page quotes Erich Fromme’s The Art of Loving, which is an amusing tie-in, see photo.

THE KILLER QUEENS
“Deadly in battle…Desperate with desire!”
by Michael Scott
Corinth, 1968

UNDERGROUND SEX PAPERS & R. CRUMB

The sex paper, KISS, was described by the New York Times as “so countercultural that it made The Village Voice look like a church circular.” Kiss was an underground adult newspaper founded in 1969 by Joel Fabricant, Dean Latimer and Peter Mikalajunas, all of whom worked at The East Village Other. The titillating and artsy paper was the most well known of the several East Village Other spinoff magazines and often featured the work and contributions of R. Crumb, Kim Deitch, Kenneth Anger and Warhol Superstars such as Ondine. The paper was padded out with sexual imagery, erotic fiction and sexually charged columns. The paper ran for one year.

Currently in the shop are the SCARCE first and second issues of KISS featuring the work of R. Crumb!

KISS Vol 1 No 1
Epic Premier Issue with R.Crumb centerspread of The Adventures of Dicknose!
Also, a full page R. Crumb illustation

EXCELLENT CONDITION! Almost mint. Stored flat for years, no discoloration or edge fraying. A couple of edge tears (see photos), but overall Excellent.

SCARCE! SECOND ISSUE!

KISS Vol 1 No 2
May 5, 1969
Full R. CRUMB centerspread ‘The Family that Lays Together Stays Together’ – over the top art!
Also, a full page R. Crumb illustation in color on back cover!

Visit the online shop, Emporio X! Surprises are always dropping!

Co-Ed Cuties. Girls’ Dormitory – Classic Lesbian Sleaze

GIRLS’ DORMITORY
by Joan Ellis
Midwood, 1963

Some buyers will be disappointed that this fabulous copy of Girls’ Domitory has just been sold, but there are still several amazing vintage examples of lesbian sleaze fiction in the shop and always fun new stuff coming in. Visit the Emporio X shop!

The Unashamed – Warped Desires of Women Who Need No Men – Lesbian Fiction

A wonderful example of midcentury lesbian sleaze fiction. “…love in the shadows and outcast lovers proud of their forbidden passions.”

THE UNASHAMED
March Hastings
Midwood #53, 1960. First Printing.
Warped Desires of Women Who Need No Men

Cond.: GOOD. Mild handling, edge wear. Binding strong, solid.

Browse the shop. >>>> Purchase this gem.