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HOVERBOY'S FREAK OUT FUNNIES #1
1971

This lost treasure from 1971 is considered one of the most collectible Hoverboy comics of that decade. With Freak Out Funnies, Bob Stark attempted to jump on another cultural bandwagon to mixed results. Although the issue printed more than a quarter of a million copies, almost all of them were either stolen from head shops or accidentally torn up to make rolling papers by the cashiers. Since very few of them actually sold for cash, the entire project was considered a failure. To this day, less than a dozen copies of this issue remain intact. The stories include a twelve page illustrated poem about Hoverboy setting chickens free from oppressive farms, a nine page tale of Hoverboy having sex with everyone at a meeting of blind feminists who think he's Burt Reynolds wearing a cooking pot on his head, and an epic twenty seven page "satire" of the Viet Nam war, in which Hoverboy dreams he's killed every negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks in a drunken rage.

Freak Out Funnies

Although the cover promises that America should "Get Stoned", it turns out to be an article about the correct way to throw rocks at hippies. Unfortunate for all concerned.

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