Tipper GORE’s Comics and Stories

 TGCS   (Revolutionary, 1989-1990)

™ and © 1989 Revolutionary Comics

In the late 1980s, Tipper Gore, wife of then-obscure Senator Al Gore, launched a crusade against naughty lyrics in popular music which ultimately led to the much-ignored “Parents Advisory” labels on many rap and heavy metal albums. Revolutionary Comics, publishers of Rock ‘N Roll Comics, offered up TG’s Comics and Stories as a one-finger salute to Tipper and censorship in general. Unfortunately, the gesture of rebellion doesn’t extend far beyond the title. Tipper Gore’s C&S features a variety of standard-issue “alternative” tales of grim and grue rendered in semi-professional style in sketchy black and white. The best work shows an affection (and affectation) for Tales From the Crypt-style horror, itself the victim of Tipper’s ideological ancestors in the 1950s. Cool color covers by luminaries like Robert Williams add some aesthetic appeal.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  10/1/1989
  $1.95
  $3.75
2 copies available from $2.99
B&WTodd Loren, Herb ShapiroBrad Moore, Earl Ferguson, Ken Landgraf, Larry Nadolsky, Lyndal Ferguson, Mike Cuft

#2

  1/1/1990
  $1.95
  $1.10
1 copy available for $0.96
B&WHerb Shapiro, Todd LorenKen Landgraf, Lyndal Ferguson, Mike Cliff, PCS

#3

  3/1/1990
  $1.95
  $1.95
No copies available
B&W  

#4

  5/1/1990
  $1.95
  $1.00
No copies available
B&W  

#5

  7/1/1990
  $1.95
  $1.95
No copies available
B&WJason Hecht, Spike Steffenhagen, Todd LorenDon Roberts, Scott Jackson

#5 Variation A

  7/1/1990
  $1.95
  $1.95
1 copy available for $34.95
This versions has the“Revolutionary Comics" logo on the cover twice; B&WJason Hecht, Spike Steffenhagen, Todd LorenDon Roberts, Scott Jackson