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Cherry Poptart #1 First Print

Last Gasp, 1982.

2 Star Rating: Low Distribution 1,001-10,000 Low Dist.

Cherry Poptart #1 First Print

As well as being a pornographic adult publication, additional controversy has surrounded the first print of this underground comic by Larry Welz:

First of all the title of the comic itself had to be changed simply to Cherry in issue #3 (and her full name to Cherry Popstar in the stories) due to possible threats of litigation from Kellogg, who own the Pop-Tart toaster pastries brand.

Kellogs Pop-Tarts Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite

Secondly, the first print included a story called Vampironica by Larry Todd, clearly based on Betty and Veronica, and the story was pulled from subsequent printings to avoid any potential lawsuits as the character's names (e.g. Junkhead), clothes and looks were so close to the Archie characters (this was in the wake of the Air Pirates litigation that concluded in 1980).

Cherry Poptart 1 Junkhead

Identifying the first print is fairly straight forward as only the first print is priced $2.00 and includes the Vampironica story: always check the price though, even on CGC copies, as CGC have been known to grade a second print incorrectly as a first. In late July 2016, CGC had 81 recorded gradings of the first print, with 8 graded at 9.8 (none graded higher).

Cherry Poptart 1 Prints

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