Dr. Atomic: The Pipe and Dope Book

"Ron Turner's growing comic publishing business [Last Gasp] continued to prosper... In 1972, they added... Dr. Atomic #1... to their catalog."

-p. 184, Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution (1963-1975) by Patrick Rosenkranz (2002)

"Larry Todd's Dr. Atomic (anyone care to guess his first name? It's Otto!) was, like R. Crumb's Mr. Natural, a somewhat older hero than most found in Underground Comix. Dr. Atomic started out as a comic strip in a short-lived tabloid, The Sunday Paper, distributed mainly in the San Francisco Bay area. The first issue of The Sunday Paper featured a two-tier Dr. Atomic strip titled "The Iron Pig", noted as the very first appearance of the good Doctor himself. In this first installment, Atomic set about building his robot companion, which is seen in the last panel." (p. 127)

- Heritage Comics and Comic Art Signature Auction #838 by Gary Dowell & Greg Holman (May 22-23, 2008)

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