Wiki Wormhole: America’s earliest underground comics made Robert Crumb look G-rated
With more than 4.9 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or looking for a medical reason Popeye’s forearms could be 50 times as thick as his upper arms. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 4,919,068-week series, Wiki Wormhole.
This week’s entry: Tijuana Bible
What it’s about: First, an editorial note: Last week, we teased a follow-up entry on Wikipedia’s list of hairstyles, forgetting that this is Comics Week at The A.V. Club, for which we had already planned an entry on some of history’s dirtiest underground comics. For Wiki Wormhole purists, last week’s Neologism links to “cyberspace” coiner William Gibson, who wrote his early futuristic novels on a typewriter. Typists were usually young women, and almost immediately the cliché of the sexist businessman harassing …