A complete run in 22 issues, plus 4 supplemental issues, of the French underground comics magazine founded by Pierre Guitton, Philippe Soulas, and Gilles Nicoulaud, under the editorial direction of Guitton through issue no. 11, followed by Jean Balland, with contributions from Nicoulaud, Nicole Bley, Claude Besnainou, Soulas, Guitton, Didier Braut, Alain Chêne, Tintin de Terre Neuve, Denbo, Bessas, Lesluin, and many others. Profusely illustrated. Tabloid and 4to. Nos. 1 through 11 and Politicon illustrated newsprint self-wrpps., nos. 12 through 22 orig. illustrated wrpps. Some scattered toning and marginal tears to tabloid-format issues, Politicon with some soiling and fading. Paris (Société de Presse "Le Pop") 1971-1974.
Zinc was the first French comics publication targeted at young adults, with central themes relevant to the times including struggling against the established order and sexual liberation. "Politicon" was dedicated to commentary and caricature of French politics, including the Presidential election of 1974. Very scarce; as of February 2018, WorldCat locates only one holding in a North American institution. Book ID: 48838