Kiss Magazine Collection
Kiss Magazine Collection
Kiss Magazine Collection
Kiss Magazine Collection

Kiss Magazine Collection

1969-70. Item #4132

Kiss was an adult magazine founded in 1969 by Joel Fabricant, Dean Latimer and Peter Mikalajunas, who had all worked at The East Village Other [EVO], the newspaper described by the New York Times as “so countercultural that it made The Village Voice look like a church circular.” Joel Frabricant was a central figure of underground publishing in New York, and along with EVO and Kiss, published Gay Power and Aquarian Agent.

Published weekly, Kiss was the most successful of several spinoffs of East Village Other, and often featured work by talented and influential countercultural figures including cartoonists R. Crumb and Kim Deitch, and filmmaker Kenneth Anger. As a sex paper, the content is heavy on nude photos, erotic fiction, and irreverent sexual columns. Regular columns included “Wet Dreams,” “Doctor Hip-pocrates,” and “Inter/course”-a spoof of Andy Warhol’s “Interview” magazine. The magazine ran for one year, its last issue published in 1970.


Kiss, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 28, 1969. New York. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) 20pp. Offset on newsprint. Includes 2 full page illustrations by Robert Crumb. Near Fine condition, very minor wear.

Kiss, Vol. 1, No. 3, May 12, 1969. New York. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) 20pp. Offset on newsprint. Includes back cover illustration by Robert Crumb. Very good condition, minor edgewear and light sun damage.

Kiss, Vol. 1, No. 4, May 19, 1969. New York. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) 20pp. Offset on newsprint. Includes back cover illustration by Robert Crumb. Very good condition, minor edgewear.

Kiss, Vol. 1, No. 5, June 6, 1969. New York. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) 20pp. Offset on newsprint. Very good condition, minor edgewear.

Kiss, Vol. 1, No. 8, June 1969. New York. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) 20pp. Offset on newsprint. Very good condition, minor edgewear.

Kiss, Vol 1 No. 9, 1969. New York. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) 19pp. Offset on newsprint. Includes editorial discussing government censorship of sex papers. Very good condition, clipping on edges.

Kiss, Vol. 1 No. 10, 1969. New York. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) 19pp. Offset on newsprint. Very good condition, minor edgewear.

Kiss, Vol. 1, No. 11: KISS presents SEX, 1969. New York. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) 20pp. Offset on newsprint. Introduction by Julian Beck of The Living Theater. Very good condition, minor edgewear.

Kiss, Vol. 1, No. 13, 1969. New York. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) 24pp. Offset on newsprint. Very good condition with slight edgewear.

Kiss, Vol. 1, No. 14, 1969. New York. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) 28pp. Offset on newsprint. Very good condition, price sticker on front cover.

Kiss, Vol. 1 No. 19, 1969. New York. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) 26pp. Offset on newsprint. Very good condition, slight clipping and edgewear.

Kiss, Vol. 1, No. 23, 1970. New York. 28pp. Softcover folio. (14 ½ x 11 ½ in.) Offset on newsprint. Very good condition, slight edgewear.

Price: $1,500.00