New York: National Periodical Publications, 1973 - 1974. Four offset printed, saddle-stapled comics. 6 ¾ x 10 ¼ in. Near fine. Item #5553
Following the passage of the 26th Amendment in 1971, which lowered the voting age to 18, this short-lived fantasy comic series from DC imagined a world in which a teenager could also be elected to office. Teenage Prez Rickard becomes a local hero, and a shady political boss recruits him to run for Senate office, hoping to manipulate the teen. However, Prez, inspired by his counterculture friends and a young Native American, runs his own campaign for President under his new “flower party” and is elected. In office, he fights against a right-wing militia, an assassination attempt, and a vampire and werewolf. A truly strange and hilarious document of the emergence of youth culture and the counterculture’s effect on mainstream society.