|Synonyms:||comix, underground comix|
|See also:||Fandom and the Underground, zine, doujinshi, fancomic|
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Underground comics or Comix as they are also known, began in the 1960s as a response to the Comics Code Authority, which began in the 1950s. Many of them were small press and self-published and dealt with issues and subjects not featured in mainstream comics including graphic violence, explicit depictions of sex, and drug use. Many underground comics have a parodic nature influenced by Mad magazine often parodying mainstream comics.
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