introduction by (none other than) Gary Groth Back in the day at the shop that was the precursor to The Copacetic Comics Company there was a book that was always out on the shelves bearing the label, "Funniest Book at BEM." That book was the original Nuts collection that was published way back in 1979, and has been long out of print. Now, thanks to the fine folks at Fantagraphics (aka Gary Groth and Kim Thompson) we now have this, the finest distillation of childhood angst, anxiety, fear, pain, suffering, disappointment, disillusion, fleeting joys, idle pleasures, and just about any other childhood emotion you can lay your finger on and draw, back in print in a hardcover "complete" collection. Nuts originally ran in the glory days of National Lampoon. We respectfully request that anyone not familiar with this work do themselves the favor of checking out this PDF preview.