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The Freak Brothers: A Brief History

Freak brothers comic books. Gilbert Shelton created the Freak Brothers in the late 1960s. They are some of the most well-known and popular comic book characters of all time. The Freak Brothers have a long and storied history, and their popularity has only grown over the years.

The Freak Brothers first appeared in 1968 in the underground newspaper “Feds ‘n’ Heads”. They were an instant hit, and soon began appearing in other publications worldwide. The original story follows three friends—Fat Freddy, Freewheelin’ Franklin, and Phineas T. Rotostar—who live in a house together and get into all sorts of misadventures. The stories are known for their irreverent sense of humor and often feature satirical takes on the counterculture movement of the era.

Since its debut, the Freak Brothers have become one of the most iconic comics in history. Their creator Gilbert Shelton has been credited with ushering in the “underground comix” movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Freak Brothers also spawned several spin-off series and two feature films: Freaked! (1993) and Freak Brothers: The Movie (2020).

The Freak Brothers are a prime example of how comic books can be used to explore complex topics uniquely and entertainingly.