ZAP COMIX introduced readers to the new genre of 'Underground Comix.' The first five issues defined the scope of the new art ó inspired by, but completely detached from any previous comic style. ZAP artists became the reference for a new generation of cartoonists. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Victor Moscoso, Rick Griffin, Gilbert Shelton, Spain Rodriguez and Robt. Williams changed the face of comics, lifting them from the confines of the Comics Code to the rank of recognized art form.