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New England Comics Back Issue Ad, 1985

During the mid-’80s, New England Comics was my back issue mail order retailer of choice. Something about their ads and especially their catalogs (that I wish I had held on to!) that I really liked…maybe it was their monkey mascots.

Sure, we’ll have a future blog about The Tick, and how that series evolved out of the New England catalogs / newsletters of the time, but for now here’s one of their back issue ads, from 1985…early on in the Copper Age of Comics. Full ad, followed by a blow-up of the “Hot New Comics” section…

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