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Gerry Ross 1,000,000 Comix Interview, 1986

What we defined on an earlier post as “Echo Nostalgia,” here’s a great interview . . . → Read More: Gerry Ross 1,000,000 Comix Interview, 1986

Comic Images Promotional Poster, December 1989

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East Coast Comics Back Issue Ad, Mid ’88

The full page ad, followed by a zoom-in on some specific titles. Note the low McFarlane Amazing Spidey prices (for issues 298 to 305), as this was just before his work on the series REALLY took off…

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Animal Man Back Issue Listing, NEC Fall ’89

Scanned out of the same 1989 New England Comics catalog that had the Batman back issue “disclaimer,” here’s what Animal Man back issues were going for at . . . → Read More: Animal Man Back Issue Listing, NEC Fall ’89

Gerry Ross / Robert Crestohl – Silver Age Back Issue Ad, Early 1988

Okay, with this post, we’re gonna introduce what we call “echo nostalgia.” That is, nostalgia for someone else’s nostalgia.

To better explain: Sure, this blog focuses on nostalgia for the Copper Age of Comics (1984 – 1991). However, one of the predominant trends in back issue collecting during the mid to late ’80s, was the rapid escalation . . . → Read More: Gerry Ross / Robert Crestohl – Silver Age Back Issue Ad, Early 1988

Forbidden Planet NYC, 1986

Part one of seven videos from 1986, that Manhattan’s Forbidden Planet posted on YouTube. Not that entertaining, but definitely fun in parts when we catch glimpses of what’s on the new comic racks at the time, such as the Dark Knight trade paperbacks at about 52 . . . → Read More: Forbidden Planet NYC, 1986

Killing Joke first print…and second…and…

Okay, the above pretty well represents what I remember a Great Eastern dealer having on his wall at shows circa 1990: The Killing Joke first print, on display with all the subsequent printings that had been released, at that point in time. (Can’t remember if The Killing Joke was actually up to its sixth print at . . . → Read More: Killing Joke first print…and second…and…