Here’s an interesting piece of display marketing, that I didn’t remember seeing back in ’88: a comic book rack “header” for the Killing Joke.
Looks like what you’d do is slide this behind a stack of copies, either in a spinner or straight comic rack, and then it also had left and right . . . → Read More: Killing Joke Rack Header, 1988
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
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…
Man, did this hype us up for what would easily be one of the Top 5 comics of the Copper Age! In looking at it now, wonder, 1) If this shot was ever considered to be used as the actual cover image?, and 2) Was that logo also in contention, for the trade dress?
. . . → Read More: Killing Joke House Ad, 1988
I’m almost embarrassed to admit that this Copper Age comic only became part of my collection recently, 23 years after it hit stands.
Batman 400 I think sometimes get overlooked; when collectors think of key Batman issues of the ’80s, they usually rattle off Dark Knight, The Killing Joke, Year One (Batman issues 404 – 407), and . . . → Read More: Batman 400