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New England Comics Newsletter 14

Close-up of "headbox," from NEC Newsletter 16.

If there’s any Copper Age first appearance that’s gonna be tough for me to reacquire for my collection, it’s NOT New Mutants 98, rather, it’s going to be New England Comics Newsletter 14, the first print appearance of Ben Edlund’s The Tick.

Notice how I used the word “reacquire,” because . . . → Read More: New England Comics Newsletter 14

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

New England Comics’ “Batman Back Issue Disclaimer,” 1989

Coming off of the “Batmania” of the Summer of ’89, NEC explains on the inside front cover of their Fall ’89 catalog, the continued fierce demand for key Batman back issues and their difficulties keeping them . . . → Read More: New England Comics’ “Batman Back Issue Disclaimer,” 1989

New England Comics’ “Batman 440″ Ad, 1989

Ad that ran in various DC titles, late summer / early fall of ’89. That’d be coming off of the Summer 1989 “Batmania,” that we had a previous retailer-centric post on.

Okay, full ad below, followed by blow-ups of some of the sections…

Commentary:

1) Well, you could see that New England Comics jumped on . . . → Read More: New England Comics’ “Batman 440″ Ad, 1989

Tick Limited Edition Button Set, 1989

Recently auctioned on eBay, I cleaned-up their posted pic for your (nostalgic) viewing pleasure!

. . . → Read More: Tick Limited Edition Button Set, 1989

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 . . . → Read More: New England Comics Back Issue Ad, 1985