Posts Tagged ‘Direct Market’

A Comics Journal History of the Direct Market, Part Three

Posted by on February 17th, 2010 at 5:20 AM
Concluding the three-part series with a look at the one-two punch that nearly destroyed the United States comic-book industry in the 1990s.

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A Comics Journal History of the Direct Market, Part Two

Posted by on February 16th, 2010 at 6:08 AM

 

Writing during the aftermath in 1987, Gary Groth examines the foolish greed at the heart of the market's first big speculator crash, the Black & White Bust. Second of two parts. Tomorrow, Dirk Deppey recounts the grim march towards the 1990s collapse in "Suicide Club."

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A Comics Journal History of the Direct Market, Part One

Posted by on February 15th, 2010 at 8:13 AM

 

In the first installment of a three-part series, Michael Dean takes us back to the early days of the modern comics-retail network, and explains how a schoolteacher and a diffuse group of teenagers across the United States turned their obsession with collecting comic books into the Direct Market we know today.

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