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Comic shop : the retail mavericks who gave us a new geek culture

Author: Dan Gearino
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The early 1970s saw the birth of the modern comic book shop. Its rise was due in large part to a dynamic entrepreneur, Phil Seuling. His direct market model allowed shops to get comics straight from the publishers, bypassing middlemen. Stores could better customize their offerings and independent publishers could now access national distribution. In this way, shops opened up a space for quirky ideas to gain an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Gearino
ISBN: 9780804011907 0804011907
OCLC Number: 982091605
Description: x, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1. The cockroaches of pop culture --
Magical powers --
This bold guy (1968/73) --
Nonreturnable (1973/80) --
An Ogre's story --
Secret Convergence --
The Valkyries --
Heyday (1980/84) --
Turtles, mice, and fish (1984/88) --
Collectors vs. readers --
Raina's world --
Re-rebirth --
Deathmate (1988/94) --
The mailman (1994/2016) --
The moral of the story --
Part 2. Notable comic shops of the United States and Canada --
"All of the above" stores --
Comics galleries --
Old school --
Pop culture stores --
Comics and ... --
Best of the best --
List of notable comic shops of the United States and Canada.
Responsibility: Dan Gearino ; foreword by Tom Spurgeon.

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Award-winning business journalist Dan Gearino leads a tour through the world of comic shops, telling the story of the direct market from its 1970s origins to today. Includes profiles of forty notable  Read more...

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