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Do You Have The Comic Code Records? Could You Check? Maybe Behind The Sofa?
The files of the Comics Magazine Association of America have been lost. Three years ago, Sean Howe, author of Marvel Comics: The Untold Story issued the following appeal, Unfortunately, as the Comic Magazine Association of America quietly dissolves, it also carries its own history down the drain Last year, in the course of researching a book, I tried without success[...]
Four-Color Roots Part 1: The Toyetic Age (1985-1989)
Doom have newly designed cosmic armor, complete with an odd little plastic garter on one metallic leg? Perhaps for the same reason that the title of the comic and toyline was, as Sean Howe recounts in Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, named after a focus-group-chosen combination of the two words guaranteed to have the most[...]
Marvel Comics – The Still Untold Story?
Bob Greenberger, long time editor DC, executive at Marvel and journalist for Comics Scene has been reading Sean Howe's Marvel Comics: The Untold Story and has a few issues Blaming Sean's bias of interest in the seventies as missing out much in decades before and after, he specifically targets a lack of interest in what DC[...]
Gunhawk And Hero For Hire – "Special Appeal To Black Audience"
Sean Howe, author of The Untold Story Of Marvel Comics, which I am currently poring through, is continuing to run bits and pieces, some that get picked up in the book, some not. That includes Marvel sales notes for some of its titles in the mid seventies Apparently "girls like Black Widow character" and both Gun[...]