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February 2, 2014


FFF Results Post #365 -- Mail-Order

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Mail-Order Sources You've Used -- Five Mail-Order Sources Without An Internet Component -- To Obtain Back-Issue Comics Or Comics-Related Items." This is how they responded.

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John Vest

1. Supergraphics
2. Bud Plant
3. Robert Bell
4. Last Gasp
5. Fantagraphics

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Buzz Dixon

1. Dallas-Con Bid Flyer (circa late 1960s/early 70s; this later became a catalog-zine but I forget what the title was)
2. Howard Rogofosky Catalog (circa early 1970s)
3. Rocket's Blast Comics Collector (1970s/80s)
4. Krupp Catalog (1970s/80s)
5. Psychotronic Films (1980s/90s)

Yeah, what can I say; I'm an old fart...

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Scott Dunbier

* Russ Cochran -- I subscribed to the EC Library sets 35 years ago, and bought lots of original art from him.
* Bud Plant -- lots of great books over the years from his excellent catalogs.
* Pacific Comics -- I had an account with them as a teenager.
* Bags Unlimited -- bought original art bags from them.
* George Hagenhauer -- loved his eye straining lists.

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Michael Grabowski

1. J & S Comics (I think) which ran a classified ad in 70s Marvel Comics (back issues)
2. The Superhero Shop aka Heroes World (action figures & books)
3. MAD Magazine (What, Me Worry? poster)
4. Pacific Comics (Spoder-man Index, 2nd ed. pre-order, never published)
5. Aardvark-Vanaheim (Diamondback deck, Animated Cerebus portfolio, High Society book)

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Mark Mayerson

1. Passaic Book Center (Back issues)
2. Ed Aprill (Spirit dailies)
3. Michael Barrier (Funnyworld)
4. Street Enterprises (The Menomonee Falls Guardian)
5. Paul Levitz (The Comic Reader)

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Alan David Doane

1. Fantaco
2. Lone Star Comics
3. Bud Plant
4. Passaic Book Center
5. Heroes World

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Mile High Comics (waaaay before there was even a world wide web)
2. American Entertainment
3. Bud Plant
4. Heroes World (not the distributor)
5. Cookie-Crisp Cereal (1984 proof of purchase promotion)

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John R. Platt

1. Westfield Comics -- I have been ordering my monthly comics from them for more than 25 years. The original order forms came in long, tri-colored triplicate sheets you had to press down on hard enough so the writing carried through all three pages.
2. Mile High Comics -- I used to get their catalogs (monthly? quarterly?) and spend hour after hour combing through each page with a pen and a highlighter, planning the purchases I would hope to afford.
3. Robin Snyder -- I recently ordered several Steve Ditko comics from him.
4. Fantagraphics -- I placed my first direct-from-the-publisher order with Fantagraphics, after their mega-catalog blew my mind.
5. Marc Hansen -- I ordered his self-published Weird Melvin books, collecting the strips published in the old Comics Buyer's Guide.

Regret/#6: Will Eisner -- I sent him a SASE when he started selling off items from his archive, as mentioned in the Kitchen Sink comics reprint series. I stared at that sheet of treasures for weeks but never placed an order. Sigh.

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topic suggested by John Vest; thanks, John

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