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.
2. Bud Plant
3. Robert Bell
4. Last Gasp
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...
* 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.
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)
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)
Alan David Doane
2. Lone Star Comics
3. Bud Plant
4. Passaic Book Center
5. Heroes World
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)
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.
topic suggested by John Vest; thanks, John
posted 12:00 am PST
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