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March 9, 2010

Not Comics: Josh Alan Friedman On History Related To Magazine Management

imageVia Mark Evanier comes word that the writer Josh Alan Friedman has re-purposed a couple of his essays about Magazine Management and is making that work available on his blog. There are five parts right now: one, two, three, four, five. Magazine Management was Marvel publisher Martin Goodman's pulp magazine effort. While my impression is that Stan Lee's Marvel Comics enterprise were kept pretty much a separate entity no matter if they were across town from one another or essentially sharing office space, certainly there should always be some interest from comics fans in what Goodman was up to all those years with the other company that he eventually sold to Perfect Film and Chemical Corporation.

It's a fascinating topic in and of itself, of course. Friedman's father, the sublime essayist and writer Bruce Jay Friedman, was one of the leading lights of those publications. Mario Puzo may be the group's best known alumnus, but Rona Barrett and David Markson also wrote for Magazine Management publications, which is a jaw-dropping range without having to name anyone else.
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