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The Resource Comic shop : the retail mavericks who gave us a new geek culture, Dan Gearino ; foreword by Tom Spurgeon

Comic shop : the retail mavericks who gave us a new geek culture, Dan Gearino ; foreword by Tom Spurgeon

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Comic shop : the retail mavericks who gave us a new geek culture
Title
Comic shop
Title remainder
the retail mavericks who gave us a new geek culture
Statement of responsibility
Dan Gearino ; foreword by Tom Spurgeon
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 audience and helped transform small-press series, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Bone, into media giants. Comic Shop is the first book to trace the history of these cultural icons. Dan Gearino brings us from their origins to the present day, when the rise of digital platforms has the industry at a crossroads even as sales are robust. He spends a year with stores around the country, with a spotlight on The Laughing Ogre in Columbus, Ohio. Along the way he interviews those who shaped comics retailing from the early days, including many pioneering women, top creators, and shop owners who continue to push the industry in new directions. A guide to forty of the most interesting shops around the United States and Canada is a bonus for fans"--
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contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Comic shop : the retail mavericks who gave us a new geek culture, Dan Gearino ; foreword by Tom Spurgeon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
sky2ocm89457728
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 251 pages
Isbn
9780804011907
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2017032096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Comic shop : the retail mavericks who gave us a new geek culture, Dan Gearino ; foreword by Tom Spurgeon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
sky2ocm89457728
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 251 pages
Isbn
9780804011907
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2017032096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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