Comics History

It Came From the Back Room #48

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items (these are featured at the discount racks at the west end of the store for a couple of weeks after each post, and then go to the discount racks on the east end of the store for a few weeks, and then disappear into our warehouses, so get them while you can). I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially with the school semester in full gear), this amounts to … Continue reading

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Phil’s Reviews Special: Back to the Klondike (for the first time)

  It Came From the Back Room will return with new installments in a week or two (Conan back issues!), but there’s nothing new to put out right now, because I’ve been on vacation: Diana and I took a one-week cruise to Alaska. Now, normally that wouldn’t matter to this blog, but it so happens that Alaska is the scene of one of the greatest comic stories involving one of comics’ greatest creations, by one of comics’ greatest creators: in order, that would be the story “Back to the Klondike,” appearing in 1953 in Four-Color Comics #456, the second comic starring … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #47

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items (these are featured at the discount racks at the west end of the store for a couple of weeks after each post, and then go to the discount racks on the east end of the store for a few weeks, and then disappear into our warehouses, so get them while you can). I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially with the school semester in full gear), this amounts to … Continue reading

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More About Alan’s Acquisitions

Key 1940’s to 1960’s Comic Collection.
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It Came From the Back Room #46

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items (these are featured at the discount racks at the west end of the store for a couple of weeks after each post, and then go to the discount racks on the east end of the store for a few weeks, and then disappear into our warehouses, so get them while you can). I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially with the school semester in full gear), this amounts to … Continue reading

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