Tag Archives: John Buscema

It Came From the Back Room #54

I knew it had been a while since we did one of these back-room-special posts, but when I checked the archives I was surprised that the last one was way back in early October. It’s not that I haven’t been working on backstock; it’s that Batman comics took a long time to sort, and then while we put them out in early December I never did a post on them, and now for the last month and a half or more I’ve been working on Avengers comics. It turned out that we had 17 long boxes (or almost 6,000 comics’ … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #49

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, this amounts to a two-and-a-half-year project.  This week, we’re continuing the … Continue reading

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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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It Came From the Back Room #14

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. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (even with school on holiday break right now), this amounts to a two-year project. This week, I’m on the letter “K,” and that means new old stuff from Marvel, DC and indy publishers out on the discount racks: Kull: This is the Marvel series from the ’70s, featuring Robert E. Howard’s other memorable barbarian character, and, like Conan, it benefited from memorable artists: on … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #11

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. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially with the school year now in full gear), this amounts to a two-year project. I’m currently (and finally!) finishing the Marvel “M” stuff, and here’s the last title I’ve encountered: Marvel Comics Presents: MCP was started in mid-1988, and was a biweekly anthology series; it was likely a reaction to DC’s early-1988 move of Action Comics to a weekly anthology (no, kids, … Continue reading

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