Marvel Comics Shareholder Reports: A Marriage of Corporate and Creative

Spidey swings into the NYSE on the cover of the 1991 quarterly report

Thirty years ago today, on December 17, 1991, a bombshell exploded in the worlds of comics, Wall Street, and the media. After a spectacularly successful year in which, among other triumphs, Spider-Man #1 sold an unprecedented 2.5 million copies, owner Ronald Perelman launched an Initial Public Offering of Marvel Comics, raising more than $63,000,000. Gary […]

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News from RBML’s Archivists | July 2020

Kevin Schlottmann, RBML’s head archivist, shares these updates about finding aids that our archivist and collections management specialists converted from scanned PDF documents to more accessible digital use. The materials described offer a glimpse into the broad and deep collections that the RBML stewards. Also highlighted are examples of the other archival processing work, such […]

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RBML welcomes “Fandom’s Fantucchio” fanzine/fan art collection

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library is delighted to announce the acquisition of the collection of the late artist John Fantucchio (1938-2016), consisting of fanzines, art, con programs, and more. We extend our profound thanks to Mary Fantucchio for her generous gift. The history of comics fandom is fascinating, and dotted liberally with teenagers who […]

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