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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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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EVENT: “¡Actívate! Activism + Representation in Latinx Comics”–Thursday, 9/19, 6 pm

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comics@Columbia will host a panel discussion on the history of Latinx-American comics, and the roles that activism and representation have taken in them. Cartoonist and CUNY professor Sara Gómez Woolley will moderate the conversation with comics artists Sandy Jimenez (World War 3 Illustrated) and Nicole Virella (City of bones), along […]

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