Ghosts of Comics’ Past

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Ghosts of Comics’ Past: January in Comics History – Planet Comics, Superheroine teamups, and Northstar

By | Jan 4, 2021 | Columns

There’s no better way to start a new year than to reflect on previous ones, and Multiversity’s history column is here to help you out! In today’s article, you’ll read about the first science fiction comic and the first superheroine team-up. Plus – read about public and private responses to the sexual revelations by X-Men […]

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Ghosts of Comics’ Past: 2010

By | Oct 26, 2020 | Columns

By 2010, the comic industry had pulled itself out of its depression and was starting to roar again, though the highs of 1990 were still far out of reach. In this installment of “Ghosts”, I’ll lead you through an overview of the industry as of 2010 before focusing on some other important events from the […]

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Ghosts of Comics’ Past: Two years of AHOY Comics

By | Sep 28, 2020 | Columns

This month marks the two year anniversary of the release of “Wrong Earth” #1, the first publication from AHOY Comics. To mark the occasion, Multiversity’s history column is taking a look back at those two years, plus the decades of experience that laid the company’s foundation. AHOY Comics was founded in 2018 by Hart Seely, […]

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Ghosts of Comics’ Past: September in Comic History – Comics for Girls, Bloody Ink, Wizard, and McFarlane

By | Sep 21, 2020 | Columns

Multiversity’s history column returns with new items from 1941, 1977, 1991, and 1995. SEE! The first comic for girls. SEE! A comic printed in blood. SEE! The debut of “Wizard” magazine. SEE! Todd McFarlane made to look bad on national TV. Enjoy! September 1941 In 1941, the Parents Magazine Institute decided to take a stand […]

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Ghost of Comics’ Past: 2000

By | Aug 24, 2020 | Columns

Multiversity’s history column returns to examine pivotal events from the year 2000. We start with a basic overview of the state of the industry before taking a closer look at Gorilla Comics, CrossGen, and Ultimate Marvel. Overview The comic industry was in recession in 2000. Total US sales for the year were a paltry $265 […]

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Ghosts of Comics’ Past: August in Comics History – An Early Superheroine, a Racial Slur, and Misty

By | Aug 3, 2020 | Columns

It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for Multiversity’s history column. This installment will look at the first costumed superheroine, a racial misunderstanding put to good use, and an effort to make comics appeal to young girls. August 1940 I’ve been writing this column for almost two years now, and I’ve […]

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Ghosts of Comics’ Past: 1990

By | Jul 20, 2020 | Columns

Multiversity’s history column is back with an overview of the comic industry circa 1990. The overall market In 1990, the direct market was made up of about 1000 individual shops. Although they were vastly outnumbered by newsstand outlets like grocery stores and gas stations, these specialty stores represented almost 85% of comics sold. While the […]

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