The Circulating American Magazines Project: Best practices for use of its comics data

Marvel’s ABC Statement for the first half of 1962 Over the last two decades, Russ Maheras, Jonathan Hoyle, and I have visited the offices of the Audit Bureau of Circulation at various times, using the old microfilm viewer to capture comics sales data. It’s provided a glimpse into a time in comics history when advertising sales were … Read more

The difference 50 years makes

Russ Maheras is one of the premier “comics archaeologists,” having delved into the microfilm files of the Audit Bureau of Circulation to find much of what we know about comics sales from the Golden Age. (Find some of his research here.) On reading my post this morning about February’s comics sales, Russ wrote in with … Read more