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Comic Shop · The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture
By Dan Gearino · Foreword by Tom Spurgeon

Award-winning business journalist Dan Gearino leads a tour through the world of comic shops, telling the story of the direct market from its 1970s origins to today. Includes profiles of forty notable shops in the U.S. and Canada, and a close look at The Laughing Ogre in Columbus.

“Gearino pulls back the curtain on the seldom-seen end of the business encompassing sales, distribution and retail.…Drawing from original documents and firsthand interviews with key participants, [he] gives the retail and distribution side of the industry an account as dramatic and lively as Sean Howe did for the creative side in his 2012 book on Marvel Comics.…The result is a readable, well-researched account that fills a gap in existing comics literature and provides a great reference for future work."

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