In which I link back to people who linked to me recently. Plus: questions for you.

§ July 18th, 2007 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on In which I link back to people who linked to me recently. Plus: questions for you.

  • Tim O’Neil goes into deeper detail on the fall and rise of the Punisher that I’ve been discussing over the last couple of days, and comments on the efforts Marvel had to go through to rebuild a Punisher fanbase.
  • THE PROFESSOR SPEAKS! And among the things he speaks about is meeting me, in person…and surviving the experience. Yes, friends, it is safe to encounter me in the wild. I don’t bite or scratch, and I generally don’t spit a lot.
  • Warmth and Green Paper mentions my weblog here as a great comics site, which I appreciate. He also calls me “Tom Sterling,” but, hey, close enough. I’m not picky.
  • Found on Let’s Get Comical, a new weblog that recently linked to me: yes, it’s yet another YouTube video, and yes, it involves Batman, and, yes, it’s just a series of still photos…but it’s silly and it made me laugh, and that’s all I can ask for some days:

    Did I mention it’s in French? It’s in French.

Now, I tend to talk about the ’90s market crash a lot. Our store had to ride it out, and in some ways we’re still recovering from it…thus I have a first person perspective on that period. It was a very odd time to be trying to sell comics, particularly after the money we were making hand-over-fist during the comics boom. I’ve gone into detail about it here and here and here and here, and apparently that’s not enough, because I have the itch to talk about it some more.

So, I have two questions to ask you:

1. Do you have any particular questions for me in regards to the comics market bust, that I haven’t already covered in my other posts?

2. Do you have any memories or observations from this period? What was your perspective on the comic market crash, from either side of the counter?

Please let me know in the comments. I’d like to hear what you have to say.

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