Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture
By Rob Salkowitz
McGraw-Hill, 304 pages, $27.00
Comic book fandom was a natural outgrowth of science fiction fandom, splintering off in 1961 as the revival of superhero comics was clearly here to stay. In that year, sci-fi fan and future author Richard Lupoff published Xero, the first comics-only fanzine.… Continued on next page...
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