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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
It's The 75th Anniversary Year Of The....
Mood:  celebratory
Topic: Comic Book History


It's The 75th Anniversary Year Of The....


American Comic Book!



Another one of several milestones in pop culture history being reached this Year will be honored at the upcoming SDCC  Comic Con  International 2008!

The Comic Con  runs in San Diego, California from July 24th through July 27th, (with a special preview night on the 23rd for 4-day badge holders only).

This is the Year that several programs nationwide as well as the SDCC are celebrating the birth of American Comic Books.

Why?  Because most comic book historians consider 1933 as being the year when American comic book came into being.

Who Started this pop culture item?  It was started by an enterprising 'premiums' salesman Max C. Gaines.

What was the First Comic Book? Well, the first 'true' comic book was Funnies On Parade, that was published in the spring of 1933 by Eastern Color, which contained only reprints of newspaper strips.

The comic book was offered as a 'premium' by Procter & Gamble with an initial print run of 10,000 copies. 

That run sold out immediately! Quickly recognizing a good thing, Eastern Color next released Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics, but went to press with a print run of 100,000 copies...

This time Gaines stuck a 10 cents sticker on some of the copies and dropped them off at various  corner newsstands, only to return later to find they had already sold out!

Then a year later, Famous Funnies no.1 debuted (pictured at above right), and an American Industry was born!

It was only five years later when Superman appeared in Action Comics, which really kicked off the Comic Books buying habits of Americans!

Max Gaines himself went on to be active with National Periodical Publications ( Later known as DC - Superman Comics) and also with his own EC Comics line.

I am pleased that the Comic Con is honoring the birth of the American Comic Book, which has given me so much pleasure in my reading and buying habits! 

As I will be celebrating my birthday also at the Comic Con, I'll be sure to blog on any of the programs that I attend in those 4 days and 4 nights!

For those of you that are new to our blog, we have an ongoing comics and Pop Culture convention ourselves here at Make It So Marketing, what with our daily blog posts and listings of items for sale! Be sure to join us again!





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Famous Funnies #1 from 1934 is pictured above. The industry has come a long ways since this issue was published !

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Action Comics #1 from June of 1938 is pictured above. Funny thing is, Superman wasn't on the cover again until issue #7 in December of 1938. He was in each of the interior pages of issues #1-7 but only pictured on the cover of #1 and 7 when the publishers figured out what was making the comic book sell!

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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 5:00 PM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 5:18 PM PDT
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