Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3752 - I just had a person ask me about the clubs that I had belonged in during my years of comic book reading / collecting. He was interested in the M.M.M.S. and Marvelmania International, and if I had been a member.
Well... The MarvelMania Club had started in 1969 and early members received kit #1 which had its' membership items in full color. See bottom right photo shown above.
Note: Marvelmania Magazine only lasted for six issues. This was the second club based on Marvel Comics, however it was a business outside the direct control of the Marvel Comics publishing group, but like the earlier M.M.M.S. it didn't last long it didn't last long....
For more info on Marvelmania...
Here is the link to the Wikipedia entry.
BTW... This Marvelmania had nothing to do with the Marvel Mania Restaurant, as seen in this link, that ran from 1998-1999.
At times I do receive items from all three Marvel fan clubs, (MMMMS, Marvelamania, FOOM),and they usually end up in my online comic book shop for sale, (ComicBooksCircus.com)!
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Note: My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item(s) that was mentioned here today...! If I have it, you'll find under the BIG TOP of Comics, at Comic Books Circus.com, including the book 'Gotham City 14 Miles' that I am shown holding to the left. I'm 1 of 14 essayists in that book! !
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