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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Update On The Mid 1970s Comic Book Dealers...
Mood:  chatty
Topic: Comic Cons

Michael D Hamersky On Comics Presents An Update On The...
The Mid 1970s Comic Book Dealers!
(As Shown At Various Sources!)

TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4046 -   At the left is an advertisement page from a mid 1977 Marvel Comics book. 

Mid 1970's Comic Books Dealers advertising on this nationwide page were:

Richard Alf of San Diego CA, Robert Bell of Hauppage NY,  Howard Rogofsky of Flushing NY, Discount Comics from Santee CA, American Comic Book Company from Studio City CA, Grand Book Inc from Brooklyn NY, Clint's Comics from Kansas City MO, and Superhero Comics from Weston Canada.

Recently I posted the membership page of the 1973 San Diego Comic Con on my Facebook Page.  As seen at this link.  The page was posted small via the Facebook photo procedure, so I'm going to list here in my blog those names identified as dealers.

Those dealers included:  #6 Larry Bigman, #11 Joe Colabella, #16 Gary Nishimura, #17 Mark Reynolds, #24 Melville C Hill, #25 Lucas Dang, #26 Gary Carter (later the publisher of Comic Book Marketplace!), #29 North County Book Shop, #30 Bob Sidebottom (later an Editor of a few comic books), #40 Tom Heaton, # 42 Joe Kotuna, #43 Tony Raiola, #44 Shane Shellenbarger, #74 Roger C Nelson, #78 David Boring, #91 Lance Casebeer, #93 Jay Knowles, #121 Don Morris, #122 Russ Cochran - (still selling today), #127 Jim Buser, #128 Joe Swan, #129 Will Conine, #136 Marc Zarkarin, #145 Harry A Hopkins, #150 Tom Tallmon, #169 David T Alexander (still a dealer today in 2015), #174 Michael D Haw(m)ersky (that's me!), #188 Terry Stroud (still a comics dealer & was a comic book writer), #195 Arnold Berman, #198 Tom French (SDCC's dealer room organizer - died 1997), & #201 Prince & the Pauper Imported Toys.

If you have been buying comics since the 1970s, you will recognize several of the above names!   Some like myself went on to advertise in The Buyers Guide, as well as other publications.  Some just sold at comic cons that sprang up nationwide during the following years!

Also, the photo to the left is a photo of myself holding the 1973 San Diego Comic Con Souvenir Book, along with a copy of the 2pages showing the 1973 membership list as of date of publication!

BTW before I forget... Richard Alf, named in the first paragraph above, who also had bought many of my duplicates issues before I started dealing myself, went on to sell out to Chuck Rozanski, Owner of Mile High Comics in Colorado, in 1978. Richard had built his mail order business into a going concern, but by then there were some major competitors in mail order including Pacific Comics (also in San Diego), Passaic Book Center and of course Robert Bell.

I will be adding more info to this mini-history in the months to follow...

~ Michael



NOTE FROM Michael D Hamersky On ComicsMy thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over 4,000 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app link!   Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

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!     

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