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  • Writer's pictureJohn Hughes

Newsstand vs Direct Market Comics: A Short History - plus, the Last Ronin, Gwenpool & more!

Join John & Richard as they break down the difference between newsstand and direct market versions of comic books and why the newsstand versions may not always be the rarer! Plus, the Last Ronin and all the issues involved in making it so hot, and our Underrated Books of the Week!

NOTE - I did misspeak at one point - the Direct Market made up 6% of Marvel's total sales in 1979, not 2%! Apologies for that.

Chuck Rozanski's history of the Direct Market -

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