THEY STARTED IN THE 1960s, WERE BIG IN THE 1970s, FADED AWAY IN THE 1980s & 1990s -
FIVE, FOUR, THREE OR TWO COMIC BOOKS SOLD TOGETHER, PACKAGED IN A SEALED PLASTIC BAG

 

They were disliked and scorned by many regular comic book readers at the time: those sealed plastic bags commonly containing three different comic books and sold as a package at a marginal discount. Even today, their nostalgic reputation is tainted. And yet these "comic packs" not only sold well for more than two decades, they also offer some interesting insight into the comic book industry's history from the 1960s through to the 1990s. Today, sealed comic packs are comic book history time capsules.

 

COMIC PACKS THE ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK IN A BAG

 
 
 
 
 

DC COMIC PACKS CHARTED

Establishing and compiling an overview of DC Comics packaged in comic packs of the 1970s is still work in progress, but information collected and analyzed so far is available here.

DC COMIC PACKS REVIEWED

1972
A-12 - D-12

1973
A-1 - B-2 - C-3 - D-3

     

MARVEL MULTI-MAGS CHARTED

Establishing and compiling an overview of Marvel comics packaged in their Multi-Mags comic packs of the 1970s is still work in progress, but information collected and analyzed so far is available here.

MARVEL MULTI-MAGS REVIEWED

1975
SEPTEMBER

 
THE THOUGHT BALLOON - READ UP ON COMICS

 
 

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