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Tuesday January 25, 2011 6:23 am

Russ Cochran’s Inventory Clearance Sale!




Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Independent

Tales From The Crypt2011 is still going to be a rough year for publishers, and longtime beloved publisher Russ Cochran is one of those having a troubled time.

I first learned about Russ's problems at Comics Beat. Now Alan David Doane at Trouble With Comics is reporting that Russ is holding a benefit sale to benefit himself… and he could use it.

To keep his books from falling into the wrong hands ("I would rather sell them to you, my faithful customers, at a lower price than to wholesale them to dealers and booksellers"), Russ is cutting deals by slashing prices to move out his inventory.

Some of the price cuts are outrageous. There's a list and a link at the Trouble With Comics post.

Russ has done some brilliant work over the years, creating beautiful hardcover volumes that preserve the work of classic EC Comics and MAD Magazine. I have a complete set of the MAD reprints in a nice slipcase and they are sweet, and yes, I take them out and read them pretty much every year.

If you've ever wanted to pick up some of these books, but have put it off for whatever reason, now's the time.

[Artwork: Tales From The Crypt, snagged from The Daily Crosshatch which also has a nice review of the book]

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