Comics : 1993 First Quarter Report

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This review was first published on: 2006.


From a collector's standpoint, one of the most interesting aspects of the Marvel Comic's Board of Directors taking the comicbook company public in 1991 was that when the company began issuing quarterly and annual reports, those reports (unlike similar reports of other publicly-traded companies) were issued in the form of comicbooks. These comicbooks/reports have since become collectible items on their own.

In Detail...

"Marvel Continues to Expand!!"
1993 First Quarter Report
Mar 1993 : SM Reference
Summary: Spider-Man Reference
Editor:  Glenn Herdling
Writer:  Bill Bevins, Terry Stewart
Artist:  John RomitaS. Clarke Hawbaker, Paul Mounts, Rick Mays
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This is another of Marvel's Quarterly reports. This is a four-page, glossy report produced as a faux-comic spouting facts and figures about the company.

In General...

This four-page mid-year report contains information about Marvels business dealings thus far in 1994. There is just one image of Spider-Man in this report.

Overall Rating...

This one is not so much fun as it really doesn't contain much Spidey (or comics).


Only shareholders were entitled to receive quarterly reports so it is a fair bet that most of them got tossed. However, anyone (shareholder or not) could request an annual report, so it is possible that there are more of them available. However, it is not known how many quarterly reports were published.