Comics : 1994 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.

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1994 First Quarter Report
Mar 1994 : SM Reference
Summary: Spider-Man Reference
Editor:  Glenn Herdling
Writer:  Bill Bevins, Terry Stewart
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This is a report of the first quarter of 1994. It features the X-Men and the wedding of Jean Grey and Scott Summers.

In General...

This is, like other quarterly reports, a four-page report published on card stock. Only a single image of Spider-Man appears, inside.

Overall Rating...

Heavy on the text, light on the images, not enough Spidey.


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.