Comics : 1994 Third 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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"Marvel the Choice of the X Generation"
1994 Third Quarter Report
Sep 1994 : SM Reference
Summary: Spider-Man & Scarlet Spider Reference (cover only)
Editor:  Glenn Herdling
Writer:  William C. Bevins
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This is a report of the third quarter of 1994. It features Generation X on the cover Spider-Man and the Scarlet Spider appear on the back cover.

In General...

This is, like other quarterly reports, this is a comicbook-sized four-page report published on card stock. Only a couple of images of Spider-Man actually appear in it.

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.