Revisiting the Whirlwind Arrival of Stephen Platt on Moon Knight
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Revisiting the Whirlwind Arrival of Stephen Platt on Moon Knight

Knowledge Waits is a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. The late 1990s was a fascinating time in comic book history. 1991 and 1992 were the absolute zenith when it came to individual comic book sales, but what 1993 had was an insane VARIETY of comic book titles that were selling a ton. Every person and their brother was launching an interconnected comic book line and they were SELLING. They weren’t selling in the millions, but they were selling enough that everyone was making plenty of money. So much of the industry was being driven by the appeal of certain superstar artists. I don’t want to say "cult of personality," because that seems like an insult and I don’t mean it as an insult, but what I mean is that if you were a hot artist, you could launch a comic book series and sell 100,000 copies pretty easily. However, by late 1993, the industry had sort of settled down a bit when it came to "hot" artists. Marvel’s hottest artists from 1991 had all left to form Image and then those artists spent 1992 recruiting the NEXT batch of hot […]

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