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Welcome Operatives to the Department of Nerdly Affairs, tonight your hosts Rob Paterson and Don Chisholm discuss whether the nerdly spectulators markets of the 80s and 90s helped or hurt nerd culture, and how this crept into the action figure market as well. Don gives us the comic shop eye view of the industry during this period, and we talk about how the Punisher was responsible for the comic speculator’s boom of the 1980s. All this and more are waiting for you in Episode Three of The Department of Nerdly Affairs!

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed

Elfquest
Starslayer
Head Shops
The Black and White Comics Glut
GRIT
Vertigo Comics
Death of Superman
Toyfare Magazine
Spawn Figure Collector’s Market
Monthly Shonen Jump
TORG
Space 1889

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