Series MS 422/5 - Box 5

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MS 422/5


Box 5


  • 2005-2013 (Creation)

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1 small comics box

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This box contains 180 comics spanning from February 2005 to August 2013, which are all single issue comics (minus one 100-page spectacular for Petrefax 2011, one 100-page spectacular of My Faith in Frankie 2012, and a few one-shots). The majority are produced by DC Comics and Vertigo, while the rest are produced by Wildstorm. There is an interesting comic which is a Wildstorm and Dark Castle Comic crossover in "Ferryman" 2008. Some of the most frequent titles include: Fables, Northlanders, Scalped, Django Unchained, 100 Bullets, The Vinyl Underground, iZombie, American Vampire, Sweet Tooth. The majority of the comics in this box are not superhero comics, but rather more serious crime or mystery comics. One outlier is a preview for the comic adaptation for Steig Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2012). Some of the 2008 comics have slight water damage and rusty staples but they do not inhibit the comics. One duplicated issue of Sweet Tooth was removed.


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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 422/5

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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