Way back in the long time ago of 1978, Don Rico created a book called How To Start A Comic Book Empire, that featured Captain Free Enterprise telling the poor schlub on the street how he can make his fame and fortune selling comic books to the throngs of people clamoring for them.

With all of those people jumping over each other, even I want to know how I can get a piece of the action.  Fortunately, Captain Free Enterprise tells Jim Dodds exactly how it is done, step by step, and how great profits can be made.  While Captain Free Enterprise does inform us that credit is the way comics can be made he does offer a dire warning…

Oh, Jim! Always worried about that bottom line! (cue laugh track).  The odd thing is, Captain Free Enterprise’s advice is just as important today, as it was then.

The CO2 website has the entire story, including the insane amount of profits Jim is going to make off of his first comic. “How much profit,” you ask? According to the comic Jim is about to make the 2010 equivalent of $46,000 off one issue of Mighty Monsters. Oh how times have changed.

via CO2 Comics


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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