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Andrea Gallo Comic Books Collection

Identifier: RB-11

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of approximately 345 comic book issues from various comic book publishers, including Image Comics, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and publishing imprints, Wildstorm and America's Best Comics. The comic books were published between 1980 and 2006, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1990s.


  • Issued: circa 1980-2006
  • Issued: Majority of material found within 1990s


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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal cause for action if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person. KSU archives staff have taken care to identify and, in some cases, remove sensitive information found within its archival collections when undertaking archival processing work. However, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of the archival collections, particularly in those collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections. Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Kennesaw State University and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of archival collections held by the Kennesaw State University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for Official University records is held by Kennesaw State University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material must be secured from the repository and/or copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The collection was donated by Andrea Gallo, a resident of Cobb County. Publishers whose works are represented in the collection include major publishing companies which were started in the 1930s and are still active, such as Marvel Comics, founded in 1939 as Timely Comics, and best known for Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, the X-Men, Thor, and many others. In 2009, the company was purchased by the Walt Disney Company; and DC Comics founded in 1934 as National Allied Publication, and best known for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Justice League, The Flash, and many others. In 1967, the company was purchased by Warner Brothers, which would later become Time Warner.

Other publishers include, Image Comics, founded in 1992 by several illustrators as a venue for creator-owned properties, in which comics creators could publish material of their own creation without giving up the copyrights to those properties. It is best known for The Walking Dead, Spawn, Witchblade, Saga, and many others.

Also included are publishing imprints under DC comics: Wildstorm and America's Best Comics. WildStorm publishing imprint was purchased by DC Comics, in 1998, from Jim Lee's imprint under the Image Comics banner, and America's Best Comics, a publishing imprint under Wildstorm, was started by Alan Moore in 1999.


2.20 cubic feet (4 half-size letter record cartons)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Andrea Gallo, June 2010 (Accession 10-036).


No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by: Armando Suarez, September 2018


Armando Suarez
September 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Kennesaw State University Bentley Rare Book Museum Repository

Horace W. Sturgis Library, G37A-C, G41
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw GA 30144-5591 GKJ