I’m currently doing a research paper on counterfeit activity on the comic book market. It may seem weird but it’s kind of an interesting topic. Anyway, I already got a lot of information, but still missing some important points, so I was wondering if anyone of you can provide me with some imformation about it.
What I’m most interested in knowing is:
– Are the fake comic books produced by amateurs? Or do you think some kind of illegal organization produced them?
– What proportion of the comic books in the market is estimated to be fake?
– Have there been important (e.g. legal) cases regarding this illegal activity?
And well, anything else you could provide me with would be of great value. From what I know most of this illegal activity took place during the boom of the 1980’s, so it doesn’t matters if the information comes from that decade or any other one. I know probably little official information is available regarding this issue (since it’s all illegal), but really anything would help: estimates, personal experiences, opinions, etc.
I would trully appreciate anything you could provide me with, and if you want it I could aknowledge your contribution within the final version of the paper.