Steve Geppi Height, Weight, Net Worth, Age, Birthday, Wikipedia, Who, Nationality, Biography

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Date of Birth January 24, 1950
Age 72 years, 0 months, 16 days
Place of Birth Little Italy
Country United States
Profession Novelist
Horoscope Aquarius

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Steve Geppi Biography

Steve Geppi is a famous Novelist, who was born on January 24, 1950 in United States. Steve Geppi was born in January 24, 1950 in Little Italy, Baltimore and completed the 8th grade before leaving school. Geppi’s “first job was handling the comics for a local store,” where the nine-year-old avidly read comics including “his favorite Archie comics” and others. Ever the entrepreneur, Geppi “asked to be paid in comics [because]… [h]e could sell them off to other kids and make a better buck.” By 1960, Geppi was “doing tax returns for his neighbors,” and later also “handled football pools.” According to Astrologers, Steve Geppi’s zodiac sign is Aquarius.

After Phil Seuling established the direct market c.1972, he maintained a virtual (if ill-run) monopoly on comics distribution until a lawsuit brought by New Media/Irjax in 1978. Irjax, “a paper distribution company formed by Hal Schuster… his father, Irwin, and his brother, Jack” acchieved “a sizeable chunk of the direct-distribution market,” but ultimately “filed for Chapter Seven bankruptcy in early 1982.”

The (Official) Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, first published by Robert M. Overstreet in 1970 as one of the earliest authorities on American comic book industry grading and collection values. Overstreet sold his company to Gemstone in 1994, but continued to “serve as author and/or publisher of Geppi’s Entertainment Publishing & Auctions’ line of books.” Publication of the Price Guide was taken over by Gemstone in 1998, Gemstone took over publication, and the twenty-eighth edition to the present have been (co-)published by Geppi’s Gemstone publications. The guides 39th edition was published by Gemstone Publishing in 2009.

Geppi and family vacationed every summer in Wildwood, New Jersey. In the summer of 1972, his nephew (Georgie Kues) was “reading an old Batman comic book” in the rain, and Geppi found that “reading that Batman brought [back his childhood memories of comics]… He still loved comics [and] figured there were a lot of guys who would feel the same way.” Buying “a batch of old comics from a woman on his mail route,” he was soon “spending weekends at comic shows, buying and trading with other fans.” After “setting up at comic book conventions as a part-time dealer,” he ultimately realised that he could make more money that way than at his job with the postal services.

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In 1974, Geppi announced his intention to quit his job and “open a comic book store.” Geppi recalls that his colleagues “all laughed their heads off,” while The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles quoted him as saying:

Steve Geppi Net Worth

Steve is one of the richest Novelist & listed on most popular Novelist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Steve Geppi net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.

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Stephen A. Geppi (born January 24, 1950) is an American comic book distributor, publisher and former comic store owner. Having established an early chain of comic shops in Baltimore in the mid-late 1970s, he is best known for his distributing business. Geppi founded Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest comic direct distribution service in 1982, and has served as the company’s head to the present. Diamond Distribution became the successor to direct market pioneer Phil Seuling’s distribution dream when Geppi took over New Media/Irjax’s warehouses in 1982. He further bought out early-distributor Bud Plant in 1988, and main rival Capital City in 1996 to assume a near-monopoly on comics distribution, including exclusivity deals with the major comic book publishers.

In 1974, Geppi announced his intention to quit his job and “open a comic book store.” Geppi recalls that his colleagues “all laughed their heads off,” while The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles quoted him as saying:

Geppi named his company ‘Diamond’ “after the imprint Marvel Comics used on non-returnable comics,” and although the “publisher discontinued the symbol” months later, the name remained. “Diamond grew an average of 40 percent a year,” as comics retail took off. Many fans “with little experience” started rival companies only to “find they were in over their heads,” allowing Geppi to “[buy] out the smart ones or pick… up the pieces after the stupid ones went out of business,” according to Geppi employee Mark Herr. Geppi was aided in his efforts by the publishers themselves. In the early 1980s, Marvel and DC Comics groups provided trade terms favorable for larger distributors and those with efficient freight systems, effectively “play[ing] into the hands of the major distributors such as Capital and Diamond,” and hastening the demise of smaller distributors.

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Having left school to support his mother, between 1964 and 1969, he undertook a number of “manual-labor jobs,” while “dodging truant officers.” He “enrolled in vocational school,” but did not feel challenged – later recalling that “I had missed 45 days at the half, and I was on the honor roll” – and again dropped out. Later he worked for Lester White’s Detecto Electronics “install[ing] burglar alarms and doorbells,” before joining the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier. Starting aged 19 with “the crap jobs,” (loading trucks and substituting for other carriers), Geppi was “starting a family… [and] needed… solid, steady work, something with a future.” A “few years” after taking the carrier exam, he was assigned a flat “route in suburban Maryland,” while “[t]he Postal Service kept raising salaries [and] Geppi’s pay tripled in five years,” allowing him to move “his growing family out to the suburbs.” In the early seventies Geppi was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and conducted many free home bible studies. Whether or not he is still affiliated with this organization is not known.

By 1981/82 he had four stores, “including a tourist development in Harborplace, showplace of a reviving Maryland.” Already “doing a little informal distributing… for smaller retailers,” Geppi found himself “one of the biggest accounts” for New Media/Irjax. When his distributor “relocated to Florida, he asked Geppi to service more accounts for a bigger discount.” One of the “last loyal customers” when New Media began having fiscal difficulties, Geppi made a deal: “[t]he owner was going into retail,” so Geppi agreed to provide Schuster with “free books for a period of time in return for his account list,” buying parts of the company, and founding Diamond Comic Distribution.

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In 1983, he hired an accounting firm, and in 1985 hired “no-nonsense CPA,” Chuck Parker “as Diamond’s first controller.” Herr notes that this move was Geppi’s “best decision,” as Parker “cares nothing about the comics. To him, it’s dollars and cents.” Parker describes his role as “smooth[ing] the emotion out of some decisions. Steve [Geppi] is a visionary and a risk-taker… and I tend to be more conservative.”

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In 1983, Geppi was criticised for taking exception to certain ‘adult’ themed titles and scenes, effectively causing the cancellation of a series called “Void Indigo” for its excessive violence. Later in 1987, Geppi responded to “a graphic childbirth scene in Miracleman #9 (written by Alan Moore), Geppi wrote to retailers that:

Cochran, like Geppi, was a particular fan of Carl Barks’ Disney comics, and had previously-published EC reprints in association with Disney-reprinter Gladstone Publishing. In the early 1990s, Geppi’s Gemstone embarked on a full series of reprints of classic EC titles, starting with new reprints of the Cochran/Gladstone-reprints of The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror and Weird Science (all 1992). Gemstone also republished (in single issue and ‘annual’ – four issues per ‘annual’ – format) EC’s ‘New Trend’ and ‘New Direction’ titles between 1992 and 2000.

Geppi’s publishing ventures in the field of comics saw him form Gemstone Publishing Inc., which was formed in large part from other purchases. In 1992, Geppi and Diamond bought Ernst Gerber Publishing (publisher-author of the Photo-Journal Guide to Comics). E. Gerber Products, LLC is a Diamond-affiliated company started by Gerber in 1977 which sells Mylar bags as well as “acid-free boxes and acid-free backing boards” for comics collectors to store their collection in. In 1993, Geppi bought Russ Cochran Publishing. Long-term EC Comics fan Cochran auctioned Bill Gaines’ personal file copies of EC publications, as well as most pages of original EC artwork (which, almost uniquely, Gaines had maintained ownership and possession of), before being granted the reprint rights to the EC back catalog itself. Geppi included Cochran’s publications – and Cochran himself – under his new imprint, Gemstone Publishing.

In February 1993, he was profiled for “a local business magazine,” and the article ultimately caught the attention of Ernst & Young. Geppi was thus awarded the regional ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for 1993. Celebrating his win at the Camden Club, Geppi was introduced to “prominent local attorney” Peter Angelos, who had also “[grown] up in one of Baltimore’s ethnic neighborhoods,” and the two had mutual friends.

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