Indicia Publisher is the actual legal name of the Publisher as recorded in the indicia of the comic book. When there is no indicia within a comic book or the actual company name is not listed in the indicia, historical research was employed to as accurately as possible identify the Indicia Publisher for individual comic books.
Surprisingly to some, the actual company names of Publishers changed and continues to change frequently in the comic book industry for a variety of reasons. The idea though that, for instance, "Wonder Woman" is a "DC" character is very common in the world. To accommodate this "common knowledge", the XOWComics.com site made this distinction then between "Publishers" and "Indicia Publishers".
The tracking of Indicia Publishers is an ongoing project. To the right you can see an example of an Indicia Publisher Detail page.
An Indicia Publisher must be associated with one and only one Publisher in the XOWComics.com site. Though there are a couple of examples of Indicia Publishers that cross different Publishers thru the years, this restriction maintains consistency and integrity within the data in the XOWComics.com site.
An Indicia Publisher has a limited number of attributes that the XOWComics.com site tracks. These individual attributes are as follows:
Note: for Years in Operation, individual values will be displayed in italics if the values are not certain to be correct.
An Indicia Publisher can contain details relevant to other data within the site. The following is a listing of these items:
When searching for individual comic books in the XOWComics.com site, sometimes a Publisher search will not locate the item in particular you are seeking. In these rare instances, searching on the Indicia Publisher as it is listed in the indicia of the comic book will often help considerably in locating the individual comic books you are seeking.