Nostalgic notions, sentimental sighings, wistful wonderings, rueful reflections, poignant ponderings & yearnings for yesteryear! (With a few profound perplexities & puzzling paradoxes thrown in as well.)
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
FOOTBALL COMIC WITH NO BALLS...
In 1992, new publishing kid on the block, TUNDRA, were developing
a fortnightly football comic called GLORY GLORY, which they hoped
would be the next big thing in the world of periodicals. 50,000 copies of a
dummy version were printed for promotional purposes, with the launch
date of the actual first issue announced for September 9th, 1992.
However, after all the time, effort and money spent on producing the
dummy, plans were hastily abandoned and Glory Glory succumbed to
an inglorious fate - cancellation before it had even appeared on the news-
agents' shelves. So why was the decision taken to abort the project before
fruition? I'm not quite sure - as a contributor I was probably told at the
time, but have long since forgotten the details. Perhaps reaction to the
dummy was less than positive, resulting in Tundra deciding not to risk
losing even more money by going ahead with the launch, hence the
plug being pulled at the last moment.
Luckily, 'though, I have one of the 50,000 dummies printed,
and have decided to unselfishly share with you the cover and
a couple of interior pages - just to give you a taste of what
might have been.