Sunday, 18 November 2012

SOME FANTASTIC PLACE...

 
 
Over on SOME FANTASTIC PLACE, host Dougie refers to (amongst
other things) LONDON EDITIONS MAGAZINES' nineteen issue run of
THE SUPER HEROES. He happened to mention in his comments section
that he hasn't seen the 1983 and 1984 Annuals, nor the card-covered
Albums which were also issued. So, Dougie - this ones for you! (The
image for the '84 Annual isn't gleaned from my own collection, and is
consequently a bit feeble.)   


7 comments:

Dougie said...

Thanks for this! I particularly like the cover of the 1983 annual.

Kid said...

No bother, Dougie. Glad you liked it.

Dougie said...

I think one issue had a cover where the heroine ( Canary? Power Girl?) was modelled on Debbie Harry.

Kid said...

I'll have to dig them out and scan them for future publication. Some of the covers were really nice. You could certainly tell when the artists had based the characters on celebrities.

baab said...

That used to bug me when artists used celebs as the basis....i remember someone using one or both of the twins from BROS (british popsters) and it annoyed me.....hhmm I think it was an issue of Zenith by Steve Yeowell .

I still dont know what my opinion is of inserting Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury in the Ultimates books with the knock on effect of him being in the continuing narrative.

baab said...

I just had a wee look at my Zenith books,in case my memory is faulty....yes, Steve Yeowell places Bros,a Rick Astley type and another who looks like a rolling stone drummer in a fictional number one band called Jack Five.
phase 111 :1 nadir
2000 ad prog 630
book four of graphic novels.

Kid said...

Zenith, eh? That reminds me - whatever happened to that Grant Morrison fella?