Tuesday, 11 February 2014
ACTION & ADVENTURE: 'POT LUCK' MARVEL COVER GALLERY - PART FIVE...
Here's yet another batch of British MARVEL comic covers
from well-over 30 years ago. This time around it's MARVEL SUPER
ADVENTURE and MARVEL ACTION for you all to salivate over,
featuring KIRBY, COLAN, BUSCEMA and SMITH artwork. I can't
help but think that the LETRASET lettering on the covers did them no
favours and that professional hand-lettering after the style of SAM
ROSEN would've been much easier on the eye.
That's one of the things that often surprised me about British
Marvel - the way they would dilute the distinctive essence of what
made a Marvel comic what it was by using typeset lettering instead of
the cataclysmic calligraphy that artistic giants like Sam Rosen or ARTIE
SIMEK were capable of - what the heck was the editor thinking? Such
a sorry state of affairs wouldn't have happened if I'd been in charge
of these mags, no sirree! (And they only had to ask.)
Anyway, what particular reminiscences do you have about these
weekly comics, dear readers? Why not share them with the rest of
us in the Crivens comments section? You'll be glad you did!
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, February 11, 2014