Tuesday, 18 February 2014


When you think about it, TV TORNADO had quite a line-up with-
in its pages - SUPERMAN, BATMAN, The MAN From U.N.C.L.E.,
etc.  Trouble was, the real biggies were text stories rather than comic strips,
which is perhaps not the best way to present superhero adventures.  It's inter-
esting to speculate on whether the mag might've enjoyed a far longer run had
the artwork been of the same high-quality as in TV CENTURY 21.  Can you
imagine Superman and Batman being illustrated by MIKE NOBLE or RON
EMBLETON?!  Wow!  Of course, whether NATIONAL PERIODICAL
PUBLICATIONS would've allowed anyone else to produce brand-new
tales of their top superheroes is open to question, as is whether CITY
MAGAZINES could've afforded the licensing rights to do so.

Anyway, enough of 'what-ifs?', let's just enjoy the second half of the
first issue of TV Tornado together.  Just think, you lucky collectors -
now you have the complete comic to add to your collection.


John Pitt said...

Another thanks for "giving me back " a long - lost first ish. Yeah , I would have loved art rather than text , but for all the strips he DID cram into this comic, I' ve got to award Mick Anglo A for effort!

Kid said...

No tother a' ba', JP. (As we say in Scotland.)

John Pitt said...

Re-reading this again I can hear the Monkees' " I'm A Believer " in my imagination!

Kid said...

Well, I suppose it's cheaper than a record player.

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