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Saturday, 8 February 2014
'POT LUCK' MARVEL COVER GALLERY - PART ONE...
I've was digging through my files recently and rediscovered an
assortment of old comics, which I thought I'd share with you here.
When I was younger and needing to make space, I'd sometimes have a
clear-out, keeping the first three issues of a title and giving the rest away
to a pal. You see, traditionally, the first three numbers of a British comic
had a free gift and were therefore considered to be more collectable. In
the case of U.K. MARVEL mags however, this didn't always apply,
as sometimes only the first ish came with a freebie.
Anyway, what follows is a random selection of various comics
I possess, in no particular order of significance. The above comic
(SUPER SPIDER-MAN) was one I had originally when it came out,
but this particular issue was lying around the 2000 A.D. offices back
in 1985 or '86, and no one had any objections when I asked if I could
have it to replace my long-gone original copy - so back it came
with me to Bonnie Scotland. (Hoots mon and och aye!)
The CAPTAIN AMERICA comics below, I acquired when
I was living in Southsea in 1981, so that's where I mainly associate
them with whenever I look at them. They still have the free stickers
inside too. I don't think the comic lasted too long, but British Marvel
were throwing everything at the wall to see what would stick at this
time, although DAZZLER was hardly one of the 'big guns'.
Looking at the cover to PLANET Of The APES #3 today, I
associate it with my new town's old village hall, which was holding a
jumble sale on the day I bought it. It could possibly have been another
number, but this one seems to be the one I recall. The hall, a remnant
from the '50s at least, if not earlier, was demolished around 20 years
ago and replaced by shops and offices, but one glance at the cover
and that old hall is instantly resurrected in my mind.
Anyway, be sure to come back and see what's on display
in Part Two - you wouldn't want to miss anything!
Posted by Kid at Saturday, February 08, 2014