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Sunday, 16 March 2014
THE MARVEL MAG THAT TIME FORGOT - PART ONE...
When THE MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL was relaunched
by PANINI in 2003, the first issue's indicia was numbered Volume 2,
Number 1. This completely ignored the fact that there had already been
a second volume of MWOM, released back in 1983. I immediately con-
tacted Panini and informed them of their error and a few issues later the
numbering was corrected. (I subsequently also contacted one or two
internet sites who'd made the same mistake in their recounting of
the history of the title and advised them of the fact.)
The 'real' Volume 2 lasted seventeen issues then disappeared,
although the actual name survived as a banner headline on seven
of the first eight issues of the CAPTAIN BRITAIN monthly mag
(EXPLODING FROM THE MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL...),
launched in December of '84 (cover-dated January '85). Readers had
to wait another eighteen years for the return of the premier 'official'
U.K. Marvel periodical, first launched back on the last day of
September 1972 (cover-dated October).
Here then, are the first nine covers of the Marvel mag that time
and Panini forgot. (Until I reminded them, that is.) Don't forget
to come back for the remaining eight if you want a full set.