Monday, 10 March 2014
YOWZA! PART FOUR OF SMASH! COVER GALLERY...
You know, when I think about it, I realise that I bought 'new'
SMASH! in spite of the covers, not because of them. After all,
they didn't reflect the comic's contents and I doubt they attracted
anyone who wasn't already a regular reader, perhaps having
continued to purchase the paper from its ODHAMS days.
I say that because the WARRIORS Of The WORLD series,
which lasted for 46 issues, had too much of an 'educational' slant,
which, as we know, is anathema to most young boys. (Unless you're
CUTHBERT SWOT, of course, who'd probably zealously buy
LOOK & LEARN - and not for The TRIGAN EMPIRE.)
Having said that 'though, due to the childhood memories as-
sociated with each cover, I now have a distinct fondness for them
that I wouldn't have had at the time. However, I feel that the series
would've been better placed on the back covers, with the front of
the comic featuring symbolic 'splash pages' of JANUS STARK,
CURSITOR DOOM, MASTER Of The MARSH, etc.
(It's not as if they were short of strips to choose from.)
I think such scenes would've been a bigger draw to potential
buyers than what was used, but I guess it's easy to be wise after
the event. If you have an opinion on the matter, feel free to
share it in the comments section.
Posted by Kid at Monday, March 10, 2014