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Friday, 25 April 2014
POWER RECORDS PRESENTS - THE FANTASTIC FOUR...
Around the mid '70s, either in the countdown to me leaving school or not too long after having started work, I bought a book and record set advertised in the pages of the British MARVEL weeklies. Power Records Presents - "The WAY IT BEGAN!", which was a reprint of The FANTASTIC FOUR #126 with an audio dramatisation on a 7 inch 45 RPM single of the comic's content. I'd bought #126 back in October 6th 1972, but no longer had it, so I jumped at the chance to own it again in some form (I now have several copies of the mag).
The text was abridged and altered in some places for the reprint, but it was a great idea to give the comic a little 'life' by having actors (or perhaps just one actor doing different voices and either speeding them up or slowing them down) perform the parts of the various characters - and, in the main do them just as readers had doubtless imagined them to sound like. At least, I certainly thought so! (The MOLE MAN in particular was spot on.)
So here's what the reprint and record looked like, and if you're interested in hearing how the single sounded, click on the links at the bottom of the post. Happy listening!
Posted by Kid at Friday, April 25, 2014