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Friday, 25 April 2014
POWER RECORDS PRESENTS - THE FANTASTIC FOUR...
Images copyright MARVEL COMICS
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!