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Sunday, 4 May 2014
PART TWO OF HOWARD THE DUCK COVER & SPLASH PAGE GALLERY...
American readers of this blog could be forgiven for wondering
if the MARVEL covers featured are from 'real' U.S. Marvel mags
or British reprints for U.K. buyers. After all, the banner says Marvel
All-Colour Comics, not Marvel Comics Group, and are priced
in pence, not cents. Honestly 'though, these mags were printed
on the same presses as the ones sold in the States.
What happened is that the mags for America and Canada were
printed first, the cover plates then adjusted and the issues for sale in
Britain run off. Marvel U.K. sold weekly black and white mags at that
time, so the Marvel Comics Group line was replaced with Marvel All-
Colour Comics to underscore the difference to anyone who wasn't
already aware of it. That apart, they're exactly the same as the
American versions in every way, including the indicia.
Now that I've explained that (in case you didn't already know),
you can relax and enjoy the second part of our HOWARD The
DUCK cover gallery, secure in the knowledge that it contains the
'real deal' - not second-rate forgeries. Only the best for you,
fellow frantic fans. And I've even thrown in the '77 Annual.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, May 04, 2014