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Saturday, 31 May 2014
RAMPAGE MONTHLY COVER GALLERY...
Before your awestruck orbs are the covers for issues 1-9 of RAMPAGE, which had been a U.K. weekly comic before being promoted to monthly magazine status. I probably had all or most of them at one time, but now only have those that reprinted the main tales from The RAMPAGING HULK, a black and white mag produced by MARVEL in the States.
I've also included the covers of the first and last issues of the American title for you to compare with the British one, and to show that, as discussed in previous posts, inferior printing in this country often rendered some interior pages as a murky morass, with delicate shades of grey coming out almost black and obscuring (if not obliterating) artistic detail. (They're not quite as bad in this instance, but they're still not as good as they should be.)
Anyway, enjoy the covers and be sure to return for my next post - once I decide what the heck I'm going to do next. Any suggesstions? (No dice, Charlie - I ain't jumpin' off a cliff to please anyone!)
Above - the same page from both editions. Note the U.K. one has much darker tones.
The above page from the U.S. edition wasn't used in the U.K. mag. Presumably the editors considered it redundant - or space was tight in that first issue.
A painted version by Bob Larkin of the above illustration was used as the cover of the 1978 Hulk book below by Simon & Shuster.
The same two pages from #9 of the U.K. & U.S. editions. Once again, note the darker tones in the British mag.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, May 31, 2014