Thursday, 8 May 2014


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

If the old memory isn't playing tricks on me, I bought the first ish of
this mag quite a few years before I acquired the other three in the series
 However, before then, I'd read reprints of them in the second incarnation
of The MIGHTY WORLD Of MARVEL in 1983 - not too long after the
original U.S. mini-series, in fact.  It's strange to see the covers of #2 & 3 in
their original form because, naturally, I associate them more with MWOM,
which is where I first saw them.  However, that's neither here nor there as
far as you're concerned.  Your main interest is surely in refreshing your
own recollections of when you first experienced these comics, back
in the faded, half-forgotten realms of 'long ago and far away'.

So - happy reminiscing!

Page 1 was a rather unspectacular affair (and not even a splash page)
so here's page 2 instead, which better fits the description


Colin Jones said...

I didn't know about these but I loved the Vision and Scarlet Witch. That's one thing I hate about the modern Avengers, Wolverine and Spider-Man don't belong in my opinion. I'd forgotten all about the Whizzer till I saw him here on the cover of #2.

Kid said...

Shows just how out of touch I am, CJ - I didn't even know they were members.

Gey Blabby said...

Really? There's a character called The Whizzer? I'm guessing his powers involve super-speed, rather than the watery alternative.

Kid said...

The Whizzer was a super-speed character who first appeared back in th '40s, GB. He got his powers by being bitten by a mongoose - I don't even think it was radioactive. For a while Pietro and Wanda thought he was their father. ('Cos the writer said he was.)

John Pitt said...

Did this mini - series lead to their own title, like Wolvie, and, if so, have you got those as well?

Kid said...

I don't think it led to a regular series, but I have vague (and possibly mistaken) notions of a follow-up mini-series, JP. Regardless, I don't have them - if they exist.

John Pitt said...

You're right , there was another mini series, ( thought I'd seen some different covers! ) I checked GCD and there were 12 issues in '85 and jolly interesting they look too!

Kid said...

I was never too keen on the Vision/Scarlet Witch relationship to be honest, JP, so I'm not sure I could generate enough enthusiasm or interest to read 12 issues.

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