Sunday, 8 June 2014
DETECTIVE COMICS SUPER SPECTACULAR COVER GALLERY...
Okay. okay, ya got me! I know that the above ish is a regular-
sized mag and not a 100 PAGE SUPER SPECTACULAR, but it
contains the first instalment of MANHUNTER, which is continued and
concluded in the following six issues (below) - so it gets a pass. Whenever
I look at #437, I think of my Gran and Grandpa's itchy, red bed-settee, on
which I sat and read this particular comic one Sunday while visiting them
not too long after acquiring it, but the subsequent issues I think I only saw
in ads. I therefore wonder if they had a limited distribution in Britain
(they definitely were distributed - the THORPE & PORTER 15p
stamp proves it), or perhaps they just sold out before I even saw
them on the spinner-racks.
I finally managed to obtain the next six mags in the line many,
many years later, from the late PETE ROOT, a well-known Glasgow
comics-caterer who once had floor space in FORBIDDEN PLANET
in the city. I'm not quite sure whether I bought them there or from his
later premises in Parnie Street, but whenever I look at the covers, I
invariably remember Pete, God bless 'im.
Anyway, I'm sure you all have your own particular reminiscences
associated with these comics, so I'll leave you to indulge yourselves.
Should you wish to share any fond recollections connected to these mags,
then feel entirely free to share them in the comments section. Go on -
beat the rest and be the first. The sense of accomplishment is unreal!
(Well, what are you waiting for? Get typing.)
Posted by Kid at Sunday, June 08, 2014