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Friday, 13 June 2014
THE THING COVER & SPLASH PAGE GALLERY - PART THREE...
As I gad about the streets of Glasgow, friendly passers-by
often say to me, "Hi Kid, how's things?" Overlooking their bad
grammar, I hilariously reply "Not what they used to be!", which is,
after all, just the sort of response you'd expect from a professional
nostalgist. And 'Marvel' at how cleverly I steered the topic round to
'Things' in an effortless link that would be the envy of many a TV
presenter. (Two word puns for the price of one there, as it's
MARVEL's THING I'm talking about. No need to
applaud - it's a gift.)
As it's Friday the 13th today, I thought it appropriate that we
start with #13 of the Thing's own magazine (which is a complete
lie, of course - it a total coincidence). To be honest, I don't recall
being too keen on the ROCKY GRIMM - SPACE RANGER
theme that ran over several issues, but I plan on re-reading
them soon and perhaps I may revise my opinion.
Anyway, enjoy this pulsasting plethora of covers and splash
pages from a titanic time when The FANTASTIC FOUR's
most popular member had his very own monthly comic mag. It
may only have lasted 36 issues, but that's better than The
INCREDIBLE HULK managed on his first outing.
Posted by Kid at Friday, June 13, 2014