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reminded me that I'd had a letter printed in SUPER SPIDER-MAN
& THE TITANS #206. Well, you could've knocked me down with
a feather 'cos I'd clean forgotten about it. I wasn't long in acquiring a
replacement (although, now that I think about it, the person to whom
I gave my original copy back in the '70s still has it), so I thought I'd
share my Mighty Marvel Missive with those of you who didn't
see Duncan's comment a couple of months ago. Read on...
still going strong today (as far as I know). I'm puzzled as to why
I said I'd only read a few of the strips, because when I eventually
acquired back numbers of FANTASTIC years later, I seemed to re-
call the majority of the weekly instalments. I can only assume that, in
between having my memory refreshed, I'd simply forgotten reading
most of them at the time of my letter. Or perhaps, devious teen-
ager that I was, I thought that Marvel might take pity on me
for having missed these classics and republish them.
What's interesting about the response is that it's probably
by ALF WALLACE (of ALF, BART & COS fame) who was
the editor of ODHAMS PRESS POWER COMICS back in the
'60s, and who, in the '70s, was working for MARVEL U.K. (What's
more, it's thought that he wrote at least some of the Missing Link/
Johnny Future strips back in the day.) So things had come full
circle for him in being once again connected to Marvel.
From my point of view, as I had gotten into Marvel stories
through the Power Comics reprints, it gives me a little thrill to
think that Alf himself answered my letter to British Marvel way
back in '77. What puzzles me is why I ever gave the comic away
- I must've forgotten that letter pretty quickly. (Got it back now
'though, so a big thanks to Duncan for taking the time and
effort to remind me of its existence!)
Anyway, so far I've managed to account for four letters
I had printed in British Marvel mags of the '70s. If anyone
uncovers any others, please let me know.