dated 1972 for example, went on sale in August or Septermber
of '71, and usually carried the year of issue inside.)
The purpose of the Annual was obviously to entice readers
to hunt down the weekly comics which featured the particular stories
they'd enjoyed and thereby increase circulation. It would be interesting
to learn whether the project ever bore fruit, but as far as I know, the ex-
periment wasn't repeated, so I think we can safely draw our own con-
clusions as to the results (or lack of them). I'm bound to say that I
think they missed a trick by not including ADAM ETERNO.
to enlighten me in the comments section.