|And here he is on the cover - sporting a different coloured costume|
and looking more like a middle-aged man than a teenager
Friday, 16 January 2015
BRITAIN'S 'SMASH!'-ING SUPERHERO - THE TERRIFIC TRI-MAN...
Straight from the SMASH! Annual for 1971 comes TRI-MAN,
Britain's answer to SPIDER-MAN - who, as he had only a short run in
the weekly, was obviously not the answer anyone was looking for. When
Smash! ditched the MARVEL reprints in early 1969, there were seemingly
numerous complaints, resulting in fictional office boy MIKE (editor GIL
PAGE) appealing to readers to give the comic's new direction a chance.
However, it would appear that Tri-Man was an attempt to appease those
who missed the U.S. superheroes, and perhaps even the brand-new U.K.
superhero contents of the '71 POW! Annual were also created for
this purpose. (Although they were never seen again.)
However, all that was yesterday; for today, let's enjoy RON
TURNER's 5 page action-packed adventure of the titanic teenager!
He may not have been in Spidey's league, but he at least gave it a
try, man! (Winner of the worst pun of the year award!)
Posted by Kid at Friday, January 16, 2015