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Saturday, 3 January 2015
COME IN NUMBER FOURTEEN - YOUR TIME IS UP! (OR: DC? SIMPLY SUPER!)
Oh, am I a happy chappie! A mere 15 minutes ago as I type this,
I took possession of a full set of all 14 issues of SUPER DC (a sort of
DC heroes version of FANTASTIC, which reprinted MARVEL strips)
that came out back in the 1970s. I well-recall buying the first issue in a
shop called CORSON'S, and pausing to pore through its pages in the
open-but-covered bicycle area of the local community hall less than
a minute from (and in view of) my house - I just couldn't wait!
Going by the copyright date inside and the shilling price on the
cover, the comic seems to have been produced and published in 1969,
but it didn't go on sale in my area until towards the end of 1970. Perhaps
the publisher, TOP SELLERS, tried it out in England first before selling
it in Scotland, because there's a slight difference in size and indicia type-
face between the two #1s I have, suggesting it may've been reprinted.
I'll have to compare them to the third #1 I received today.
A goodly number of years ago, I bought the first 13 issues from
(I think) the late ROGER WILSON of WONDERLAND TOYS (he
sold other stuff as well), but #14 proved elusive. Amiable ANDREW
KERR sent me scans from his own then-recently acquired copy some
months back, which I was going to use to make a facsimile, but I never
had time to get around to it. Then, at the beginning of this week, I
saw the complete set for sale on eBay as a bundle, so, in order
to get that final ish, I bought the lot.
I'll still be looking for another issue #14 so that I can complete
my first run (I don't mind having two sets), so if anyone has one they
want to sell or swap, get in touch. I have a few spare early issues that
I'd be only too happy to exchange for that one number, if anyone's in-
terested. Any takers? Incidentally, I did have the comic back when
it first came out, so it's a mystery why it's so difficult to find nowa-
days. Perhaps the print-run on that ish was minuscule?
And in case there are one or two of you who didn't already
know, MARVELMAN 'creator', the late MICK ANGLO, was the
comic's editor and drew some of the covers and internal illustrations.
Collector, historian and cartoonist, the late DENIS GIFFORD, also
had some cartoon strips in the monthly mag from time to time.
And now I've got all 14 of them - lucky me!
Update: I've now got that other #14 I needed.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, January 03, 2015