|All images copyright D.C. THOMSON & Co., Ltd|
Friday, 23 January 2015
THE CRUNCH COVER GALLERY - PART ONE...
Well, look what I found in the same box as my MARVEL POCKET
BOOKS. That's what I call a blast from the past. I was working in the
warehouse of BAIRDS department store in the main shopping area of my
home town in 1979 when the above comic hit newsagents' shelves, but not
for long. A few weeks later and I'd be working in the Central library just
a short walk away. Ah, happy memories of a time so long ago, but
which somehow seems like only yesterday.
I always felt that D.C. THOMSON's 10p comic THE CRUNCH
was, to a degree, intended as an answer to IPC's 2000 A.D. It was a
good-looking comic and one would've thought it was destined to survive
for far longer than the meagre 54 issues that it actually managed. Looking
at the 'cheap' paper, it convinces me that the argument that today's comics
need to be printed in full colour on glossy paper in order to compete for
the attention of readers is arrant nonsense. If a comic in this format
were published today, I'd buy it - and I bet I'm not the only one.
I'm sure I still have the free gifts somewhere - I've certainly got the
poster and the skull pin-badge. I used to have the poster up on my wall -
more to fill a space than anything else, because I'm not a fan of motorbike
racing or BARRY SHEENE - nothing against him 'though. Anyway, if you
bought this short-lived weeklycomic back in the day, here are a few images
to refresh your memories of 36 years ago. If you weren't born at the time,
don't blame me - I was out most weekends doing my best to increase the
population. Why, I could pull any girl I pleased. Trouble was, I just
didn't please any. (And thanks to BENNY HILL for that joke!)
Pin back your peepers and away we go!
Posted by Kid at Friday, January 23, 2015