Friday, 6 February 2015

PART TWO OF THE TITANS COVER GALLERY...


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

Where's Nifty NICK CAPUTO when you need him?  This
should be right up his street as Nick is an expert at identifying the
artists who drew covers, splash pages and pin-ups for MARVEL's
British weeklies in the  '70s & '80s.  I'm not such an expert so I won't
even bother trying.  Instead, I 'll settle for just introducing the second
instalment of The TITANS cover gallery and taking satisfaction
from sharing this collection with fellow Criv-ites everywhere.

So, let's have a big hand for me then, for being  so unselfish
and an all-round great guy!  "Hip, hip, hoo..." - hey, where'd
everybody go?  Oh, well...can't win 'em all, I suppose.









13 comments:

Nick Caputo said...

Hi Kid,

You rang? :)

This post was a real treat since I haven't seen most of these covers before. Most of the covers look like they may have been penciled by Keith Pollard, with the majority of inking by Mike Esposito;issue #20 may be inked by Klaus Janson. My guess on #19 is Dan Adkins.

Kid said...

Wait 'til you see the Larry Lieber (I think) redrawn Kirby covers yet to come, Nick. They're a treat indeed.

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

Nice to see these again - I was never quite sure if I liked Titans or not it certainly had a lot of reading in it and some good strips, but for me it had no real star strip in it ( although I really enjoyed the Inhumans strip- especially when it ran Neal Adams artwork) as I recall the inside centre "poster" was always a bit hit or miss - the format was a good attempt at something different but I preferred the landscape versions. I had totally forgotten about the "emergency issues" I think these had a few less pages and had paper (or non glossy) covers, not sure if that was due to industrial action (well it was the 70s) or editorial issues. Some nice covers I think Nick is correct as I recall reading that Keith Pollard did a lot of the UK comics covers at this time (along with Pablo Marcos and Ron Wilson)

Kid said...

The Titans was 'landscape', McScotty, so it was the normal version you preferred, I think. I was never too enamoured of The Titans either, which is probably why I never kept them (apart from #1 - still have my original copy), but it's good to see them again and be reminded of those times in the '70s. Yes, the 'emergency' issues had no glossy covers and fewer pages, but it was never explained in subsequent issues just what the precise nature of the emergency was, although there WAS an apology. I think the comic improved when the FF came on board, but it was obviously too little too late as far as its ultimate fate was concerned.

Colin Jones said...

I'd agree with Paul about The Titans having no real star strip (the X-Men ? Geddouttahere !) UNTIL the FF started in #27. One thing that bugs me about these covers is the "also featuring" strip down the right-hand side which was just ugly and intrusive in my opinion - thankfully this had been dropped by about #30.

Kid said...

And the comic was dropped less than half that number of issues later. Not that the 'also featuring' strip being absent was anything to do with that, I imagine.

John Pitt said...

Thanks to this gallery, I see that the X-Men were in this comic, which I never knew. I always thought that they were only in the Super-Heroes weekly in the 70's. In any event, their debut in Marvel UK was LONG overdue!

Kid said...

I'll have to check, JP, but I have a feeling that some of those X-Men stories appeared in both titles (at different times).

Colin Jones said...

I think there was a period of a few weeks when the X-Men were in both The Super-Heroes and The Titans at the same time - in late '75/early '76 before The Super-Heroes was cancelled.

Kid said...

There's no real excuse for my laziness, CJ, as I have the issues. Well, apart from one reason - I'm a lazy 'bar steward'.

John Pitt said...

Thanks, Col!

John Pitt said...

It was very remiss of me not to mention nifty Nick's own blog, which is another of those which I found through yours. So for anyone who's not yet discovered it, it's well worth popping over for a visit!

Kid said...

And so says all of me!

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