Saturday, 2 May 2015
INDIANA JONES COVER GALLERY...
Likely spurred on by the success of their STAR WARS comic series,
MARVEL decided to go down the same route with INDIANA JONES. In
1981, they released a three issue adaptation of RAIDERS Of The LOST
ARK, and there were also adaptations of The TEMPLE Of DOOM and
The LAST CRUSADE, published in 1984 and '89, respectively.
However, never one to do things by halves, Marvel gave Indy his own
monthly title at the end of '82 (first issue cover-dated January '83) called
The FURTHER ADVENTURES Of INDIANA JONES, which lasted
until #34, cover-dated for March '86 (which means it probably went on
sale around December '85). Got all that? Good - now forget it.
What we're here to look at today is the British Marvel Monthly called
simply INDIANA JONES, which ran for eleven issues and a Christmas
Special between the cover dates of October 1984 and August '85. (They
were probably dated a month in advance, at the very least.)
So that's all you really need to know as you sit back and prepare to
peruse the dozen covers that await your attention. To be honest, some of
them are pretty lacklustre, which probably accounts for the monthly mag
lasting for less than a year. Nevertheless, a trip back in time is usually
worth the journey, so strap yourselves in and let's go!
Posted by Kid at Saturday, May 02, 2015