Sunday, 5 July 2015
AH, BUT IS IT AN ORIGINAL...?
for a while, when, perhaps responding to some readers' requests, they
asked the rest of us if we'd like to see more original covers. To my mind,
'original' covers meant the original covers which had first appeared on
the U.S. mags, not newly-originated ones for the U.K. comics, which
seemed to be what Marvel had in mind. I responded, saying "Yes, more
original covers please!" - as, no doubt, did quite a few other Marvelites,
because, before too long, the weeklies sported brand-new (and, a few
exceptions apart, mostly inferior) cover art all across the board.
I eventually twigged to what had happened regarding the differing
interpretations of what was meant by 'original', but, going by the poor
reception of many of the 'new' covers featured on this blog, I had the right
idea and Marvel had the wrong one. (I exclude JIM STARLIN's covers
on early issues of MWOM because I actually like them.) Perhaps, had
Marvel stuck with more 'classic' covers from the original U.S. issues,
their titles may have enjoyed a greater success.
So what say you readers? Did you care much for the specially-pro-
duced, newly-drawn cover art on the Marvel weeklies of your youth,
or, like me, did you prefer to see the classic covers that had first graced
the initial printings of these early titanic tales? Make your valued views
known in the comments section - the fate of the free world hangs in
Posted by Kid at Sunday, July 05, 2015