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Friday, 9 October 2015
THE COMPLETE FANTASTIC FOUR COVER & IMAGE GALLERY - PART ELEVEN...
The above cover is another one that I first saw on the original
American edition of the FF (#164, which I re-acquired a good few
years ago), but I didn't obtain the above issue until several years after
it first went on sale. The reason being that, try as I might to find a copy,
it just wasn't available in any of my local newsagents at the time. I seem
to have a notion that, when I finally tracked one down, it wasn't in the
best of condition, and that I later replaced it with a superior copy.
However, I could be confusing it with an issue of the X-MEN
weekly, so couldn't swear to it. Ah, fickle memory!
Another missing ish was #35, which, again, took me several
years to find, so my collection of The COMPLETE FANTASTIC
FOUR was (if you'll pardon the pun) 'incomplete' for around six or
seven years. It's always good to fill those missing gaps in a series -
it's almost like winning the Lottery. (Well, a tenner anyway.)
As you can see, issue #32 started reprinting The INVADERS,
which, to be honest, seemed like an odd fit for a mag dedicated to
the FF. I'm surprised they didn't choose The THING's adventures
from MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE, but perhaps it was felt that a bit of
variety in content might attract new readers. It didn't work, as the
mag folded a mere five issues later. We'll take a look at them
in the next (and final) post in this series.
Don't miss it, or your life won't be (wait for it) complete!
Posted by Kid at Friday, October 09, 2015