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Tuesday, 29 December 2015
PLANET OF THE APES COVER GALLERY - PART ONE...
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Released at the same time as DRACULA LIVES, PLANET Of
The APES lasted for 123 issues before merging with The MIGHTY
WORLD of MARVEL for 16 issues, whereupon its masthead disap-
peared from the cover. I read somewhere that the U.K. edition was so
popular, the U.S. magazine was kept going just to supply its British
counterpart with material. (If anyone knows for sure, do tell.)
Anyway, here, mainly to keep regular commenter CJ happy, are the
first 10 covers from the 1974 weekly periodical. The TV show wasn't
broadcast in Scotland at the time, so we weren't immediately aware that
the mag was intended to tie in with a television programme. Not that it
made any difference to me, as I was buying every U.K. Marvel comic
going back then anyway. I even got a letter printed in #8.
And if Nifty NICK CAPUTO is paying attention, perhaps he'd do
us all a favour and identify the cover artists. Good lad, Nick - ta.