Sunday, 31 July 2016
KID'S KLASSIC KOMIC KOVERS - VULCAN...
The dreaded Poll Tax wasn't the only thing visited on
Scotland before the rest of the country. More welcome how-
ever, was VULCAN, which appeared on February 22nd 1975
(cover-dated the week ahead), nearly 7 months before the Na-
tional edition debuted on September 20th (cover-dated 27th).
More like an American comicbook in size, it sadly managed
to survive for only 58 weekly issues (30 Scottish and 28
National), but it was great periodical while it lasted.
Comprised of reprints of classic U.K. strips like KELLY'S
EYE, The STEEL CLAW, The TRIGAN EMPIRE, The
SPIDER, MYTEK The MIGHTY, ROBOT ARCHIE (taken
and translated from Dutch comic SJORS), etc., the title merged
into VALIANT on APRIL 3rd 1976 (cover-dated 10th). Sadly,
Valiant ended after another 6 months, though Vulcan's name
had vanished from the masthead the previous issue.
Was Vulcan one of your favourite comics? Then tell
your fellow Criv-ites why in our comments section.
BONUS: Below, the covers of the Holiday Special and Annual.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, July 31, 2016