Friday, 23 June 2017

RECOMMENDED READING: THE WAY TO DUSTY DEATH...


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"The WONDROUS WORLD(S) Of DR. STRANGE!" first
appeared in The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Annual #2 in
1964.  The villain, XANDU, showed up again in the '70s, '80s and
'90s, and was put out to pasture once his tale was finally told.  So
it took 28 years (from '64-'92) until the saga of Xandu reached
its end and was all nicely tied up in a bow (so to speak).

However, I didn't read that first tale until 1968, in the pages
of FANTASTIC Summer Special, and I didn't read the last
one until yesterday, so for me, it took around 49 years to discov-
er the final fate of Xandu.  True, I'd read one of the intermediate
stories in a U.K. reprint comic in the early or mid-'80s, but out
of context to the surrounding stories, it never made much of
an impression on me past the SANDY PLUNKETT art.

Now I feel I've completed a voyage, begun as a child and
finished as I totter on the threshold of old age, and there's a
certain satisfaction derived from finally reaching the last stop in
the journey.  You can all take that same trip (and in far less time
too) in the pages of this great new book - SPIDER-MAN and
DOCTOR STRANGE:  "The WAY To DUSTY DEATH".
Available from your local FORBIDDEN PLANET store
and other good comics shops.  Hitch that lift today!

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