Friday, 11 August 2017

MARVELMANIA POSTERS OF THE '60s...


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

Okay, I've shown them before (in two parts), but can you blame me
for reposting them?  Produced for MARVELMANIA, these posters are
highly sought-after collectors' items - and here you have all eight of them
for nothing.  I spoil you Criv-ites, I really do.  Got a favourite?  Then let's
hear you wax lyrical as to why in our scintillating comments section.







6 comments:

Rip Jagger said...

These are all beauts! But I think they were issued by the Merry Marvel Marching Society, or at least at the same time that first fan club was extant. Marvelmania came a bit later.

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Kid said...

You're probably right, RJ, but I saw that they were listed on the Heritage Auctions site as Marvelmania posters, so I just went with their description. I'll look into it when I have a bit of time to spare.

TC said...

FWIW, and, IIRC, I saw ads for these in Marvel comics in 1966-67, which would be at the time of the MMMS. Maybe they were re-issued later, and were offered by Marvelmania, and those are the ones listed on the Heritage site?

Kid said...

Seven of these posters (but with tape on the corners) are currently listed on the Heritage site, TC. I suspected they might have been later sold through Marvelmania, as you suggested, so if anyone can confirm that, please do.

Philip Crawley said...

The Hulk image has always been my fave, though with Iron Man and Thor coming a close second. I have the Hulk poster, thoughtlessly (in hindsight) removed from the back cover of one of the issues of Fantastic that I somehow came by back in the day here in Aus. Why I dismembered the mag I don't know, kids eh. I think all I kept of that issue were the covers and Johnny Future pages. The latent power present in that image always impressed me as did the more brutish demeanor of the Hulk, not the bit-too-handsome face some later artists gave the character.

Kid said...

If I rightly recall, PC, these retouched posters of The Hulk, The Torch, Thor and Iron Man appeared on the backs of Fantastic and Terrific, and Spider-Man appeared on the cover of Pow! #2 (and was also the free transfer in that ish). I'm lucky enough to have full sets of Fantastic and Terrific as you know, and I get a real nostalgia blast every time I look at them. One day I'll scan (done that already in fact) and print-out the pin-ups and put them on my wall.

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