Wednesday, 4 October 2017

SUPERMAN'S WORLD ADVENTURES...


SUPERMAN copyright DC COMICS

If I remember rightly, these WORLD ADVENTURE LIBRARY text stories (with illustrations) never read 'quite right'.  There was always something about them that suggested the writer wasn't too conversant with the characters whose adventures he was relating.  However, having had this SUPERMAN 'book' when I was a kid, I couldn't pass up the chance of owning it again when I saw it on eBay recently, and it now joins the ranks of the two BATMAN companion publications in my collection.  I got a replacement for the 2nd issue of the Batman one in Gosport in 1981 (meaning I've now had it for far, far longer than I ever had  my original '60s copy), and I got a replacement for the first ish a couple or so years back.

Guess I really must get around to actually reading them one day - hopefully before too much longer.

(And, yes, I agree - the above cover does seem like little more than a 'rough'.  The space for the shilling price has been indicated by the artist, but ignored, and there's too much space between the logo and the illustration underneath.)

Did you have any of these publications when you were a kid, readers?  Share your reminiscences of them in the comments section.  

4 comments:

Lionel Hancock said...

Mandrake The Magician. Now there's a name I have not heard in years. Not since the 70s.

Kid said...

I think Mandrake used to be in TV Tornado back in the '60s, LH. If so, that'll be the last time I remember reading anything with him in it.

Lionel Hancock said...

I think it was also part of a comics section of a newspaper which I recall reading it on a regular basis. If my brain is working right i think but dont quote me it was replaced by a Tintin block..

Kid said...

Ah, right. Don't think I ever read it in a newspaper, but then again, I didn't read many newspaper strips as a kid. The Fun Section in The Sunday Post and Chipper and Bristow in (I think) The Evening Citizen was about it for me. Oh, and Angus Og in The Daily Record and Sunday Mail.

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