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Saturday, 17 December 2011
MERRY MIGHTY MARVEL'S COSMIC CHRISTMAS CRACKER...
The MIGHTY WORLD Of MARVEL... what a super comic! At least, it was for about the first thirty or so issues before it died on its @rse! When MWOM first hit the shelves on Saturday, September 30th, 1972 (dated October 7th), it had six full-colour pages to complement the green-hued spot-colour throughout the rest of the issue. With issue #5, the colour pages were increased to eight, although they were cut back to four with issue #20.
By the time #65 (above) came 'round, only the front and back covers had colour, the interiors being saddled with a dull grey pall from the over-application of Letratone throughout. Only the banner (no, it wasn't Bruce) at the top of the cover gave a clue to the fact it was Christmas, plus the back page Seasonal greeting from Stan and the Bullpen. You'd think they could have stuck a bit of snow on the front cover logo at least, eh?
Sadly, the world of British Marvel was never again quite so mighty as it had been in its earliest issues before bad printing became the order of the day. But let's raise a glass to it anyway. After all - it's (nearly) Christmas!
Posted by Kid at Saturday, December 17, 2011