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Monday, 3 June 2013
PART FOUR OF TV21'S STAR TREK - BY MIKE NOBLE...
Looking at the above cover, I'm reminded I was still occasionally buying TV21 at the time, but - MIKE NOBLE's artwork apart - the comic was really a pale imitation of what it had been in its heyday.
It's actually rather sad to see just how much it had deteriorated in quality and originality. Nothing really distinguished it from other boys' periodicals which were available at the time, and, in some ways, it was a poor imitation of its competitors. It was really only the inclusion of TV's STAR TREK which made it worth buying.
If I remember correctly, when it merged with VALIANT, only Star Trek and The TUFFS Of TERROR ISLAND made it into the combined title, demonstrating that it had little to offer apart from faded memories of happier times and far better days. And, of course, the acquisition of a (steadily declining) readership to give Valiant a temporary boost.
However, let's not depress ourselves by focussing on the negative. Instead, rather, let's enjoy the positive aspects of the comic - such as the fantastic art you see before you.
Final Part coming soon!
Did you buy the new series of TV21 back in the late '60s/ early '70s? Think I'm being a little harsh in my assessment, or do you, too, think that the comic was well past its sell-by date? Feel free to share your views in the comments section.
Posted by Kid at Monday, June 03, 2013