Wednesday, 19 June 2013

WHO SAID THIRTEEN WAS UNLUCKY? MIGHTY MARVEL COVER GALLERY...


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

Okay, peeps, here's the latest instalment of the MWOM cover gallery, featuring all kinds of visual delights from 40 years ago - when we were all younger and more bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.  (Well, all of us over 40, obviously.)  Issue #32 in particular is one that rings a few bells for me, as I was on holiday in Blackpool in 1973 and saw it still sitting on a newsagents shelf about a month or so after its cover date. (I'd already bought it back home on its day of sale.)

I remember considering buying it again, and I may well have done so - but for the life of me, no longer recall if I actually did or not.  Funny thing, memories, eh?  However, whenever I look at the cover nowadays, I associate it with Blackpool every bit as much as back home where I first acquired it.  Hopefully, a few recollections of your own first experience of the comic and its companions have been stirred upon seeing them again.

If so, feel free to share your reminiscences in the comments section.












12 comments:

DeadSpiderEye said...

Good grief, The Hulk near burst through the laptop screen from that poster. He's seething with with sinuous power, shame it's not in colour.

Kid said...

I'm really surprised that they didn't save it for a colour pge, DSE - even one with the green spot colour.

B Smith said...

Who would you say did the artwork on those covers? Usually it was Starlin or Buckler, but those three don't really look like the style of either to my eyes.

Kid said...

I'd be guessing, B, but the 1st one looks like Dick Ayers, the 2nd Ron Wilson, who perhaps also did the 3rd. Let's hop Nick Caputo drops by - he'd know for sure.

Anonymous said...

I love the one with the Hulk flying through the air with what I assume are Marvel comics tucked under his arm. I guess if I were the Hulk I might be tempted to snatch a few comics...after I got done knocking over a few casinos in Vegas. Priorities, man.

Kid said...

I wonder who's going to read them to him? He'll soon get bored just looking at the pictures.

baab said...

wow.
So I was nine years old when I first saw that Steranko Hulk artwork.

I am still impressed by it.

Kid said...

Baab, the Steranko drawn Hulk face only appeared in the ads for the original U.S. Marvel comic - the published version had a redrawn face by Marie Severin. This pin-up may have been the first time it was shown full published page size with the original head.

baab said...

First impressions tend to last with me .
I much prefer the Steranko version.
Its raw.
The Marie Severin head is less.
(I went and looked at it of course,thanks for the tip)

Kid said...

Nae bother at all.

Dougie said...

I'm amusing myself by reading "Bodavian" as MORavian"- which is what some peo"ple in Moray like to call themselves. However, that would mean the Mad Ghost had Indescribable Super-Ponies.

Kid said...

Dougie, am I right in thinking that Marvel U.S. eventually adopted Bodavia for their own use (instead of just for renamed U.K. reprints), or am I just imagining it?

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