|Oh dear, what a terrible 'paste-up' job. Even allowing for foreshortening and|
his crouching position, The Thing looks as if he's only about four foot tall
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
YOWZA! MIGHTY MARVEL COVER GALLERY - PART EIGHTEEN...
Well, we're very nearly there. In our next cover gallery post in this
series, we'll feature the first Birthday issue of THE MIGHTY WORLD
OF MARVEL (#53) as the comic celebrated a year of publication. The early
issues had been impressive, with their spot and full-colour pages, and reprints
of the best classic stories that STAN, JACK & STEVE had to offer. However,
the later issues, with their sombre grey tones, weren't such a visual delight,
but I continued to buy them like the good little Marvelite I was.
Cop a gander at the cover of #51: This is one of my favourite covers,
as it has its own personal associations for me and because it's an extremely
evocative illustration in its own right. But take a closer look at ol' HULKIE.
He appears to be stuck in mid-transformation and not quite as 'incredible' as
he should be. He looks just like a powerfully built, normal human (one with
green skin, I grant you) and not the 'hulking' seven foot creature with
which we're all familiar. Still a good drawing 'though.
Anyway, feel entirely free to share your own memories of these early
British Marvels in the comments section. Most of the responses are a good
deal more interesting than the posts which inspire them, to be honest with
you, so put your digit to keyboard and get typing.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, November 20, 2013