|Nope, I dunno why The Hulk has blue teeth. It was printed that way - honest!|
Monday, 18 November 2013
PART SEVENTEEN OF MIGHTY MARVEL COVER GALLERY...
Looking back at these 40 year old issues of THE MIGHTY WORLD
OF MARVEL today, I have conflicting emotions about them. On the one
hand, it's comforting to immerse myself in the familiar - although, on the
other, I can't help but be appalled by the quality of the reproduction and
wonder why the title managed to last for as long as it did.
True, when the comic first started, it had pages of spot-colour and
full-colour which added something extra to to the mix and gave it a certain
magic; however, before it was even a year old, the colour (apart from on the
covers) had been replaced by a muddy grey Zipatone (or Letratone as we
Britishers know it) and the classic artwork of early Marvel masterpieces
was seriously compromised by the less than clear reproduction.
However, it's good to gaze wistfully through that window into the
past and relive memories of my early teenage days. Each image has its
own association, still burned into my brain even after all those many years,
and just one glance returns me to a moment in time that I sometimes wish
I'd never had to leave. I'm sure it's the same for you if you're around my
age and had these comics back in the early '70s. Hopefully you're at
least half as pleased to see them again as I am.
Posted by Kid at Monday, November 18, 2013