Monday, 24 February 2014
1974 MARVEL U.K. POSTERS...
Back in 1973, MARVEL U.K. (as it eventually came to be known)
launched their third British weekly title - The AVENGERS. The first issue
contained a free gift of four mini-transfers, which, small as they were, featured
absolutely amazing artwork by Spanish artist LOPEZ ESPI. I remember being
so impressed by them that I wrote to Marvel, suggesting that they release these
masterpieces as posters, and guess what? They did! I'd love to take credit for
giving them the idea, but I doubt that I was the only reader who wrote to
them on the matter. (Nah! Scrap that - it was all down to me.)
For some odd reason, I never actually got around to sending away for
them when they became available, something I now regret. However, thanks
to a generous contributor, I can now feature these amazing six posters to show
you all what you missed if you weren't around in 1974. And thanks to regular
Criv-ite McSCOTTY for motivating me into tracking down some half-
decent copies of these collectors' items to share with you.
Click on images to enlarge, then click again for optimum size.
Below, the ad for the six posters above.
Below, a CONAN poster by the same artist, but
not included in the set above.
Below, the cover of AVENGERS #1, which included four
mini-transfers featuring artwork used on the above posters.
And here's another version of each of the original
six posters for you. Am I good to you, or what?
Posted by Kid at Monday, February 24, 2014