Thursday, 6 March 2014
IPC SAMPLER COMICS & PULL-OUTS...
Based on the MONSTER FUN logo still being part of the BUSTER masthead in the above pic, I think it was towards the end of the 1970s when these mini 'Comic Samplers' appeared in various IPC comics. I used to have a couple of other ones, I'm sure, but they seem to have been lost to the maws of time.
When you think about it, it seems like a great way of promoting different comics to a wider readership. There was one drawback of course, which was that only existing readers of the titles in which they appeared ever got to see them, and if they were already buying the comics being promoted, then no sales would be gained. Worth trying though, and it's an idea that The BEANO should've considered when The DANDY was relaunched back in 2010.
Another thing I used to love about IPC comics is when they'd print pull-outs over several weeks, which, when stapled together, resulted in a complete mini-comic. Feast your eyes on the ones in the second photo - great, aren't they?!
In fact, if you're all well-behaved little Criv-ites, I may well feature the contents of some of them for you to drool over in a future post. Which one would you like me to start with?
Posted by Kid at Thursday, March 06, 2014