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Monday, 28 April 2014
"THE WARLORD & THE WITCH!" PART TWENTY-EIGHT OF FAVOURITE COMICS OF THE PAST...
From the vast and vaunted vaults of Castel Crivens, comes yet another example of an original comic and its reprint. This time 'round it's The AVENGERS (no longer mighty it would seem, according to the cover) #75, first acquired on holiday in Largs, unless I'm very much mistaken, in 1971. (In fact, I also seem to recall getting #76 on that same holiday, come to think of it.) Oh, but look - the Avengers have been restored to mightiness on the splash page.
You know, having just typed that, I also seem to associate the issue with CORSON'S, a local shop from which I bought a lot of U.S. comicbooks. (It sometimes takes a while for my memory to warm up.) So it may well have been #76 I bought in Largs, but, being a two part tale, my mind would've jumped back to when I read #75, hence my connecting the earlier issue with the same place I bought the later one. The more I think of it, the more certain I am that I got #75 from Corson's in my home town, and #76 in Largs. I can't be bothered retyping it all though - so you'll just have to live with it. (As if you care.)
Down below somewhere (4th image) is the 1981 reprint in MARVEL SUPER ACTION #36, but I can no longer recall exactly where I got it (Glasgow or Southsea/Portsmouth), though I'm pretty sure I bought it the year of release as I've had it for absolutely ages. Once again, the reprint comes from the time Marvel had increased the page count in their mags, so it also included the double-page pin-up shown at the foot of the post. I love comparing these type of mags and I'm reasonably sure that the rest of you do, too. Why else would you put up with me?
(The above question doesn't really require a response if you were thinking of being rude, by the way.)
Posted by Kid at Monday, April 28, 2014