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Monday, 29 September 2014
THE EXPLOITS OF SPIDER-MAN COVER & IMAGE GALLERY - PART THREE...
Well now, lookee here - another cataclysmic clutch of colourful comics covers and images from The EXPLOITS Of SPIDER-MAN, published by MARVEL U.K. back in the early '90s. As related in our first instalment, it took me over 21 years to acquire #5, which seems to be quite rare. Not only didn't I see it back in '93, but I've only ever seen it available on eBay on two occasions in all the time I've been specifically hunting it. A BBC children's programme called 'TAKE TWO', hosted by SARAH GREENE, filmed the production of number 5 and broadcast it to the nation (as related in the issue itself), so maybe that accounts for why it was so difficult to get back in the day - perhaps it sold out with all the heightened awareness that the programme generated, or the free MARY JANE poster was a 'must have' for teenage readers.
Guess I'll never know for sure - not that it matters much now that I finally have the issue (and poster) in my collection. So join me in celebration of the happy union and paste your peepers on all these pulse-pounding pages. Just think - a 100 page, full-colour monthly mag for only £1.99 - wouldn't it be great if they could do that now?!
Remember to come back for part four - coming soon! (Or whenever I find the time to get around to it.)
Posted by Kid at Monday, September 29, 2014