Thursday, 8 January 2015
PART FOUR OF SUPER DC TEXT STORIES...
Perhaps one of the things that worked against SUPER DC was
that it was a monthly mag, as opposed to the weekly publications that
British kids were accustomed to. Back then, U.K. readers got their comics
fix every seven days, and although some also bought American comicbooks
from time to time, they tended to choose from whatever was periodically
available, rather than follow a specific title month after month. That's
because U.S. mags had a spotty distribution on these shores and
one simply had to take what one could get.
Therefore, had it come out on a weekly basis, readers wouldn't
have had time to forget when it was next due on sale. Further, being
weekly would've meant sharing the shelves with the other U.K. comics,
instead of being in the spinner-racks with the monthlies. It was in the spin-
ner-rack of my local CORSON'S that I spied the first issue of Super DC,
and as not everyone who bought British comics also bought American
ones, there were probably quite a few potential readers who
never even saw it during its short existence.
However, that's by the by. What we're concerned with for now
are the text stories included in the 14 issue mag, which barely managed
to limp into 1971. Here are another six titanic tales, from numbers 10-12,
which were first printed in TV TORNADO, a weekly comic first published
back in 1967. The stories were slightly abridged this time around, and I
suspect that some of the conclusions seemed hastily arrived at, given
that explanatory sentences (and perhaps even paragraphs) were
jettisoned in order to fit the page.
There's another SUPERMAN tale still to come, plus three
other completely unrelated generic adventure stories. Don't
dare miss 'em - or I'll be sending the lads 'round!
Posted by Kid at Thursday, January 08, 2015