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Sunday, 25 January 2015
THE COMPLETE X-MEN POCKET BOOK COVER GALLERY...
I never bought the first nine issues of STAR HEROES Pocket
Book - if indeed I even saw them! I think I did see the first issue (or
an ad for it), but decided against buying it because I wasn't really into
science fiction comics. At the beginning of 1981, walking from Southsea
into Portsmouth town centre, I spied the tenth issue in a shop and bought
it immediately. The reason? See for yourself - the original X-MEN! As
with some of the other pocket books, it was like reading '60s comic
FANTASTIC all over again, and my then-youthful little heart
skipped a beat in anticipation of re-living my childhood.
I've now got all these stories in full-colour MARVEL MASTER-
WORKS and OMNIBUS volumes, as well as various other reprints,
but I couldn't part with my PBs because of the particular time in my life
that they represent to me. Madness I know, but they've got a charm of
their own, even 'though they were far from perfect in their reproduction
of these classic strips. I also acquired the next two or three issues in
Southsea/Portsmouth, and that's where I tend to think of whenever
I look at these cracking covers from a long-gone era.
The very same covers that you're now about to savour, O
dribbling Criv-ites, so I won't hold you back any longer - go to
it, frantic ones! And be sure to let me know what you think of
them in the comments section! Lines are now open!
Okay, okay, chill out! There's no need to shout. Here's
the first nine issues of the title to complete the set.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, January 25, 2015