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Sunday, 18 January 2015
THE MIGHTY WORLD OF MARVEL - STILL AROUND AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS...
All images copyright MARVEL COMICS
Amidst all the changes that life inevitably brings, such as
favourite shops disappearing, old schools and churches being
demolished, once familiar haunts changing beyond recognition,
and, of course, friends and family falling victims to time, it's nice
to have one seemingly-eternal constant to remind you of the
past and how things once used to be.
Such a 'constant' in my life is The MIGHTY WORLD
Of MARVEL, which I was buying in 1972 and am still buying
in 2015 - over 42 years later. Of course, I'm stretching things by
calling it constant, as there've been periods over those years when
it's been absent from the newsagents' shelves, but the thing that
matters is that it's here now, like an old soldier that just
refuses to die, or fade away.
I bought the latest issue yesterday (Saturday, the day I
used to buy it many moons back, although then it was a weekly
as opposed to a monthly periodical), and it's extremely comforting
to me in my dotage to see that familiar name and masthead adorn-
ing a comic mag which I'm still reading and collecting today just
as I did back when I was a mere teenager.
To me, the best thing in the comic is DAREDEVIL; I
don't often read the other two strips, but DD is worth the price
of the comic by itself, especially as it's contained within covers
bearing the name of MWOM. I'd love MARVEL to do aspecial
issue, containing strips featuring the weekly title's original line-up
of The HULK, SPIDER-MAN and The FANTASTIC FOUR,
just to fully capture the mood of the mag from the early 1970s.
They could still have Daredevil in it as well, of course, as he
joined the line-up with issue #20 back in early '73.
So many things have vanished from my life - just as, I'm
sure, they have from yours - so it's good to be able to rekindle
warm memories of yesteryear by immersing myself in a Marvel-
lous Marvel Mag that was around when I was still a school-
kid - especially as the school itself now no longer exists.
So, if you're in the same boat as myself, why not pick
up a copy of the latest MWOM from your local WHS today?
And even if you're a fresh, new, young thing who's never heard
of the mag before, why not give it a try? Take it from me -
the chances are you'll love it! "Make Mine (The Mighty World of) Marvel!"