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Saturday, 31 January 2015
THE TITANS! NO CONTEST - BUT HAVE A GO ANYWAY...
Here's another blast from the past. Hands up if you entered this
contest from The TITANS #2 back in 1975. I did, and out of 100
runners up, I was one of ten who were specially commended for their
efforts. My prize of a Treasury Edition never reached me 'though,
so I'm still a bit miffed over it. When MARVEL published some of the
entries, I noticed that someone had copied my GOGGLE-EYED GOON
OF GLOUCESTER which had appeared on the back page of SHIVER
& SHAKE a couple of years earlier. I bet they got their prize, the
thieving 'bar stewards'. Why not print out a copy of this page and,
just for fun, have a go at it? Go on - you know you want to!
Looking at the contest results issue, I note that it says that
Treasury Editions have been despatched to 90, not 100, runners-
up, none of whom are listed. The 10 'specially commended' entrants
are listed 'though (including me), suggesting that those 10 are the
'top 10' of runners-up. So what happened? Did my prize go missing
in the mail, did Marvel forget to send it, did they only receive 90
prizes from the U.S. to send out, or did they simply change their
mind afterwards? Whatever the reason, I wuz robbed!
Another thing: I fear I must've mixed up this competition with
another in regard to published runners-up as I can find no trace
of any in the comics. Therefore, it must've been another contest
in another comic, but now I'm no longer sure whether it was even a
Marvel title. (Probably was 'though.) In fact, it was a competition
to design a baddie, and, as I said, someone submitted my Shiver &
Shake character as a candidate. If anyone can identify the com-
petition and the comic, please feel free to enlighten me.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, January 31, 2015