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Saturday, 14 March 2015
TALES TO ASTONISH COVER GALLERY - PART ONE...
All images copyright MARVEL COMICS
As most everyone knows, The HULK's own mag lasted for only six issues when it first came out, cover-dated March 1963. However, he was kept alive through guest-spots in other comics, as well as being one of the founding members of The AVENGERS when their magazine was launched later the same year (cover-dated September). Eventually, he was given one half of TALES To ASTONISH (in #59), until it was renamed The INCREDIBLE HULK with its 102nd ish.
Here then is the first part of a series showcasing the covers of that estimable title (TOS), when readers got two tales for the price of one. They weren't as complex (or as confusing) as today's comics, but they were far more entertaining in my famously humble opinion. Ah, for such simpler times again. Wait until I win that Lottery!
Anyway, enjoy these covers from another era, and keep your peepers peeled for part two.
What? You want a bit of my personal reminiscing? Okay then, seeing as you insist. I first read the above tale in a British comic, but as it appeared in two different titles - SMASH!, and then in its companion paper TERRIFIC not too long after - I associate it with both of them. At least one of those times was around the festive period, so whenever I see the story, I can't help but think of the snow-bedecked environs of the house and neighbourhood in which I lived at the time, which makes me yearn for the days of my boyhood back in the '60s with an even greater intensity than usual. Okay, now it's your turn. What are your memories of this tale - or any of the other ones? Don't be shy now - get typing!