Saturday, 21 May 2016
THE INCREDIBLE TRI-MAN - PART ONE...
When SMASH! gave up reprinting MARVEL stories in 1969,
there seems to have been quite a bit of protest from disappointed
readers about the decision. Why else would editor GIL PAGE - in
the guise of 'office boy' MIKE - appeal to them to give the new direc-
tion a chance? However, note must have been taken of the reaction,
because very soon, the comic was featuring a U.K. superhero of
its own - The INCREDIBLE TRI-MAN!
The cover-dated ish of 13th September 1969 bore a banner
which read "You can meet a great new character inside -
The Incredible Tri-Man!" However, the strip doesn't appear to
have been as popular as IPC anticipated, because it ended after 21
episodes, never to be seen again. (Except for a full-colour RON
TURNER illustrated adventure in the 1971 Annual.)
So, starting now, we re-present British SPIDER-MAN clone,
The Incredible Tri-Man. If you thrilled (or yawned) to his weekly
adventures as a kid, you can now re-live a moment of your long-ago
youth. If not, you can scratch your head in bemusement at what
your grandfathers used to read back in 'prehistoric times'.
And if you'd like to leave a comment, hey - I ain't
stopping you! Get that typing finger moving now.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, May 21, 2016