Sunday, 22 May 2016
YIPPEEE! PART TWO OF THE INCREDIBLE TRI-MAN...
When WHAM!, SMASH!, and POW! reprinted MARVEL
strips, the pages were re-sized two U.S. pages to one U.K. page,
which was more in keeping with the panel-count of home-produced
strips. Therefore, if TRI-MAN had been an American comic, all 44
pages (well 43 and a half to be exact) would've been 88, meaning
that, at 22 pages per issue, a U.S. Tri-Man mag would've lasted
for only four issues. So, bit of a failure then, eh?
However, the strip was not without charm, even if the formula
was a blatant rip-off (or 'homage' if you prefer) of the SPIDER-
MAN/PETER PARKER set-up in Web-head's own mag. I have
fond memories of reading the incredible adventures of JOHNNY
SMALL's alter-ego back in 1969/'70, and the character even
made a return in GRANT MORRISON's ZENITH.
Who knows - perhaps he'll make another comeback one
day. Anyone like to see that? Or should Tri-Man remain in
comicbook limbo and never return? Make your thoughtful
feelings known in our ever-lovin' comments section.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, May 22, 2016