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Monday, 13 June 2016
THE CRUNCH COVER GALLERY - PART THIRTEEN...
"Unlucky for some" goes the old saying in relation to the number thirteen, and such is the case with this thirteenth part of The CRUNCH Cover Gallery. That's because it marks the finish of this series as, with issue #54, the comic reached the end of the line as a separate title, being merged with The HOTSPUR the following week. It had been DCT's bold attempt to rival the popularity of rival IPC's 2000 A.D., but such a fate was not to be and it ended with a whimper, not a bang!
Look at that 'The MIGHTY THOR!' cover above. A bit cheeky, but the comic was in its death throes, so why not? I occasionally have a strange dream where I'm in a newsagent's and see British MARVEL comics on sale which look as if they've been published by DCT - same paper, same glued spines, the lot. I'm pretty sure I first had the dream before the above title saw print, but I'd certainly not have minded in the slightest if Thomson's had been tasked with producing Marvel U.K.'s output.
And so The Crunch faded into history - gone, but never quite forgotten by those who bought and read it at the time. Were you one of them? Tell your fellow Criv-ites what this weekly comic meant to you in the comments section.
Posted by Kid at Monday, June 13, 2016