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Sunday, 4 September 2016
TV TIE-INS OF THE TIMES: PART FIVE - DOCTOR WHO ANNUAL 1966...
WORLD DISTRIBUTORS must've thought their 1966 Dr. WHO Annual would be a sellout as they printed quite a number of them. However, they were left with a high volume unsold, so the next Annual had a lower print run, meaning that, today, it's an even bigger collectors' item than the first and commands a much higher price.
I'd imagine the fact that the book was filled with text stories and no comic strips made it less attractive to young readers, which is why the 1967 Annual included at least one that I know of. (MISSION To DUH). Although the illustrations in the Annual you see here weren't particularly great, the likenesses of WILLIAM HARTNELL were usually spot on. One day I must sit down and read the stories.
Here's a taste of what you missed if you didn't have this book back in the day. And if you did, you now have a pleasant reminder. I often amaze myself with my generosity to you all, I really do.
Coming in Part Six - JAMES BOND Annual 1969.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, September 04, 2016