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Saturday, 17 December 2016
A MARVEL-LOUS WORLD...
Image copyright MARVEL COMICS
Saturday - traditionally the day I'd buy my weekly comics as
a teenager back in the '70s. That continued in the '80s, but by the
time the '90s came around, there weren't too many weekly periodi-
cals left - at least, not of the kind that interested me. Now and again,
it's Saturday when I buy the latest monthly issue of The MIGHTY
WORLD Of MARVEL (even though it may've gone on sale a few
days before), and I luxuriate in the illusion that nothing much has
changed in the 44 years since that esteemed publication first
hit newsagents' counters back in 1972.
I continue to buy the title mainly out of a desire for conti-
nuity, unwilling to relinquish a familiar habit I've indulged in
for most of my life, but it's still a rather nifty magazine, with some
entertaining content that makes my commitment to it worthwhile.
I must admit though, that if the mag were to resume featuring The
INCREDIBLE HULK, The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN,and
The FANTASTIC FOUR,(as it did when it first came out), then
I'd be a very happy chappie. However, I still get a thrill when
I see the masthead staring back at me from the shelves
of my local WH SMITH's.
That's the cover of the latest issue above. Why not give it
a try and immerse yourself in another world? The Mighty
World Of Marvel to be precise. But be warned - once you've
entered its hallowed halls, things will never again be the same.
Available right now from FORBIDDEN PLANET and (as
previously mentioned) WHS. Buy one today.