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Wednesday, 5 April 2017
KULL IN MONSTERS ON THE PROWL #16...
Sometimes you get lucky - and so it was on this occasion. I first read this KULL tale in the pages of MARVEL U.K.'s weekly comic SAVAGE SWORD Of CONAN in 1975-ish, but when, several years later, I acquired #s 1-11 of Kull's colour U.S. mag, I didn't realise this story wasn't included in that run. When Kull's 'regular' mag first debuted, it was intended as a quarterly publication, but it stalled after issue #2. Seven months later, MONSTERS On The PROWL took up the reins, and Kull was meant to continue in that periodical.
However, for whatever reason, plans changed again and Kull next popped up in #3 of his own mag three months after MOTP #16. I didn't know about this comic until regular commenter McSCOTTY mentioned it in response to a recent post, so I immediately tracked one down on eBay for just over £4, including postage. As I said, sometimes you get lucky, and though the mag isn't pristine, it's good enough to add to my collection and fill the sequential gap between issues 2 & 3 of KULL The CONQUEROR's colour series.
The Kull tale is only 10 pages long, so there's a couple of 1960s stories by LEE, DITKO and KIRBY to round off the required page count, with "MISTER MORGAN'S MONSTER" being particularly memorable. Tell you what though - instead of merely telling you about this comic, why don't I just show you a few select pages so you can all see for yourselves? You'd like that? Good, here you are then - enjoy.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, April 05, 2017