|This issue appeared in shops at the start of 1971, so the article is well|
out-of-date, indicating publication far in advance of going on sale
Thursday, 12 October 2017
THE DEFINITE ARTICLE(S) - FROM THE PAGES OF SUPER DC...
All 14 issues of SUPER DC (see here) were copyright dated 1969 in the indicia and priced at one old shilling, despite not going on sale until September or October of 1970. (Confirmed by the fact that the free calendar watch strap labels were for November and December of 1970, and January of 1971.) ROGER MOORE had given up playing The SAINT in 1969, yet there it is being reported in the first issue's centrespread as if it's just happened, even though the news was a year old by the time the comic went on sale.
This would seem to confirm my theory that all 14 issues were printed before the first one appeared in newsagents, and for some reason (maybe copyright fees or distribution problems), were held back until matters were resolved. Not that such a thing need concern us a whopping 46 years after the periodical's demise upon its fourteenth and final issue, as this post is actually about the articles that appeared in the comic's centre pages.
Most of them appear out of place in a mag about superheroes, but space has to be filled in some way, and this was the easiest way to do it, while at the same time giving the comic a British 'feel' to offset the overwhelming presence of American costumed crusaders. Readers had the best of both worlds with this approach, and I thought that Super DC was a great little monthly mag back in its day.
Here, perhaps for the first time anywhere since their initial appearance in the early '70s, are all 14 centrespread articles to help whisk you straight back to your long-vanished youth. Ah, "Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end" - but, alas, they did. So thank goodness we can always revisit them, eh? Even if it is only for a short while.
Posted by Kid at Thursday, October 12, 2017