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Wednesday, 20 February 2019
PART TWO OF OMEGA THE UNKNOWN - WHO KNEW...?
It happened with three MARVEL comic mags I was buying at the time back in the '70s - HOWARD The DUCK, The ETERNALS, and OMEGA The UNKNOWN. After the first five issues they vanished from sight in newsagents, leaving my collection incomplete for many years. I later tracked down the rest of The Eternals, and #s 6-12 of Howard in the very late '80s or early '90s, but it's only in the last few days I've acquired the individual issues of Omega #s 6-10.
As many of you will know, after printing the US copies, Marvel changed the plates to include the UK price, and to substitute 'Marvel All-Colour Comics' in place of 'Marvel Comics Group' on the banner at the top of the covers. This was done (so I read somewhere) to alert potential customers to the fact that the monthlies were in full colour, unlike the British weeklies, which were mainly black and white. Interestingly, all five issues I received recently are US copies, so I suspect that perhaps the title was non-distributed in Britain after issue 5. If anyone knows for sure, feel free to enlighten me via the comments section.
In around three months time, it'll be five years since I showed you the covers and splash pages of the first five issues of Omega, so it's well-past time I showed you the ones for the remaining five - and here they are. If you'd like to remind yourselves of the preceding images, you can do so by clicking here. Another post which might be of interest to you is this one.
It might take me a while to do things I said I'd do, but I get there in the end - whether it be comics or blog posts. Enjoy!
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, February 20, 2019