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Remember THUNDER comic? It was launched in 1970 and lasted all of 22 issues before being merged into LION. I've read somewhere on a couple of occasions that Thunder was produced merely to be subsumed by Lion and thereby increase its circulation. H'mm, but here's the thing that makes me slightly skeptical of that rumour being accurate. It cost a helluva lotta dosh to launch a comic back in the day (probably still does, even though they're not advertised on TV nowadays), and it took at least two years for a periodical to recoup its initial expenses - which, to my mind, makes the claim unlikely.