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Thursday, 18 March 2021
THE RETURN OF DC'S FAMOUS FIRST EDITIONS...
Here's a good one to have. It's a reprint of the very first comicbook that DC ever published - New Fun. This was intended to appear as one of the 'Millennium Editions' mags back in 2000, but it never appeared. (The reason why is explained inside.) Apart from the covers, it's entirely in black and white, just as the original was in 1935. One minor niggle is that the cover colour is rendered in basic 'flat' tones, whereas there was a subtle hint of colour gradiation in a couple or so instances on the '35 printing, which you can see at the back of the book.
It's good to see the revival of the Famous 1st Edition format, which first appeared in 1974 and was last used in 1979. This is a hardback book with dustjacket, and though the original '70s series was cardboard covered in the main, there were actually some editions released in hardback as well. A nice piece of history that will look good on your bookshelf, and it would be great to see more in this series in the future, including the reissue of some of the '70s editions.
Posted by Kid at Thursday, March 18, 2021