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As has been mentioned a few times on this blog, during the 1970s the seaside resort of Blackpool was a great place to obtain, 'brand-new' and off the spinner-racks (at then current standard prices), '60s Marvel and DC comics. I holidayed there with my parents in 1973 and '74 and picked up a nice bunch of mags to take home with me. Unfortunately, I never kept them for very long and had to acquire replacements over the years when I decided I wanted to own them again.
In this post are the ones I remember having, though as I can't recall what year I bought which comics (with the exception of the UK ones, which are cover-dated), I haven't attempted to display them in the specific sequence or year they were purchased. There are undoubtedly some I've forgotten, and there may even be one or two I associate with Blackpool though actually bought back home, but I'm going by the impressions that spring to mind when I look at them.
I'm certain I bought an issue of Buster during one holiday because I remember reading a Charlie Peace story, but that would take some dedicated research to discover precisely which issue it was and then search for it on eBay, so that's one for the future. I haven't actually replaced my Spider-Man King-Size Special #6 yet, so the cover is borrowed from eBay. (Update: I have now, and I've replaced the borrowed image with a scan of my own issue.) I do have Prez #1, as well as World's Finest #158, but I can't remember where I've stashed them, so that's another two borrowed images; the rest, however, are from my own collection.
I'm surprised that no covers from Spider-Man Comics Weekly immediately spring to mind, as I was surely buying it at the time. I'll check through my back issues to see if any jump out at me, and if so, I'll add them later. Anyway, in the meantime, enjoy the images. Perhaps I'm publishing this post too quickly on the heels of comments about comics and Blackpool in the previous post, but I thought it best to strike while the iron is hot. I'm sure you Crivs will think of something pertinent to add to the comments section.
|The main tale is reprinted from ASM Annual #1 - which I also have|
|I'd previously purchased this issue back home, but spied it while buying the one below. I couldn't|
swear with 100% certainty, but I'm reasonably sure I bought it again, impetuous youth that I was
|This 1974 Special reprinted several episodes of the Adam Eterno strip from the first few issues|
of Thunder (which had been merged with Lion a few years earlier), edited together as one story