On Saturday, September 30th, it will be 51 years since The Mighty World Of Marvel #1 went on sale. I've celebrated the event several times on this blog over the years (usually with a repeat of an earlier post), so on this occasion I'll simply show you the front cover - just to remind you (if you were around back then) of what a good job Big John Buscema made of it. As far as I know, it was the first, last, and only time he produced an original cover for a UK weekly, so it's worth owning just for that fact (if it is a fact) alone.
Ah, 51 years ago - how is it possible? It seems nowhere near that long to me, just a few short weeks at the very most. This post, therefore, has a two-fold purpose - to celebrate and remember MWOM #1 - and also my youth, when it seemed immortality was a reality and no mere elusive illusion. So join me in raising a glass to a true comics classic - I wish it were still around today. And if you'd like to record any reminiscences you might have of this great mag, you can share them with your fellow Crivs in the comments section.
(It's okay, Crivs, I spotted and corrected my typo of 31 years [instead of 51] almost immediately, as you'll see if you refresh your browser. No one has commented on it, so maybe I fixed it before anyone noticed it.)