Stan Lee was the first comic-book creator whose name I knew. I was about six and a half years old when I was given my very first superhero comic... this one: That's The Mighty World of Marvel issue #5, dated November 4, 1972. So a little over forty-six years ago. By some miracle, my copy … Continue reading Stan Lee, 1922 – 2018
I don’t have a lot of valuable comics (I do own a lot of comics, but I collect them to read, not for their monetary value), but this is possibly one of the most valuable.
Apparently the world is going to end again on Saturday September 23rd, thanks to the mysterious “Planet X” gently smashing into our lovely homeworld. News of that has reminded me of this unusual novel from my collection… The Star Trek: The Next Generation / X-Men crossover novel Planet X by Michael Jan Friedman (Pocket Books, … Continue reading Star Trek / X-Men novel!
Look what I just found: my very first Avengers comic! This is issue 13 of the UK edition of The Avengers, reprinted from #16 of the US edition of The Avengers: Marvel UK had reprinted The Avengers’ first couple of issues in Mighty World of Marvel, so they skipped those issues when they gave the … Continue reading Avengers: The Old Order Changeth!
Original: Wolverine #1, September 1982. Art by Frank Miller.
Before Marvel UK came into existence, a lot of Marvel comics were reprinted in UK titles published by Power Comics, an imprint of Odham’s Press. The weekly titles were Pow!, Wham!, Terrific, Smash! and Fantastic. Just those five titles, as far as I know, but that was probably because this was back in the days … Continue reading Fantastic Annual 1970
As is well known and extensively documented elsewhere on the web, Marvel Comics International Ltd (later known to the fans as Marvel UK) was the British wing of Marvel Comics, established in the early 1970s to repackage US Marvel titles in a more regular and consistent manner than had been done previously (more on that … Continue reading The Titans