Saturday, 15 May 2010

The Mighty World Of Marvel

Back in the 1970's, the first comic I ever read was a Marvel UK comic by the name of The Mighty World Of Marvel. This title featured black and white reprints of US Marvel stories, with the Incredible Hulk it's lead strip. This title (along with Marvel UK's other line of comics) featured some beautiful cover artwork, especially produced for these UK collections by the US Marvel Bullpen. Here are some of my favourite ones... most of them featuring the artwork of Pablo Marcos, who after Sal Buscema is my favourite classic Hulk artist. Looking at these covers brings back some wonderful memories of a more innocent time. My thanks to my mum and dad for always making sure I had my weekly fix from the Mighty World Of Marvel.



2 comments:

Lee Townsend said...

Great to see these issues again Simon, happy memories for me to!

Aidan said...

Wow. Thank you soooo much! I've never seen these before. They're ruddy glorious. My story's very similar: 1978, a UK reprint of Hulk Battles The Inhumans and a back up feature of a ruddy great punch up with the Sub-Mariner in The Incredible Hulk 1979. Marie Severin's version of the Hulk and this cover (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-INCREDIBLE-HULK-1979-H/B-Annual-Marvel-Comic_W0QQitemZ220721588892QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=197847891537&rvr_id=197847891537&cguid=814fc03f12d0a0e202709a60fff9f416#ht_587wt_905) burn itself into my impressionable, young brain forever.