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PostSubject: Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p   Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p Icon_minitimeSun Nov 03, 2013 11:48 pm

Hands up all those on here who spend their 5p pocket money on these beauties back in 1972, then, after 10 issues had the foresight to send for the free poster? cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p   Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2013 6:46 am

I never sent for the poster....couldn't bring myself to cut the stamps out of the comic (it must be where my de-carding phobia started! lol! )

The poster was billed as a 'mystery' free gift. One of the clues was 'it ryhms with toaster' D'oh! Ben Grimm was pictured in a thinker style pose saying 'Ryhms with toaster? Gee I wish I was a poet!'

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p   Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2013 9:06 am

superb comics Johnny ! cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p   Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2013 9:35 am

You're memory is spot on Steve! However, I was a bit canny back in those days, I never wanted to cut my coupons out either but luckily I had a stash of about 5 spare/swap issues that I stole ...well 'borrowed' from the doctors (you remember, doctors waiting rooms had loads of comics!) and one was issue 10 so I cut out the form and stuck on any spare coupons from the double issues and posted it off, incomplete with a begging letter saying that due to illness I missed a few copies. Marvel were brilliant, they send me a great letter along with the poster and the free gift Hulk transfer from #1.
I still have the letter, brilliantly adorned with 'Mighty World Of Marvel' along the header. Of course the poster and Hulk transfer are still in my possession too and so are the whole set of MWOM and their free gifts up to about 1978.
Same goes for the 'Spider-Man Comics Weekly', got the mask (a paper bag) in #1, the only thing missing is the spidey tracer plane from #2, missed that one but I managed to get the poster from #10 (another coupon send off) fairly recently on ebay for about £40....bargain I reckon.
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p   Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2013 5:40 pm

Great pics John and great story!!!

I started collecting/reading the Marvel UK comics from about 1974. I used to get MWOM, Spider-Man, Planet Of The Apes and Dracula Lives!

Great comics, even though they were in black & white I loved them.

Excelsior!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p   Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2013 6:40 pm

Have you seen the 1972 MWOM issues Richard? They are fabulous and have a few colour pages too! I was absolutely fascinated by them. Obviously 1960's reprints adorned with Kirby and Ditko art....superb!
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p   Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2013 7:35 pm

Yes mate, I managed to pick some up when I started collecting as an adult. I love the way we got our own covers too as well as reprinted American comic covers. Great upload John!!

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PostSubject: Re: Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p   Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2013 7:40 pm

Yes, I forgot to mention, nearly all those early issues had UK created covers. I spoke to a guy a few years back from across the pond and he said a lot of Americans were starting to snap them up because of the unseen artwork. One of my faves is #2, whoever drew that did a sterling job on the Hulk.


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PostSubject: Re: Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p   Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2013 8:05 pm

Very true John although do you remember some of the splash pages they had to create to break up monthly US stories into UK weekly ones? Some of them left a lot to be desired!lol! 

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I do remember some of the splash pages. also the full colour center pages, some were great, some a bit amateurish.
The thing that I noticed the most though was the letters pages. The USA ones were far more intellectual and deep whereas the UK were always along the lines of "who'd win in a fight, Hulk or Thing" or "my favourite is Spidey, my mum say's if I'm a good boy she will stop my dad reading it" type of thing.
The UK letters did improve though as the late 70's came in and British kids were gaining the 'knowledge'.
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p   Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2013 8:26 pm

That's a great cover John!

Great memories from the 70's Very Happy 

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I've always assumed the US letters pages were better because they had an older readership. Comics were still just 'Kids stuff' in the UK in the 70's while they had a college age and even adult readership in the US. Luckily things have changed here now.

..and my fave cover is No 5. Hulk busting out of a space ship!

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Just for you Steve....
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PostSubject: Re: Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p   Mighty World Of Marvel - 5p Icon_minitimeTue Nov 05, 2013 7:34 pm

Fantastic cover John! Very Happy 

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awesome !

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coool comics! Thanks for sharing AJ... Very Happy 
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