Wednesday, 17 October 2012
1984: KP ALIEN SPACERS ADVERT - PART ONE (IPC)
KP's marketing people were obviously determined to shift more bags of ALIEN SPACERS (which were shaped - vaguely - like spaceships and the like, although you can't help but wonder if the manufacturing folk knocked-up anything they could and then challenged the marketing department to come up with something to justify their bizarre misshapen efforts) and commissioned this multi-part full-colour (worth remembering that each issue only had, at most, eight colour pages an issue, and that was usually only when an advertiser wanted a colour interior page) space adventure to run across four issues.
This instalment ran in selected IPC weeklies cover-dated 8 September 1984. I'm pretty sure there was also an alternate version of each strip, with additional panels, which ran in the Mail on Sunday's comics supplement. I have no idea why, unless the MoS pages were sufficiently larger (I don't remember) and allowed for the insertion of more panels-per-page.