Friday, 21 June 2013

1984: STARBURST DR. SALLY GARY HOUSE ADS (Marvel UK)

These are a couple of MARVEL UK House Ads from 1984, the arse-end of their tenure as publisher of STARBURST MAGAZINE.

These seem an exceptionally odd way to cross-promote a magazine covering a genre so rich in visual imagery and iconic characters.  The second one especially looks like an elaborate office joke that's snuck out into the real world.  It's more TIGHT FIT than INDIANA JONES.

I have a feeling that Indy is a member of M-UK staff indulging in dressing-up games, although I have no idea who he is.  Any thoughts?



4 comments:

  1. Not sure about Indy, but I'm fairly sure the girl is the sister of then-Marvel UK editor Alan McKenzie. Hope this helps!

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  2. Yes, it was. Who was Sally Gary, though? Gaz Russell in drag?

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  3. Dr. Sally Gary
    http://secret-oranges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/flashback-17.html

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  4. More Dr. Sally Gary...
    http://secret-oranges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/flashback-18.html

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