Wednesday, 25 February 2015

1980: THE UNCANNY X-MEN WINTER SPECIAL (Marvel UK)


From 1980: MARVEL UK's THE UNCANNY X-MEN WINTER SPECIAL.

I've always found the British Bullpen's enthusiasm for running WHAT IF tales in one-shots perplexing.  Presumably their appeal rested in their self-contained done-in-one format but, for casual readers, not only were you not getting a true representation of the characters/ continuity but it also relied on a basic knowledge of what had been before to make it work. 

3 comments:

  1. slow, just a quick thank you again for this previous blog:

    http://starlogged.blogspot.ie/2013/07/2013-starlogged-classic-comics-reprints.html

    I finally bought the buck rogers volume today in forbidden planet at half price - hurrah !

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    1. Hurrah! Good find... and half-price is even better as I recall it was pretty expensive at full price!

      It didn't seem to be carried by many UK stores so... even better.

      Biddi Biddi!

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  2. a blast for buck indeed ! Its been hanging around my forbidden planet since 2013, they had already marked it down before but once i saw the new low price, i had to have it. I also have the original adaptation of the first episodes. That blog of yours was a turning point for me in how i collect comics. It made me realise how much cool stuff was available and what i had been missing.

    further to your post this week on the action man sticker album, here is a nice blog which shows it in detail:

    http://lkseitz.blogspot.ie/2012/05/action-man-stickers-part-ii.html

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