Here's a MARVEL UK house ad, from November 1978, heralding the arrival of STARBURST MAGAZINE into the Mighty Marvel Magazine ranks.
When Stan Lee recruited Dez Skinn to head the UK operation, he also acquired Dez's just-launched SF/ Fantasy magazine as part of the deal.
Dez didn't last long (he was shown the door, by mutual consent, in 1980) but his magazine lasted longer. Marvel eventually grew bored of it in the mid-eighties and sold it on to publisher Visual Imagination. They turned it into something of a cash-cow, spawning numerous spin-offs, until the age of the web finally overtook them. The magazine's been revived in recent years and its great to see it back on WH Smith's shelves.
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