Friday, 22 April 2016


From 1984: Britain's INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM ANNUAL, reprinting the US comics adaptation and published by Marvel UK and Grandreams.

There was no getting away from this one: in addition to this annual, Marvel London also serialized the strip in the pages of SPIDER-MAN weekly... the first time that they had put a movie strip into the long-runner. I think it also appeared quite a long time before the movie itself opened here in Britain in an age where spoilers were no big deal.

Coinciding with the release of the film itself, Redan Place rolled out an Indiana Jones monthly (see posts past) which kicked off with THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF... reprints (previously seen in the STAR WARS monthly) and, sure enough, the TEMPLE OF DOOM adaptation again. This unfortunate bit of planning meant that all the strip contents in the "new" mag were actually reprints of recent reprints. This may explain why it only ran for 11 issues and a special before becoming the final title to fold into Spider-man (at that point the juvenile THE SPIDER-MAN COMIC) during its last months.

The colouring on the cover, recycled from the US magazine edition, makes it look like Doctor Jones is wearing lippy. 

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