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January 07, 2011

Looking awry

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The Bronze Age of Blogs remembers a "weird little experiment" by Marvel UK, The Titans, a landscape format comic book. What was Marvel thinking?

With Marvel UK it was always best not to ask questions, as they seemed to come up with new formats and ideas practically every couple of months, all to disguise the fact that what you were buying was still an inferior black & white reprint.

It all must have seemed a bit crap if you were stuck with second rate product - black and white reprints at two compressed pages per landscape page - and whatever random issues of the real thing made their way across the Atlantic. To a North American eye, however, these look collectible. Sure, there are UK specific heroes to be found in books like the Marvel Overkill anthologies but this landscape title is worth it for the cover art alone.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 7, 2011 07:49 AM