Category Archives: MARVEL UNIVERSE

Doctor Who comic covers from Marvel

These covers all feature the adventures of the 4th Doctor between 1981 and 1985. Artists are: Dave Gibbons, Gene Day, Walt Simonson and Earl Norem.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N° 4 1985. Art by Dave Gibbons.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N° 60 1981. Art by Earl Norem.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N°59 1981. Art by Gene Day.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N°13 1985. Art by Dave Gibbons.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N°11 1985. Art by Dave Gibbons.


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Doctor Who. Vol 1 N°5 1985. Art by Dave Gibbons.


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Doctor Who Vol 1 N°60- 1981. Inside art by Walt Simonson.


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The Mighty World of Marvel: Incredible Hulk cover art

For me, one of the bonuses in collecting retro advertising is all the interesting and varied comics and magazines I get to flick through. When presented with new materials my first impulse is to train my eyes upon the adverts on offer. After this it’s the turn of whatever other delights are contained within: comic strips, articles, interviews, photos, puzzles, posters, catalogue inserts… and of course the cover itself.

So I was pretty blown away by these Hulk covers from UK’s The Mighty World Of Marvel dating between 1974 and 1978. Featured artists / inkers are Herb Trimpe, Sal Buscema, Joe Staton, Tom Palmer and Ernie Chan.

1974. Herbe Trimpe.

1974. Herbe Trimpe.

1976. Herb Trimpe.

1976. Herb Trimpe.

1977. Sal Buscema / Joe Staton.

1977. Sal Buscema / Joe Staton.

1977. Sal Buscema.

1977. Sal Buscema.

1977. Sal Buscema / Joe Staton.

1977. Sal Buscema / Joe Staton.

1978. Sal Buscema / Tom Palmer.

1978. Sal Buscema / Tom Palmer.

1978. Sal Buscema / Tom Palmer.

1978. Sal Buscema / Tom Palmer.

1978. Sal Buscema / Tom Palmer.

1978. Sal Buscema / Tom Palmer.

1978. Sal Buscema / Ernie Chan.

1978. Sal Buscema / Ernie Chan.

1978. Sal Buscema / Ernie Chan.

1978. Sal Buscema / Ernie Chan.

MARVEL UNIVERSE

With an incredible library of over 5,000 characters, the Marvel Universe is packed with amazing heroes that have been represented across generations in comic books, toy lines, video games, household merchandise, TV shows and films. TVTA is happy to present a selection of adverts from around the world showing just some of the items available from the Marvel Universe during the 70s, 80s and 90s.


Brazil. Zé Carioca 1655. 1983.

Brazil. Zé Carioca 1655. 1983.


UK. The Defenders. 1978.

UK. The Defenders. 1978.


US. Spiderwoman. 1979.

US. Spiderwoman. 1979.


US. Marvel Age. 1989.

US. Marvel Age. 1989.



US. Groo. 1990.


UK. Marvel. Marvel Comic 338. Herb Trimpe cover. 1979.


Marvel 50th Premiere. Alice Cooper. Sutton and Austin. 1979.

Star Wars Weekly N° 1. February 8th 1978. Marvel UK. Artwork by Howard Chaykin and Tom Palmer. The issue included a free cut-out X-Wing Fighter.


Doctor Who. Dave Gibbons cover. 1985.


UK. Planet of the Apes and Dracula Lives. #94. 1976.


1978. Sal Buscema / Ernie Chan.


UK. Marvel. 1979.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1984.


Spider-Man vinyl record from Power Records circa 1974.


UK. The Mighty World of Marvel. 1979.

UK. The Mighty World of Marvel. 1979.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


US. SGT Fury. 1978.

US. SGT Fury. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1979.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1979.


US. DC Legion Superheroes. 1983.

US. DC Legion Superheroes. 1983.


US. Star Wars 25. 1979.

US. Star Wars 25. 1979.


US. Star Wars 14. 1978.

US. Star Wars 14. 1978.


Brazil. Cebolinha 145. 1985.

Brazil. Cebolinha 145. 1985.


This 1985 Power Pack and the Amazing Spider-man ad was a joint public service message by Marvel Comics and the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse.

This 1985 Power Pack and the Amazing Spider-man ad was a joint public service message by Marvel Comics and the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse.


US. The New Mutants. 1985.

US. The New Mutants. 1985.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


US. Groo. 1987.

US. Groo. 1987.


UK. TESB Weekly. 1980.

UK. TESB Weekly. 1980.


UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 116. 1980.

UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 116. 1980.


UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 114. 1980.

UK. Star Wars Weekly N° 114. 1980.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1979.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1979.


UK. Return of the Jedi comic. 1984. Note the word 'competition' has been misspelled. Competition, a word that is likely to be misspelt 3 out of every 10 ten times it is used in advertising publications. (taken from the Advertising Falsehoods Bible 2036).

UK. Return of the Jedi comic. 1984. Note the word ‘competition’ has been misspelled. Competition, a word that is likely to be misspelt 3 out of every 10 ten times it is used in advertising publications. (taken from the Advertising Falsehoods Bible 2036).


US. The Defenders. 1977.


UK. The Mighty World Of Marvel. 1978. This 1978 UK Super Heroes card game by Jotastar is similar to game “Top Trumps”.