Tag Archives: Marvel

The Incredible Hulk

A TVTA Special.

TVTA’s going green for this post, as we present comic covers, adverts and whatever else we found rampaging around the office Incredible Hulk related. Gaaarrrrrghhh! Don’t make us angry!



Thank you for losing your temper with us 🙂

Editor’s note, 26/03/19: Big thanks to Tim Robins for artist credit corrections on some of the UK Hulk comic covers.

Spider-Man

Spider-Man poster. Art by Al Milgrom. UK. 1983.

A TVTA special.

Presenting: vintage and modern print adverts, comic covers, card games and merchandise featuring web-slinging superhero Spider-Man plus his friends and arch-enemies – all from the collection of TVTA! Enjoy 🙂 



Spider-Man Top Trumps cards and sets


Thanks for looking 🙂

Starriors by Tomy


Big thanks to fellow WP blogger Virtuanaut for sharing the image scans from the Starriors Marvel mini-comics series. To view the complete series be sure to visit Virtuanaut’s site.

Starriors was a short-lived line of toy robots made by Tomy in 1984 and 1985. The figures were released with Marvel mini-comics (6 comics in total). Marvel also published a 4-issue comic book series. Some of the Starriors toys were later altered and re-branded for European markets as R.A.T.S (Robot Anti-Terror Squad).


Starriors toy ad. 1984. Image scan by virtuanaut.net

Starriors toy ad. 1984. Image scan by virtuanaut.net



Thanks for looking 🙂

’78-’79, comic book art

Another selection of comic book adverts, art and covers for your enjoyment. Featuring DC publications from the US, 1978 and 1979. Enjoy 🙂


The Mystery and Madness of Weird War Tales


Battle Classics and The Unknown Soldier


Time Warp, Hostess Fruit Pies Wonder Woman, Help Your Hero, Hubba Bubba 


Centuri Model Rockets, Superheroes Glue Stics, Atlantic Toy Soldiers, Raleigh Rampar BMX


Yikes! What is that… some alien or monster trying to break out of the side panel of the Ford Street Machine??

Monogram. 1978. US.


And lastly, holy taste buds! fancy a trip to Gotham?

Clark Bar Superhero Sweepstakes. Double page. 1978. US.


Thanks for visiting. Stop by again soon for a brand new entry on ‘Curve Huggers’, plus a special View-Master ‘viewing’ of a vintage fiftieth anniversary Disney character!

Viva Chirashi! Japanese Movie Posters 1977 – 2018

Viva Knievel! (1977)

Deadpool 2 (2018) 

Deadpool (2016)

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)  

Kinky Boots (2005)

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)

Porco Rosso (1992)

Thor / Avengers

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Avengers Infinity War (2018)

Batman Ninja (2018)

Sliver (1993)

Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

A Chirashi is a printed mini-poster or flyer used to promote film releases in Japan. The size of a typical Chirashi is “B5” (approx 7 x 10 inch /18cm x 26cm). A relatively cheap and space-saving alternative to regular-size industry posters, Chirashis make excellent movie memorabilia collectables. You can find all my Chirashi posts here

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. Dark Hawk. 1991.


France. Catalogue Super Jouet. 1985.


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.