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, Pablo Marcos, Tom Palmer, Al Milgrom and Ernie Chan.

1974. Herbe Trimpe.

1974. Herbe Trimpe.

1976. Herb Trimpe.

1976. Herb Trimpe.

1977. Al Milgrom.

1977. Al Milgrom.

1977. Sal Buscema.

1977. Sal Buscema.

1977. Pablo Marcos.

1977. Pablo Marcos.

1978. Sal Buscema / Tom Palmer.

1978. Sal Buscema / Tom Palmer.

1978. Pablo Marcos.

1978. Pablo Marcos.

1978. Sal Buscema / Tom Palmer.

1978. Sal Buscema / Tom Palmer.

1978. Sal Buscema / Ernie Chan.

1978. Sal Buscema / Ernie Chan.

1978. Pablo Marcos.

1978. Pablo Marcos.

Comics From Around The World: The Beano

The Beano, a UK comic created in 1938, was one of my favourites as a kid. Here is a 1988 issue featuring Dennis the Menace and Gnasher on the cover.

UK. The Beano 2422. 1988.

UK. The Beano 2422. 1988.

 

The Beano Calendar

This advert contained the order form to order the following year’s Beano calendar.

UK. The Beano 2422. 1988.

UK. The Beano 2422. 1988.

 

Dennis the Menace Fan Club

This advert is for the Dennis Menace Fan Club. As well as the chance to win prizes, club membership included badges, membership card, club secrets and a wallet.

UK. The Beano 2422. 1988.

UK. The Beano 2422. 1988.

 

Find out more about The Beano:

Official site