Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Mighty World of Marvel #300 (1978)
Marvels premier title Mighty World of Marvel reached it's 300th issue in January 1978. Featuring the adventures of The Hulk, The Fantastic Four, Daredevil and The Invaders, it was still in the glossy cover format that for many represented the "golden age" of British Marvel.
Over it's six years of publication MWOM absorbed a number of lesser selling titles. The Avengers as of #119), Planet of the Apes (#231), Fury (#258) and The Complete Fantastic Four (#298), sadly MWOM was not long to last either, at least in this format.
Marvel UK comics sales were flagging in the late seventies and despite the popularity of the Hulk TV show was to undergo a major format change courtesy of Dez Skinn.
MWOM was reformatted and relaunched as Marvel Comic.
More British in layout and design, it did not have the same impact as the glossy comics I have learnt to treasure so much.