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Wednesday, 5 April 2017
KULL IN MONSTERS ON THE PROWL #16...
Sometimes you get lucky - and so it was on this occasion.
I first read this KULL tale in the pages of MARVEL U.K.'s
weekly comic SAVAGE SWORD Of CONAN in 1975-ish, but
when, several years later, I acquired #s 1-11 of Kull's colour U.S.
mag, I didn't realise this story wasn't included in that run. When
Kull's 'regular' mag first debuted, it was intended as a quarterly
publication, but it stalled after issue #2. Seven months later,
MONSTERS On The PROWL took up the reins, and
Kull was meant to continue in that periodical.
However, for whatever reason, plans changed again
and Kull next popped up in #3 of his own mag three months
after MOTP #16. I didn't know about this comic until regular
commenter McSCOTTY mentioned it in response to a recent
post, so I immediately tracked one down on eBay for just over
£4, including postage. As I said, sometimes you get lucky, and
although the mag isn't pristine, it's good enough to add to my
collection and fill the sequential gap between issues 2 & 3
of KULL The CONQUEROR's colour series.
The Kull tale is only 10 pages long, so there's a couple of
1960s stories by LEE, DITKO and KIRBY to fill the issue,
with "MISTER MORGAN'S MONSTER" being particularly
memorable. Tell you what 'though - instead of merely telling
you about this comic, why don't I just show you a few select
pages so you can all see for yourselves? You'd like that?
Good, here you are then - enjoy.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, April 05, 2017