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Whatever the cause of their creation, hopefully they bring enjoyment to someone out there.


Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition No.1

Amazing World of DC Comics Special Edition No.1 is a commemorative magazine, which also acts as a program for Super DC Convention, held in February 1976, at Hotel Commodore, New York.

I received this bundled in with an Ebay purchase, acting as a bonus free gift, and also as protective padding for whatever it was I'd actually purchased. I'm always keen for more reading material, so it was a pleasant surprise. The other comics were a 'What If', a Superman, and a Hulk, if I'm not mistaken, and they were all severely water-damaged.

A quick side-note: Old crappy comics make really good wrapping paper for gifts. Of course, sound judgment should be used when deciding which comics to destroy.

I haven't scanned the magazine in its entirety, just some of the more interesting pages.

For the record, I'm not a Superman fan, by any means. DC is definitely my preferred stable (having given the world my all-time favourite title: Garth Ennis' Preacher) but I wouldn't say I'm an ardent follower of all titles. I was a steady collector of Batman and Detective for roughly a year, coinciding with the height of Bat-Mania in 1989, and have been trying to read as many of the trades I can (most recently, 'Hush'. And what a steaming pile of manure that was), but I'm still remarkably far behind on what's been happening in Gotham over all these years...

Ever see a man say 'Yaahooo!' to a snack-cake before?

Superman really is a dick.

So based on the pic on bottom right, am I to assume that Edward G Robinson once played the Man of Steel?

"He buys and sells us, but we like it"???

If you're wondering who or what 'Mego' is, try this site.

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