Tuesday, 26 August 2014
CLASSIC COMICS: TV CENTURY 21 #52...
Everybody loves a birthday - don't they? (Unless you know you
haven't many left.) So here's the first birthday issue of TV CENTURY
21 from a hundred years in the future, 2066. Normally, I'd present it in
two instalments, but as the second part usually gets only around half the
hits of the first, I decided just to give you the complete issue in one go.
For around two or three years, TV21 was probably the best weekly
periodical in Britain, and it's doubtful that there's ever been a comic for
boys since that's matched its popularity or sales. The artwork was by the
finest illustrators of the day, although, curiously, the Annuals were never
quite up to the same standard as the weekly. Perhaps that's due to different
editors being responsible for each publication, and no doubt cost was also
a factor as the Annuals would have been prohibitively expensive if the
quality of reproduction was the same in each case.
Anyway, let's now look into the past and try and catch a glimpse
of the future. Welcome to Adventure in the 21st Century!
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, August 26, 2014