Friday, 15 August 2014
THE DALEKS IN TV COMIC ANNUAL...
Take a look at the above cover - ADAM ADAMANT and ORLANDO
takes me right back to the '60s as I used to watch both programmes when I
was a kid. If I remember correctly, Orlando (SAM KYDD) was a spin-off
from CRANE, which starred PATRICK ALLEN. (Curiously, I seem to
remember the name of the show as 'This Man Crane' - wonder why?)
However, that's not what I want to talk about in relation to this TV COMIC
Annual for 1968 (released in '67), which I received today. No, look at the
DALEKS in the bottom left-hand corner - as far as I can determine, although
they had appeared in the weekly, this was the only time that they appeared
on and in the actual Annual, making it a nice little collectors' item.
In the following tale, note that the Daleks appear to speak even after their
metal casings are destroyed, giving the impression that the Doctor and his
companions haven't actually killed them. (And it's highly unlikely that rocks
hurled by mere humans would ever have been capable of inflicting the level
of damage displayed.) Incidentally, the strip looks like the work of artist
PATRICK WILLIAMS to me. Can anybody confirm?
One great thing about this book is that it's got a fair number of MIGHTY
MOTH strips, drawn by the dashing DICK MILLINGTON, and they're
very funny indeed. I'll be showing some of them in upcoming posts, so stay
tuned, to this, the absolutely best blog called CRIVENS! that you've ever
read. (Or perhaps you just look at the pictures?)
Posted by Kid at Friday, August 15, 2014