COUNTDOWN UK COMIC SEPTEMBER 25TH 1971 NO 32 STINGRAY

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Countdown  : Uk Comic
Available from Tilleys Vintage Magazines and Comics Sheffield Est 1978

 

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COUNTDOWN UK COMIC SEPTEMBER 25TH 1971 NO 32 STINGRAY

FIREBALL XL5 : STINGRAY :

DR WHO : COUNTDOWN : 

and much  more 

A4 SIZE

CONDITION …. All items listed are pre – owned .Condition generally very good with some issues having delivery name/no to cover , minor cover creasing / soiling / dust

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COUNTDOWN UK COMIC 1971  –  1973

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Countdown was a British comic published weekly by Polystyle Publications – ultimately, under several different titles – from early 1971 to late summer 1973. The pages in each issue were numbered in reverse order, with page 1 at the end – a gimmick which was derived from the comic’s title in order to create a countdown to the number one every week.

Countdown initially featured comic strips based on Gerry Anderson‘s Supermarionation TV shows which had been popular throughout the 1960s. (Much of this material was reprinted from an earlier publication called TV Century 21.) It was a high-quality (but expensive) publication, featuring full-colour art on the cover and on many of the inside pages, and was printed on coated paper. After 58 weeks, the publisher cut costs by relaunching the comic under the title TV Action, in a much cheaper format. The relaunch saw a shift in emphasis away from Gerry Anderson content, instead focusing on comic strip stories based on popular TV series of the era.

A notable feature of Countdown was the inclusion of nonfiction articles about current space exploration which often included a level of technical detail more typical of technical trade journals aimed at adult professionals.

and Private Eye as our models we sometimes made our point through hard reporting, sometimes through satire.”[4]: 22 

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Weight 0.260 kg