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On my blog today I take a look back at IPC's 1975 reprint comic Vulcan:
http://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/vulcan-1975.html


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The Gruesome George glow-in-the-dark skeleton free gift in the Scottish Vulcan No. 1 that you have illustrated on your blog, Lew, was surely inspired by the equivalent free gift below from Adventure in September 1938. What goes around comes around!


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Phoenix wrote:
The Gruesome George glow-in-the-dark skeleton free gift in the Scottish Vulcan No. 1 that you have illustrated on your blog, Lew, was surely inspired by the equivalent free gift below from Adventure in September 1938. What goes around comes around!



Possibly, although the editors would need long memories to remember a free gift from 40 years earlier. However, I think Leonard Matthews was involved with Vulcan so he'd have been old enough.

I thought it might be more influenced by those little plastic skeletons that some people had as novelties hanging in their cars. The glow-in-the-dark aspect was quite common on things around that time too, with various free masks in comics, plus those Aurora monster kits treated the same way.

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Loved the Vulcan piece Lew. When I came back to the British comics fold some years ago the acquisition of the Vulcan annual was a sheer delight.


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