The Complete Fantastic Four: UK Weekly: #1 & #2: With Toys! 1977

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Dan'el

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“The Complete Fantastic Four” was a British (UK) weekly series that ran for thirty-seven issues (September, 1977 to June, 1978).  It was a magazine-size comic with color covers and black and white interior pages, although the comic length was the standard 16-pages (8 wraps).  The first two issues came with enclosed plastic models.

I posted the the first two issues (front and back and the toy) below.  I have the full series scanned on my just starting FF web site if you want to check out any other issues.

https://dekventures.com/FantasticFour/fantastic-four-foreign-titles/

 

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Yes,very,very cool.Have been sending a lot of my mad money overseas,digging this sort of stuff more and more.Gifts included?AMAZING!

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Very nice. The models don't seem to have a FF link, but given how popular model building was in the UK in the 1970s this was genius marketing. The models look to be nicely proportioned too.

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1 hour ago, AJD said:

Very nice. The models don't seem to have a FF link, but given how popular model building was in the UK in the 1970s this was genius marketing. The models look to be nicely proportioned too.

You are right about the FF link.  Actually, the models do not seem linked to comics at all.  I should have pointed out that these are small.  The images do not show the proportion well.  Those pieces are 4 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches with the planes being around 3 inches in length.  The models do not look like they were attached to the comics - just stuck in the centerfold I guess.  I was just tickled to see they were still there when I got the books.  I assumed they were long gone so that was a very nice bonus when I unpacked the lot.

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1 hour ago, Dan'el said:

You are right about the FF link.  Actually, the models do not seem linked to comics at all.  I should have pointed out that these are small.  The images do not show the proportion well.  Those pieces are 4 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches with the planes being around 3 inches in length.  The models do not look like they were attached to the comics - just stuck in the centerfold I guess.  I was just tickled to see they were still there when I got the books.  I assumed they were long gone so that was a very nice bonus when I unpacked the lot.

I bought both issues for the toys as I recall, so the marketing ploy worked. Free gifts in comics always went down well over here, even though many resulted in butchered books. I remember the back covers of both issues too. Funny what stays with you isn't it.

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