Apr 15, 2008

Vulcan was a weekly UK comic that lasted for a mere six months from September 1975 although I understand it had a “soft” trial launch in Scotland earlier that year. Despite benefitting from slightly better quality paper than many of the comics of the time it failed to find a large enough readership to prevent it merging with Valiant in 1976. It contained nothing but reprints…many of which were by then 10 years old.  I’d already followed “The Steel Claw” in Valiant. “The Trigan Empire” had appeared in Ranger and then later in Look and Learn through the 1960s.

Note the free gift of  a “Potato Gun”. Things like that always enticed me to purchase first issues. The various prices on the cover confirms that UK comics were sold in all english-speaking territories around the world except the USA.