Monday, 29 July 2013

Fine-tuning 'From Cents to Pence!'

My thanks to everyone who has been asking after the progress of the Marvel UK book.

'From Cents to Pence' is basically divided into three sections. An in-depth history, an index to most of the stories (originated and reprinted alike) published since 1972 (and a few from Annuals before then) and various additional indices listing free gifts, an outline of the contents, formats and precise names of all the comics/Annuals/Specials, plus an creators index to all the originated material... among other items of interest!

One of several, variant potential cover designs
At a 1/4 million words, checking/amending/correcting the 30 chapters that form the history part of it alone is not a quick task on top of the day job etc., but it's coming together very nicely. Right now I'm over half the way through, and with the help of some frequent contributors tidying up some of the loose ends.

My aim has always been to complete this process by the end of the year, if not before, but I have an extra incentive to do so now (and it's a doozy!), which I'll obviously tell you about in due course should our plans come together as envisaged.

As things move along, I'll try to post an occasional update or three, but when an update doesn't surface for a while at least you'll know I'm either completely immersed in the text or prepping material for re:VOX.

More news soon.


  1. And , as I said , this is THE book for me! I am looking forward to this one! If you get a spare minute could you possibly tell me which winter specials were put out in 1985? Cheers , John.

  2. Thanks, John. I'll have a delve into the files and will come back to you :)

  3. When researching the Len Miller years, did you ever come across a issue of Spellbound with the Hulk on the cover ( on his own, not with the Avengers )? I have been searching for an image of this cover for years. ( somebody beat me to it in our village shop around '66, which disappointed me! )

  4. Hi John, can't say I have, sorry.