Friday, December 14, 2012
Fleetway Firsts... Martha's Monster Makeup and X-Ray Specs
Monster Fun brought us some great characters when it was launched in 1975. Amongst others Ken Reid started out on another of his brilliant horror comics, this time about a girl called Martha who was the star of the strip Martha's Monster Make-Up! However, with strips like this one sometimes you can't help but wonder how they came across the item such as Martha's make-up in the first place! Well, here is Martha's 'Fleetway First'...
Mike Lacey's X-Ray Specs had a very similar beginning, and only appeared one page before Martha! Here it is:
X-Ray Specs was much more popular than Martha, and he survived in Buster comic right up until the very last issue, where Jack Edward Oliver sent him off with a single panel, on that famous back page.