Friday, November 2, 2007

Superman Supacomic # 176: Hey Kid, Ya interested in a NM CGC Pedigree Mylar Band on the Run...?

If, like me, you spent (too) much of your teenage and early adult years trawling through second hand record shops, garages, markets and fairs, then you’ll understand what I mean when I say it is manifestly true that there are way too many vinyl copies of Band on the Run, Frampton Comes Alive and Slade Alive! on the planet.

You’ll also understand what I mean when I say Superman Supacomic #176 is the Band on the Run of K.G. Murray comics.

And, just like Band on the Run – I cannot speak for Frampton or Slade – the difficulty in finding a decent copy is inversely proportionate to the oversupply.

Not that my current copy is so terrible – it’s quite nice, apart from the previous owner’s name written across the top of the cover, and some strange discolouration along the spine. But considering this is probably the fifth or sixth copy to pass through the junkyard, you’d think a decent unmarked copy would have found its way onto the I-used-to-have-this-as-a-kid-and-now-my-life-is-complete pile. Minor blemishes maybe, yet the equivalent of the skip on Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five on my third copy of Band on the Run…

“Will search for ever more…” indeed.


mcannon said...


Speaking as the owner of about three copies of Wonder Comic #115 – none of which are in particularly brilliant shape – I know what you mean!

However, I’d have to disagree with you on one point – you can _never_ have too many copies of “Slade Alive!”


Mark “Get Down and Get With it” C

Anonymous said...

If you need further proof, my copy is pretty crappy too...