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Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:07 pm
by rhod
Hi everybody, wonder if someone can answer a question that's been bugging me for a while?

I've noticed a number of times over the years but noticed it again when reading Essential Captain Marvel this week - the page numbering in the late 60s/early 70s tends to skip page 12, pretty much every issue.
The first time I noticed it I thought maybe they'd cut a page out in the reprint but it seems far-fetched that they'd cut the same page from each issue.

Anyone know what this is all about?

Re: Page 12

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:49 pm
by JD
Given the time period, this may be related to the fact that Marvel ran half-page ads in that time period... Meaning that in reprints, "page 12" would actually be the top half of "page 13".

I've just picked a random comic from 1971 (DD 72, reprinted in ESSENTIAL DD vol. 3), and I do see the phenomenon : the top half of "page 13" is actually "page 12".

Re: Page 12

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:18 pm
by cweed4
***rummages through closet***

Now where did I stick that no-prize?

Re: Page 12

Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:57 am
by rhod
Thanks cweed4!