Friday, April 27, 2012

captain britain presents the fantastic four adventure game

Fantastic Four Adventure Game
Source: Captain Britain #28, April 20, 1977.

Sort this one out: a game page written and drawn by a Canadian for an American publisher who placed it in a comic book designed for the British market. You follow?

The game itself is pretty simple. If you're feeling bored, print out the full-sized version, grab the nearest die, and play a round or three.

Owen McCarron was an advertising director and cartoonist with the Halifax Chronicle-Herald whose feature Fun and Games was syndicated across Canada. A comic book fan, McCarron produced various giveaways that, according to John Bell's guide to Canadian comic book history Invaders From The North (Toronto: Dundurn, 2006), were "mostly full-colour comics that were distinguished by bold, engaging artwork and reasonably solid storylines." For  Marvel, McCarron produced Fun and Games pages like the one above and a series that ran 13 issues in 1979-80 with covers advising readers that "all you need is a pencil."

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