How well I recall seeing Stalker issue #1 advertised within the pages of various DC mags in the mid-1970s. And, with its Steve Ditko and Wally Wood cover, what a marvellous thing it promised to be.
Sadly, I never got to find out if the mag ever delivered on that promise, as I never got my hands on an issue.
Or so I thought.
But yet again the internet has surprised and bamboozled me - by revealing that I did indeed have an issue of Stalker.
It was issue #2 and, until I blundered across its cover online, I'd totally forgotten I'd ever owned it.
Sadly, I remember nothing of the contents, although the cover tells me there might have been a four armed monster in it. Clearly this is a good thing for the monster in question. For, as we all know, to be four armed is to be forewarned.
The Grand Comics Database tells me this issue too was drawn by Steve Ditko and Wally Wood and so I suspect it all looked rather splendid inside.
Sadly, it seems readers may not have been as taken with the mag as that art team might suggest, as it managed to fold after just four issues.
Yet again the 1970s seem to have decreed that Conan was the only Sword and Sorcery hero who was allowed to prosper in that decade.
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