July 30th, 2012

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July Books 28) The Countdown Annual 1972

Picked this up at a bookshop in Broadstairs recommended by drasecretcampus; a TV annual featuring various sfnal kids' TV shows of the early 70s, including Joe 90, Thunderbirds , UFO, a couple I hadn't heard of (Countdown and The Secret Service) and of course Dr Who [sic]. Who fans are well served with a Pertwee cartoon strip whose storyline is surprisingly close to Seeds of Doom, and also two pages reporting from Aldbourne on the filming of The Dæmons (will scan and post these in due course). There are also two cartoon stories about Dastardly and Muttley - I had forgotten that the Vulture Squadron were quite so obviously Comic Germans. I guess this must have done rather well in the Christmas 1971 sales.