Monday, May 21, 2012

As Seen on TV: Superman #335

A young punk about to rob a laundrette relaxes by reading Superman #335, from the UK TV series Minder:

Screen shot from the first episode of Minder, "Gunfight at the OK Laundrette" (October 29, 1979)

Cover of Superman #335 (May 1979), pencils by Ross Andru and inks by Dick Giordano, letters by Gaspar Saladino

From our good pals at Wikipedia (accessed 5/2/12):
Minder is a British comedy-drama about the London criminal underworld...The show ran for ten series between 29 October 1979 and 10 March 1994, and starred Dennis Waterman as Terry McCann, an honest and likable bodyguard (minder in London slang) and George Cole as Arthur Daley, a socially ambitious but highly unscrupulous importer-exporter, wholesaler, used-car salesman, and anything else from which there was money to be made whether inside the law or not....The series was notable for using a range of leading British actors, as well as many up-and-coming performers before they hit the big time, and at its peak was one of ITV's biggest ratings winners.

Here's a video of choice clips from the show that not only explains its concept and introduces its characters, but highlights the fine vintage '70s cars featured on the show!:


googum said...

I have that issue; and yeah, I could see it leading to a life of crime.

Blam said...

Cover letters by Gaspar Saladino, if you're into that sort of thing...

Blam said...

Who wrote that headline, Alexander Salkind?
Shh... Let's keep it in-universe, Bully. I say Perry White was taking kickbacks from Gregory Reed's publicist.

Bully said...

Cover letters by Gaspar Saladino

Thanks, Blam!