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|Issue 54 Now Shipping! Strategic Air Command Base by Marx (1963)
One of the rarest sets ever made, so rare that it has never been seen complete or in color before, the Marx Strategic Air Command graces our cover and feature story pages for Christmas. And it is a special story indeed for the publishers, who grew up on a real Strategic Air Command base in the 1960s. It seemed odd to be playing with a set (my friends, from across the street) while the planes and missiles were all around us in real life.
Here readers will relive the days of the wild skies, filled with ICBM missile and jet B-52 Bombers. When the Delta F-102 fighters were made to intercept the Soviet Bear bombers before they reached our soil and overfly the dangerously close missile installations on Cuba during a crisis that very nearly ended it all. Marx made the S.A.C. Base sets knowing how much was on the line, selecting them for color, excitement and that “teaching moment” the firm was so famous for. We’ll examine it in great detail with a loving interest in the variations. For yes, there were variations, up to four of them, and for the first time you’ll witness them all together on the same pages.
There’s reviews, news, ads and special features and nostalgic fun galore for collectors and casual readers alike this issue so join us for a Christmas bash in the stratosphere – the Strategic Air Command is one for the books and records!
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