This is where the Marvel UK Hardback Annuals began, in 1967.
At first they were rather erratic. The first issue was a "Marvel Story Book Annual" in 1967 which contained original text stories, an exception in a title which subsequently was nearly exclusively reprint material. Two years later a second annual appeared as "Marvel Comic Annual 1969" with reprints in B&W and monochrome.
There was then a long gap before reappearing as simply "Marvel Annual" for three years in 1974, 1975, 1976.
Of the five books shown here, all were published/distributed by "World Distributors" except for the 1974 release branded "Fleetway Publications".
In the following years this title changed name and publisher several times, becoming:
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