Fightin' Duran Duran's Army

By | Tuesday, August 11, 2009 1 comment
The S.O. recently pulled out the Duran Duran video for "Rio" from the archives, and caught this image in the middle of it...
The comic he's reading is Charlton's Fightin' Army #157, cover dated April 1982. Cover art is by Sam Glanzman. The interior stories were reprints from Army War Heroes #33-34.

The song "Rio" was released as a single in November 1982; however, the music video was shot over the course of three days in May 1982 on the island of Antigua. Which means that that issue of Fightin' Army was probably the most current one available at the time.

The Wikipedia entry for "Rio" states: "It is one of the band's most recognizable songs, mostly due to its famous music video, which is widely regarded as symbolic of 1980s glamour and excess." That is, of course, despite the appearance of one of the last comic books from a publisher that would barely survive another few years. And then, only after an infusion of cash from when DC bought the rights to most of their superhero characters.
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