give loads of comics whenever I was making some space for new ones.
Occasionally, I'd regret having parted with an odd comic or two (usually
when I was re-reading them in his house) and ask if he'd mind terribly much
relinquishing them back into my possession. I know what you're thinking -
Indian-giver! (Is that considered racist these days?) However, it was
only a handful in total, so he came out well ahead in the long-run.
IN ARGOS!" There was just something about that wonderful MIKE
PLOOG splash page that so evocatively conjured up the smell of the sea,
the heat of the sun, the hustle and bustle of the busy port of Argos - sang to
me, in fact, and practically transported me to that enchanted time between
the sinking of ATLANTIS and the dawn of recorded history that is the
legendary HYBORIAN AGE.
with me in the exact same way even after all these years. Being the kind
and generous sort of person I am, I thought I'd share a few pages with you
here. If you're smart, you'll get straight onto eBay and try and track down
a copy of this classic issue for yourself. Just look at that splash page again.
I swear I can almost hear the cry of the gulls swirling in the sky overhead,
calling to me not only across the years from the '70s, but also from
centuries ago when the tale is supposed to have first taken place.
know exactly what you're looking for, below is a picture of the cover
in question - by GIL KANE, no less!