Sunday, 8 June 2014
SUPER SUNDAY SPECIAL SELECTION - PART SIX OF TV CENTURY 21 COVER GALLERY...
How can you go almost 50 years into the past and the future at
the same time? Simple! By looking at the covers of TV CENTURY 21,
which came out in the mid-'60s and was dated 100 years ahead of when it
went on sale. Strictly speaking, that should've given it a lengthy time on
the newsagents' shelves, but as it more or less sold out pretty quickly,
that wasn't something that newsagents ever had to worry about.
The original logo lasted for 51 issues before being replaced with a
more compact one, a version of which had first appeared on the 1966
Annual - although that had gone on sale in August or September of the
previous year. It's strange, but I'd been living in a new house for nearly
two months when issue #52 appeared, but for some reason I seem
to associate the new logo with my former house as much (if not
more) as I do my then-current one.
THUNDERBIRDS was the latest GERRY ANDERSON hit
on TV at the time, and I remember (horrors) cutting the strip of the
TRACY brothers from the cover below and putting it on my bedroom
wall, probably the first example of me ever mutilating a comic for such a
purpose. It's memories like this that remind me of how uncomplicated
life seemed for a kid back in the '60s, and I often wish it were the
same for me today.
Anyway, I'm sure you're eager to relive your own childhood
recollections of these great comics, so I'll leave you to get on with
it without any further interruptions from me.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, June 08, 2014