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Sunday, 19 April 2015
PART TWO OF CAPTAIN BRITAIN COVER, SPLASH PAGE & IMAGE GALLERY...
Still with us? Good. Here's a post that all those who lived
through the '70s and bought the comics of the era should enjoy.
CAPTAIN BRITAIN, a weekly periodical published by MARVEL
U.K., probably had more colour in it than any other British comic
(outside of a nursery title) on sale at the time. Sadly, it wasn't to last
for the mag's entire run, but it made the initial issues stand out as
something different from its stablemates and competitors.
I'd bought the first five issues (seen in part one) while working
in the warehouse of my local BOOTS The CHEMIST, and one
glance at them and I'm back walking the corridors I last trod nearly 40
years ago. (I used to buy the comic from JOHN MENZIES while on
my way to work in the morning.) At some stage in the late '70s or early
'80s, I gave all my CBs (and also the merged SUPER SPIDER-MAN
& CAPTAIN BRITAIN issues) to a pal, who still has most of them.
I kept #1, but a few years later, I regretted my rash action and
started buying replacement issues from various sources.
This results in an odd situation, in that, although I still retain
the initial impressions and associations that these comics made on
me when I bought them the first time around, because I was living in
another house when I acquired the replacements, many of the issues
also conjure up memories of my time there as well as my previous
(original) set of recollections. It's almost as if I've lived two lives
around the same comics, strange as that may sound.
However, my self-indulgent reminiscences have held you
back long enough from all the goodies awaiting you. It's now
time for you to refresh your own personal recollections connected
to the five issues set forth here - so cast your mind back to the long
ago, and prepare to relive yesteryear as if were happening in the
here and now for the very first time. (And don't be shy about
sharing your memories with the rest of us.)
Posted by Kid at Sunday, April 19, 2015