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Monday, 11 May 2015
THE MAN WHO OUTDISTANCED DEATH...
Several posts back (here), I told you how I first became aware of the inevitability of my own mortality. That evening, I came downstairs from my bed, wailing "I don't want to die! I don't wan't to die!" - the exact words of the runner on the cover above. What's strange is that I first read this issue's story in a black and white ALAN CLASS reprint comic sometime in the '60s - in a house across the road from the one in which I'd uttered these very words. In what way does that matter, you may be thinking. Well, I no longer lived in the neighbourhood, and I'd inhabited another two houses since moving some years before.
So, in a sense, reading that story expressing my selfsame cries of several years earlier, across from the very home in which I'd uttered them, well - it somehow brought things full circle in an odd kind of way. The cover and interior strip were drawn by GEORGE EVANS, and it's a cracking little yarn, believe me. Like to read it? KARSWELL's currently got it on his blog, which you can enter by simply clicking here. Remember to come back afterwards and tell me how great you think the story is. It's a very atmospheric tale indeed, so get on over there! (And leave a comment on Karswell's blog as well.)
Incidentally, if anyone can identify which Alan Class title this tale was reprinted in, I'd very much appreciate you letting me know, as I'd like to track down a copy. Ta.
Posted by Kid at Monday, May 11, 2015