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Tuesday, 11 August 2015
CAPTAIN BRITAIN COVER, SPLASH PAGE & IMAGE GALLERY - PART NINE...
I'm a creature of habit. Every Saturday, back in the 1970s,
myself and some pals would drop in to BAIRDS tea room on the
top floor of the prestigious Scottish department store and partake of
some tea and cakes. Invariably, I'd have some newly-bought comics
with me, which I'd flick through while waiting to be served. (It was
waitress service at that time.) So some of the images you see
before you I associate with that time and place.
I also associate them with my house, because once back
home, I'd pore over those comics in greater detail. At some time
in the late '70s or early '80s, I gave all my CAPTAIN BRITAINs
to a pal (with the exception of #1), but in the mid-'80s, I acquired a
replacement set, in dribs and drabs, of the complete 39 issues. We
were living in another house by then, so that means, whenever I
look at these comics today, I associate them not only with the
tea room, but two different houses in equal measure.
I find it quite strange that I can look at a comic and think of
my room in the house I lived at the time of my original purchase,
while also almost simultaneously thinking of the room in the house
I stayed when I acquired its replacement years later. As I've said
before somewhere, it sometimes seems like I've lived two lives
around the same set of comics. Bizarre or what?
However, you're not here to read my waffle - it's the
comics you're interested in! So, considerate host that I am,
I'll now shut up and let you jump into the good stuff.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, August 11, 2015