Sunday, 14 August 2016
A SECONDARY MATTER OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE...
WHIZZER & CHIPS was the last new IPC comic weekly that
I bought while still a primary school pupil. I was at secondary school
when THUNDER, JET, and KNOCKOUT went on sale, and I was still in
the house I'd been living in since 1965. The year after Knockout came out,
I was in yet another house (the very one in which I reside today), and then
there was SHIVER & SHAKE, WHOOPEE, MONSTER FUN, 2000
A.D., WOW! , etc., but that's a tale for another time. There were other
comics by other publishers, but these IPC ones mark my transition
from child to teenager, and reflect a certain time and place in my
life that I often revisit in the evergreen land of memory.
What comics do you associate with the time between your
primary and secondary school days? Reveal (and relive) every
last fascinating detail in our scintillating comments section.
Talking of Knockout, in June or July of 1971, my family holidayed
in Largs, and I have fond memories of reading a couple of issues in the
famous seaside resort. Our landlady had a copy of VICTOR HUGO's
The HUNCHBACK Of NOTRE DAME in her bookcase, and I remember
reading the last page and finding it quite sad. I wasn't to return to Largs until
2014 - 43 years later - and I was thrilled and disappointed in equal measure.
Thrilled at seeing familiar sights that reminded me of yesteryear, and dis-
appointed at the many changes that had taken place. I'll talk about this
again in an upcoming post, o wallowers in sentiment and nostalgia.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, August 14, 2016