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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
FAVOURITE COMICS OF THE PAST PART FIFTY-FIVE - 'THE GHOSTS OF GREYMOOR CASTLE!'...
It was in 1981 that I bought this comic in Southsea or Portsmouth. The story connected to a tale I'd first read in CAPTAIN AMERICA King-Size Special #1 in 1972 or '73, and though only 8 or 9 years had passed since then, it seemed far longer for some strange, inexplicable reason. (Ah, the mysteries of time, eh?) What's amazing though, is that the same pal was with me when I bought the second comic as when I'd bought the first one.
I was much taken by the moody, atmospheric art of GENE COLAN, and the fact that the story was a follow-up of sorts to one I'd read as a teenager resonated with my even-then overdeveloped sense of nostalgia. The flashback sequence to that earlier tale took me straight back to The NORFOLK Restaurant, wherein I'd first perused the Cap Special mentioned in the previous paragraph.
Now I look at this issue and think of Southsea and Portsmouth, though the earlier association with the 1970s still resides within its four-colour pages. Perhaps you have your own memories of this mag, which you're welcome to share with us in the comments section. C'mon, let's have a nostalgia-fest while we're all in the mood. There are certainly worse ways of spending your time.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, May 23, 2017