Sunday, 1 April 2012
PAST PARTICULARS - OR "GIRLS I HAVE KNOWN"...
And my childhood fantasies weren't confined to the stunning Sue Storm. Fickle as I was, I also enjoyed imaginary liaisons with the likes of jaunty JEAN GREY (MARVEL GIRL), wondrous WANDA (The SCARLET WITCH) and jiggly JANET VAN DYNE (The WASP). And then there was the voluptuous VENUS from FIREBALL XL5, plus the awesome ATLANTA SHORE and the mute MARINA from STINGRAY. (In their comic strip incarnations by artists MIKE NOBLE and RON EMBLETON in TV CENTURY 21. The puppets were foxy little numbers as well though.) I had a virtual Harem from which I could indulge my prepubescent daydreams.
As I've said before, looking at old comics is like rereading old diary entries (to those who keep diaries that is). Short of actual photographs, it's probably the most effective way to reacquaint ourselves with particular periods from our past and keep alive those long-vanished moments which are so dear to us. Sometimes I'll spend hours thumbing through old comics, reliving my childhood and recalling a seemingly more innocent time when all I had to fret about was whether I'd get what I wanted for my birthday or Christmas.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, April 01, 2012