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Tuesday, 16 July 2013
LETTERS TO MARVEL...
Long ago and far away, in a time and place that can now be accessed only by memory, I had a letter published in The MIGHTY WORLD Of MARVEL. You'd think I would've kept the iconic issue for posterity, to impress my children and grandchildren (if I'd ever had any), and to look back on in a ripe old age, basking in the glory of my awesome achievement. But no! I settled for a photocopy of the epic epistle and consigned the comic to a fate unknown. (I probably gave it to a pal.)
As regular readers will no doubt know, a recent blog-post featured a letter of mine from PLANET Of The APES #8, in which I'd mentioned another of my magnificent missives in MWOM #108. I assumed, so many years after the fact, that this was the self-same captivating communication to which I just referred in the previous paragraph, so I promptly tracked down and purchased a copy on sale on ebay, eager to be reunited with an item from my long-vanished youth.
Well, it arrived today - and, surprise, surprise, it's not the letter I had photocopied almost four decades ago (which I still have), but another one I had all but forgotten. Reading it again for the first time in years brought it all back to me, but it amazes me that it could ever have slipped my mind, albeit relatively temporarily. (If you can consider a period of nearly 40 years a 'temporary' condition.)
Anyway, seeing as how I've been able to fool you all for the last couple of years with the notion that I'm capable of writing anything even remotely worth reading, I thought you might enjoy seeing my lilting letter from The MIGHTY MARVEL MAILBAG so very long ago. (Whaddya mean I was wrong?)
However, don't go thinking you're safe - when I remember where I put that photocopy, I'll be posting that for your 'reading pleasure' as well. (Cue 'Jaws' theme.)
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, July 16, 2013