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Monday, 30 December 2013
STINGRAY: THE BURGLARS - FROM TV CENTURY 21 ANNUAL 1966...
I remember it well. The TV CENTURY 21 ANNUAL for 1966 - loads of them, filling a square, metal wire stand on the ground floor of KRAZY KUTS in my home town, in August or September of 1965. I was living in one house when I first saw the annual, and another by the time I got it for Christmas that year. I therefore associate it with both houses, but mainly (perhaps) with the second one, as that was the one I was living in when I actually got my grubby hands on the book. I also remember wishing my life away for it with the careless indifference that only a child can afford.
It all seems rather tame stuff in comparison with today's comics and annuals, but, at the time, it was the annual to have in 1965, as it represented the top-selling weekly comic of the day (which sounds like a contradiction-in-terms, but you know what I mean). THUNDERBIRDS was on TV by the time I obtained the annual, but it had been prepared for publication before the latest GERRY ANDERSON sensation had made its debut, so STINGRAY was the book's main feature, appearing in two strips and featuring prominently on the cover.
Here, then, is the first of them - if you want to see more, be sure to let me know in the comments section. Same goes if you'd like to share with the rest of us your own personal reminiscences associated with this classic annual from yesteryear.
Posted by Kid at Monday, December 30, 2013