Monday, 20 April 2015
ROBIN #1 (1985)...
Here's a comic I picked up in Portsmouth in 1985 when I was
staying down there for a few months. I bought it purely because
it was a number one, recognising it as a revival of an earlier version
which had come out in 1953. The original ROBIN was published
first by HULTON PRESS, then ODHAMS PRESS, and finally
IPC MAGAZINES. It lasted 836 issues until 1969 and was
then incorporated into PLAYHOUR.
The second incarnation of the comic was far less successful,
lasting, I believe, only two issues before vanishing into the ether
forever. I really must track down that second ish some day, then
I'll be able to boast of having the complete 'set'. In the meantime,
whenever I want to remember my time in Buckland, Portsmouth,
in the first few months of 1985, one of the comics that brings
it all back to me is this 30 year old nursery title.
Here are a select few pages to give you a taste of it.
And, as a bonus, here's the first version from 1953.
Posted by Kid at Monday, April 20, 2015