once did in happy days of yesteryear.
itorial approval. While it certainly displays a degree of imagination,
it feels like the wrap-up was written by a different writer to the
first part. Either that, or he didn't know how he was going
to tie it all together when he began it.
As with WORLD'S FINEST #180 (see here), I read my
newly acquired SUPERBOY #148 in a room, the door of which
displays the actual number plate of the house in which I lived when I
read the first part of the tale, nearly 47 years ago. What's more, the
room has furniture which graced my previous room's interiors, so
there's an almost tangible air of continuity and connection,
which appeals to my overdeveloped sense of nostalgia.
But there's more! My screensaver is the view from my old
bedroom window of the house in which I stayed when this mag
was first published, so it was easy to make-believe as I sat down to
type this that I'd read it in the same room where I'd read the first
part of the tale, ten days before Christmas on a dark Decem-
ber late afternoon in 1968.
Okay, my mental associations with this mag are imaginary
rather than memory, but don't let that prevent you from sharing
your own personal reminiscences (if you have any) of this comic-
book with your fellow Criv-ites in the comments section.
Y'know, now that I think about it, this story seems strangely
familiar, making me wonder if I'd perhaps read it out of sequence
before I bought #146. This would account for me not realizing I'd
already read the denouement in advance of the first part of the tale,
especially as the wrap-up takes a slightly different turn from what
one would naturally expect from the set-up. Perhaps it was one
of the issues contained in a DOUBLE DOUBLE COMIC?
Still glad to have it 'though, whatever the case.