Sunday, 27 September 2015
KID'S KLASSIC KOMIC KOVERS - VALIANT #1...
Looking back now, VALIANT's 13 and a half years of existence
feels like no time at all. It had seemingly been around forever when
I was a kid, and I'm surprised to learn that it wasn't. Of course, if you
happen to be a teenager, 13 and a half years seems like eternity, but
to decrepit old farts like myself, it's insignificant.
The comic featured several popular strips throughout its run,
including CAPTAIN HURRICANE, The STEEL CLAW, The
HOUSE Of DOLMANN, The WILD WONDERS, and KELLY'S
EYE. Difficult as it may be to believe, Britain has now been Valiant-
free for 39 years, and to me, in my dotage, that also feels like no
time at all - a mere couple of blinks away in fact.
I only started buying the weekly periodical once SMASH! was
merged with it (and then TV21), but I'd read a few issues belonging
to a friend of my brother in the mid to late '60s, so I was well-aware
of the comic and its contents before it became a regular feature
of my comics-buying practice.
Do you remember Valiant? Got any memories associated
with it that you'd care to air and share? Good! Straight over to
the comments section with you then - we're all waiting.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, September 27, 2015