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Tuesday, 19 January 2016
PART THIRTY-SIX OF FAVOURITE COMICS OF THE PAST - "PRISONER OF THE DEMON"...
Haven't seen IAN McFARLANE in years, and the reason
he springs to mind at this moment is because 'twas he who gave
me this comic sometime back in the '60s. Well, my original copy
that is, as the one you're looking at is a replacement I acquired a
good long time back. I've now had it far longer than the one Ian
gave me, but I always remember him whenever I look at it.
I've included quite a few ads from the comic, as they set the
time and place far better than any words of mine could ever do.
When this mag first went on sale, G.I. JOE's British counterpart,
ACTION MAN, hadn't yet appeared in this country, not making
his debut until 1966. And what about those awesome AURORA
kits? The FORGOTTEN PRISONER always fascinated me,
although I didn't manage to get one until around 1971.
I remember cutting out the Superman figure in the second
panel of the page near the bottom of this post, and using it as
a substitute 'action play-thing'. Imagination is truly wonderful,
and I got as much fun from staging little adventures around that
cut-out Supes as I ever did with more robust, three-dimensional
toys. Give a kid a cut-out figure to play with today and they'd
probably snort in contempt. Ah, for happier and simpler
times, eh? Kids are spoilt nowadays.
Anyway, enjoy the images on display, and feel free to
leave a comment if you remember having this comic.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, January 19, 2016