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 (or was it Iain?) 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 dynamic 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 pressing it into service 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 just 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