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Friday, 19 February 2016
FAVOURITE COMICS OF THE PAST - PART THIRTY-NINE: THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #66...
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If my old memory is functioning properly, I purchased this ish from the same newsagent's where I'd once regularly bought TV CENTURY 21 when I was a mere six years old. I then took a trip along to visit a friend who lived in a relatively newly-constructed housing scheme, and stopped by the side of a path bordering a field to read my latest acquisition. There was some kind of small concrete construct under which I sheltered, and when I'd finished the comic, I continued my journey to my friend's house. Oddly, I recall nothing much of the rest of the day after reading IRON MAN #66, but I associate the issue - and one page in particular (4th one down) - with the point in the road where I'd stopped to read it.
That's because the field at which I'd stopped resembled the one portrayed on the page. Had GEORGE TUSKA included a concrete water tower in the picture, it would have been almost a dead-ringer for where I read the comic. For many years, whenever I passed that field, I couldn't do so without thinking of ol' Shellhead smashing through his gigantic foe; nor could I read the comic without thinking of that stretch of road and the field itself. Sadly, there are houses there now and the field is no more than a memory, but the memory is never more vivid than when I peruse that page in one of my favourite comics of the past!
If you read this comic back in '74, what are your memories of it, and do you associate it with any particular place? Humour your fellow old farts by sharing your reminiscences in the comments section. Quick, before the memory fades forever!
Ah, I'm back there now, reading it for the very first time - magic!