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Wednesday, 23 March 2016
FAVOURITE COMICS OF THE PAST - PART FORTY-ONE: SUPERMAN #251...
At one time, I could've told you in exactly which shop I purchased
my original copy of SUPERMAN #251, but now I'm none too sure.
(Maybe it'll come back to me later.) What I can tell you with absolute
certainty, however, is the date on which I bought it - October 7th 1972.
The reason I remember is because that was the day that The MIGHTY
WORLD Of MARVEL #2 went on sale, which I'd obtained earlier that
surprisingly sunny Saturday morning. A few hours later, I also took pos-
session of TERRIFIC #1 and The SUPER-HEROES #1, two comics
from the '60s, which I picked up in a jumble sale in The Old Parish
Church Hall in the Old Village quarter of my town.
I've long since re-acquired replacements for all the comics I got
that day, the above one being bought around 1980 or '81 ('82 at the
latest), which means that I've now owned it for a far greater period of
time than I ever had my original copy. It should come as no surprise to
any of you (mainly because I've said the same thing many times before)
when I say that all it takes is one glance at its cover or contents, and I'm
magically whisked back to the '70s (wait for it, here it comes) faster than
a fart from The FLASH. I found the 'classic tale' of particular interest,
because Superman changes his features (much like the FF's MISTER
FANTASTIC can) to resemble his alien foes, and uses 'telepathic
will-control' to influence the mind and actions of his captor.
So there you have it! Another of my 'Favourite Comics of
the Past'. Is it also one of yours? Then why not indulge in a spot
of pleasant reminiscing and tell the rest of us all about it? After all,
why should I have all the fun? The comments section awaits!
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, March 23, 2016