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Friday, 25 November 2016
RAMPAGING REPOST: ROBIN IN THE BATCAVE...
Images copyright DC COMICS
Let's travel back in time and space to a dark winter's eve in Glasgow in 1967 or '68. The precise location is under a bridge (now gone) in Stockwell Street, where I'm gazing through a shop window at the cover of a BATMAN colouring book (above) which was simply crying out to me. The shop was shut, so my mother promised to buy the book at a later date for my fast-approaching birthday. And she did, though I've no idea whether she obtained it from another source or had to return to that particular shop to obtain it.
I recall once taking it to school and colouring various bits in during the break, and letting ROSS CAMPBELL colour-in one of the pages in return for allowing me to do the same in his different Batman colouring book. His book may well have been the other one featured here - but then again, may well not have been - so don't go betting your house on it. You wouldn't want to have to live in a cave, would you? (Unless it was the BATCAVE of course.)
Ah, many happy hours of innocent fun, to be had from the mere application of some coloured pencils or wax crayons - why aren't kids today so easily pleased?