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Sunday, 29 January 2017
FAVOURITE COMICS OF THE PAST PART FORTY-NINE - E.R.B.'s KORAK SON OF TARZAN #1...
I remember it was raining. I also remember buying this
comic in a local R.S. McCOLL's before wandering into another
shop, W.&R. HOLMES. "Better get back to school" I eventually
thought, having taken an extended lunch break and missed a couple
of lessons. I remember taking my seat in English class and then fur-
tively browsing through KORAK #1, secure in the knowledge that I
was out of the teacher's immediate sight as long as she stayed seated
at her desk. I remained alert though, ready to put the mag back
into my schoolbag at the first sign of 'teach' standing up and
going for a wander 'round the classroom.
And, contents aside, that's all I remember about this comic
from the early '70s - shops, school and schoolbag (which I still
have), and the fact that it was raining when I purchased it and as
I made my way back to school. Hardly a riveting reminiscence by
any means, but I find myself smiling at the memory of a vanished
period of my youth whenever I gaze upon the cover and inter-
nal pages of one of my favourite comics of the past.
"Good for you," you say, "but what's in this for us?" Ah,
for you, the pulsating pleasure of perusing some pleasant pic-
tures, and maybe even recalling your own memories associated
with this terrific treasure from yesteryear. Perhaps it was raining
then, too, or did the sun beat down relentlessly upon you? Can
you remember? Then share it with the rest of us in the com-
ments section. It's what it was invented for.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, January 29, 2017