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Sunday, 7 May 2017
FAVOURITE COMICS OF THE PAST PART FIFTY-THREE - FANTASTIC FOUR #234...
'Twas on one of the upper floors of Glasgow's VIRGIN Megastore in 1981 that I bought the above issue of The FANTASTIC FOUR. I couldn't say off the top of my head when I'd last read a copy of the FF, but it'd been a good while, probably back in the '70s. This was the number that brought me back into the fold, and I soon tracked down the previous two issues (the start of JOHN BYRNE's reign) from a shop called WONDERWORLD in Bournemouth.
Altogether, John Byrne wrote and drew 62 issues (and plotted what would've been his 63rd if he'd not moved over to DC to reboot SUPERMAN), plus two annuals, and, in my famously humble opinion, the FF hadn't been so consistently good since the days of STAN & JACK. This was the issue that drew me back in, and guess what? The world would never again be the same - for me anyway.
1981, eh? A whole 36 years ago, yet it seems like only three or four at the very most. The pics in this post were scanned from the original comic I got back then, which is still in the same condition as when I got it. If only I were in as good shape as the mag, I'd be a whole lot happier.
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Posted by Kid at Sunday, May 07, 2017