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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
FAVOURITE COMICS OF THE PAST PART FIFTY-FIVE - 'THE GHOSTS OF GREYMOOR CASTLE!'...
It was in 1981 that I bought this comic in Southsea or
Portsmouth. The story connected to a tale I'd first read
in CAPTAIN AMERICA King-Size Special #1 in 1972
or '73, and though only 8 or 9 years had passed since then,
it seemed far longer for some strange, inexplicable reason.
(Ah, the mysteries of time, eh?) What's amazing though,
is that the same pal was with me when I bought the
second comic as when I'd bought the first one.
I was much taken by the moody, atmospheric art of
GENE COLAN, and the fact that the story was a follow-
up of sorts to one I'd read as a teenager resonated with my
even-then overdeveloped sense of nostalgia. The flashback
sequence to that earlier tale took me straight back to The
NORFOLK Restaurant, wherein I'd first perused the
Cap Special mentioned in the previous paragraph.
Now I look at this issue and think of Southsea and
Portsmouth, though the earlier association with the '70s
still resides within its four-colour pages. Perhaps you have
your own memories of this mag, which you're welcome to
share with us in the comments section. C'mon, let's have
a nostalgia-fest while we're all in the mood. There are
certainly worse ways of spending your time.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, May 23, 2017