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Thursday, 31 May 2018
REFLECTIVE REPOST: 'THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE FOUR-COLOUR CUTIE'...
Continuing in the same vein as the previous two posts, here's yet another one about my youthful crushes on comic strip cuties. (This was originally Part 19 of my FAVOURITE COMICS Of The PAST series.)
'Twas in WOOLWORTHS on a dark, late-afternoon - possibly around October or November of 1967 - that I spied the above comic while on a shopping trip with my mother and brother. It was swiftly purchased and eagerly read from cover to cover, leaving a deep impression on me. Or to be more precise, 'twas the curvaceous figure of VI LANCE, the gorgeous red-headed stunt girl in the ROBIN backup tale, that so captivated my eight-year old self.
I remember taking the comic with me on a family visit to my grandparents a day or two later, and being entranced with Vi's womanly charms throughout the entire evening. I could hardly tear my eyes away from the four-colour cutie, and had 'butterflies' in my stomach all night long, to say nothing of a gormless, loved-up expression on my freckled kipper in the best KEN REID tradition. How can a simple drawing have such an effect on someone?
I'd like to be able to put my somewhat extreme reaction down to the fact that I was only a kid - but, truth to tell, I find myself not entirely immune to those same drawings 50-odd years later, so can't pin my early lustful longings on mere youthful 'exuberance'. Could've been worse, I suppose. At least it wasn't Robin I fancied.
If you have any memories of this particular comic, feel free to share them in the comments section.
Posted by Kid at Thursday, May 31, 2018