Monday, 2 December 2019

TOM & SYLVESTER - AND I'M NOT TALKING PUSSY CATS...


Copyright REBELLION

I'd always assumed that TURVILLE'S TOUCHSTONE was a longstanding strip when I saw it in the first combined number of LION & THUNDER in 1971.  If I'd seen it prior to that in an earlier issue of Lion, I don't think I remember it.  (I didn't buy Lion before it teamed up with Thunder, but I'm sure I must've read at least an issue or two at some stage.)  Imagine my surprise then, when I recently acquired the first merged issue of LION & EAGLE and found it contained the debut story of TOM TURVILLE and the alchemist SYLVESTER.  That means the strip was less than two years old when I first saw it, but I somehow had a notion it was far older than that.  Okay, that might've been a later impression, but for many years, possibly after the fact, I had the idea that the strip had originated long before 1969.  Just shows what I know, eh?

Anyway, the above preamble is just my sly way of paving the way for the strip you're now about to read, because I'm sure you lot don't give two hoots for any mistaken impressions or assumptions of mine.  Here, just for you pantin' Crivs, is the very first episode of a true classic of British comics, drawn by GEOFF CAMPION.  I'll tell you what - should REBELLION ever decide to publish a reprint collection of this supernatural series, I'd definitely buy a copy.



And just in case you didn't see it the first time round in a previous post, here's the cover again so that you know what it looks like.  Do you have this comic?  Then get in touch through the comments section, because my copy has four missing pages and I'm looking for scans so that I can complete it.  Can you help?

8 comments:

hucky said...

I have a scan of this issue.What pages do you need?

Kid said...

If you count the cover as page 1, then I need pages 13, 14, 15 & 16. Just so I can have a complete issue until I can buy another one. Ta.

hucky said...

Download the complete comic here;-
https://www.mediafire.com/file/9pam8xn258vcyoy/Lion_0891_%5B03-05-1969%5D.cbr/file

hucky said...

Did you get the link I sent for the Lion you needed?
If not here it is again
http://www.mediafire.com/file/9pam8xn258vcyoy/Lion_0891_%255B03-05-1969%255D.cbr/file

McSCOTTY said...

Another great strip ,Lion was a great comic with a nice mix of strips I wonder when the title of the strip changed to Spellbinder?

Kid said...

Borrowing my neighbour's computer again to answer a few comments, McS, but I don't want to be a nuisance to him, so this'll be the last time 'til I get my Internet problems sorted out. Yeah, great comic. I think the strip changed its name when it became more humorous in nature, but I don't know exactly when that was.

Kid said...

Thanks, H, I hope it stays there for a while until I'm back online. Thanks for your assistance.

Kid said...

Hucky, I now have the four missing pages from the files you supplied, so thanks very much for all your time and trouble. Cheers.