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Monday, 25 January 2016
FAVOURITE COMICS OF THE PAST - PART THIRTY SEVEN: THE INCREDIBLE HULK #141
For someone who once prided himself on his memory, it's
annoying to find myself forgetting things that I could once recall
every detail about. Take this particular comic for example. I find
myself associating it with a long-gone newsagent's at the far end of
the Old Village quarter of my town. (Yes, it's my town, I bought it
and I've got a receipt.) However, I also tend to associate it with an
R.S. McColl's in the town's shopping centre. Such uncertainty
on my part is uncommon, but it seems to increase as I age.
Maybe if I don't think about it, it'll came back to me.
It's possible that I purchased it in McColl's before going
on to visit that other newsagent's - I used to go around various
shops in my hunt for new comics - which might be why it seems to
fit in with either place in my memory. H'mm, that's going to annoy
me now, until I manage to conclusively sort it out in my mind.
For the moment, the above possibility will have to suffice.
But you don't care about all that! The INCREDIBLE
HULK #141 is the comic that introduced DOC SAMSON to
the MARVEL Universe. Artists HERBE TRIMPE and JOHN
SEVERIN were the Marvel equivalent of DC's CURT SWAN and
MURPHY ANDERSON, in that, great as they were individually,
their collaborative efforts always resulted in even greater heights
of artistic glory. However, don't take my word for it - see for
yourself in the spectacular pages that follow.
Hold it! It's come back to me! R.S. McColl's is the
definitive answer. Now on to the pretty pictures.
Posted by Kid at Monday, January 25, 2016