I do not remember the last time I actually read a complete comic book. Sure, I flip through some of the animated novels at Chapters, and I’ll often rifle a stack of comic books at a garage sale, but I haven’t bought an actual comic in years.
I use to visit with my grand-parents when I was much younger staying for summer vacation. It was a small town and had pretty much small town activities for youngsters, which is to say not a whole lot for someone visiting for the summer and awkwardly shy around new people. That’s changed over the years and I think with those changes I may have lost some of the innocent pleasures of my youth, like running uptown as soon as the one and only book store would open to buy the new super-sized comic book.
I remember reading Batman, and Thor, and more I do not remember now. The comic books were half as tall as I was, or so I remember them, and it really was exciting. They really were super-sized, and I have not seen them since. Perhaps my memory is exagerating their size, but they were truly much larger than the typical comic books of today.
Which brings me to a little bit of rat comic book news.
The first issue of “Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails” hits stands November 26 from IDW Publishing.
Here is a link to the web site for Pirat Tales: http://tinyurl.com/4qp8fr with the first few pages from the up-coming new comic.
I can sense that old feeling of being excited about running downtown to the book store …
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