Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Memoirs of a Bronze Age Baby: Grimm's Ghost Stories #50

I would have been about 6 and a half years old when this comic book hit spinner racks. Coincidentally, that's also exactly the same age as my own son now. Of course, he's Harry Potter 24 hours a day and has only a fraction of the interest in funnybooks that I did as a kid. That's fine, as I don't want to push it. I assume that once he sees that mountain of boxes in our basement, he'll find a way to spend rainy afternoons. I'm not sure this type of ghost story book would be up his alley, but my 4-year old daughter would love it, as she's much more into witches and ghosts. I'm 99% sure I got this book in a 3-pack bag, and I still have two of the three books (I believe the other two were a Turok and a Mighty Mouse) from back then. I always enjoyed these books, and still do to this day. In fact, I think I have a soft spot for artists like Frank Bolle because they played such a subtle, yet important role in my childhood. I hope my kids have a similar experience.

3 comments:

bmcmolo said...

I think the same thing with kids and rainy days. I hope these long boxes of nostalgia provoke the same in my own progeny, for rainy afternoons in the year 2030 and beyond.

I actually won a Gold Key auction last summer and this issue was in there! Gold Key put out some great stuff.

Thanks for this.

Arion said...

I'm always interested when it comes to horror-related stuff.

By the way man, you have a great blog. Mine is also about comic books in case you want to check it out:

www.artbyarion.blogspot.com

Cheers !

Mark said...

I remember these, especially the Boris Karloff comics. Pretty tame compared to EC comics, I guess, but they were a lot of fun.