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Mar 14 15 4:49 PM
Osgood Peabody wrote: It's funny how as we've moved forward with the capsules, these bonus editions get further and further removed in time...
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TODD TAMANEND CLARK wrote:I was seven years old and in second grade at Crucible Elementary School in Crucible, Pennsylvania in January 1960. These are the comic books that I bought that month:ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS: ADVENTURES OF THE FLY #5 [No Title On Cover] CHARLTON COMICS: SPACE ADVENTURES #33 "Introducing Captain Atom!" "The Captive World!" "The Galactic Scourge!"
I was seven years old and in second grade at Crucible Elementary School
in Crucible, Pennsylvania in January 1960. These are the comic books that I bought that month:
ARCHIE COMIC PUBLICATIONS:
ADVENTURES OF THE FLY #5
[No Title On Cover]
SPACE ADVENTURES #33
"Introducing Captain Atom!"
"The Captive World!"
"The Galactic Scourge!"
Wow! Cool! You were in on the first appearance of Captain Atom! Were you in on the ground floor of the Fly in Double Life of Private Strong 1 as well?
Mar 14 15 8:19 PM
TODD TAMANEND CLARK wrote:
Great cover! I snap up nice copies of the House of Secrets with Mark Merlin as the cover feature whenever I can find any.
Mar 14 15 8:23 PM
Fabulous Space Ranger cover featuring Myra! And very unfortunately one I don't have.
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Mar 15 15 1:12 AM
Osgood Peabody wrote:
US Top Singles: 1. El Paso - Marty Robbins 2. Why - Frankie Avalon 3. Running Bear - Johnny Preston 4. The Big Hurt - Miss Toni Fisher5. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - Freddy Cannon
El Paso - great, great song; but I have never even heard of the other songs or performers, apart from Frankie Avalon.
Mar 15 15 8:51 AM
Osgood Peabody wrote:Sports Moment of the Month: 33-year-old Pete Rozelle is elected NFL commissioner on the 23rd ballot (January 26, 1960)Boy! That's an old-looking 33.
Osgood Peabody wrote:Sports Moment of the Month: 33-year-old Pete Rozelle is elected NFL commissioner on the 23rd ballot (January 26, 1960)
Boy! That's an old-looking 33.
Mar 15 15 8:55 AM
Osgood Peabody wrote:
It's funny how as we've moved forward with the capsules, these bonus editions get further and further removed in time... it's now quite jarring to go back in time 5 years... a lot had changed, not just in comic books but in pop culture and the world in general.
I had much the same reaction: The ongoing Time Capsules stay a steady 50
years in the past. We continue forward,
and the bonus capsules move further back, constantly receding, like the light
from those galaxies formed at the Big Bang.
This one, with Jack Kennedy announcing just announcing his
candidacy for president, was poignant.
In the regular Time Capsule, only five years in the future, we have
already seen the entire arc of his presidency, from the narrow victory, to the
ambitious and inspirational agenda, to his assassination.
There are plenty of other changes between 1960 and early
1965: The 1960 DC line-up is distinctly
non-superhero centric. The 1960 king of
pop music was Elvis, dethroned by the Beatles.
“Running Bear” is going to be replaced on the charts by songs from the
Kinks, Beatles, Stones, Righteous Brothers and The Temptations.
One constant: Falling for the wrong woman in a Texas border
bar remains a bad idea, from “El Paso” to 1964’s “Come A Little Bit
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Yes, the mothers would know because that's what they themselves once were just a few years previously, temptresses seeking to lure a man!
Mar 15 15 11:30 AM
I lived too far from the local drug store that sold comics so I was unable to buy any of my own choosing. During the summer of 1960 between first and second grade I fell off my bicycle and put a small gash in the side of my head that required 5 stitches to close. As a reward for being such a brave young boy for having not cried while with the doctor my aunts and uncles got me some comic books. Unfortunately for me they were Harvey comics. Never much cared for Casper or Wendy. Another thing about these early time capsules is that it makes me realize just how distorted one's memories can become; especially so when your trying to recall events that happened when you were a small child...and it wasn't until the later part of the 1960s' that I bought a lot of comics on a regular monthly basis. Up until then my purchases were fewer depending upon my allowance and how many empty pop bottles that I could scrounge up and there were other things to spend the money on as well between various cards and model kits, candies and movies. I once stated elsewhere how much I enjoyed the many Showcase Present volumes because it allowed me to catch up on all the wonderful books that I had missed back then.
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Mar 15 15 12:48 PM
Hepcat: "Were you in on the ground floor of the Fly in Double Life of Private Strong 1 as well?"
I began collecting comic books with WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #102, which went on sale in late April 1959. A few days later, I went back to the candy store and bought other books from earlier in April that were still on the racks, and THE DOUBLE LIFE OF PRIVATE STRONG #1 was one of them!
TODD TAMANEND CLARK
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