Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Merry Christmas 1964 and 2014!
This simple but elegant cover by Tony Strobl fronts a particularly beloved comic book that I was reading fifty years ago at this time!
This was the second issue of DONALD DUCK that I would receive by mail subscription. And what a thrill it was to receive it in mid-to-late November, 1964.
Never mind the fact that it was "mechanically folded in half" (and, thus, permanently creased down its middle to this day), with a brown paper sleeve around its middle, and the comic sticking out of both ends simply begging to be damaged by the United States Postal Service.
None of that mattered because we cared not about "condition" in 1964, we just READ 'em and ENJOYED 'em! And, besides, that brown paper sleeve had MY name and address on it, making the comic just that much more "special" to my single-digit year-old eyes!
It's still special to me today, and I think I'll take THAT VERY SAME COPY out and read it again, and get that same feeling a (Gulp!) half-century later!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you from Joe, Esther, and a fifty-year old issue of DONALD DUCK, at TIAH Blog!