Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day

the last of the comics

I'd held onto less than I remembered, I found, when I went through the last of the comics with Damian this weekend. I read horror fiction magazines as a teenager, for example, but there was no sign of my old copies of Fear, just a Skeleton Crew or two. By comparison, an enormous pile of 2000AD monthly - a regular digest of reprinted sort-of full story arcs, without much in the way of quality control or selection - was a puzzle. I wonder if at some point the comics got kept and the magazines chucked, all bar a couple declared honorary comics? The Dave McKean interview in the copy of Skeleton Crew I am perusing now does support that.

It seems I have all of Crisis but only some of Deadline. It looks like I began losing patience at aroundabout #19 and was firmly committed to missing most of it by about #40. The last issue I have is #71 but that follows a colossal gap. I've not looked inside either of these yet; my recollections are somewhat angry. I have Revolver, of course, and some randoms like Creepy (Italian horror reprints).

The 2000AD run is from 1987 to 2006, but not the acreage of paper that implies. For quite a few years in that I was either too poor to buy a weekly comic, or too disorganised to hold onto them. There was probably even a time I was too embarrassed.

That's it, anyway; and all that remains is the final winnowing; to the shelves, Banbury Oxfam (which does comics), the blue bin.

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