Thursday, 18 February 2010

Relics

I occasionally get emails asking me if I remember the legendary London comic shop, Dark They were and Golden Eyed. Well, sadly I don't - bit before my time I'm afraid. BUT, for those who do, here's a treat. I popped into Orbital today and snapped this little beauty on the wall of the antique film poster shop which trades out of one of Orbital's alcoves...

Here are the accompanying notes...


Nice one! Also on display, this...


Proper relics of British comics fandom there chums. If you find yourself in the vicinity of Orbital, make sure you go and check them out for yourselves.

1 comment:

colsmi said...

Oh, now you've done it. I still dream of "Dark They Were ... ". There's never been a shop more full of stacks of comics, or was that because I was 12 & there was no other shop like it in the known world? Giant-sized Marvels, The Amazing World Of DC, all those undistributed Spider-Mans & Avengers ..... I can remember every visit & every haul of comics I took home.

It's so powerful a nostalgia that were I able to travel back in time just once, I'd have to seriously resist going back there. If I could. The Hanging Gardens Of Babylon? Pah ...