last week--or two weeks ago...i can't really keep track these days--i commented that, though i've been able to find, mostly just to take a look at, just about everything i can remember from my childhood, i have never been able to hunt down a copy of one of my most treasured posters, an enormous neal adams superman wallbuster (from around 1977 or so...) they're just not around. maybe because they were so big and difficult to store. but, man, i'd love to have one of those again...
but, actually, that statement isn't really true.
and the other missing artifact from my four-color adolescence just happens to be a poster as well, this one a normal sized (24" x 36") spider-man, this one drawn by, i believe, the great jazzy john romita. i got it around the same time, i remember, but here's the twist--this one was a blacklight poster!!! and not just a flat blacklight poster, but the fuzzy, black velvet kind of blacklight poster!!! man, i loved that thing! i can't even find a picture of this on google, which seems amazing to me! wish i could show you. it was great!
though i can't show you that one, here's a pic of another john romita spider-man that was posterized and all the rage back around 1974! man, that guy can draw spidey!
so, maybe i'm just way too nostalgic or trying desperately to cling to a wonderful childhood, but what were the things that you had--posters, books, toys, 'tever--that you'd love to have again...?
i've gotta go--gettin' really sleepy
but before i go, here are
the answers to the
"five on friday"
name the star
1. american graffiti, the frisco kid, frantic
2. death wish, into the night, the adventures
of buckaroo banzai across the eighth dimension
3. goin' south, continental divide, neighbors
4. silkwood, mask, moonstruck
5. the adventures of baron munchausen,
dead again, what dreams may come
smell ya later.