While reading the last two articles
by Herman King and John McCurdy, they brought memories of things I hadn't
thought of in a while. One of those subjects was “Classic Comics”. I too,
practiced the art of giving book reports by reading Classic Comics. Though
John McCurdy used a devious technique of selecting obscure authors and
their even more obscure writings, (that was a good one John, I didn’t
think of that) I went the “even more easy than that” way by selecting
comics that was also a movie I had seen at the Alpine Theatre.
I had a slight advantage over most because I lived over the Drug Store,
and its wasn’t any effort at all to just run down stairs and turn left
into the store where there was a rack, that fortunately for all of us, had
a good stock. You could find me there quite often in my usual place,
sitting on the penny scale, getting my extra curriculars.
The other thing that John mentioned seemed to indicate his reports were
written. We had to give ours orally, which being a visual person, was no
problem for me. All I had to do was remember the movie, which was
supported by the comic. I just had to be careful and not substitute the
actor's name for the character's name in the book. If I had said, "An then
Spence Tracy died in the end of the story", then I would have died in the
The questions that are still unanswered for me today are:
1. I wonder if our teachers knew what we were doing. I'd say yes, but they
didn't seem to mind.
2. Do they still publish Classic Comics?