The news of the death of Stan Lee reminded me of my schooldays. I was at a private boarding school from the ages of 8 to 18. We had neither radio nor television for more than half of that time so our indoor entertainment during the cold wet winters consisted either of great imperious tomes from the school library – such as ‘A Pictorial History of the Great War’ or ”Kennedy’s Revised Latin Primer” – or the comics we had smuggled in at the beginning of term.
These comics, an eclectic mixture of DC Comics and Marvel Comics were spiced with a liberal sprinkling of Commando adventures and the occasional Eagle featuring Dan Dare.
When times got hard or the snow got deep we occasionally borrowed from the girls’ dorm such enlightening works as Bunty, Mandy, Judy and Bimbo. Political correctness was not a thing in those times.
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