TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3844 - I've received an email asking about what comic books I started reading when I was a kid. That's because I've mentioned here and at my Facebook fan page that I started off with 'funnybooks' and then started reading other comic books.
You see, I was reading comics before I actually started 'collecting comic books', which actually started with Journey Into Mystery #72. Here's the blog to that background story on how I came to start collecting comics!
Anyways, one of the earliest comic books I can remember was a 'Chilly Willy' comic book. Yeah, it really wasn't a 'Chilly Willy' comic book, it was a Dell Four Color comic book, but heck, I was a kid, what did I know, LOL!
The above right photo is just one of the 'Chilly Willy' comics that I had. There were others as well. Here's a link to the special album I've made at my Facebook fan page. I believe that is all of the issues, from 1956 to 1962.
Oh, and the photo to the top left is my little brother and I at Santa's Village, Skyforest, California in 1959. Man, was it 'chilly'! BTW... Santa's Village, after many years in operation... is now shut down!
I believe that I first saw Chilly Willy as a cartoon. The earliest cartoons were in 1953, the year after I was born, so I'm older than Chilly Willy! However, my folks didn't take us kids to the theater as littler kids, so it must have been the Woody Woodpecker Show on TV that started in 1957 where I first saw Chilly Willy.
I'm still kind of attracted to Chilly Willy items. I'm amazed at antique stores that have Chilly Willy items from the past. Most kids today probably don't even know about Chilly Willy...
So sad to even think of that...
Anyways, I do remember Chilly Willy as being one of the comic books that were called 'funnybooks' by my Great Uncle Howard & his wife Great Aunt Marge, who were the ones that started me reading comic books! Here's a link to me thanking them in my annual Thanksgiving blog. See part V in that blog for their mention.
Well, that's it for today's blog. I wanted to share this rememberance with you all...
BTW, for those of you that want to know more about Chilly Willy... Here's his Wikipedia entry!
Oh, and for those of you that have kids, here's a link to the 'cartoon comics' that I have for sale at my online comic book shop, ComicBooksCircus.com!
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