Wednesday, March 26, 2008
While trolling Amazon, I had come across "The Dirty Dozen" way back in 2006. Thinking it to be just a reissued anthology of old comics, I gave it a pass. Until I chanced upon the book itself in Chapters up on Bovaird Drive.
Seeing, as they say is believing.
The book itself is simply amazing. At 25% larger than the original comics and at 700+ pages, it was a must have. Especially for those who spent most of their childhood into the teens watching the Pommies, Yanks and Ozzies trash Jerry!
The book is categorised as a paperback, but truly is constructed like a hardcover. The entire book is section bound. That obviates pages deciding to detach themselves from the book. Best of all.... It's printed and bound in India!
As I was already picking up 'Airman', I passed on the two issues that Chapters had in the stores at a discounted price. However having received the all clear from Lynda, I was there in a flash and so starts a collection..........