One thing that frustrates me: recording a programme on the television, with plans to watch it later, only to find the ending has not recorded! Or not knowing the ending of a serial. Anyone share that frustration? I believe it all stems from my younger days, when I started reading this weekly serial in the English boys' comic, Valiant... And even though my father kindly asked the newsagent to keep a copy aside for me each week, I never got to find out how this serial ended!
Of all the incomplete programmes and stories that I have never found out the ending to, this is the one I would most like to see reprinted! Just to find out what happened at the end of the story! Of course, I don't even know who owns the present copyright to this material, once published by Fleetway Publications in the 1960s...
From memory, I think the "monster" ended up being the boys' headmaster; but what happened to the people in the town and how normal life resumed, I have no way of knowing! I suppose that is why a lot of people end up becoming comic book collectors. But I have not the time! Even so, it is quite difficult to locate some of these old English comics....even with the modern-day benefits of eBay....
...acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to elders past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Australian peoples.
Over the past decade (2011 - 2020) Nat has self-published ten comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of Oi Oi Oi! - the last nationally-distributed comic book of original comics stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He edited Inkspot, the journal of the Australian Cartoonists Association for 14 issues from late 2015 to 2019 and is a current member of the ACA's Committee. In his spare time, he is a husband, a father (to six) and grandfather (to fourteen), and works in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital.
Comicoz is Nat Karmichael's publishing imprint. Nat is committed to preserving a permanent collection of Australian comic and comic strips. He feels that there is a need to recognise comics' contribution to and depiction of Australian culture.