On this day, 28 June 1975: Lindy
David Essex appeared on a lot of girls' comics posters in the 1970s. He appeared virtually every week in one or other of the comics, it seemed. As a collector of comics I, therefore, own a lot of David Essex posters. I mean, a lot! More even than a man called David from Essex, as I happen to be, should rightfully own. But hey, I quite like David Essex (he has a nice smile, cool threads and sang some pretty good tunes in that War of the Worlds, and Evita). That said, in this week's poster, from the centre pages of issue 2 of Lindy, I think he doesn't look quite himself. Perhaps this one really is just a David from Essex rather than the David Essex. Oh, what a circus.
Which is all another way of saying that I don't have too much to say about this Lindy, except that I really like it. Lindy didn't last long (only 20 issues in the summer of 1975, and there's a suggestion – in this interview with writer Terence Magee – that it only existed in the first place as a publication intended to help IPC carry off some sort of tax dodge) but it managed to be the coolest of kids' comics, in my opinion – a mix of pop pics, some really lovely artwork and some imaginative stories, all printed on a higher grade paper than the likes of Jinty or Tammy.