The comic books I grew up with

I remember the comic book vendor coming to our door every week in Maputo. My grandmother or my mother would buy me 2 or 3 comic books to see me through the week. I grew up with the adventures of Asterix and Obelix, Tintin, Caspar the Friendly Ghost and the Brazilian comic book character Lulu. They were in Portuguese, and when I came to South Africa and learnt to speak English at the age of 9, I re-read these comic books all over again, this time in English. My husband still has his collection of Asterix and Obelix and Tintin; they are carefully guarded, and are still the source of much enjoyment for both of us.

4 thoughts on “The comic books I grew up with”

  1. Tintin and Asterix were my time stealers. would lie on floor and live the adventures with them. Especially Tintin.

  2. My son recently started reading Tintin and has really liked them. I never read them myself as a kid, but reading them now has been a lot of fun.

    1. Thanks for comenting. I still like reading them myself too. The adventure still grabs me. I enjoyed the Tintin movie too.

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