Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lion Annual (1957)

Lion Weekly was a weekly newspaper for boys, with stories, comic strips, and useful facts. Some of the best of each year were collected in annuals. I look for these annuals because although the majority of material is fictional they often had non-fiction articles and illustrations about the future of space flight.
"When We Reach the Moon" is one of those fantastic treasures hidden away.


  1. I used to love this comic as a child. It often came with free gadgets, such as plastic aeroplanes you could fire with an elastic band. Full of post war optimism. Cricket and play the game.

  2. I remember these annuals very fondly. A pity that you can't download them.