My Brush with “Logan’s Run”

Mike’s excellent “Logan’s Run” posts here and here reminded me of a story I shared with some of you by email a while back, in the days before the blog. I went to see the movie with my Dad when it first came out, but he never had an interest in SF and I was frankly too young (about 9 years old) for it so we got bored and left before the end. Later, I discovered the comic and not only fell in love with George Perez’ art but I “got” the story because either they dumbed it down or I was better able to follow it at my own pace. Anyway, my enthusiasm led to the only letter I ever wrote to a comic which was published in Marvel’s Logan’s Run #7 in 1977:

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Yes, they printed full addresses in those days – my family doesn’t live there anymore, by the way, so don’t bother planning a visit – and even though they printed the wrong house number that somehow didn’t stop the hate mail from a random jerk who disagreed with me about the movie, thus ending my letter writing career.

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  1. You got hate mail? That's insane. It is a fun story for you, though.

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  2. Yeah, I wish I still had the letters but they're long gone. The way I remember it, he wrote twice to cuss me out about my opinion (using words I didn't know at that age). And don't forget in those days, you couldn't just dash off a comment on a web site -- he actually had to go to the trouble to write letters and mail them. Plus, he must have known he was writing to a kid because my letter says "Dad buys my comics for me".

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  3. Great story, Jeff. I'm glad you saved the issue so you could copy the letter for us to see.
    There's always some spoilsport out there to take issue with a young person's opinions and discourage them from writing further letters. I hope that letter writer is reading your blogs so he knows he no longer has an impact on you.
    To he I say . . . . NA NA NA NA - - NA NA NA NA - - - HEY HEY HEY - - - GUH-OUD-BYE-EYE!

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