Here's the cover to the very first weekly comic I had. Yogi Bear's Own, dated 23rd December 1963, published by City Magazines. I threw my copy out decades ago but always wanted to replace it for sentimental reasons. I saw this one on Phil-Comics eBay listings recently as a job lot with two consecutive issues. I started bidding on it but as the rival bids increased I decided it wasn't worth pursuing. In the end it sold for £28, so I'd have probably had to bid over £30 to win.
The other reason I backed out was that the only thing I remember about the comic really was the cover, and I could see that at a decent size in the listing (as the image I've taken from there shows). I have practically all the old comics I want now, and have decided to stop buying back issues. Regaining the first comic I had would have been a fitting closure to my collection but for £30 or more for something I vaguely remember? Nah. Couldn't be bothered. If I ever see one for about a tenner or less, maybe.
That was the only issue of that title I had, I think. A few weeks later, in January 1964, my mum bought me my first Dandy on my first day at school. I stuck with that comic every week, adding The Beano and a year later, TV Century 21 to my regular reads. Even at four years old I found nursery comics like Yogi Bear's Own too babyish really, and didn't bother with them again apart from the very occasional issue of Bimbo or TV Toyland.
Is there a certain single issue of a British comic from your childhood you'd like to regain? Or, like me, decided not to pursue it when you finally found one? Leave a comment below and if I have the object of desire maybe I'll show some pages in future posts.