Friday, October 8, 2010
Flashback Friday: Jr. Jays Magazine First Issue
By Ian Hunter
Earlier this year we took a trip down memory lane and reflected back on the best Blue Jays centric comic book ever created. Back then, I only scratched the surface, but now that I actually have a copy in my hands, we'll delve much further into this beloved publication.
For this week's edition of Flashback Friday, we're taking a trip back and digging into the very first issue of the Jr. Jays Magazine.
In this first copy of Jr. Jays Magazine, we discovered the origin of the fabled Dr. Jay and his time machine called the Pop Fly. (Click images to enlarge).
They're your standard after school special fodder, but the comic below kind of made me laugh at its attempt to teach young boys about the prospect of going after young girls.
Overall, there's some great stuff in this comic book/magazine and I can't help but get that nostalgia feeling all over again whenever somebody mentions the Jr. Jays Magazine. I thought they did a great job by marketing this to young Blue Jays fans, and really helped raise the profile of the Jr. Jays.
Maybe one day down the road, another generation will get to experience the crazy antics of Dr. Jay, Crunchie the Dog, and the entire Jr. Jays gang in another incarnation of the Jr. Jays Magazine. Until then, I'll just keep flipping through my copy and reminiscing.