Who read comics, the far-out version

In 1970 Italian photographer Fausto Giaconni was in London and heard about the Isle of Whight festival. He went there and focused on the gathering, rather than the performance. His photographs went on to chronicle the great youth gathering of the end of the sixties.

In addition to chanting crowds, piles of trash and naked hippies, Giaconni also found makeshift news stands and book stores, selling every underground paper known to man, but also, strangely enough, Marvel comics, like Silver Surfer and The Incredible Hulk. Apparently, these were out there enough to be enjoyed by the beautiful people.

Photographs © Fausto Giaccone

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