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by dishes
09 May 2020, 09:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: My Grandfather was the artist behind Cap'n Hood
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: My Grandfather was the artist behind Cap'n Hood

Thanks for the details on your Grandad, Max. It's not too surprising that you've not come across Cap'n Hood though Col as the strip only ran for 20 weeks in Sparky even though it was printed on full colour on the back page. It ran from No 212 (8/2/69) to No 231 (21/6/69) and it never appeared in th...
by dishes
18 Feb 2019, 12:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Progress on new Cartoon Museum
Replies: 4
Views: 4860

Re: Progress on new Cartoon Museum

It's near Oxford Circus.
by dishes
02 Feb 2018, 11:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Full 2018 schedule for Treasury of British Comics
Replies: 33
Views: 19467

Re: Full 2018 schedule for Treasury of British Comics

(BTW, I am aware that it was already reprinted by Hibernia but I never got round to buying it.)
by dishes
02 Feb 2018, 11:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Full 2018 schedule for Treasury of British Comics
Replies: 33
Views: 19467

Re: Full 2018 schedule for Treasury of British Comics

Intrigued by the 13th Floor. I remember reading part of it reprinted in the early nineties Eagle monthly (?) where I also had my first taste of Charley's War. I remember it being a very interesting and transgressive story but I never read the whole thing.
by dishes
20 Dec 2017, 11:04
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7155
Views: 775409

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Purchased several The best of Roy of the Rovers monthly on Amazon, never seen these before so keen to check them out. There were two phases of that. The early issues reprinted a whole serial, or a story arc of a longer serial. This would take up the whole issue unless there was space left over whic...
by dishes
29 Nov 2017, 10:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The longest running comics that have never been renumbered
Replies: 21
Views: 11249

Re: The longest running comics that have never been renumber

If they missed out Commando, maybe they overlooked other comics too (from English-speaking countries other than the US or UK, for example).
by dishes
18 Oct 2017, 10:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay - you want how much for it???
Replies: 720
Views: 207239

Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

There was a time I would have given down payment with my soul for an early Dandy or Beano purely to find out WHAT THEY WERE LIKE but facsimile editions and the examples reprinted in the big "History of..." books have demystified them for me. same for me they are very disappointing but i know it was...
by dishes
14 Oct 2017, 09:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay - you want how much for it???
Replies: 720
Views: 207239

Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

There was a time I would have given down payment with my soul for an early Dandy or Beano purely to find out WHAT THEY WERE LIKE but facsimile editions and the examples reprinted in the big "History of..." books have demystified them for me.
by dishes
21 Sep 2017, 17:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What year did you start reading comics?
Replies: 41
Views: 17917

Re: What year did you start reading comics?

One more thing about Rupert-
When I was on my summer hols this year I noticed that the tourist information centre (!) at Minehead had loads of old Rupert Annuals, all priced the same low price (£2 I think it was) regardless of era. Wonder if they've sold them yet.
by dishes
10 Sep 2017, 10:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What year did you start reading comics?
Replies: 41
Views: 17917

Re: What year did you start reading comics?

Just to be pedantic for a bit, Rupert isn't really a comic in the sense of pics and word balloons - known to me and others as a balloon strip. It falls into the category of a text strip, a very common form in many British comics. You find the same format and variations of it in comics and newspaper...
by dishes
07 Sep 2017, 17:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What year did you start reading comics?
Replies: 41
Views: 17917

Re: What year did you start reading comics?

I have strangely never really thought of the Rupert stories as comics. I always found it was inpossible to follow the stories by looking at the pictures, or even reading the rhymes. You had to read the blocks of texts. So I think of it as more profusely illustrated children's literature. I agree wit...
by dishes
20 Aug 2017, 19:27
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: José Munoz
Replies: 7
Views: 7252

Re: José Munoz

Thanks so much Tristan! very kind of you.
I agree with your comments and with David's.
Maybe Lion specifically wanted art in the same style as Lopez's.
by dishes
15 Aug 2017, 13:34
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Phonogram - What are your thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 10473

Re: Phonogram - What are your thoughts?

To be fair Digi they are by UK creators, so I don't see why they shouldn't be discussed here. I read the first volume of Phonogram and hated it, but I can't recall why. I am of the britpop/post-britpop generation so I should have been all over it. Maybe I instinctively resisted a comic so firmly aim...
by dishes
26 Jul 2017, 13:44
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: What would have been your Alternative Favourite Comic(s)?
Replies: 26
Views: 36025

Re: What would have been your Alternative Favourite Comic(s)

This thread happened the year before I joined the forum. Nice to see some lapsed users' avatars again. My regular comics were Dandy and Beano. If either of them didn't exist Buster (my most often bought occasional comic) would have been its replacement. Failing that, Whizzer & Chips, Topper, and Bee...
by dishes
21 Jul 2017, 16:47
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: José Munoz
Replies: 7
Views: 7252

José Munoz

I have admired - in fact, been dazzled by - this Argentinian artist's work since I first saw it in the final issue of RAW. I now have the recent IDW collection of his strip "Alack Sinner" and it mentions he worked for UK comics in the early 1970s. I did a search on here and I found that Philcom55 ci...