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by johnfreeman96
25 Jun 2019, 14:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Pluck!
Replies: 23
Views: 10629

Re: Pluck!

Re-igniting this old thread, here's some more covers for you - https://downthetubes.net/?p=108169
by johnfreeman96
06 Jan 2017, 17:42
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 1st rebellion reprint announced?
Replies: 5
Views: 3096

Re: 1st rebellion reprint announced?

I was Flicking through the 2000ad xmas special which arrived today and in the letters page tharg said that one eyed jack from valiant/ Eagle would be the 1st archive book out in july and to keep an eye on futher announcements in 2017.I never saw the original announcement which was implied though. I...
by johnfreeman96
03 Oct 2016, 10:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7103
Views: 760222

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I've spoken to Rebellion about all these questions on ownership. For now, all they have to say is "While we’re obviously delighted with people’s interest in the IPC Youth Group titles, we feel it would be premature to announce anything definitive at this stage." As you'll have seen from downthetubes...
by johnfreeman96
05 Sep 2016, 10:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and characters
Replies: 189
Views: 34045

Re: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and charact

does anyone know if this story was in any of the news papers as im sure it would have prob made the news even back when we were kids when weekly comics were the norm. The BBC first carried the story as an exclusive on their web site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-37177877 The Oxf...
by johnfreeman96
01 Sep 2016, 16:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and characters
Replies: 189
Views: 34045

Re: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and charact

Phoenix wrote:This could be good news for Tammyfan, who has previously expressed her frustration over the sudden demise of Tammy without bringing every serial then running to their natural conclusion.
What happened to the Tammy web site?
by johnfreeman96
29 Aug 2016, 07:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and characters
Replies: 189
Views: 34045

Re: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and charact

I hear Adam Eterno is now part of the deal (along with the rest of Thunder). Weird, as, when I was reprinting the Leopard from Lime Street, I was also trying to reprint Adam but it was IPC I was directed to (who asked for over 5 x what Egmont wanted!). Still, good news! I updated my article yesterd...
by johnfreeman96
29 Aug 2016, 07:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and characters
Replies: 189
Views: 34045

Re: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and charact

Maybe a small niggly point but Whizzer & Chips was first printed in October 1969. It now belongs to Rebellion under this deal so I'm wondering whether the cut off is June 1969 which was mentioned a couple of times in Dez Skinn's Comics International magazine some years ago. This was supposedly the ...
by johnfreeman96
28 Aug 2016, 09:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and characters
Replies: 189
Views: 34045

Re: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and charact

Its great news, these characters are now in the hands of a publisher who publish weekly and monthly newsagent distributed comics. They know what they have bought, but it going to be a mammoth undertaking to to a stock count of exactly what they own and digitise, it really is years work. For British...
by johnfreeman96
28 Aug 2016, 07:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and characters
Replies: 189
Views: 34045

Re: Rebellion acquire Egmont's archive of strips and charact

Its great news, these characters are now in the hands of a publisher who publish weekly and monthly newsagent distributed comics. They know what they have bought, but it going to be a mammoth undertaking to to a stock count of exactly what they own and digitise, it really is years work. For British...
by johnfreeman96
14 Aug 2016, 08:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: To Con or Not to Con?
Replies: 33
Views: 11022

Re: To Con or Not to Con?

As for your question about commercialisation, the large multimedia shows can be just as rewarding as the smaller, comics-focused ones. I've met people at the multimedia shows who wouldn't normally attend a comics only event, but stop by my table because they've become intrigued when they notice I'm...
by johnfreeman96
14 Aug 2016, 08:00
Forum: Conventions and other events
Topic: By Gum! Exhibtion Gets the thumbs up
Replies: 3
Views: 3945

By Gum! Exhibtion Gets the thumbs up

Tuesday 9th August saw the official launch of “The Story of British Comics So Far: Cor! By Gum! Zarjaz!” at the Lightbox in Woking, which runs until December. Richard Sheaf reports on the opening night which included a talk from Paul Gravett and had a look around the amazing exhibition, which featur...
by johnfreeman96
13 Aug 2016, 08:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: To Con or Not to Con?
Replies: 33
Views: 11022

Re: To Con or Not to Con?

... conventions aren't about comics any more, they're about the character properties that the media bandwagons can make them into. Hence my previous assertation. Let's not call them comic conventions anymore, because they are plainly not and haven't been since the late nineties, when the comic indu...
by johnfreeman96
12 Aug 2016, 16:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: UK Comic Sales Figures - January to June 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1700

UK Comic Sales Figures - January to June 2016

I've just posted my piece on the latest figures for UK young children's /comic titles: http://downthetubes.net/?p=33120 Some good and bad news for publishers. Note that the major "comics" - ie titles that are wall to wall comic such as The Beano - didn't report in this period, we'll get those later ...
by johnfreeman96
12 Aug 2016, 16:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: To Con or Not to Con?
Replies: 33
Views: 11022

Re: To Con or Not to Con?

Most of the marts I've attended recently in Birmingham, Manchester and London have included a reasonable number of dealers selling British comics - even if American comic books are the main item. It's the big MCM-type events that leave me feeling as though they have nothing to interest my generatio...
by johnfreeman96
12 Aug 2016, 16:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: To Con or Not to Con?
Replies: 33
Views: 11022

Re: To Con or Not to Con?

Adam Eterno wrote:My only recent experience of a Comic con was in Southampton last year when there wasn't a single comic on sale, old/new/UK or US :(

I'll need to look further afield I think!
Yeah -- that's ridiculous, by any standards!