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by philcom55
10 Oct 2019, 01:44
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Susy - French Comic
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Susy - French Comic

I have a French comic called Cathy which featured Cat Girl ('Fille-Chat') from the British comic Sally.
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by philcom55
03 Oct 2019, 01:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasury of British Comics release schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: Treasury of British Comics release schedule

My apologies Steve. Checking my own copy again I can now see that pages 44 & 45 are repeated after all - but in this case on pages 52 & 49! (I was confused by the fact that the page numbers aren't repeated). Very strange - perhaps it's some kind of weird computer glitch?
by philcom55
01 Oct 2019, 18:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasury of British Comics release schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: Treasury of British Comics release schedule

That sounds the same as mine - maybe you missed out on a rare, collector's item variant! :)
by philcom55
30 Sep 2019, 22:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasury of British Comics release schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 1109

Re: Treasury of British Comics release schedule

That's odd Steve, my copy of the Roy of the Rovers Special doesn't have ANY duplicated pages.
by philcom55
13 Jul 2019, 13:57
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: DC Thomson Artist John Batchelor.
Replies: 0
Views: 1304

DC Thomson Artist John Batchelor.

John Batchelor was an artist with an amazing pen & ink technique who drew for comics like DC Thomson's Romeo during the late 1950s and early 1960s. As this example from a comic strip biography of Marilyn Monroe shows he also had a real talent for capturing accurate likenesses. However, one thing I'v...
by philcom55
26 Jun 2019, 23:27
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Weather or not...
Replies: 10
Views: 3111

Re: Weather or not...

I liked how London always tended to get the worst of it in strips like 'The Great Flood Of London' as I reckoned it served them right for all those national broadcasters who used to talk as though the weather in the South East corner of England was all that really mattered, and that nobody cared abo...
by philcom55
19 Jun 2019, 10:14
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 6785

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

Mergers were generally a way of transferring readers and subscriptions from one title to another so there always had to be at least a couple of series from the cancelled title which continued in the new one. Unfortunately this often meant that the dominant comic in the merger ran the risk of being s...
by philcom55
14 Jun 2019, 01:14
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 6785

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

Great to see that Goof! As a matter of interest does anybody remember if those annoying bleed-throughs were apparent when the comics were published, or has the ink gradually seeped into the paper over time?
by philcom55
24 May 2019, 15:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Rebellion Trigan Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 3317

Re: Rebellion Trigan Empire

I agree that the scripting gets a bit repetitive after a while, but nothing could ever compare with the opening episodes in Ranger.
by philcom55
20 May 2019, 17:03
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Rebellion to reprint Trigan Empire
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

Re: Rebellion to reprint Trigan Empire

In the words of Brenda from Bristol "Not another one???" :)
by philcom55
20 May 2019, 14:22
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Seeking 'Phantom of the Fells' (Bunty?)
Replies: 55
Views: 18913

Re: Seeking 'Phantom of the Fells' (Bunty?)

The 1980 Strips portfolio produced by the Society of Strip Illustration includes this short biography of Richardson: "John was born in 1943. He became involved in the strip profession rather late, in the early seventies, when DC Thomsons gave him a chance to draw a strip in their Bunty title. This l...
by philcom55
19 May 2019, 00:49
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Seeking 'Phantom of the Fells' (Bunty?)
Replies: 55
Views: 18913

Re: Seeking 'Phantom of the Fells' (Bunty?)

Richardson was also the artist of A Song For Andrella in Mirabelle.

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by philcom55
29 Apr 2019, 16:46
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: If we had a list of the 100 greatest serials in girls comics
Replies: 438
Views: 88466

Re: If we had a list of the 100 greatest serials in girls co

Here's a nice Aunt Isobel page by Otway. As you say Norman, he had a wonderful knack for drawing women's heads at an angle that emphasized their expression.

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by philcom55
29 Apr 2019, 12:16
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: If we had a list of the 100 greatest serials in girls comics
Replies: 438
Views: 88466

Re: If we had a list of the 100 greatest serials in girls co

I know what you mean about that profile Norman, but oddly enough Leslie Otway did draw some later episodes of Aunt Isobel and the difference in styles is immediately obvious, though they were both brilliant artists. In fact since I posted that page I've picked up the original art for it as well as a...
by philcom55
22 Apr 2019, 14:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Which titles would you like to see indexed?
Replies: 19
Views: 9751

Re: Which titles would you like to see indexed?

I think Denis produced a lot of one and two page fillers for Len Miller's black & white reprint titles which were Alan's main competition for a time.