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by Anorak783
14 Oct 2018, 20:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Striker Returns!
Replies: 5
Views: 6722

Re: Striker Returns!

Surprised there's not more coverage of this on the forum. Overall, I like it but I would agree it needs more strip content and less features. It's a little slim story-wise for a £2.70 weekly spend. It will be interesting to see how the video content of the matches pan out. The first one I saw was a ...
by Anorak783
14 Oct 2018, 20:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Vigilant, - new comic from Rebellion
Replies: 35
Views: 30074

Re: The Vigilant, - new comic from Rebellion

I'm very much with Seth on this one. I slapped down my £2.99 simply to encourage Rebellion to keep on releasing fresh British comics (which they seem to be doing with Sniper Elite) but the story aped the typical American superhero group format to such an extent that I thought "Why bother?". Yes, it ...
by Anorak783
16 May 2018, 23:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Vigilant, - new comic from Rebellion
Replies: 35
Views: 30074

Re: The Vigilant, - new comic from Rebellion

Great to see Rebellion doing more than their bit to revive general interest in British comics .... but couldn't they have come up with a better name for the title - I mean, really? Not overly enamoured with the Marvel Superhero Team-Up approach either, but I suppose it makes sense commercially. I ho...
by Anorak783
22 Oct 2017, 16:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Scream and Misty merge for all-new comic
Replies: 63
Views: 34773

Re: Scream and Misty merge for all-new comic

I also wonder if it would help 2000AD's sales if they had more self-contained stories in each issue?

Miss the "jumping on" issue and I would say it's not easy for the casual reader to figure out what's going on.
by Anorak783
29 Apr 2017, 17:18
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leo Baxendale
Replies: 46
Views: 27751

Re: Leo Baxendale

Hugely sad news, Leo was a one-off. My personal tribute would be that even though I read comics when I was a small child and had no idea of how they were put together, I still got the sense that Leo's work was something a "bit different" from the rest of the publication (I got the same impression fr...
by Anorak783
19 Nov 2016, 15:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: WHY DID `ODHAM'S FAIL?
Replies: 23
Views: 9206

Re: WHY DID `ODHAM'S FAIL?

I did hear that the financial management at Odhams was quite poor. Apparently, they just churned the stuff out and as long as the balance sheet for the company was in profit, they didn't worry too much about the performance of individual titles or wondering if there was a market for more material. W...
by Anorak783
19 Nov 2016, 15:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: One-Eyed Jack's back!
Replies: 28
Views: 15185

Re: One-Eyed Jack's back!

SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS!!! :) :) :) I've been droning on about reprinting this series for donkey's years, but I never thought it would actually happen - but now, hopefully, it will! 52 years old and I'm sat here drooling like a little fanboy again. Do you think they also might release a special Artist'...
by Anorak783
31 May 2015, 21:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Uncensored Action! (The Best of Action)
Replies: 65
Views: 12258

Re: Uncensored Action! (The Best of Action)

4 minutes before this deal, a set of 11 pre-ban Actions jumped from (as I recall) £28.00 to £43.00 in the last minute. That's where the action was (ho-ho!) I never knew Action's were so cheap. I hope this doesn't lead to a surge in prices. With the possible exception of TV21, if any comic has ever w...
by Anorak783
22 Jun 2014, 13:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Collectors etiquette
Replies: 59
Views: 7908

Re: Collectors etiquette

I buy comics and books of all sorts, but usually find that prices in my local Oxfam shop are the same or higher than what I can pay for the same item online in better condition. After many years of custom, I now refuse to use Amazon because of their tax-avoidance policies. I know that money spent wi...
by Anorak783
22 Jun 2014, 12:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: A new British adventure weekly.... Could it ever happen?
Replies: 34
Views: 5842

Re: A new British adventure weekly.... Could it ever happen?

Geoff42, From their earliest days, the science fiction, horror and fantasy genres have attracted a small but dedicated fan base which will follow them pretty much through thick and thin. When it started, 2000ad was a boy's adventure weekly with more in common with the punk rock phenonomen and Star W...
by Anorak783
18 May 2014, 23:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: A new British adventure weekly.... Could it ever happen?
Replies: 34
Views: 5842

Re: A new British adventure weekly.... Could it ever happen?

Tim Lott wrote a piece in this weekend's Guardian along this issue - in particular he feels comics these days don't have the drama of the cliffhanger ending like the ones in his (our?) youth: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/may/16/kapow-comics-losing-power-children-today I found his rea...
by Anorak783
07 Apr 2014, 20:39
Forum: Beano
Topic: Mail on Sunday special issue
Replies: 87
Views: 21755

Re: Mail on Sunday special issue

I bought this as a crafty way of having a look at the Beano after many years of absence and I have to say found myself chucking away in quite a few places. Not as funny as the main newspaper, admittedly, but what the hey. :wink: Personally, I prefer the traditional-style rendering used in this editi...
by Anorak783
21 May 2013, 21:04
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Cheap and Cheerful
Replies: 52
Views: 4565

Re: Cheap and Cheerful

And what about aspiring journalists (which is the background UK comics editors used to invariably hail from) - it's now pretty much accepted that they'll have to work for free to get their foot in the door or move up the career ladder. Times are tough in just about all aspects of the UK media/creati...
by Anorak783
28 Apr 2013, 20:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Cheap and Cheerful
Replies: 52
Views: 4565

Re: Cheap and Cheerful

I remember a comics convention I was at many moons ago where the late Will Eisner stated that the reason Superman sold a million copies a month was because it only cost ten cents. In Will's words: "ten cents was always cheap". He believed that if a 64-page comic could be manufactured again for ten c...