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by booksandcomics
27 Sep 2020, 22:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Boy's Own Help 1880s
Replies: 1
Views: 253

Boy's Own Help 1880s

Hello all, I'm trying to find out information about Christmas issues of the Boy's Own comic from the early 1880s, perhaps 1882. In particular details of any free gifts that may have been given away. I believe there may have been a pull-out shadow puppet theatre, with a blue father Christmas figure a...
by booksandcomics
28 Aug 2020, 16:04
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dust Jacket Detectives
Replies: 0
Views: 753

Dust Jacket Detectives

Hello all, Been a while since I last logged in but wanted to share a new research project group over on Facebook, 'Dust Jacket Detectives'. https://www.facebook.com/DustJacketDetectives A group for collectors of old books forever in search of missing dust jackets. I set this group up as a research p...
by booksandcomics
20 Jun 2020, 10:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Swaps 1930s DC Thomson/John Leng Annuals
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Swaps 1930s DC Thomson/John Leng Annuals

Thanks Hawkeye!

Do you have a picture of the Adventure Land dust jacket?

Cheers,
Adam
by booksandcomics
13 Jun 2020, 16:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7167
Views: 782239

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I got an unusual one, 'The Merry Maker Comic' no. 3. Undated but I believe it is 1946. Very small at roughly A5 size and flimsy paper.

Pritned by Algar Printing.
by booksandcomics
13 Jun 2020, 16:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Swaps 1930s DC Thomson/John Leng Annuals
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Swaps 1930s DC Thomson/John Leng Annuals

Hello everyone, I've been trying to collect the early DC Thomson/John Leng books and have a few spares. These are for Adventure Land, Hotspur, Wizard, Rover, Skipper etc. If there are any other collectors on here, would anyone be interested in exchanging or part exchanging? I have the following spar...
by booksandcomics
02 Apr 2020, 20:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dandy Character Name Change Query - 1945/46
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Dandy Character Name Change Query - 1945/46

Hello all, Just wanting to check if anyone else is aware of a name change for two Dandy comic characters- Charlie Chutney and Old Ma' Murphy Managed to get hold of a Dandy Monster Comic for 1946 (the one with stars on the cover) and noticed that these two characters are given a different name. I've ...
by booksandcomics
29 Feb 2020, 18:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7167
Views: 782239

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Found some fun free gifts from IPC magazines in Stafford today! A football league ladder with all the card team names from Shoot 1969 'My Favourite Soccer Stars' player card albums from Tiger, Smash & Buster 1970 Dial-a-Striker from issue 1 of Striker Also two 'Your Team Records for the Past Twenty ...
by booksandcomics
10 Feb 2020, 22:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British / American Comics in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: British / American Comics in China

Final scan! This is the last character in the three comics I found. This one is killing me as I'm sure I've seen the little dragon-like character in a comic or cartoon before. Is it Hanna-Barbera?


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by booksandcomics
10 Feb 2020, 22:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British / American Comics in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: British / American Comics in China

Cowboy western comic strip which I'm unsure of.
Name is 大侠黑白龍 Daxia Heibai Long 'Black White Dragon Hero'

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by booksandcomics
10 Feb 2020, 22:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British / American Comics in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: British / American Comics in China

This strip I've struggled to identify. It's a strange tale which ends with a doctor in the modern era waking up or using a strange vapour. Does anyone recognise this? Rough translation is "Afterlife Revenge Story" 再世复仇记 zaishi fuchou ji https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7d/cb/80/7dcb805db9a03001a8ae2b3...
by booksandcomics
10 Feb 2020, 22:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British / American Comics in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: British / American Comics in China

Swinging through the trees, here we have Tarzan

泰山歷險記 'Tai Shan Lixianji' Tarzan Adventures

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by booksandcomics
10 Feb 2020, 22:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British / American Comics in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: British / American Comics in China

This is Fritzi Ritz, who I believe is Nancy's aunt. In this comic she is called 'Fei' Aunty (fei = cost / spend) 費姑母 However, I believe in other comics she is referred to as Fritzi 'Fei Li Zi' 費麗滋 Her boyfriend Phil Fumble also has a literal translation as 'Fei Li' 菲力 (Phil) https://i.pinimg.com/ori...
by booksandcomics
10 Feb 2020, 22:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British / American Comics in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: British / American Comics in China

Here's the other set of comics, from c1948, printed in Nanjing. Full of American comic strips. Comic title is "Comic World" (圖画世界 Túhuà shìjiè). I picked up three copies from the outdoor antiques market in Beijing back in November. Anything from this period in China is difficult to find. Some of th...
by booksandcomics
10 Feb 2020, 22:04
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British / American Comics in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: British / American Comics in China

Nancy comic strip from Ernie Bushmiller

Both Nancy's and Sluggo's names are literal translations:
耐茜 Nai xi - Nancy
斯樂哥 Si le ge - Sluggo

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by booksandcomics
10 Feb 2020, 21:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British / American Comics in China
Replies: 19
Views: 1395

Re: British / American Comics in China

Here we have Donald Duck and also Felix the Cat. In this comic, Donald duck is named 鸭老唐 Ya lao tang - 'Old exaggerative duck' Felix has had different names in the early Chinese comics: 黑狸貓 Heili mao 'Black fox-like cat' 菲利克斯猫 'Fei li ke si' cat (literal translation) 貓的鬧劇 Mao Naoju 'Feline Follies' ...