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by abacus
07 Oct 2020, 12:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7167
Views: 782238

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Spent more than I normally do for a book this morning in a charity shop and that was £6 for the Amalgamated press Billy the Kid book. I liked the look of the book and would have preferred to pay 2 or 3 pounds but what the heck. https://i.imgur.com/bZLmcju.jpg I think they must have had a stricter ap...
by abacus
04 Oct 2020, 09:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ĺucky buy
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Ĺucky buy

No joke, me & my brother collected hundreds of comics & annuals in our time. It got to the point where we were running out of space, so we had to sell them all, well the annuals at least. We then realised it was more sensible to collect mainly comics as they were easier to store. Yes storage is a p...
by abacus
03 Oct 2020, 15:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ĺucky buy
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Ĺucky buy

After 3 cancelled holidays this year managed a holiday at last in Norfolk last week. While away my son rang to say he had picked up two annuals for £4 at a carboot sale, That's not always welcome for as well as me having to pay for them he doesn't know what annuals I have in my collection. He droppe...
by abacus
13 Sep 2020, 12:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7167
Views: 782238

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I spent a fiver at todays carboot sale. I bought Tv21 annual £2.50,Fantastic annual £2 and paid 50p for a Tv mirror annual which unfortunately had some full image portraits cut out which I didn't notice at the time of buying , but I am happy with my two main buys https://i.imgur.com/TE5lE0g.jpg
by abacus
30 Aug 2020, 11:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7167
Views: 782238

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Visited first car boot sale for a few weeks and it was an enjoyable morning with plenty of antique stuff instead of the usual tat.There wasn't a lot of annuals and comics on display but I did pick up a Beano 1974 and a BIGGLES anual at a £1 each plus 50p for a Viz 2007 annual(not shown )As a fan of ...
by abacus
20 Aug 2020, 12:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7167
Views: 782238

Re: What comics did you buy today?

In Forbidden Planet they had all the Free Comic Book Day (Which was cancelled in May) comics on the shelves. In our shop there is usually a limit of two free comics per person, therefore I asked at the counter how many I could have and to my surprise they said I could have as many titles as I wanted...
by abacus
12 Jun 2020, 09:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: browse some comics and annuals
Replies: 0
Views: 1566

browse some comics and annuals

I had not heard of Tv Crimebusters annual before, but having flicked through this annual on youtube it will definitely be on my radar in future https://youtu.be/_rUhGqSHyEs https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDluhW2PSemQmf-E-z4RKlw This guy flicks through other annual and comics as well, enjoyable
by abacus
12 Jun 2020, 07:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: comics reflecting history
Replies: 0
Views: 1398

comics reflecting history

Comics before , let's say the 50's were not exactly p.c. , full of racial stereotypes , what should we do with these comics , burn them? bin them ?and lose part of our history or except that people saw the world differently then and move on.Society evolves ,newspaper page 3 , beauty contests and man...
by abacus
04 Jun 2020, 08:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Lockdown rambles ( without pics.)
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Lockdown rambles ( without pics.)

I leave for Kempton Park at around 8.30am and don't get home until about 2.30pm without once needing a toilet. Why do people have such weak bladders? I used to arrive at work around 9.30am and not use the toilet until about 5.30pm. I could have been a superhero. Look its Super Bladder Man! See how ...
by abacus
03 Jun 2020, 05:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Lockdown rambles ( without pics.)
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Lockdown rambles ( without pics.)

My son phoned to say a nearby carboot sale was opening in june , looking forward to being out and about again. Got another phone call from my son yesterday to say the planned opening day june 7 for this particular carboot sale will not now go ahead .Apparently there is difficulty organising and app...
by abacus
28 May 2020, 06:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Lockdown rambles ( without pics.)
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Lockdown rambles ( without pics.)

I should imagine the difference between antiques fairs and carboot sales is that the antique dealers are well clued up on the goods they are selling. Regarding lockdown missed going to the free comic book day event which should have been this month and was postponed but hopefully will be re-instated...
by abacus
27 May 2020, 07:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Lockdown rambles ( without pics.)
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Lockdown rambles ( without pics.)

Spend a lot of my TV time watching Youtube , that's from movies to documentaries and even painting and drawing tutorials to help try and improve my art dabs. Something I watched that I was unaware of before ,but you folks probably knew was the american comic grading system, which reminded me of the ...
by abacus
24 May 2020, 15:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics - What is Your Favourite Moment or Memory?
Replies: 16
Views: 1748

Re: Comics - What is Your Favourite Moment or Memory?

In the 50's most of my comics were delivered with the morning newspapers and I eagerly awaited their arrival on the allotted days of the week.At that time new comics were well advertised in advance and I remember getting the first copies of Lion, Tiger, TV Fun etc.One memory that remains was the iss...
by abacus
02 Nov 2019, 14:42
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7167
Views: 782238

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Cycled the few miles to the charity shop I usually visit once a month (hard work for an old guy like me) to see if they had any comics. Searched through the four boxes of comics they had and could only find two Marvel comics of interest.They have a children's area with lots of annuals and I was happ...
by abacus
02 Oct 2019, 12:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7167
Views: 782238

Re: What comics did you buy today?

As a poundshop kinda guy I collect most of the weekly Marvel True Believers comics from Forbidden Planet which are usually only 75p each, today I noticed that DC are following suit with the Dollar Comics range also 75p.I bought the Joker comic and look forward to seeing what future comics they have ...