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by abacus
12 Jun 2020, 09:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: browse some comics and annuals
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Views: 371

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: 250

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: 328

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: 328

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: 328

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: 328

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: 794

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: 7102
Views: 758959

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: 7102
Views: 758959

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 ...
by abacus
30 Sep 2019, 12:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British Comic Swapmeet 28th September
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: British Comic Swapmeet 28th September

Kudos to Bruce Scott for organising a gret day out and thanks to Steve "Action Man" MacManus", Mike Dorey, Alan Hebden and James Nicholas for being kind enough to give up of their time and let us fanboy all over him. I'm sure that there is no such thing as a 'gret day', Col, nor a verb 'to fanboy'....
by abacus
23 Sep 2019, 17:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Off track
Replies: 0
Views: 1797

Off track

Bought the 1936 Big Christmas Wonder Book for a £1 from a carboot sale at the weekend and As I flicked through the pages I became slightly puzzled.The book contains poems and stories by famous authors and has many black/white illustrations, but there was a section illustrating the coronation of Edwa...
by abacus
23 Sep 2019, 15:12
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7102
Views: 758959

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Back from a weekend at Ingoldmells, kept a look out for any comic related items and was surprised to find this large 300 odd page King features book for £6 (see pic) in one of those holiday bargain stores .They had at least three copies and I had no hesitation buying this one. A 10 min ride into Ske...
by abacus
13 Sep 2019, 18:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7102
Views: 758959

Re: What comics did you buy today?

On Tuesday I went to Orpington High Street. A charity shop had a pile of 80s Busters for 99p each. I bought the Christmas 1983 and 1984 issues and the 1984 Buster and Monster Fun Holiday Special. I would have bought them all but thought 99p each was overpriced but, upon reflection and considering t...
by abacus
08 Sep 2019, 11:42
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7102
Views: 758959

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Bought 2 books from today's car boot sale and wasn't sure whether I had already got the Denis Gifford book but since the dealer was only asking 50p each I bought it anyway and after checking at home I hadn't in fact got it.I like the best of Eagle book because it contains complete stories instead of...
by abacus
01 Sep 2019, 11:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7102
Views: 758959

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Found some nice items at today's car boot sale, paid £1 for Tornado annual and £1 for Film Fun annual but my favourite buy was Kiddy Fun album which cost £3 .I couldn't get the dealer to lower the price but for me as a collector it was one of those must have items. ( see pic.) https://i.imgur.com/76...