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by Sidnny
16 Dec 2009, 13:23
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Cheeky's Snail
Replies: 20
Views: 6516

Re: Cheeky's Snail

Raven wrote:Did you get the 'Snail of the Century' pun, by the way - from 70s Nicholas Parsons-hosted quiz show Sale of the Century.
Nope. :roll: :wink:
by Sidnny
18 Sep 2009, 12:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Free comics in The Guardian
Replies: 214
Views: 8191

Re: Free comics in The Guardian

What's most likely is that a rival paper will copy the idea (this has happened with everything from wallcharts and the G2 pullout section to Notes & Queries). When they do, though it might require buying a Daily (ecch) Mail, my choices would be: Sparky Valiant Lion (circa 1964 or 1972) Look-In (NB:...
by Sidnny
11 Sep 2009, 13:11
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: What Comic Would You Like Out There?
Replies: 77
Views: 28822

Re: What Comic Would You Like Out There?

steelclaw wrote:I would like to see a comic with the mix of 'Thunder' 'Jet' & 70's Knockout.
40 Pages, Lion Size and costing 75p.
Agreed, especially if you throw in a little 'Lion' and 'Valiant' in too.

Plus include Dan Dare and Roy of the Rovers. ;)
by Sidnny
11 Sep 2009, 13:08
Forum: Beano
Topic: New Dennis TV Series
Replies: 55
Views: 17037

Re: New Dennis TV Series

I must admit, I do like the new series. :D
by Sidnny
08 Sep 2009, 13:01
Forum: Beano
Topic: New Dennis TV Series
Replies: 55
Views: 17037

Re: New Dennis TV Series

I loved it. I didn't mind the voices as the sounded a little like the earlier series which I did like. Walter has changed (character-wise) from a 'Softy' to a 'Swotty' (very much like the 'Swotty' in Brassneck back in the 70s). Maybe people in control thought that if he was 'too gay', then there may...
by Sidnny
03 Sep 2009, 13:47
Forum: Beano
Topic: 2010 Annual
Replies: 54
Views: 21521

Re: 2010 Annual

I haven't seen any new annuals in the shops yet either. Not that I will be buying them any time soon. I always wait until my town has its annual late night shopping (a special event) at the beginning of December.
by Sidnny
02 Sep 2009, 13:45
Forum: Beano
Topic: New look Ball Boy unveiled
Replies: 32
Views: 6728

Re: New look Ball Boy unveiled

I did take consideration before I made the claim. If you look at Dave Eastburys website you can see quite a variation of his work but nothing quite as drastic a change as the new look Ball Boy. Futhermore if you look at the Beano websites comment facility you can indeed put anyname, ands perhaps th...
by Sidnny
02 Sep 2009, 13:21
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Champ Fun Section
Replies: 7
Views: 4027

Re: Champ Fun Section

I-Spy does appear in the following issues: 60, 69-71 and 86-87.

I just have to check 73-77, 80 and 83 which I will do tonight.
by Sidnny
01 Sep 2009, 13:23
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Champ Fun Section
Replies: 7
Views: 4027

Re: Champ Fun Section

I have all the Champs bound so I will check tonight after work.
by Sidnny
20 Aug 2009, 12:57
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Advert for Nutty no.1
Replies: 24
Views: 7719

Re: Advert for Nutty no.1

I was always intrigued - why did DCT never produce a Nutty Summer Special or Book at the time?
by Sidnny
20 Aug 2009, 12:51
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Whizzer and Chips - IPC's definitive comic.
Replies: 74
Views: 23118

Re: Whizzer and Chips - IPC's definitive comic.

Personally my favourite IPC from the 70s was Krazy Comic. Great comic (and it also created an offshoot - Cheeky Weekly) but it didn't take too long for it to merge with Whizzer and Chips. :(
by Sidnny
19 May 2009, 01:43
Forum: Dandy
Topic: R.I.P The Dandy Masterhead....
Replies: 46
Views: 23931

Now if I was in charge...

What I would do is to divide the Dandy and Xtreme titles. The latter going monthly and keeping to its present theme. I would also be so generous as to donate a few characters (e.g. Jak and Todd, Olly but NOT DD, Banaman or Cuddles & Dimples). Then under a blaze of publicity, I would relaunch the Dan...
by Sidnny
19 May 2009, 01:16
Forum: Dandy
Topic: R.I.P The Dandy Masterhead....
Replies: 46
Views: 23931

Re: R.I.P The Dandy Masterhead....

Digifiend wrote:Just spotted this on Wikipedia's Dandy Xtreme article: It is currently the lowest selling children's comic in the UK, with sales averaging at approximately 23,000 per fortnight
Does anyone know how many copies were sold per week before going Xtreme?
by Sidnny
31 Mar 2009, 06:20
Forum: Dandy
Topic: The Red Wrecker & The Crimson Ball -political?
Replies: 7
Views: 3108

Re: The Red Wrecker & The Crimson Ball -political?

Apart from the colour, I don't really see it either. :) Both strips IIRC featured foreign agents behind the threats. The Crimson Ball in particular had a mission to destroy British military aircraft. Whilst not actually shown to be Communists, it was natural at the time to assume the villains came ...
by Sidnny
11 Mar 2009, 22:10
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Cuddles and Dimples' Mum
Replies: 19
Views: 9004

Re: Cuddles and Dimples' Mum

If I remember correctly, Beefy's mum looked just like him! :shock:

Poor kid!