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by Brendan McGuire
23 Jun 2011, 19:48
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Some 40s Dandy covers
Replies: 12
Views: 4722

Re: Some 40s Dandy covers

Jon, it's reprinted on page 91 of Denis Gifford's Happy Days: One hundred years of comics,published by Jupiter Books, 1975. Could that be your source?
by Brendan McGuire
23 May 2011, 20:54
Forum: Beano
Topic: Retro Beano pages this week..
Replies: 15
Views: 7779

Re: Retro Beano pages this week..

Steve, you cropped the last panel from that Wack. It had a very funny ending as I recall.
by Brendan McGuire
22 Sep 2010, 21:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Now you're squawking!
Replies: 29
Views: 1649

Re: Now you're squawking!

Baxendale's The Gobblers. Were they in the Beezer?
by Brendan McGuire
27 Jun 2010, 12:40
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Matt Smith as Dr Who
Replies: 74
Views: 19515

Re: Matt Smith as Dr Who

Tony, that is a wonderful analysis. I think you're absolutely spot on.
I love this Doctor's certitude in the face of virulent opposition - "Fezes are cool."
by Brendan McGuire
19 Jun 2010, 11:41
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: THE 2010 WORLD CUP THREAD
Replies: 147
Views: 21320

Re: THE 2010 WORLD CUP THREAD

I find Rooney's arrogance utterly astonishing. His comment as a he walked off the pitch last night sums it all up. You can't play like an uncooked floppy suasage for ninety minutes and then expect total adulation from your supporters. But he does! :roll:
by Brendan McGuire
04 Jun 2010, 17:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Tich and quackers
Replies: 10
Views: 1328

Re: Tich and quackers

There was very limited action and a lot of dialogue. I have vague memories of a set in a farmhouse. Quackers only ever quacked, but in the same way that Sweep squeeked. i.e quack quack quaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak. If you get my gist.
by Brendan McGuire
26 May 2010, 20:58
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Ray Alan RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Re: Ray Alan RIP

I saw Ray Alan live, years ago. He was brilliant and very, very funny. The stand out moment was Ray donning a white glove, wiping lipstick around the thumb and finger and sticking two beadss on his knuckle - and made a brand new character come to life. he was a genius. I got his autograph too.
by Brendan McGuire
11 May 2010, 20:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: at last: BABY BOOMER
Replies: 169
Views: 23227

Re: at last: BABY BOOMER

They probably wouldn't enjoy The Gimp in the Iron Mask either.
by Brendan McGuire
10 May 2010, 21:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Modesty Blaise creator Peter O'Donnell passes away
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Re: Modesty Blaise creator Peter O'Donnell passes away

Lew, the online obit is different to the printed one. Alison Flood wrote the online one, Steve wrote the printed one, published on Thursday 6th.
by Brendan McGuire
07 May 2010, 20:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Modesty Blaise creator Peter O'Donnell passes away
Replies: 11
Views: 1254

Re: Modesty Blaise creator Peter O'Donnell passes away

The Guardian obituary was written by Steve Holland, he's usually spot on. In the same piece he says Richard Burton was in the Modesty Blaise film. It was Dirk Bogarde.
by Brendan McGuire
05 May 2010, 20:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: JOHNNY GETS THE RUNS
Replies: 29
Views: 2345

Re: JOHNNY GETS THE RUNS

Try looking up 'the trots' here: www.etymonline.com/
by Brendan McGuire
22 Mar 2010, 22:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Eric Bradbury
Replies: 28
Views: 2482

Re: Eric Bradbury

Fustar, this may be of interest to you; if I can get it to scan. attachment=2]Freddie1 001.jpg[/attachment]
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by Brendan McGuire
01 Mar 2010, 21:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Patriotic British Heroes
Replies: 45
Views: 2147

Re: Patriotic British Heroes

A Dream of Wessex should be more widely read. A brilliant book.
by Brendan McGuire
15 Feb 2010, 00:09
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 189855

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

Wasn't there a recent film called the Frog Princess scripted by Posy Simmons?