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by Earl
02 Apr 2019, 14:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Does your partner have any interest in your comics?
Replies: 15
Views: 9598

Re: Does your partner have any interest in your comics?

My wife is not a comics person but does like the films - sometimes more than I do, she is a sci-fi fan of the old school through (Forbidden Planet, Fantastic Voyage, Blake's 7 - that sort of thing) and used to be a sci-fi trading card collector back in the 80's and 90's so when we used to go to fair...
by Earl
21 Jul 2017, 09:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Silent Majority/Minority?
Replies: 23
Views: 12655

Re: The Silent Majority/Minority?

She wrote a letter about her pet goldfish which DC Thomson kindly published in their Emma comic with a large picture of my sister. Does she still have it? If not, I should be able to supply a scan of the article as I have the full run of Emma apart from issue 28. That's a kind offer but she does st...
by Earl
20 Jul 2017, 21:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Silent Majority/Minority?
Replies: 23
Views: 12655

Re: The Silent Majority/Minority?

I had a bad start. Around the age of 10 my sister and I both crafted letters to our favourite comics of the day. She wrote a letter about her pet goldfish which DC Thomson kindly published in their Emma comic with a large picture of my sister. I wrote an incoherent letter to Marvel UK about the hist...
by Earl
10 Nov 2015, 14:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Britain's Favourite Comic Character
Replies: 23
Views: 7376

Re: Britain's Favourite Comic Character

Rupert Bear
Dan Dare
Andy Capp
Modesty Blaise
by Earl
07 Nov 2015, 19:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 'you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover'
Replies: 15
Views: 3968

Re: 'you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover'

My late aunt and uncle got me that Trigan Empire for Christmas when it first came out. It may have been that book that originally alerted me to the quality of UK comics.

Earl.
by Earl
13 Sep 2015, 09:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What is... a comic?
Replies: 11
Views: 4169

Re: What is... a comic?

For some strange reason this always used to be a question that fascinated me. I think it was attached to once wanting a definitive list of all comics ever published, even if that ran into several million worldwide (which I think it does). I spent some time in the late 90's through to about 2005 on v...
by Earl
12 Jun 2015, 17:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7148
Views: 768075

Re: What comics did you buy today?

starscape wrote:Over 100 Buddy comics for £25. Always a comic I meant to read more of.
It's a smart little comic. I don't think you will be disappointed although I had a slight preference for his brother Spike.

Earl.
by Earl
01 May 2015, 15:07
Forum: World Comics
Topic: Scanlations
Replies: 9
Views: 11711

Re: Scanlations

I like most of what I have purchased from Cinebook. Loved the art in their Wind in the Willows series and was wowed by both the story and art in their Chimpanzee complex series. Wish I could afford to buy and store more of their releases.

Earl.
by Earl
26 Feb 2015, 18:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: A Slice of Comic Life
Replies: 30
Views: 8121

Re: A Slice of Comic Life

I don't have any exact stats by week but at one time I was trying to collect all comics published during 1982 and have 1,737 of them (the count includes annuals). 1,737/52 = an average of 33 comics per week although it won't be that evenly distributed in reality. Earl. Hi Earl. That's an interestin...
by Earl
26 Feb 2015, 18:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: A Slice of Comic Life
Replies: 30
Views: 8121

Re: A Slice of Comic Life

I don't have any exact stats by week but at one time I was trying to collect all comics published during 1982 and have 1,737 of them (the count includes annuals). 1,737/52 = an average of 33 comics per week although it won't be that evenly distributed in reality. Earl. Hi Earl. That's an interestin...
by Earl
25 Feb 2015, 15:20
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Wonder comic from Esso
Replies: 20
Views: 28834

Re: Wonder comic from Esso

I have issues 18 and 20 which I purchased from a second hand book shop in the late 80's. I don't think I have ever seen any other copies for sale in real life and have not searched for copies on ebay.

Earl.
by Earl
25 Feb 2015, 14:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: A Slice of Comic Life
Replies: 30
Views: 8121

Re: A Slice of Comic Life

I don't have any exact stats by week but at one time I was trying to collect all comics published during 1982 and have 1,737 of them (the count includes annuals). 1,737/52 = an average of 33 comics per week although it won't be that evenly distributed in reality.

Earl.
by Earl
08 Apr 2014, 16:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Beginnings
Replies: 55
Views: 5318

Re: Beginnings

It's been a year or maybe two since I last posted here but it's a fun thread so... My comics collecting goes back to 1972/1973 and the nursery titles Hey Diddle Diddle and also Playhour. Most of those were thrown out but mum did allow me to keep a few and I still have some examples in my collection ...
by Earl
20 Jun 2013, 19:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7148
Views: 768075

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I won about 15 early issues of Tracy from e-bay including a No. 1. That only duplicated 1 issue from my existing collection as I purchased issued 12 when it originally came out over 30 years ago now.

Earl.
by Earl
20 Jun 2013, 19:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7148
Views: 768075

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Digifiend wrote:BeanoMAX 79, after finding out that it's the last issue.
Thanks for the tip. Did not know it was ending.

Earl.