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by Steve Flanagan
03 Dec 2007, 21:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dandy tribute in today's Independant
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Dandy tribute in today's Independant

Since I couldn't find any on The Indy's web-site, I've posted scans here:
http://gadsircomics.blogspot.com/2007/1 ... dandy.html
by Steve Flanagan
11 Nov 2007, 13:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: New books on comics
Replies: 5
Views: 472

New books on comics

You need the UK graphic novel release list maintained by John Freeman at Down The Tubes: http://www.downthetubes.net/resources/comics_links/uk_gn_releases1.html It's a bit out of date. No mention of the next Modesty Blaise volume from Titan, after "The Inca Trail" (now reaching the couple of stories...
by Steve Flanagan
29 Oct 2007, 19:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 2008 UK Annuals
Replies: 30
Views: 2246

Re: 2008 UK Annuals

The "Doctor Who storybook" is apparently good. Though i hear the official Doctor Who annuals are rubbish, reprints of strips from the Adventures comic that are barely a month old XD The BBC's 2007 Doctor Who Annual featured reprints, I think; but the strip material in the 2008 Doctor Who Annual is ...
by Steve Flanagan
29 Oct 2007, 19:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 2008 UK Annuals
Replies: 30
Views: 2246

Re: 2008 UK Annuals

From looking at Horrible Histories it looks like reprints from the books mixed in with puzzles...so not so good... There looked to be quite a lot of comic strips in it that I hadn't seen before. There's a two page strip about Guy Fawkes, for example, that isn't in The Slimy Stuarts , although the c...
by Steve Flanagan
27 Oct 2007, 22:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Strange comic policies of the 70s
Replies: 29
Views: 4332

Re: Strange comic policies of the 70s

tolworthy wrote: Words like "Beano" and "Whoopee" no longer have any real meaning (except as comics), but numbers are here forever.
"Whoopee" still has a meaning as a cushion...
by Steve Flanagan
27 Oct 2007, 16:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: New Guardian Comic section
Replies: 1
Views: 304

New Guardian Comic section

Today's Guardian launches a new weekly comic section - but don't get too excited, there's only one 3-page strip in it. I talk about it at my blog, here: http://gadsircomics.blogspot.com/2007/10/guardian-s-comic.html The Guardian has the strip posted on its website as 3 PDFs, here: http://lifeandheal...
by Steve Flanagan
14 Oct 2007, 22:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: New Robin Hood magazine/comic
Replies: 21
Views: 1722

Re: New Robin Hood magazine/comic

His first appearance as a picture strip character as far as I'm aware was in the pages of DC Thomson's Magic in 1940 with art supplied by Peem Walker. The rather wonderful Robin Hood website "Bold Outlaw" isn't too strong on comics, but does identify a Canadian newspaper strip by Ted McCall and Cha...
by Steve Flanagan
28 Sep 2007, 21:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7155
Views: 775693

What comics did you buy today?

Not all today, but British Comics in the in the last two weeks: Doctor Who Adventures, Beano Max, Dandy, 2000AD, Viz , the latest Modesty Blaise collection ("Death Trap"), this year's Broons annual and (at last!) Albion Origins . Not bad for a supposedly dead part of the market. And secondhand, the ...
by Steve Flanagan
25 Sep 2007, 20:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dandy & Beano: Our Crazy Creatures
Replies: 33
Views: 3325

Dandy & Beano: Our Crazy Creatures

These Best of books could really show off Fleetway comics like Buster...[etc] One problem is that none of those titles is currently in print. The marketing guys would be very unhappy. Note how the DCT reprint volumes, even if they contain material from Beezer and Topper , only mention Dandy and Bea...
by Steve Flanagan
21 Sep 2007, 19:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: New Albion's Origins book
Replies: 28
Views: 1825

New Albion's Origins book

Forbidden Planet in Newcastle told me that they had expected Albion Origins this week, but received unordered copies of the Moores/Reppion/Oakley Albion paperback instead.
by Steve Flanagan
18 Sep 2007, 21:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics Britannia reviewed
Replies: 80
Views: 5543

Comics Britannia reviewed

Don't forget that next week's edition starts a lot later, at 10:30. If you set your recorder for 9:00, you'll get a documentary about Factory records and the Hacienda club. Note that Sunday has "Happy Birthday Wullie" at 7:00 (presumably a companion piece to the Broons programme) and "In Search of M...
by Steve Flanagan
16 Sep 2007, 17:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: BROONS DOCUMENTARY BBC4 MONDAY NIGHT
Replies: 4
Views: 821

BROONS DOCUMENTARY BBC4 MONDAY NIGHT

There's a documentary about Heath Robinson on at 8:00, too, just before the one about The Broons.
by Steve Flanagan
10 Sep 2007, 19:36
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Look in Best of the seventies
Replies: 15
Views: 1362

Look in Best of the seventies

Noble was one of the first artists whose style I recognised, at an age when I was still getting my Lindfields and my Haylocks muddled. At the time, I thought his style was too dominant (I wanted a faithful, mimetic approach), now I appreciate it much more. I've posted a review of The Best of ... her...
by Steve Flanagan
10 Sep 2007, 19:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What I didn't buy with my pennies this weekend.
Replies: 6
Views: 816

What I didn't buy with my pennies this weekend.

I can honestly say that I didn't just buy Look & Learn for The Trigan Empire.

I bought it for Eagles Over The Western Front too.

I don't suppose that's represented?
by Steve Flanagan
01 Sep 2007, 13:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: COMICS INTERNATIONAL - NEW ISSUE
Replies: 9
Views: 925

COMICS INTERNATIONAL - NEW ISSUE

The erratic scheduling combined with the preposterous number of variant covers means that it's easy to miss a new issue when it actually hits the shelves, too.