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by Raven
06 Nov 2016, 20:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: **Ignore**
Replies: 4
Views: 2216

Re: 2000AD - What If It Failed In The 70s or 80s...

No, it's inhaling all that old comic newsprint!
by Raven
06 Nov 2016, 00:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: **Ignore**
Replies: 4
Views: 2216

Re: 2000AD - What If It Failed In The 70s or 80s...

You may have forgotten, but we pondered this last year, and generally seemed to think it would be Battle:

http://comicsuk.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.p ... 59&p=86470
by Raven
14 Sep 2016, 20:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify this comic strip?
Replies: 3
Views: 1828

Re: Can anyone identify this comic strip?

The last two enemies being twins may have come from a need to wrap the serial up quickly before the merger with Knockout at the end of June 1973.
by Raven
14 Sep 2016, 18:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify this comic strip?
Replies: 3
Views: 1828

Re: Can anyone identify this comic strip?

That's Revenge of the Puzzler from Whizzer and Chips, 1972-73. The bearded one was the Model-Man. The smiling one was Mr. Freeze.

There's a thread on the Puzzler serials here:

http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/forum/viewtop ... 148&t=5578&
by Raven
29 Jul 2016, 07:33
Forum: Dandy
Topic: The dc thomson bumper fun book
Replies: 41
Views: 41469

Re: The dc thomson bumper fun book

The £233.76 may be an accidental mispricing.
by Raven
28 Jul 2016, 21:57
Forum: Dandy
Topic: The dc thomson bumper fun book
Replies: 41
Views: 41469

Re: The dc thomson bumper fun book

There's one up at £15.00 + £2.85 p&p on eBay.
by Raven
20 Jul 2016, 11:18
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?
Replies: 23
Views: 17722

Re: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?

Ah, so it's literally quite similar to Lord of the Flies!
by Raven
19 Jul 2016, 09:55
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?
Replies: 23
Views: 17722

Re: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?

Thanks for those, ISpy. School For Survivors doesn't look that much different from the pre-ban fare, really. Is this a post-apocalyptic tale or an abandoned in the wilderness tale, or something similar?
by Raven
18 Jul 2016, 22:41
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?
Replies: 23
Views: 17722

Re: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?

Thanks for all those, ISpy, very good of you. The artwork samples in your first selection look much more like they're from a D. C. Thomson comic of the time; they don't seem to reflect IPC's usual contemporary standards or styles for adventure. Curious. Do you recall if School for Survivors had an i...
by Raven
18 Jul 2016, 08:54
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?
Replies: 23
Views: 17722

Re: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?

Thanks, ISpy. I'd be interested to hear about any interesting looking strips exclusive to the post-ban era.
by Raven
17 Jul 2016, 21:23
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?
Replies: 23
Views: 17722

Re: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?

Yes, I'm very familiar with the pre-ban material, ISPY. It's just the post-ban strips I hardly know anything about. I remember the bottle throwing being especially singled out.

Do you - or anybody else - know what happened to Blackjack at the end of his serial? Was his sight problem cured?
by Raven
16 Jul 2016, 11:12
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?
Replies: 23
Views: 17722

Re: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?

It hardly set the world alight, yet it featured regular work by loads of Fleetway stalwarts like Ortiz, Cruz, Kennedy, Burns, Bradbury, Western, etc. at a time when the traditional boys' adventure comic was becoming an endangered species. That's what I suspected, and everyone still seemed to be on ...
by Raven
15 Jul 2016, 22:58
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?
Replies: 23
Views: 17722

Re: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?

Thanks for the reply, although this: The rest of the comic was above the D C Thomson output of the time, but it was also above the Fleetway output. ... makes it sound like it was quite good, if it was better than both? I was thinking about how a comic like, say, Speed tends to get dismissed (for bei...
by Raven
15 Jul 2016, 21:13
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?
Replies: 23
Views: 17722

Is the Post-Ban Action Underrated?

The standard line, of course, is that the comic returned on December 4th 1976 bowlderised, too tame to be interesting to the punk kids any more, just a traditional adventure title, a sell-out, etc. I was just wondering if anyone has actually read the post-ban issues, and if it's any good as a tradit...
by Raven
29 Jun 2016, 23:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on TV
Replies: 734
Views: 187966

Re: Comics on TV

The comic is Pippin, which featured both Joe and Sooty and Sweep - on pages next to each other - in 1967.