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by Goof
25 Mar 2021, 01:06
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Our Colin (aka colcool007)
Replies: 21
Views: 1009

Re: Our Colin (aka colcool007)

I didn’t know Colin personally, and had no contact with him bar one or two friendly exchanges on this forum, but I’m one of many who has benefitted from his huge knowledge of comics, and his generosity in sharing that knowledge on this forum and elsewhere. Please pass on my thanks and best wishes.
by Goof
15 Mar 2021, 23:56
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 34
Views: 958

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

What I had in mind was not so much stories about mischievous trouble-maker doubles as those where the double tries to replace the heroine, taking over her life and depriving her of her identity. The Mandy Annual story is one example of this. This situation is still not strictly possession, but can h...
by Goof
15 Mar 2021, 23:14
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 34
Views: 958

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

Another kind of evil influence theme which may be worth looking at is the doppelgänger story. This isn’t strictly possession, but it has a similar effect, in that the heroine is acting evilly (in the person of her double) without being aware of it or able to control it. There are probably quite a fe...
by Goof
06 Mar 2021, 15:53
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 34
Views: 958

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

Another one which may be worth mentioning is "The Strange Ones", about three alien girls who take over a ballet school and its local town. You probably know this, Hypnojoo, from its appearance in Spellbound, but I see that it was originally published in Diana in 1964, which must make it one of the e...
by Goof
05 Mar 2021, 21:05
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 34
Views: 958

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but possession/hypnosis was a fairly regular theme in ballet stories – evil Svengalis who hypnotise dancers for their own ends, shoes which won’t let the wearer stop dancing and so on. I’m struggling to come up with a really distinctive early example...
by Goof
02 Mar 2021, 21:36
Forum: Dandy
Topic: How do you store annuals
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: How do you store annuals

You may know about this already, but if you haven’t seen it you might find it worth looking at the advice of 30th Century Comics on storage: https://30thcenturycomics.co.uk/comic-storage/ Another point may be worth considering. I’m no expert on this topic, but the worst deterioration problem that I’...
by Goof
13 Feb 2021, 15:35
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Request for a scan
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Request for a scan

I can do the penultimate episode, 28 November 1981, if that's of use.
by Goof
11 Dec 2020, 17:57
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: SANDIE: "Dancing to Danger" ARTIST
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: SANDIE: "Dancing to Danger" ARTIST

I'm afraid I don't have the final strip, but I see that Jenni Scott does have that issue, so the 29 September date seems to be confirmed. Here's the episode from 28 July 1973, which has a nice juicy villain in Tom Kerr's inimitable style. https://i.imgur.com/2dNU5GE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/u51d2vQ.j...
by Goof
10 Dec 2020, 21:33
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Girls comic sexual awakening board game (possibly Misty)
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Girls comic sexual awakening board game (possibly Misty)

Happy to send you a copy, Byngga, if you will PM me your email address.
by Goof
10 Dec 2020, 19:23
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: SANDIE: "Dancing to Danger" ARTIST
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: SANDIE: "Dancing to Danger" ARTIST

You were unlucky with this first episode, which was drawn by Robert MacGillivray. Tom Kerr drew the rest of the serial.

Happy to provide a sample scan of a page by Kerr, if it would be of use.
by Goof
10 Dec 2020, 01:07
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Girls comic sexual awakening board game (possibly Misty)
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Girls comic sexual awakening board game (possibly Misty)

No problem. I'll do the scan tomorrow (it's now late evening our time) and email it to you. Jintys are a tight fit for my scanner, but it hope it will all be legible.
by Goof
10 Dec 2020, 00:25
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Girls comic sexual awakening board game (possibly Misty)
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Girls comic sexual awakening board game (possibly Misty)

I don't have a spare, but I do have a copy of 26 April 1980. Happy to send you a scan, if this would be of use.
by Goof
28 Nov 2020, 19:16
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: John Richardson’s artwork in girls’ comics
Replies: 23
Views: 4533

Re: John Richardson’s artwork in girls’ comics

I've edited the last version of the list above to add a couple of items, including a short serial from Mandy.
by Goof
13 Nov 2020, 15:17
Forum: Beano
Topic: Live action Dennis?
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Live action Dennis?

Young adult?
by Goof
08 Nov 2020, 17:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday, Rupert Bear
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Happy 100th Birthday, Rupert Bear

Many Happy Returns, Rupert; and thank you Alfred Bestall - and Doris Campbell.

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