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by felneymike
20 Mar 2015, 22:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Politics in kids comics
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

Re: Politics in kids comics

I can remember John Major being in the first Bash St Kids special, from 1994. Also, back in the day, "celebrities" were usually politicians, royals and military commanders. Old story papers from the early 20th century often had illustrations of various kings, queens and kaisers (he's always the easy...
by felneymike
20 Mar 2015, 22:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Amalgamated Press/IPC/Fleetway Confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 1976

Re: Amalgamated Press/IPC/Fleetway Confusion

Back in the day, publishers would simply be named after the manager, or simply be "published by the proprietors," and the address given. I think "Amalgamated Press" was originally known as Harmsworth Publishing, after the founder, Alfred Harmsworth (who also founded the Daily Mirror and Daily Mail.....
by felneymike
20 Mar 2015, 22:07
Forum: World Comics
Topic: Scanlations
Replies: 9
Views: 10631

Re: Scanlations

People who "don't like manga" (having probably seen the popular shonen battle series, full of people "powering up" to take on ever-greater enemies in ludicrously overdramatic scenes) ought to check out Monster, a series which is being currently reprinted in "perfect editions", with dark red covers. ...
by felneymike
03 Dec 2014, 23:24
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Ghost Adventures/Most Haunted
Replies: 8
Views: 5559

Re: Ghost Adventures/Most Haunted

I once found some people on Youtube who did their own "Most Haunted" style investigations. There was a few inexplicable things in those shows, like (railway station platform) lights switching off "on command". Still, they're entertainment. I did see a very over-played US show that was obviously fake...
by felneymike
03 Dec 2014, 23:20
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: A Comics Related Easter Egg from the New Doctor Who Series
Replies: 14
Views: 7886

Re: A Comics Related Easter Egg from the New Doctor Who Seri

Not to mention a cigar case full of jelly babies XD
by felneymike
03 Dec 2014, 23:19
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Eagle - Odd Religious advert in Picture Post 1952
Replies: 15
Views: 24639

Re: Eagle - Odd Religious advert in Picture Post 1952

The process that created Eagle was remarkably similar to the process that created the Boys' Own Paper about 80 years previously, as was the thinking behind the design - the people with the artistic vision knew that children wouldn't read anything "preachy", but might be convinced if the Christian mo...
by felneymike
03 Dec 2014, 23:11
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Roy Race
Replies: 13
Views: 8738

Re: Roy Race

The non-Roy stories do seem to be largely overlooked, when people talk about his own comic, though some of them ran for years and years. At least a few were even set in the same universe - I've seen one strip where he phones up "The Hard Man", offering to buy his star striker. But, at a whole two mi...
by felneymike
03 Dec 2014, 22:52
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: BOUND COPIES
Replies: 9
Views: 2936

Re: BOUND COPIES

Why would you want to seperate them? I suppose individual ones can be sold for more seperately, but do you want to sell them? Binding a collection keeps it together, and better-preserved for the future. As some people have said, you can get publisher's own file volumes, amateur bound efforts (or, on...
by felneymike
03 Dec 2014, 22:44
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Help - 1920s 'The Popular' from Amalgamated Press
Replies: 6
Views: 3350

Re: Help - 1920s 'The Popular' from Amalgamated Press

I think the penny-halfpenny re-launch was 1919, rather than 1920. I have the first few issues of that re-launch "bound", but in very bad condition! I don't know about the later issues, but the ones I have have three short stories, featuring popular AP characters (Billy Bunter, Sexton Blake etc). I t...
by felneymike
03 Dec 2014, 22:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: HELP - 1910s The Empire Library
Replies: 6
Views: 2013

Re: HELP - 1910s The Empire Library

I should think sales figures were a lot higher back then - no videogames, TV or even radio, for one thing! Plus comics were 'cheaper', even with purchasing power, inflation and wages taken into account. Though back then the poor were really poor! Oh, and Amalgamated Press shipped their publications ...
by felneymike
03 Dec 2014, 22:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Realistically drawn comics
Replies: 13
Views: 3395

Re: Realistically drawn comics

One of the research groups at my work recently moved, leaving a building mostly empty - said building with lots of lovely desks - finally! I can draw on my breaks! (and, with no internet, actually get something done). Anyway, the building has started to fill up with new people. One guy saw my "reali...
by felneymike
28 Aug 2014, 08:27
Forum: World Comics
Topic: Asterix Latest Book
Replies: 9
Views: 9763

Re: Asterix Latest Book

There was an Iznogoud cartoon in the 90's (though it may have been repeats, and actually made earlier). I think I remember him saying "I want to be king" instead of "I want to be caliph", though. In France, some journalist invented an "Iznogoud Award", for somebody who tries to make a power grab and...
by felneymike
21 Aug 2014, 20:59
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What do comic retailers offer in the 21st. century?
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: What do comic retailers offer in the 21st. century?

Well my main (only!) comic shop is Forbidden Planet, and that has plenty of Japanese stuff, as well as reprinted British material from Titan and Rebellion. No Phoenix or Commando, though. And I won't be holding my breath for the "Jesus, it's twenty quid!" new SBL either.
by felneymike
21 Aug 2014, 20:51
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Misty Coming Back
Replies: 5
Views: 2832

Re: Misty Coming Back

Sounds like some books collecting complete serials, it's about time something other than wars got a look-in, I suppose! That "herald a return for the ongoing comic" is typical "the Dandy isn't 30p any more??" wishful thinking. No amount of Charley's War books is going to revive Battle in the current...
by felneymike
21 Aug 2014, 20:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics with the most eye-catching name or logo
Replies: 26
Views: 3298

Re: Comics with the most eye-catching name or logo

The blandest of all has to be the generic "Girl", particularly in its second incarnation, which simply used photographs for cover art, and aspired to an older age group's magazine style. If you're talking Generic... :P [img]Stop%20quoting%20images,%20dumbass![/img] Ooh, careful! a whole plot in a s...