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by Phoenix
11 Apr 2021, 15:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: BOYS' FAVOURITE LIBRARY by Edward R Home-Gall
Replies: 1
Views: 77

BOYS' FAVOURITE LIBRARY by Edward R Home-Gall

I've been looking through my collection of issues of "Boys' Favourite Library" today. Unfortunately I don't have them all, but I would like to know, if only for my records, the titles of the numbers that I am missing. These are:- 2 : and every one from 22 onwards. Any help, from whatever source, wil...
by Phoenix
25 Mar 2021, 18:29
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Our Colin (aka colcool007)
Replies: 21
Views: 1009

Re: Our Colin (aka colcool007)

What more can one say? I can only echo Adam Eterno's comment, R.I.P Colin. We were friends at a distance, but friends remain friends wherever they may be.
by Phoenix
24 Mar 2021, 20:51
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Our Colin (aka colcool007)
Replies: 21
Views: 1009

Re: Our Colin (aka colcool007)

I am extremely saddened by this news. I have known Colin for many a long year, a friendship based on our mutual interest in story papers, especially those produced by D C Thomsons. We have not been in contact for some considerable time but I will never forget his and Karen's kindness in offering to ...
by Phoenix
17 Mar 2021, 18:56
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano expansion
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: Beano expansion

I'm sure that Hermione Granger would be delighted to know that!
by Phoenix
24 Dec 2020, 09:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone!
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Merry Christmas everyone!

Ditto from me.
Phoenix
by Phoenix
10 Oct 2020, 01:04
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Champ Comic 1984-85 'We Are United'
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: Champ Comic 1984-85 'We Are United'

Several years ago, if I remember correctly, there was a fairly lengthy series of posts about 'We Are United' on this very platform. However, I don't seem to recall anyone commenting on its writers at that time, but I may be wrong.
by Phoenix
22 Jul 2020, 00:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805798

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I should think so!! There's neither reason nor justification for allowing yourself to be ripped off by greedy chancers, Steve.
by Phoenix
13 Jul 2020, 16:57
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Jumping Frog
Replies: 12
Views: 10232

Re: Jumping Frog

Memory didn't serve me too well in my last post. Probably due to his not having a particularly strong grasp of English, Pancho always said, "Lez went, Cisco!".
by Phoenix
07 Jul 2020, 22:21
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Jumping Frog
Replies: 12
Views: 10232

Re: Jumping Frog

As a youngster, one of my favourite TV series was 'The Cisco Kid'. It starred Duncan Renaldo as Cisco and Leo Carrillo as his sidekick, Pancho. Pancho was such a coward, and virtually at the end of every story, when the going was getting tough, he would whine, "Lez Go, Cisco!!"
by Phoenix
02 Jul 2020, 11:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Some help with a Princess magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Some help with a Princess magazine

Just as an addendum on this thread, a simple Google search has revealed that Evonne Goolagong Cawley MBE (1972) was born in 1951 and was still alive on 27 June 2020. There is no contact number unfortunately but a bit more in-depth research by doddyf3 might reveal one.
by Phoenix
29 Jun 2020, 17:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Some help with a Princess magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: Some help with a Princess magazine

As far as I can tell, there were only two DCT tennis-themed serials that might possibly have been an influence on Evonne Goolagong (Cawley after she married). The first is 'Wendy The Tennis Wonder', which appeared in BUNTY in 1959/60, but the tennis player, Wendy Woods, is a schoolgirl. The other is...
by Phoenix
22 Jun 2020, 00:14
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Roy of the Rovers coming back?
Replies: 12
Views: 8896

Re: Roy of the Rovers coming back?

When Roy Race first came to our notice, and to that of Alf Leeds, a talent scout for Melchester Rovers, he was playing for Milston Youth Club F.C. He would therefore be about 15 or 16 years old in that first instalment of 'Roy Of The Rovers'. By my reckoning he will now be about 80. Are we really go...
by Phoenix
18 Jun 2020, 19:32
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Question about Rover free gifts
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Question about Rover free gifts

The 'Round Robin Spinner' was given away with issue 1704 of The ROVER (22 February 1958 - not 20 February as you assert, babington). Why did you choose to part company with your copy of my 'Free Gifts In The Big Five'? I have just one left for sale out of the 250 that D.C. Thomsons printed for me, s...
by Phoenix
03 Jun 2020, 23:03
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Not just any old East London pie and mash shop
Replies: 38
Views: 62001

Re: Not just any old East London pie and mash shop

I wouldn't have thought, Steve, that pie, mash, and liquor covered with cold turkey would have been particularly tasty!!!!! Still, as my dad used to say, "There's no accounting for taste".
by Phoenix
08 May 2020, 14:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805798

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Hi Bruce,
Will you let us know, please, Bruce, if the book contain a chapter on all your country's football teams? :)
Best regards,
Derek (Phoenix)