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by alanultron5
09 Jul 2019, 12:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7023
Views: 743333

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Bruce! Apologies if I asked this before- but did you complete your collection of `Sparky's`?
by alanultron5
05 Jul 2019, 10:23
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Sparky fun strips
Replies: 47
Views: 39712

Re: Sparky fun strips

To add a bit of data to Ray's fine work on artists for Sparky fun strips; I have discovered the true artists for the three 1968 Euro strips the comic ran - to Sept 69. As Ray disclosed "Big Billy Bigg" aka `Jerom` `was` drawn by Eduard De Rop. However, `The Snooks` aka `Familie De Snoek` was drawn b...
by alanultron5
02 Jul 2019, 10:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: In Search of "Clever Claire"
Replies: 11
Views: 7930

Re: In Search of "Clever Claire"

I know that both `Knockout` and later `Champion` ran a strip first titled "Dickie and Birdbath Watch the Woggle" (`Knockout`) re-titled to just `Jinx` in `Champion` I'll try to find out original European title. `Champion` also ran `Lucky Luke` but titled `Boy Kidd` but whether either of these were f...
by alanultron5
01 Jul 2019, 16:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7023
Views: 743333

Re: What comics did you buy today?

When I can afford it- at least one of the `Kari Lente` collections on sale on E.Bay! I never thought i'd ever come across any more of her adventures!
by alanultron5
01 Jul 2019, 16:12
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: In Search of "Clever Claire"
Replies: 11
Views: 7930

Re: In Search of "Clever Claire"

Thanks Bri! Thanks to Rikk on this thread I was able to track Bob Mau via the `Lambiek` site on facebook. They run bios on many artists and I found out that the `Clever Claire` strip as `Kari Lente` ran from 1962 to 19994. You can get the collected adventures on E.Bay.
by alanultron5
27 Jun 2019, 14:24
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Will The Dandy ever return?
Replies: 82
Views: 81133

Re: Will The Dandy ever return?

Well- Many people thought that `Dr Who` had gone for good in the 1990s- and `that` returned! Daresay it is probably more difficult with comics- but never say never!
by alanultron5
27 Jun 2019, 11:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: In Search of "Clever Claire"
Replies: 11
Views: 7930

Re: In Search of "Clever Claire"

Hi all! I'm still around! Yes! "Clever Claire" `was` drawn by Bob Mau. It`s originally title is `Kari Lente` and it began in `Gazet Van Antwerpen` on 12 July 1962. It ran to 1994 in various European magazines. You can buy the `albums` as they term them; on E.Bay. So good to finally track this strip ...
by alanultron5
12 Jan 2019, 11:21
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Search for Story in Annual
Replies: 26
Views: 7486

Re: Search for Story in Annual

It means sloppy writing. Someone came up with an idea for a story but they couldn't be arsed to give it any credible denouement.
by alanultron5
10 Sep 2018, 14:29
Forum: Beano
Topic: Happy 50th Birthday, Gnasher!
Replies: 6
Views: 6484

Re: Happy 50th Birthday, Gnasher!

Luckily-I still have that edition (31 Aug) of the Beano where Gnasher debuts. He looked a bit different at first.
by alanultron5
13 Mar 2018, 16:02
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Smash! comic the swots and the blots- Leo Baxendale
Replies: 19
Views: 16121

Re: Smash! comic the swots and the blots- Leo Baxendale

Les Barton (I.Spy) even drew one episode - he drew a `Bad Penny` episode too!
by alanultron5
12 Mar 2018, 12:13
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Smash! comic the swots and the blots- Leo Baxendale
Replies: 19
Views: 16121

Re: Smash! comic the swots and the blots- Leo Baxendale

Halfway through 1970 the `Teacher` changed from the goofy looking character in Mortar-board to grumpier looking fellow `sans` headgear-anyone else notice this?
by alanultron5
13 Jan 2018, 11:31
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Jumping Frog
Replies: 5
Views: 8701

Re: Jumping Frog

That's the one Digi! Great article!
by alanultron5
13 Jan 2018, 11:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay - you want how much for it???
Replies: 708
Views: 197732

Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Lew! Some `sellers` just hope that some buyers have more money than sense! There is a seller now on E.bay who has been putting up a 1960s `Beezer` with `Spinner` gift that he's been putting on for at least three years now!! He's reduced price (to £280) from its £400 plus when first put there-but he ...
by alanultron5
05 Jan 2018, 16:39
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Jumping Frog
Replies: 5
Views: 8701

Re: Jumping Frog

Phil Shrimpton has a great couple of photos of one (Top and Under-sides) in his "Jump Froggy Jump" section of his `Dandy and Beano` collectors newsletter No 3 Worth checking out.
by alanultron5
05 Jan 2018, 16:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7023
Views: 743333

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Not a comic as such- but I got another `Sparky`free gift on E.Bay- a 1966 "Bizzy Buzzer" was £50 which I daresay is a lot to some- but a few years back; I was outbid on one by `Mon-El` on E.Bay and I had gone up to £225 then!