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by alanultron5
25 Feb 2023, 20:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Which British comic series have been adapted for TV or film and which British TV series have been adapted into comics?
Replies: 25
Views: 4482

Re: Which British comic series have been adapted for TV or film and which British TV series have been adapted into comic

Apologies if I am off subject a little- but there was once an attempt to get the TV series "The Prisoner" as a comic series in the USA. It was Marvel's top artist, Jack Kirby who attempted this and test drawings were done (I have seen some) Sadly, because they could not get the characterisation of M...
by alanultron5
10 Feb 2023, 14:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7795
Views: 1456718

Re: What comics did you buy today?

One 1969 Dandy comic.
by alanultron5
12 Jan 2023, 15:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7795
Views: 1456718

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Just got `New Hotspur` Nos 47, 48 & 49 from 1960. Reason for these was the start of the "Lonely Larry" strip. This was later repeated in `Sparky` 1967-68; where I first came across it retitled as "The Lonely Lad of Blue Lagoon" where `Larry` was also retitled `Ken`. Interesting that in the first `Ne...
by alanultron5
07 Jan 2023, 20:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7795
Views: 1456718

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Just got a run of 1965-66 Hotspur comics with the one `Lonely Larry` series (The final in Hotspur) that `wasn't` repeated in Sparky (His first three series were in 1967-68) Hope to get more of the ones that `were` repeated in Sparky where he was renamed `Ken` and the strip was titled "The Lonely Lad...
by alanultron5
03 Jan 2023, 18:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Question about non stapled comics
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

Re: Question about non stapled comics

Pages were glued, but sometimes it dries and they come loose. Just carefully centre them up and then apply one or two small drops of UHU glue at top, middle & bottom to re-fix them.
by alanultron5
01 Jan 2023, 16:41
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Magic comic
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Re: Magic comic

That's very rare. The comic itself is pretty rare two. Any copies that come up for sale often go well into double figures.
by alanultron5
01 Jan 2023, 16:39
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Sparky = Favourite era.
Replies: 0
Views: 1053

Sparky = Favourite era.

I had the Sparky comic from its first issue in January 1965 up to May/June 1971. While I enjoyed the whole run, two favourite `Eras` stood out for me in particular. The first was the period following the September 1966`free gifts/new stories promotion. This brought in `fun pals` "My Grockle and Me" ...
by alanultron5
01 Jan 2023, 16:20
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7795
Views: 1456718

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I just got some 1964 `Hotspur` comics. All of August and October 1964. Reason for this was for the `Lonely Larry` strip. I wanted to see if it differed from its 1968 `repeats` in Sparky comic. The three from October did as they had red colouring shades , due to centre page placing. Hope to get Septe...
by alanultron5
27 Aug 2022, 10:05
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Favourite year of `Sparky`
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: Favourite year of `Sparky`

Horace stayed with the comic right to its merger with Topper. He stayed in Topper & Sparky until Topper was merged with Beezer.
by alanultron5
27 Aug 2022, 10:04
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Favourite year of `Sparky`
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: Favourite year of `Sparky`

I got my sections mixed up. If admin can shift it to `retired` please? Sorry about that.
by alanultron5
25 Aug 2022, 11:58
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Favourite year of `Sparky`
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Re: Favourite year of `Sparky`

To elaborate. During 1967, I felt the comic was not quite as entertaining as it was in Autumn 1966 (Another good era for me) and the huge September 1967 `overhaul` I felt was very much needed. In this returned favourites `Klanky` and `Davey Spacer` plus new fun pals such as `Meddlesome Matty` and `D...
by alanultron5
24 Aug 2022, 15:18
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Favourite year of `Sparky`
Replies: 4
Views: 1646

Favourite year of `Sparky`

Yes! Sparky comic! Do `you` have a favourite year of its 1965-77 run? Maybe it will surprise those who know the comic; but my own most fondly recalled year is 1968, especially the first half of the year. My guess that for the majority of Sparky fans it would probably be 1969.
by alanultron5
16 Aug 2022, 15:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on TV
Replies: 763
Views: 276452

Re: Comics on TV

In the early 1970s series "Billy Liar" (Starring Jeff Rawle) Billy reads an issue of `Sparky` in his office!
by alanultron5
12 Aug 2022, 13:16
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: First `Peter Piper` artist in `Sparky`
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

First `Peter Piper` artist in `Sparky`

Might anyone know the identity of the artist who drew the `Peter Piper` strip in `Sparky` from issue no 3 in Feb 1965 to mid 1966 when Albert holroyd took over art duties. Anyone please?