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by Lew Stringer
18 Jan 2018, 02:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Toxic reaches issue 300
Replies: 2
Views: 4400

Toxic reaches issue 300

The 300th issue of Egmont's Toxic is out now. Quite an achievement for a kids' magazine these days to last so long. It started in 2002 and is still going strong. More info at my blog:
https://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2018 ... today.html

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by Lew Stringer
18 Jan 2018, 01:55
Forum: Viz
Topic: free gift's in viz
Replies: 10
Views: 18293

Re: free gift's in viz

I just bought issue 272 and it comes with in my mind its 1st ever free gift a car air freshner.I have been buying viz since the 80's and this is 1st time i have seen it come with a free gift so i'm suspecting sales could be down as they have never to my knowledge needed a free gift before,i'm not c...
by Lew Stringer
16 Jan 2018, 17:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay - you want how much for it???
Replies: 715
Views: 204182

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

philcom55 wrote:I picked one up for 5p in a charity shop last year!
Yes, they're not that rare. They turn up on eBay fairly often.
by Lew Stringer
16 Jan 2018, 15:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay - you want how much for it???
Replies: 715
Views: 204182

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

I know the Odhams comics are popular currently but this is silly! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FANTASTIC-Comic-NO-1-first-edition-1967-THOR-ULTRA-RARE-superhero-DC-MARVEL/282797541368?hash=item41d80c07f8:g:vswAAOSwaq1Z4oHM It does look to be in nice condition though, but I'm skeptical that it's been ...
by Lew Stringer
15 Jan 2018, 21:19
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Hotspur - The Red Knight
Replies: 18
Views: 14275

Re: Hotspur - The Red Knight

Re. The Red Knight. I think I've worked out the issues concerned. The first story starts in Hotspur # 493 and ends in #502. 2nd. story starts in #503, ends #508 3rd. story starts #509, ends #514. As the original albums had 34 pages of story, I think DCT have used 3 successive albums but might, actu...
by Lew Stringer
14 Jan 2018, 03:06
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Boys Adventure Comic blog
Replies: 202
Views: 89419

Re: Boys Adventure Comic blog

He was such a lovely guy to meet and yet there were only about 9 of us in the audience for the launch of 'Marney' - for shame! I don't recall Starblazer or Football PSM as a child so I'm guessing the distribution didn't make it is as far south as Lahndan (as they say on EastEnders) They were defini...
by Lew Stringer
10 Jan 2018, 23:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay - you want how much for it???
Replies: 715
Views: 204182

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

colcool007 wrote:And here is the latest optimist on Ebay wanting a very fine price for an incomplete run of Tammy.
Insane price. I bought the first two years of Tammy recently for less than a pound an issue in total.
by Lew Stringer
09 Jan 2018, 13:18
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Blimey! Blog Updates
Replies: 46
Views: 41035

Re: Blimey! Blog Updates

Phoenix wrote:
philcom55 wrote:
I love the new logo for Blimey!, Lew. :cheers:
Thanks, Derek!
by Lew Stringer
07 Jan 2018, 18:17
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Blimey! Blog Updates
Replies: 46
Views: 41035

Re: Blimey! Blog Updates

Complete with the obligatory name from the Newsagent! Yes, I used Photoshop to lift it from an old 1966 Beano I had, so it's actually an authentic newsagent's writing. :) I know a lot of collectors don't like to see that writing, but I love it as it gives the comic more cultural significance as som...
by Lew Stringer
07 Jan 2018, 17:51
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Blimey! Blog Updates
Replies: 46
Views: 41035

Re: Blimey! Blog Updates

Adam Eterno wrote: Complete with the obligatory name from the Newsagent!
Yes, I used Photoshop to lift it from an old 1966 Beano I had, so it's actually an authentic newsagent's writing. :)
by Lew Stringer
07 Jan 2018, 16:36
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Blimey! Blog Updates
Replies: 46
Views: 41035

Re: Blimey! Blog Updates

I've given my blog a quick makeover with a new logo designed to look like a tatty old comic.

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https://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk
by Lew Stringer
03 Jan 2018, 14:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Nipper collected
Replies: 6
Views: 5043

Re: Nipper collected

I always wondered why I preferred fleetway picture libraries to Commando and then, many years later, realised it was because they were hand lettered. Hand lettering gives a warmth to the strips. I remember in my youth having a trial as a letterer for Fleetway. They said they'd call me but never did...
by Lew Stringer
03 Jan 2018, 10:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Nipper collected
Replies: 6
Views: 5043

Re: Nipper collected

stevezodiac wrote:Has someone had to re letter every word balloon?
That's usually the case. Same applies to our UK editions of Asterix, Tintin, and Nemi. It wouldn't take too long these days using computer fonts.

I'll add my vote for a Rebellion Nipper collection of the early material too!
by Lew Stringer
02 Jan 2018, 16:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dixon Hawke returns
Replies: 2
Views: 2932

Re: Dixon Hawke returns

Here's a link for anyone who wants it:
https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/our-bra ... monds.html
by Lew Stringer
01 Jan 2018, 02:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Just a comment
Replies: 17
Views: 12227

Re: Just a comment

As for British comics, I was in a couple of WHS shops before Christmas and apart from the American reprints - which are much better value than the original floppies - there was only 2000AD and a JD book, neither of which are of any interest to me , a bit like koollectablz. No Commando to be found t...