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by Classic Comics
30 Jul 2010, 10:50
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 58426

Re: This week's issue

In the course of writing this run of Minnies, I did a bit of research (we don't just throw this together, y'know) and found out that Max Clifford has a bit of history in the comics. When he was younger one of his first jobs was working on the Eagle. Now there's a useless fact for you.
by Classic Comics
29 Jul 2010, 12:50
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Bob Monkhouse cartoonist and comic writer for the Beano!!
Replies: 19
Views: 4645

Re: Bob Monkhouse cartoonist and comic writer for the Beano!!

I know a couple of DCs editors met Bob Monkhouse around the time of his national service on one of their regular trips to meet artists - I read the notes of their trip, which were really fascinating. A little time capsule of 40s Britain.
by Classic Comics
21 Jul 2010, 16:39
Forum: Beano
Topic: Comic Idol returns
Replies: 67
Views: 21243

Re: Comic Idol returns

Cheers Digi, but it's more of a "Congratulations Classic Comics" really, as he came up with the strip :) Ta, Laura - we'll call it a joint effort and blag the champagne as we waltz up the red carpet to collect the humungous award... their *IS* an award ceremony isn't there? And a humungous prize? A...
by Classic Comics
13 Jul 2010, 11:41
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 58426

Re: This week's issue

I've removed the Sandra Bullock link, as that was clearly vandalism (the same IP address had already had another edit reverted saying that you was one of the Cheeky Girls! :lol: ) I've also cleaned it up - there was a Gallifrey One link on there, but that site has been severely trimmed down and the...
by Classic Comics
12 Jul 2010, 17:02
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 58426

Re: This week's issue

I've got a Wiki page, eh? Crikey, whatever next? Whoever wrote that page knows me well - the work stuff they could pick up from the various DW sites I infest - but the giveaway is that they know I'm a Sandra Bullock fan. Somebody's been having a jolly wheeze there.
by Classic Comics
09 Jul 2010, 13:23
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 58426

Re: This week's issue

Hatchepsut was a fascinating woman and a very successful Pharaoh. Joyce Tyldesley's book on her is really excellent and worth a look for anyone who's interested. There is a small but growing consensus that Hatchepsut was also the Queen of Sheba from the Biblical story of Solomon and Sheba. I think ...
by Classic Comics
08 Jul 2010, 14:00
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 58426

Re: This week's issue

I liked Laura's work on Beano Manga and Johnny Bean also loved the game for Minnie..the teacher is a great addition to Minnie's world..shes almost becoming Minnie's Mum!!! :) Also Fred's Bed was good and educational..didn't know about the Pharaoh Hatchepsut.. loved the bully wearing a baby's outfit...
by Classic Comics
22 Jun 2010, 12:34
Forum: Beano
Topic: Comic Idol returns
Replies: 67
Views: 21243

Re: Comic Idol returns

Of course, I don't recall a single full size weekly strip by George Martin in the Beano. Also, long-time staff artist Jimmy Glen only seemed to contribute to the Beano (plus some freelance work like the Winners for Jackpot). Jimmy Glen worked for the Dandy on at least a few things in the 90s - Jame...
by Classic Comics
18 Jun 2010, 16:36
Forum: Beano
Topic: Comic Idol returns
Replies: 67
Views: 21243

Re: Comic Idol returns

Much as I love Puss'n'Boots - and John's Sparky Puss'n'Boots strips from the 70s get my vote as the funniest comic strips ever - the big influence on Meebo & Zuky was classic cartoons. Tom and Jerry, Road Runner, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny... the cartoons I loved as a kid had characters being blown up, ...
by Classic Comics
15 Jun 2010, 09:37
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Great TV Comic cover
Replies: 24
Views: 9502

Re: Great TV Comic cover

stevezodiac wrote:Who would win a battle between the Borg and the Daleks? (in this case discussion is not irrelevant).
Daleks - the Borg wouldn't be able to pierce the bonded polycarbide armour to assimilate the Kaled mutant inside the Dalek casing. They'd be assimilating a mass extermination.
by Classic Comics
10 Jun 2010, 16:04
Forum: Beano
Topic: Comic Idol returns
Replies: 67
Views: 21243

Re: Comic Idol returns

Just to let you all know that the voting form for voting in Comic Idol is now online http://www.beanotown.com/index.php?id=408. I won't say which one is mine but I've got my family all primed to go online and vote tonight. :D
by Classic Comics
09 Jun 2010, 09:45
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Great TV Comic cover
Replies: 24
Views: 9502

Re: Great TV Comic cover

2. Raymond Cusick. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalek Cusick was always a bit miffed that Terry Nation got all the credit - and the cash - for the Daleks. In an interview - I think it was on the 'Dalekmania' video - he said that he'd had a chat with Nation and Nation had said something along the li...
by Classic Comics
08 Jun 2010, 12:28
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Great TV Comic cover
Replies: 24
Views: 9502

Re: Great TV Comic cover

We know Terry Nation created the Daleks but do we have a name for the Doctor Who creator? (Forgive my ignoramity if it's common knowledge). Maybe he was a fan of Sherlock Holmes and thought "Doctor Wat....son?? Doctor What? Doctor Who? Perhaps the writers could come up with some adversaries called ...
by Classic Comics
07 Jun 2010, 11:10
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Great TV Comic cover
Replies: 24
Views: 9502

Re: Great TV Comic cover

Just imagine if, after all these years, his name really was "Who". Dave Who perhaps. Yes, I think that'd go down really well with Dr.Who fandom. :lol: (BTW abbreviating it to "Dr.Who" annoys them just as much as calling him "Doctor Who", despite "Dr.Who" being on practically all the Doctor Who merc...
by Classic Comics
04 Jun 2010, 15:01
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Great TV Comic cover
Replies: 24
Views: 9502

Re: Great TV Comic cover

Adding to what Lew said on the tricky question of the Doctor's name... from 1963-1980 and in 2005, the character was credited as Dr Who/Doctor Who in the end titles, although apart from the story Lew mentioned, The War Machines and later in The War Games (giving his name as Doktor Von Wer), on TV th...