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by tony ingram
06 Aug 2009, 00:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The shelves are a disgrace!
Replies: 38
Views: 1997

Re: The shelves are a disgrace!

Not so good to hear the Marvel and DC books have been cut back where you stay Lew - like yourself I don't buy a lot of them either now (only if a good reprint is included from the 60s - 70s, and / or a cool artist) but I do like to see them on the shelves and they seem healthy enough so far, up her...
by tony ingram
04 Aug 2009, 23:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay Comic/Annual Prices
Replies: 35
Views: 2850

Re: Ebay Comic/Annual Prices

On the other hand just suppose that, from the very start, ebay had never had a postage field in the seller's list and just expected everyone to include then postage in the price of the item? We wouldn't be having this argument and everyone would have been content from the start. Also some of us in ...
by tony ingram
04 Aug 2009, 07:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay Comic/Annual Prices
Replies: 35
Views: 2850

Re: Ebay Comic/Annual Prices

Moving back on track, I was surprised to see a run of Victor go for £190. Admittedly the run was 1 to 45, but was missing issue 2. As I was only after 14 of these issues, it certainly rose beyond my grasp in the last hour of bidding. I was moderately surprised to see that there were 8 people after...
by tony ingram
03 Aug 2009, 11:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay Comic/Annual Prices
Replies: 35
Views: 2850

Re: Ebay Comic/Annual Prices

I charge £1.25 for one comic, I use a recycled envelpoe so I don't make anything on p&p. I don't think most comic sellers do. It's not cheap to send stuff these days. A Warlord or something which is standard A4 mag size is fine, it can be sent in a large letter envelope for under a quid, but an ol...
by tony ingram
03 Aug 2009, 07:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay Comic/Annual Prices
Replies: 35
Views: 2850

Re: Ebay Comic/Annual Prices

Raven wrote: And sellers who put postage at £2.75 for a single comic!
Ridiculous, admittedly. I charge two quid for a single item, but that's posted first class (around £1.24 for a larger comic that has to go as a packet), bagged and in a padded envelope (around 70p, bought in bulk).
by tony ingram
02 Aug 2009, 19:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay Comic/Annual Prices
Replies: 35
Views: 2850

Re: Ebay Comic/Annual Prices

Expect a lot less comics to be for sale on ebay, and a lot higher prices on those that are, come October. ebay have announced that sellers will no longer be able to charge for postage on comics and other items in media categories, so they will need to 'absorb the cost', meaning price rises (and it i...
by tony ingram
02 Aug 2009, 15:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7029
Views: 746370

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Just been to a boot sale and bought the 1971-73 Dandy Books and the 1979 Sparky Book for a quid each. I'm going to settle down and read them later. :)
by tony ingram
01 Aug 2009, 08:11
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Is The Dandy no longer educational?
Replies: 92
Views: 23222

Re: Is The Dandy no longer educational?

That in turn leads to the fairly surprising realisation that the Beano is doing rather well on a relatively small number of new characters to complement a solid core of strips which originated 20 or more years ago - the Beano of 2009 has an awful lot in common with the Beano of 1989, and I don't ju...
by tony ingram
31 Jul 2009, 16:36
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Is The Dandy no longer educational?
Replies: 92
Views: 23222

Re: Is The Dandy no longer educational?

One question I've always puzzled about - how come sales of the Dandy and the Beano were similar in 1950 but are so different nowadays? You've made the point that the quality of the Dandy has remained very high but the sales have still fallen. The same has obviously still happened to the Beano, but ...
by tony ingram
31 Jul 2009, 07:19
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Is The Dandy no longer educational?
Replies: 92
Views: 23222

Re: Is The Dandy no longer educational?

The CCA in America came into effect because it was the only way the industry could protect itself from witch hunts by thhe likes of Frederick Wertham. It wasn't motivated by lofty ideals but by survival, and had as far as I know no counterpart in Britain. I think racist stereotypes disappeared simpl...
by tony ingram
29 Jul 2009, 15:12
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The Sludge
Replies: 16
Views: 2862

Re: The Sludge

I can understand you not having heard of Crikey!, it's only available at Borders, Forbidden Planet, a few small retailers, and by mail order. And also at http://www.crikeyuk.co.uk Mail order means sent in the post doesn't it - so ordering through the website is mail order, which I mentioned. :P I k...
by tony ingram
29 Jul 2009, 07:10
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The Sludge
Replies: 16
Views: 2862

Re: The Sludge

Digifiend wrote:I can understand you not having heard of Crikey!, it's only available at Borders, Forbidden Planet, a few small retailers, and by mail order.
And also at http://www.crikeyuk.co.uk
by tony ingram
28 Jul 2009, 22:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Breaking news: Marvel Comics acquire Marvelman
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: Breaking news: Marvel Comics acquire Marvelman

I read this a few days ago so I may have jumbled it in my head a bit but I was pretty sure that what Dez Skinn sold to McFlarlane was the rights (that he did not actually own) to Marvel Man and the design of the updated costume. Not sure how that came about but that is how I remember it. Dez didn't...
by tony ingram
28 Jul 2009, 07:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Breaking news: Marvel Comics acquire Marvelman
Replies: 11
Views: 1101

Re: Breaking news: Marvel Comics acquire Marvelman

The story is sadly not that cut and dried. Marvel can now do new stories. Neil Gaiman may even be able to finish his work on the book but as yet the MM(80's version) Logo is probably still owned by Todd McFarlane and Alan Moore's work is still a sticky wicket. I don't believe McFarlane owns the log...
by tony ingram
27 Jul 2009, 19:45
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: The Sludge
Replies: 16
Views: 2862

Re: The Sludge

We featured this strip in Crikey! #8 a few months ago. Checking back, it is indeed Bill Lacey.