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by tony ingram
27 Jul 2009, 19:41
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Lion Annual 1967: help wanted.
Replies: 9
Views: 2231

Re: Lion Annual 1967: help wanted.

The Spider page is definitely Bunn (I've got this annual, and the style is unmistakable) but I have no clue as to who drew the other.
by tony ingram
26 Jul 2009, 19:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Breaking news: Marvel Comics acquire Marvelman
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Breaking news: Marvel Comics acquire Marvelman

http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.8869.Marvelman_Now_A_Part_of_Marvel_Comics~excl~ It's on the Marvel site too, and they're selling Marvelman t-shirts. Looks true to me. Oh, I don't doubt they've bought the character. I'm just far from convinced he was Mick Anglo's to sell in the first place. I d...
by tony ingram
26 Jul 2009, 18:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Breaking news: Marvel Comics acquire Marvelman
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Breaking news: Marvel Comics acquire Marvelman

Digifiend wrote::lol: They probably only bought Marvelman because of his name!
I would think that's the case-though I'm more interested to find out if they've 'bought' him at all. It's all still rather murky, it seems to me.
by tony ingram
25 Jul 2009, 07:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Breaking news: Marvel Comics acquire Marvelman
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Breaking news: Marvel Comics acquire Marvelman

It'll be interesting to see what they do with the character. I guess disregarding the 80's/90's run would be logical, but Joe Quesada did mention (somewhat obliquely) the possibility of those stories being reprinted ('bad news for those of us who spent $400 on the trades') so maybe not. They've been...
by tony ingram
05 Jul 2009, 15:01
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: The Jackson Five In JUDY
Replies: 13
Views: 3221

Re: The Jackson Five In JUDY

How sanitized everything was in those old 'When he was a Boy' style strips. Natural enough given when and where they were published and the audience they were aimed at but, nonetheless, strangely unwholesome in retrospect with everyone living in a kind of Stepford-like environment. Ever see IPC's K...
by tony ingram
26 Jun 2009, 13:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Roy of the Rovers, Battle, Misty and Buster back on shelves
Replies: 178
Views: 7379

Re: Roy of the Rovers, Battle, Misty and Buster back on shelves

I hope they do well as it might encourage them to do new comics (or more reprint) but I'm not sure who these specials are aimed at. There aren't enough hard core enthusiasts of those titles to make them viable, and the continued strips (with no "next week" to ever appear) will frustrate younger rea...
by tony ingram
25 Jun 2009, 18:25
Forum: Newspaper strips
Topic: Striker
Replies: 82
Views: 70621

Re: Striker

So you know Pete Nash, eh Tony? Otherwise, how could you know any more than I do? I may or may not have spoken quite recently with the aforementioned Mr Nash and it may or may not have been for a forthcoming interview in Crikey! relating to a specific long running football based strip. Given that i...
by tony ingram
24 Jun 2009, 19:41
Forum: 2000AD
Topic: I'm Loving 2000AD at the Moment
Replies: 36
Views: 19919

Re: I'm Loving 2000AD at the Moment

There's only two traditional comics left - 2000AD and The Beano. The Dandy doesn't count since the Xtreme relaunch, and the rest are all defunct. :( Anyone who doesn't at least buy one of the two cannot call themselves a comic fan. What about Commando? It's been running since about the late Jurassi...
by tony ingram
23 Jun 2009, 14:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What's the most you've spent on one comic?
Replies: 34
Views: 2474

Re: What's the most you've spent on one comic?

For a single comic, probably the £165 I paid for World's Finest Comics #13 (sorry to drag US titles into the discussion). For a batch of comics (excluding stock for my business), probably the £400 I spent on a fairly sizable pile of Eagle's a few years back, which happily included the whole of vol...
by tony ingram
23 Jun 2009, 14:10
Forum: Newspaper strips
Topic: Striker
Replies: 82
Views: 70621

Re: Striker

Who a few months ago turned out to be a murderer called Klaus Gerber, although it was revenge, as the victim Gunther Vogel had just killed Klaus's best friend Kurt (which is where he got his new first name from). I'd consider Fabian deGuisson to be another example of stereotyping. You have a good p...
by tony ingram
23 Jun 2009, 14:06
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Which Ken Reid Bear Alley book would you like to see first?
Replies: 17
Views: 7342

Re: Which Ken Reid Bear Alley book would you like to see first?

Faceache should have been an option, really! The early years are as much vintage Ken Reid as anything else. Possibly even his most popular character? I was thinking this, too. I'd certainly have voted Faceache. If there weren't enough of them to justify a volume (though given how long it ran, I dou...
by tony ingram
17 Jun 2009, 19:57
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Bear Alley books...
Replies: 37
Views: 13600

Re: Bear Alley books...

Wouldn't those artists have preferred to do something original - what I suggested is exactly that. I'll never understand why they butcher artwork, it's understandable if they colourise a black and white strip (or in the case of Classics from the Comics, the opposite), but altering something which r...
by tony ingram
14 Jun 2009, 18:39
Forum: Newspaper strips
Topic: Striker
Replies: 82
Views: 70621

Re: Striker

Striker was a great comic. It folded basically because the newsagents didn't know what to do with it or who it was aimed at-an adult orientated football comic strip works well in a newspaper, but the newsagents insisted on racking it with The Beano (hardly suitable given the amount of risque materia...
by tony ingram
14 Jun 2009, 18:35
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Changes in store for Crikey! magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 4624

Re: Changes in store for Crikey! magazine

I`ve only just regained my interest in comics after 20 years or so and read about Crikey! while surfing comic related websites. I had to go to Nostalgia and Comics in Birmingham to find issue 10 and was surprised to find they had no back issues. I was even more surprised to learn that Marvel, DC et...
by tony ingram
12 Jun 2009, 20:32
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Bear Alley books...
Replies: 37
Views: 13600

Re: Bear Alley books...

Nobody's perfect. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes Lew, don't worry about it. As for this Bear Alley book series, good luck to it. Shame they won't be in bookshops though. How do you expect to increase interest if you can't window shop? :? Unfortunately, you'd need a considerably larger print run ...