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by tony ingram
22 May 2009, 13:46
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: The Top 100 Buster Comic Strips Have Been Announced
Replies: 16
Views: 6924

Re: The Top 100 Buster Comic Strips Have Been Announced

I was at a little surprised at the top three placings; not the actual strips, but the order. I was expecting messrs Lott and Broke to win...
by tony ingram
21 May 2009, 18:35
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27569

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

Thanks for sharing these! I'm rather amazed that the story 'remained a favourite', as, even with the 'darker' stories, readers liked to know that everything would turn out all right in the end. (And I'm speaking from experience, given that I was an 11-year-old girl when I read them!) I wonder what ...
by tony ingram
20 May 2009, 18:37
Forum: Beano
Topic: Bash Street Kids cloned in cloned storyline
Replies: 22
Views: 6570

Re: Bash Street Kids cloned in cloned storyline

This week's Beano features a Bash Street story which may give you deja vu feelings. Drawn by regular artist Dave Sutherland, it shows the kids cloned. A similar story is in an old Beano Book, except the prof now obtains samples (like Plug's toenail clippings) instead of the kids actually going into...
by tony ingram
20 May 2009, 11:44
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27569

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

At the London comic fair on Sunday there was the usual stall selling dozens of cd roms containing just about every issue of every US comic title published right back to the 30s. Perhaps something like this will happen with UK comics and you may be able to clap eyes on every issue of Judy one day bu...
by tony ingram
19 May 2009, 19:13
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27569

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

Roast on Sunday, cold cuts on Monday and soup on Tuesday, Thomsons certainly knew how to get the best out of a good story! Too funny - although I admit to being a tiny bit disappointed - when I was a kid, DC Thomson were gods to me! However, now that I'm older and have some market/economics knowled...
by tony ingram
19 May 2009, 06:54
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27569

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

Come to think of it, recycling basic concepts but altering the genders involved was not unknown at Fleetway, either. Two examples that spring to mind are Ken Reid's Faceache and Martha's Monster Make-up , both of which dealt with kids who could assume monstrous forms, and equally obviously Ivor Lott...
by tony ingram
18 May 2009, 12:26
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27569

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

Yep, after nearly 50 years of buying the things I need to clear some space. Get rid of less essential things, like furniture, Lew. I second this. My study currently contains 69 comic and magazine boxes, some of which are doubling as tables and a desk, plus a computer, a phone and a chair. The compu...
by tony ingram
18 May 2009, 11:36
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27569

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

These days I'm looking more towards cutting back rather than adding to the collection. Lew ...... cutting...back? As in...less comics? ......... *DOES-NOT-COMPUTE* er, no, sorry...not quite with you, there... :mrgreen: Yep, after nearly 50 years of buying the things I need to clear some space. Plus...
by tony ingram
17 May 2009, 22:30
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27569

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

Lew Stringer wrote: These days I'm looking more towards cutting back rather than adding to the collection.

Lew
......

cutting...back? As in...less comics?

.........
*DOES-NOT-COMPUTE*

er, no, sorry...not quite with you, there... :mrgreen:
by tony ingram
17 May 2009, 17:06
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27569

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

I'd never read girl's comics at all until this year when I bought a load of Diana weeklies on eBay! Tried a few other titles since, but not too impressed with Bunty, June, etc. Diana seemed to offer the most interest art-wise to collectors, - judging from the few dozen I bought at any rate. Lew Try...
by tony ingram
17 May 2009, 13:42
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information
Replies: 173
Views: 27569

Re: Looking for Judy comics from the early 80s... or information

I later lived in the UK, for many years, but by then I'd passed the comic age. I'm back in Canada now, which is why I can't pop down to the newsagents to see what comics are still on sale... er, what ones *are* still going? (And still I'm reeling in shock that there are no girl comics! Even when I ...
by tony ingram
15 May 2009, 11:52
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Billy Whizz - how did he get his skill?
Replies: 31
Views: 1730

Re: Billy Whizz - how did he get his skill?

Wilson was in stark contrast to Thomson's other famous fleet-footed athlete Alf Tupper who dieted almost exclusively on fish and chips ( fried in beef dripping no doubt). Both great runners but whereas the perennially whippet-thin Wilson celebrated birthdays that wouldn't shame an old testament pat...
by tony ingram
14 May 2009, 21:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Billy Whizz - how did he get his skill?
Replies: 31
Views: 1730

Re: Billy Whizz - how did he get his skill?

felneymike wrote:Living on a remote moor and living on herbal stew and hares never did Wilson any harm, after all.
I always wondered why Wilson never got pneumonia. He never even seemed to bother finding shelter-what happened if it rained in the night?
by tony ingram
14 May 2009, 13:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Billy Whizz - how did he get his skill?
Replies: 31
Views: 1730

Re: Billy Whizz - how did he get his skill?

Just to add, as I recall Smiffy's full name was once given in The Beano as James Smith. This has also been cited in at least one reference book I've read, though I can't recall offhand which one. It was the 1950s themed Beano and Dandy 60 Years book. And it wasn't mentioned in Beano to my knowledge...
by tony ingram
14 May 2009, 13:29
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Doctor Who mini comic
Replies: 14
Views: 19614

Re: Doctor Who mini comic

To answer the original poster's other question, the penguin was a shape shifting alien (a 'Whifferdill' if memory serves) named Frobisher, who traveled with the Doctor for some years in the strips. He was stuck as a penguin after contracting a virus. Frobisher, by the way, travelled with the sixth ...