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by presterjohn
25 Sep 2011, 21:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Best of the Victor Book for Boys
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: The Best of the Victor Book for Boys

for some reason i never liked war comics as a kid so have never bought an issue of victor,commando,battle etc. & the only war stories i read was when battle merged with eagle but i did enjoy those stories whilst rereading my eagle collection a few years ago,so i may give this a go,if only in the ho...
by presterjohn
25 Sep 2011, 19:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Best of the Victor Book for Boys
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: The Best of the Victor Book for Boys

I was only ever a casual reader of the Victor. I must have bought no more than 50 issues back in the 70's and have only got about 5 or 6 of the annuals. I think it sounds like a safe purchase. I may get the Mrs to give it me for Christmas (after I order it myself that is).
by presterjohn
24 Sep 2011, 21:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Best of the Victor Book for Boys
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

The Best of the Victor Book for Boys

This one must have escaped my attention before today. has anyone bought it? Is it as good as the last one? etc. etc.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Victor-Boo ... =pd_cp_b_1
by presterjohn
05 Aug 2011, 21:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Jack Kirby Estate loses rights battle.
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: Jack Kirby Estate loses rights battle.

Kirby was a comic book genius with out a doubt but work for hire is work for hire. If he were still alive it would be the moral and decent thing to give him a cut of any new projects such as films using his creations however I don't think his kids deserve the same treatment.
by presterjohn
05 Aug 2011, 21:05
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 200935

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

I have just come back from seeing Captain America. I loved it for me at least it was the best superhero film of the year. It really worked being set during WW2 too. It stayed true to the spirit of the comics and what changes it made were reasonable enough under the circumstances of a two hour film. ...
by presterjohn
05 Jul 2011, 14:27
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Just Books
Replies: 22
Views: 10281

Re: Just Books

I have often wondered if many other comic readers are similar to me when it comes to fiction. I tend to go for novels that are part of a series or feature a recurring character. I am currently on book four of the Eagle series by Simon Scarrow. These feature two Centurions who get up to various scra...
by presterjohn
28 Jun 2011, 09:10
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Gene Colan RIP
Replies: 20
Views: 6747

Re: Gene Colan RIP

His work on Nathaniel Dusk was ground breaking it it's day. It was pencil and watercolour work for the most part and mostly left uninked.

http://comicscomicsmag.com/wp-content/u ... onDusk.jpg
by presterjohn
28 Jun 2011, 08:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British Superheroes
Replies: 31
Views: 3419

Re: British Superheroes

Depending on the age of the person asked I would have thought that most people who have never actually bought a superhero comic but did read some comics as a child would probably remember the likes of Billy the Cat from the Beano. Many British heroes came and went but he seems to have managed to sti...
by presterjohn
23 Jun 2011, 16:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Daily Mail: Another dreadful article featuring comics
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: The Daily Mail: Another dreadful article featuring comic

To be honest, IMO any publicity of comics, be it kapow!, or down with that sort of thing, no matter how badly researched or presented, is an advantage to Comics in general, it normalizes comics in a way that comics like they are read by adults in Europe or Asia. David I have always thought it had t...
by presterjohn
22 Jun 2011, 10:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Daily Mail: Another dreadful article featuring comics
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: The Daily Mail: Another dreadful article featuring comic

This is all I found. Post the exact link in future please. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2006452/Now-Pippa-Middleton-turned-cartoon-character-rubs-shoulders-Beckhams.html I did not link directly to the article because the main page headline was half the problem. Linking directly would n...
by presterjohn
21 Jun 2011, 22:04
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: The new `Torchwood` season!
Replies: 12
Views: 2549

Re: The new `Torchwood` season!

Digifiend wrote:Apparently it has the opposite effect on Jack - he's going to lose his immortality.

SPOILER ALERT!!!!
by presterjohn
21 Jun 2011, 22:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Daily Mail: Another dreadful article featuring comics
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

The Daily Mail: Another dreadful article featuring comics

I suppose we should be grateful that the article did not begin with BAN or KAPOW at least.

Scroll down the right hand side of the web page.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html
by presterjohn
21 Jun 2011, 15:28
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 200935

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

I used to be a big cinema goer back in my youth and even up to ten years ago I was still going most weeks for at least one showing. Since I have been with the Mrs though and even more so since the children were born I have gone less and less. These days I only go to see the big movies that really be...
by presterjohn
21 Jun 2011, 15:10
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Doctor Who 2011
Replies: 147
Views: 32788

Re: Doctor Who 2011

According to Digital Spy, no full series next year. Take it with a pinch of salt. All the BBC have said is that 14 more episodes have been commissioned (which is to be expected as they commission them in blocks of 14) and most of them will air in 2012-indicating that some possibly won't. Unfortunat...