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by philcom55
09 May 2007, 22:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?
Replies: 27
Views: 2810

Re: WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?

I imagine a Scottish writer might subconsciously use Scottish locales just as an English writer might automatically think of English settings. On the whole I tend to agree but in at least one case the writers were allowed to be a bit more definite! From the epic (and best ever imho) Baxendale BSK s...
by philcom55
09 May 2007, 15:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?
Replies: 27
Views: 2810

WAS ALF TUPPER A COCKNEY?

As a matter of fact I've always wondered if there was ever any DCT editorial line on the percentage of strips set in Scotland that were allowable at any one time, bearing in mind that the bulk of the readership for their comics lived in England. As it was there seemed to be an awful lot (probably be...
by philcom55
09 May 2007, 14:59
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Old Comics, New Values...
Replies: 38
Views: 2828

Old Comics, New Values...

I'm afraid that I keep falling off the fence on this issue as I try to sit on three sides at the same time! :? Living as I do in part of the country that's a natural BNP stronghold I come across groups of people almost every day who attempt to justify their ugly outbursts of racist, sexist, homophob...
by philcom55
07 May 2007, 17:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: SECONDHAND COMIC MEMORIES
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: SECONDHAND COMIC MEMORIES

brisey wrote:...Popular Book Centre...
Did they mark everything they sold with a horrible great purple rubber stamp? I never visited the shop but I've still got lots of otherwise-mint American comics to remember them by!! :roll:

- Phil Rushton
by philcom55
07 May 2007, 16:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Old Comics, New Values...
Replies: 38
Views: 2828

Re: Old Comics, New Values...

The truth is there's no brigade at all. It's usually some local councilor or irate parent trying to win favour amongst his peers. However, most changes in society have developed from a growing common sense of awareness and sensitivity. That's a good thing, yet some seem to resent this. While I admi...
by philcom55
01 May 2007, 16:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?
Replies: 18
Views: 1988

Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?

I'm afraid my Tiger collection is nowhere near as complete as Kashgar's, but it really is hard to find any edition from the late 50s that doesn't advertise some breakfast cereal or other: after all, mums may have actually bought the stuff but kids who read comics like Tiger were the real target audi...
by philcom55
30 Apr 2007, 21:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?
Replies: 18
Views: 1988

Good comics for adverts - late 1950s?

Yes, I seem to remember that Tiger presented a pretty rich seam for this sort of thing - particularly when the cereals were giving away free gifts like plastic figurines, satellites, yachts, submarines, animals, etc. (in fact I've always thought it would be a brilliant subject for some kind of nosta...
by philcom55
25 Apr 2007, 14:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: E-Bay Good or Bad ???
Replies: 13
Views: 1704

Re: E-Bay Good or Bad ???

I was lucky last year to get the Dandy promo safely tucked inside its original Rover issue for only ?12! ...Gleep! :shock: As a matter of interest I wonder how many other comics were given this 'miniaturisation' treatment? Offhand I seem to remember that the first issues of Eagle and 2000AD were la...
by philcom55
25 Apr 2007, 11:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: How many issues were there?
Replies: 37
Views: 3739

How many issues were there?

I think Buster went through several distinct phases when the decision to retain its title was little more than an editorial whim. In some ways it would have been more in keeping with Fleetway's normal practice to see it 'swallowed up' by the much more venerable Radio Fun or Film Fun titles in 1961 a...
by philcom55
22 Apr 2007, 19:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dalekmania!
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Dalekmania!

My mum took me to see them when they came to a department store in Hanley town centre. As I recall they took over a section that was normally used as Santa's grotto at Christmas and proceeded to convert it into a little bit of Skaro on Earth. For what it's worth I'm pretty sure these Daleks were the...
by philcom55
22 Apr 2007, 12:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dalekmania!
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Re: Dalekmania!

Did anyone get the Dalek Chronicles collection published about ten years ago? It collected every single Dalek strip from TV21 in full colour and was superb. Ron Turner was, of course, an SF artist par excellence , but Richard Jennings' own affinity for this sort of material was quite a revelation t...
by philcom55
22 Apr 2007, 12:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dalekmania!
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Re: Dalekmania!

Reaches into the Comics Time Vortex with a barge pole and... OMG! The venom guns - I'd completely forgotten about them!!! The giant pantomime ants were bad enough but what special-effects genius thought that overgrown woodlice had what it took to become the new daleks? Especially when their 'legs' ...
by philcom55
21 Apr 2007, 20:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dalekmania!
Replies: 13
Views: 1662

Dalekmania!

Great stuff! The Dalek Book in particular blew me away when I first saw it for sale back in 1964. From what I can remember it was marketed separately from that year's range of annuals as a 'proper book' in its own right. What's more its revolutionary division into linked 'chapters' which combine to ...
by philcom55
21 Apr 2007, 12:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Graphic Novels
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Graphic Novels

Has anybody seen Bryan Talbot's astonishing Alice in Sunderland yet? I know people are ready to call anything a 'tour de force' nowadays but this actually seems like the genuine article!

- Phil Rushton
by philcom55
21 Apr 2007, 11:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Birth of the photo story?
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Birth of the photo story?

Yes. There are plenty of examples from the 1950s, particularly in Italy where popular bi-weekly magazines adapted all the latest films into a photo story format. These were also translated and sold throughout France (I've got one from 1958 featuring the Gina Lollobrigida vehicle 'Trapeze'). In fact ...