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by philcom55
20 Apr 2007, 00:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spoilt for choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2378

Re: Spoilt for choice

That said, I've had similar dreams once or twice where I've walked into a shop and the old titles are still published. Where is this bizarre old newsagents we dream about I wonder? ;-) I wish I knew! The weird thing is that I frequently dream about seeing brand new artwork by the likes of Frank Bel...
by philcom55
19 Apr 2007, 23:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Mike Brown
Replies: 17
Views: 1440

Re: Mike Brown

You'd be right in the case of spot colour though, such as with this Ken Reid strip. The staff would mark up the colour areas for those. That's what I would have assumed too. The only thing that makes me wonder is that I've occasionally seen original pages by the likes of Paddy Brennan where red ink...
by philcom55
19 Apr 2007, 22:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Mike Brown
Replies: 17
Views: 1440

Re: Mike Brown

Which year's Dandy Book is that page from? Looks excellent! 1962 (I think!): the one with Korky on the cover, using the gas from a streetlamp to cook his breakfast. Those double-page, 'black, white and red/blue' spreads were always the high points of D C Thomson's annuals for me. I especially liked...
by philcom55
18 Apr 2007, 17:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Mike Brown
Replies: 17
Views: 1440

Re: Mike Brown

Dunno, but there was a Ken Reid strip called Ali Ha-Ha on the back of The Dandy in the early sixties. His nemesis was Mustapha Phag. Great minds think alike: [img:508:650]http://uk.geocities.com/philcom55/Alihaha.jpg[/img] Brilliant! - even if it was politically incorrect to a staggering degree! I ...
by philcom55
18 Apr 2007, 15:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spoilt for choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2378

Spoilt for choice

Of course it's all a question of perspective. Just as Gibbon saw the Roman Empire's Decline and Fall as beginning at the very point when it stretched to its greatest extent, so I remember thinking in the early 1970s that the glory days of the British comics industry were already over and that the ro...
by philcom55
17 Apr 2007, 12:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: jellymen
Replies: 145
Views: 8526

Re: jellymen

Hi Phil, In response to your previous post I feel I may be apologising for myself here but 'In the Kingdom of Zero' was certainly drawn by Bill Holroyd but in my own 'Topper Index' it was listed incorrecty as being the work of Ken Hunter. So if that is where you picked up your info from I apologise...
by philcom55
14 Apr 2007, 19:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: jellymen
Replies: 145
Views: 8526

Re: jellymen

the best of Jackie..............why not the best of sci-fi in British fun comics I'd love to see DCT releasing 'graphic novel' collections of some of their best strips in the style of the 2000AD ones - unfortunately I doubt if they'd sell very well in today's commercial climate. On the other hand I...
by philcom55
12 Apr 2007, 15:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: jellymen
Replies: 145
Views: 8526

Re: jellymen

look forward to seeing the jellymen in action with there bubbles... 8) As requested, a double-helping of 'bubble-power' in action: [img:550:781]http://uk.geocities.com/philcom55/BubEF.jpg[/img] [img:556:774]http://uk.geocities.com/philcom55/BubGH.jpg[/img] ...and a final vision of civilization grin...
by philcom55
10 Apr 2007, 19:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: jellymen
Replies: 145
Views: 8526

jellymen

"It was the Year of the Robotguns. It was the Year of the Robotwrecker. It was the Year of the Robotrain, the Robotcar, the Robotown - it was the year of the Robotmine. And when all the Robots ran amok, it was the Year of Bedlam..." As a sequel to The Jellymen , The Year of Bedlam was more than a b...
by philcom55
09 Apr 2007, 12:36
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: jellymen
Replies: 145
Views: 8526

jellymen

Et voila - page one of the second episode! Not quite as dramatic as the previous one perhaps but I think the grey tones on the newspaper 'photo' are equally impressive in their own way. Also look how cleverly the 'Jellymen' logo has been incorporated into the opening panel as if written on the blac...
by philcom55
08 Apr 2007, 13:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: jellymen
Replies: 145
Views: 8526

jellymen

As promised, the 'Easter Sunday' instalment; and I reckon the moonlit Jellymen look even more nightmarish in colour...! [img:585:800]http://uk.geocities.com/philcom55/jellymenCD.jpg[/img] - It's worth noting that adventure stories like this were still using a rather old-fashioned, caption-only appro...
by philcom55
08 Apr 2007, 01:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: jellymen
Replies: 145
Views: 8526

jellymen

OK: fingers crossed...Here's page 1! And just to get into the spirit of a weekly serial I'll try to post the next two pages in instalments, as a special 'Easter Treat'! :P [img::]http://uk.geocities.com/philcom55/jellymenAB.jpg[/img] Incidentally, one thing that this series highlights quite nicely t...
by philcom55
08 Apr 2007, 00:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: jellymen
Replies: 145
Views: 8526

jellymen

Hooray - I think I've sorted it out!!! (Thanks for the advice Pete!) Hopefully this should display the first ever appearance of the Jellymen from Beezer No 211 (30th Jan 1960). [img::]http://uk.geocities.com/philcom55/jellymen.jpg[/img] If it works I'll try to follow it with a scan of the first comp...
by philcom55
07 Apr 2007, 11:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: jellymen
Replies: 145
Views: 8526

jellymen

Sorry guys - I've been trying to upload an image but it doesn't seem to be working for some reason! :( Having dug out some old Jellymen strips I must say that that I'd forgotten just how visually inventive it was. For example the first episode starts off with a remarkable full-page picture of the se...
by philcom55
05 Apr 2007, 00:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: jellymen
Replies: 145
Views: 8526

jellymen

That makes perfect sense Andy, and I agree that it would be great to see all the fora buzzing with activity. However, in practice I can't help but wonder how many of the people who are now reading this thread would have even noticed it if it had been posted on the Beezer forum in the first place. To...