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by philcom55
07 Mar 2007, 05:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Who actually CREATED Adam Eterno?
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Who actually CREATED Adam Eterno?

Ted Cowan and Chris Lowder also provided scripts for the series.

- Phil Rushton
by philcom55
04 Mar 2007, 16:04
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Who actually CREATED Adam Eterno?
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Who actually CREATED Adam Eterno?

I'm pretty sure that Adam was created by Tom Tully, and since the first episode in Thunder no.1 was the only time he was ever drawn by Tom Kerr I'd guess that the character was initially assigned to this reliable artist in order to establish a distinctive appearance before the strip was passed on to...
by philcom55
02 Mar 2007, 20:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Tuck Shop
Replies: 41
Views: 9734

Re: Tuck Shop

I couldn't resist. Inspired by the wave of nostalgia on this thread I've scanned in a bunch of 1970s adverts onto my blog: http://tinyurl.com/yt9g5c Great stuff Lew! It's especially nice to be reminded of the wonderful Brian Lewis - though it's probably worth noting that the astronaut in the Letras...
by philcom55
02 Mar 2007, 14:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Tuck Shop
Replies: 41
Views: 9734

Tuck Shop

Yay! I loved the original Aztec bars. To me they were 100 times cooler than the common-or-garden (and far too sickly) Mars bar! Unfortunately it seems to be a fact that our sense of taste changes with age, so that in later life it becomes impossible to recapture one's youthful sensation of sucking a...
by philcom55
28 Feb 2007, 00:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: BBC News Article
Replies: 11
Views: 1338

BBC News Article

Of course precise dating is even more important with American comicbooks which were regularly published months before the cover date to give them a longer shelf life! Incidentally I was at college in Manchester when 2000AD no.1 came out and for some reason there were always certain shops in the city...
by philcom55
27 Feb 2007, 19:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dudley Watkins Centenary
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Dudley Watkins Centenary

Incidentally, although I grew up during the 1960s with characters like Desperate Dan and Lord Snooty I've always regretted that I never discovered Oor Wullie and the Broons until much later - especially as I now look upon them as some of Watkins' most impressive creations. Did I suffer from some sor...
by philcom55
27 Feb 2007, 19:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dudley Watkins Centenary
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Dudley Watkins Centenary

I guess if he drew them until he died then it obviously wasn't any more than a coincidence; but a pretty remarkable one for all that - almost worthy of Ripley! Yes I know that Culloden was more like the culmination of a Scottish Civil War rather than the example of English imperialism it's usually p...
by philcom55
27 Feb 2007, 17:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dudley Watkins Centenary
Replies: 16
Views: 1496

Re: Dudley Watkins Centenary

In 33 years Dudley Watkins drew 1745 Oor Wullie strips, never missing a single week. A feat he matched exactly with The Broons. How strange! I don't know much about his politics but is it possible that was a deliberate commemoration of Bonnie Prince Charlie's 1745 Jacobite Rising - the high waterma...
by philcom55
27 Feb 2007, 01:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Valiant between Lion and Vulcan
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Valiant between Lion and Vulcan

kevf wrote:Do we all need to get out more?
Sorry Kev, I'm afraid I can't reach the door for all the comics!!! :?

- Phil Rushton
by philcom55
27 Feb 2007, 01:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Thomson's 'Big Five' and the days of 'the good, long read'.
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: Thomson's 'Big Five' and the days of 'the good, long rea

Thomsons first juvenile story paper was actually for the fairer sex 'Girl's Weekly' (492 issues)(1912-1922) which in turn was followed by 'Bluebird' (100 issues) (1922-1924). After this they lost interest in publishing papers for young girls until the picture paper 'Bunty' arrived in 1958. Perhaps ...
by philcom55
26 Feb 2007, 02:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Baxenalia!
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Baxenalia!

Poor old Lew is apparently suffering from some horrible lurgy at the moment, but in spite of that he's heroically managed to put up this special Guy Fawkes cover from the golden age of Wham! on his website: http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/ This is a lovely example of those scenes of adolescent anarc...
by philcom55
23 Feb 2007, 19:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: R.I.P Ferro Lad and Sohrab
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

R.I.P Ferro Lad and Sohrab

I also loved the relentless way in which Pat Mills killed off his characters in Charley's War ; I was particularly shocked by the death of Charley's aviator brother, after he'd virtually taken the whole strip over for a few months. There was even an astonishing sequence in which Charley himself seem...
by philcom55
20 Feb 2007, 13:12
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on Mars?
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Comics on Mars?

Anybody watching the latest episode of the quirky 'time-travel' series Life on Mars on BBC1 tonight at 9.00pm might want to look out for a scene involving a 1973 news vendor which features a mouth-watering selection of contemporary comics displayed on his stall. I spotted 'hot-off-the-press' copies ...
by philcom55
19 Feb 2007, 19:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Express Weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 2111

Express Weekly

Wow! That's astonishingly comprehensive Ray - I'd always wondered who drew those first instalments of the Jeff Hawke strip. The only addition I would make is to note that it actually ran for 376 issues, and to mention that Wulf briefly reappeared during the final few issues - though with b&w artwork...
by philcom55
18 Feb 2007, 04:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Fantastic 40th anniversary
Replies: 30
Views: 2938

Fantastic 40th anniversary

Speaking of Barry Smith I was always tremendously impressed by his inclusion in Alan Aldridge's seminal Beatles' Illustrated Lyrics at such an early age! I'm not certain of the exact chronology but I'd guess that must've been around the same time he was doing those Power House Pin-Ups (not to mentio...