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by philcom55
17 Feb 2007, 02:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Express Weekly
Replies: 23
Views: 2111

Re: Express Weekly

Even more forgotten is Express Weekly's direct predecessor Junior Express , effectively a newspaper for children, and which had a two-year run (or there abouts) in that format. The brief heyday of Children's Newspapers has to be one of the most obscure chapters in the history of British Comics! I w...
by philcom55
11 Feb 2007, 11:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Fantastic 40th anniversary
Replies: 30
Views: 2938

Fantastic 40th anniversary

And if anybody's interested, here's the cover to the final - equally lacklustre - edition (even Don Harley's Mysterons strip seemed to have been drawn in his sleep!). [img:581:800]http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q123/philcom55/Solo.jpg[/img] Solo: so good they named it once!!! :? ...As a matter o...
by philcom55
07 Feb 2007, 20:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Mike Noble article in Elephantmen 6
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Mike Noble article in Elephantmen 6

One of the really amazing things about being a comics fan in the UK during the 1960s was that we were exposed to two entirely separate pantheons of star artists in Britain and America. I often thought of these countries as being like two parallel worlds in which each creative type had their own clos...
by philcom55
30 Jan 2007, 18:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Eagle Number One Found in Coronation Street!
Replies: 12
Views: 1528

Re: Eagle Number One Found in Coronation Street!

wasn't the Ray-Gun he was referring to actually a piece of spin-off Dan Dare merchandise complete in its box rather than a free gift. Ah! That explains it - I only saw a bit of the episode! I never had one of the ray-guns myself but I did have one of the utterly brilliant Dan Dare Space Radio Stati...
by philcom55
30 Jan 2007, 02:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Eagle Number One Found in Coronation Street!
Replies: 12
Views: 1528

Eagle Number One Found in Coronation Street!

The first issue of Eagle would be a pretty desirable object for any collector, but the copy owned by Coronation Street's Roy Cropper must be especially rare as it's the only one I've ever heard of which still contains it's "free ray-gun"!!! ...Strange how none of the reference works ever mentioned t...
by philcom55
25 Jan 2007, 02:27
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Restoration of original artwork
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Restoration of original artwork

the artist responded by removing all the word balloons from all the pages , taking all his Artwork and leaving the word balloons for the Writer! I remember that - I think it was P. Craig Russell with his art for a Dr. Strange Annual. I seem to recall that the writer was pretty unhappy! As for what ...
by philcom55
21 Jan 2007, 23:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Hawk Comics
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Hawk Comics

I'm pretty sure there was a girls' title as well!

Phil Rushton
by philcom55
20 Jan 2007, 23:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spalt Rats and Dysfunctional Families
Replies: 11
Views: 1285

Spalt Rats and Dysfunctional Families

I always liked the ultra-noisy free gifts like the big yellow balloon in Topper that shot round the room screeching like a banshee, the plastic whistle in Hurricane or the Guy Fawkes cardboard 'Banger' in Buster. For some reason my parents never seemed to share my enthusiasm for any of these! :? Oth...
by philcom55
19 Jan 2007, 17:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 40 years since POW! No.1
Replies: 21
Views: 2257

Re: 40 years since POW! No.1

At a guess (and I may be wrong) perhaps it was due to the ethical standards of the superheroes in Fantastic? Hmm, I wonder what they'd make of today's superheroes then - as seen in titles like Infinite Crisis and Civil War ? An alternative explanation could be the - admittedly tenuous - mythologica...
by philcom55
19 Jan 2007, 14:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 40 years since POW! No.1
Replies: 21
Views: 2257

Re: 40 years since POW! No.1

It's interesting what a rapport the Odhams comics had with their readers and how they helped to promote comics fandom in its early days. Yes, I remember how the editors Alf Wallace and Albert Cosser signed themselves as 'Alf and Cos' in imitation of Marvel's Stan and Jack (at one time I even sent t...
by philcom55
19 Jan 2007, 14:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 'Tin-Tin' documentary tonight!
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: 'Tin-Tin' documentary tonight!

Another aspect of the 1960's Tin-Tin that I enjoyed was waiting eagerly to spot the scenes shown in the credits as they eventually came up in the narrative....Strange are the fixations of youth! Gosh yes! I remember doing that quite obsessively with Jonny Quest - so much so that I was terrified of ...
by philcom55
15 Jan 2007, 03:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 40 years since POW! No.1
Replies: 21
Views: 2257

40 years since POW! No.1

I remember when they subsequently announced that there'd soon be yet another 'Power Comic' me and my mate Douglas spent hours trying to guess what its title would be - before eventually settling on "ZAP!" (bear in mind that American underground comics weren't widely available at the time). You could...
by philcom55
14 Jan 2007, 22:12
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Princess Magazine The Princess Diana Story
Replies: 13
Views: 4030

Princess Magazine The Princess Diana Story

Let us know how you get on with it Princess! Strangely enough I actually bumped into the chap who unearthed that today and he also had a stackload of production artwork from Princess - including readers' letters about Princess Diana, syndicated photo-proofs of her that were used for pin-ups, and ori...
by philcom55
12 Jan 2007, 00:11
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Princess Magazine The Princess Diana Story
Replies: 13
Views: 4030

Princess Magazine The Princess Diana Story

Hopefully you should be able to see a scan of Episode 4 (from 15th October 1983 - guest-starring Basil the pigeon!) here: [IMG:800:573]http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q123/philcom55/Diana.jpg[/img] Quite nicely handled I think, though I'm not sure who the artist was (it could be Arthur Ranson...w...
by philcom55
04 Jan 2007, 03:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comic related stuff did people get for Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 2026

Re: What comic related stuff did people get for Christmas

PaulTwist wrote:Where is Great British Comics half price?
I saw it in several central London bookshops last week.

Phil Rushton.