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by philcom55
31 Dec 2006, 01:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comic related stuff did people get for Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 2038

What comic related stuff did people get for Christmas

As a matter of interest I couldn't help noticing that virtually all the recent comics-related books (including Great British Comics, Best of Girl, Sporting Supermen, etc.) are now available in the Sales at half price!

- Phil Rushton
by philcom55
05 Dec 2006, 18:26
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Bimbo comic
Replies: 24
Views: 7910

Re: Bimbo comic

Where does the name Bimbo come from? quite a funny name for a comic.. :lol: I remember there was a very popular song during the early 1960s called 'Bimbo', recorded by artists like Jim Reeves. At the time I definitely associated this with the comic and I'm pretty sure it would have been a major inf...
by philcom55
03 Dec 2006, 18:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Definitive book on British comics?
Replies: 42
Views: 4497

Re: Definitive book on British comics?

Sounds interesting! Could you give more details of the Bill Lofts book please? Can't find anything about that one on the internet. Isn't that the one published in the 1970s about pre-war boys' story papers? If so, I don't think it includes much that we'd think of as comics today. On the subject of ...
by philcom55
03 Dec 2006, 05:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Value of original 'Jane' artworks from late 1950s?
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Value of original 'Jane' artworks from late 1950s?

I can't help with the value either, but the artist would be Michael Hubbard who later went on to draw Jane Bond for the girls' weekly Tina (subsequently Princess Tina).

- Phil Rushton
by philcom55
02 Dec 2006, 03:03
Forum: Beano
Topic: BEANO SUMMER SPECIAL 1964 DOES EXIST!
Replies: 11
Views: 2908

BEANO SUMMER SPECIAL 1964 DOES EXIST!

Or even 30p if it was Jonathon Ross!

On the other hand, I hope it was him: at least it would be going to someone who genuinely appreciated it rather than some speculator who just saw it as an investment.

- Phil Rushton
by philcom55
29 Nov 2006, 11:53
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Frank Langford/C F Eidelstein roll call...
Replies: 17
Views: 2965

Re: Frank Langford/C F Eidelstein roll call...

Does anyone here know if 'The Angry Planet' was the first time Frank Langford used his adopted pseudonym, as oposed to his real name Cyril (or C F) Eidlestein? I've been wondering that myself, and so far I've not been able to come up with any earlier examples. During the period when he alternated b...
by philcom55
27 Nov 2006, 01:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What DC Showcase book do you have and recommend...
Replies: 23
Views: 3080

Re: What DC Showcase book do you have and recommend...

I hear that the Unknown Soldier is due for a release under the showcase banner early next year. It's already out - I picked up a copy last week! :) From a UK point of view it'll be interesting to see if they release a compilation of Losers stories from the same period, as the first of these was dra...
by philcom55
22 Nov 2006, 02:14
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Frank Langford/C F Eidelstein roll call...
Replies: 17
Views: 2965

Frank Langford/C F Eidelstein roll call...

Thanks for confirming that they were the same person, Shaqui: I'd wondered about that for years. (In fact it did occur to me at one point that he might have only used the 'Eidlestein' persona when he knew he was producing substandard hackwork - i.e. being lazy or 'idle'!) I think most of his best wo...
by philcom55
17 Nov 2006, 12:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Great British Comics Interview
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Great British Comics Interview

I don't know if anyone else was up at such an ungodly hour, but there was a really nice interview with Paul Gravett about his new Great British Comics book on BBC Radio 5's 'Up All Night' at about 3.40 this morning (presumably this should be available online through one of the Beeb's 'Play Again' fa...
by philcom55
14 Nov 2006, 01:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Not exactly comics but does anyone know who the artist?
Replies: 23
Views: 4033

Not exactly comics but does anyone know who the artist?

Thanks Shaqui, that's very helpful - it's nice to be able to share some of this stuff! :D This scan of 'The Angry Planet' from Boys' World is an example of the sort of thing that drives comic art spotters insane. If you look at the second panel of the middle row it's clearly signed by C F Eidlestein...
by philcom55
14 Nov 2006, 01:07
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Collecting Long runs
Replies: 84
Views: 8996

Re: Collecting Long runs

Cap Haggis wrote:was particularly interested to hear about the 47 extra issues of Revolver
Ulp! :oops: Sorry Cap, I'm afraid that was just my idea of a joke (hence the smiley). I honestly never expected that anybody would take it seriously!

- All the Best, Phil Rushton :roll:
by philcom55
11 Nov 2006, 22:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Collecting Long runs
Replies: 84
Views: 8996

Re: Collecting Long runs

colcool007 wrote:I knew there was a welcome in the valleys, but being in Scotland, the Druids and the Celts rarely comunicated! :lol:
Well, bearing in mind that you got that exclusive trial run of Vulcan (not to mention an extra year of the Poll Tax) it would've only been fair! :D

- Phil Rushton
by philcom55
11 Nov 2006, 13:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Collecting Long runs
Replies: 84
Views: 8996

Re: Collecting Long runs

colcool007 wrote:I had the Horror special, but forgot to pick up the Romance Special at the time. Took me ages to get hold of it on Ebay.
...Ahhh, but did you also get the extra 47 issues that were only ever published in Wales??? :P

- Phil Rushton
by philcom55
10 Nov 2006, 18:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Collecting Long runs
Replies: 84
Views: 8996

Re: Collecting Long runs

you can guess that my bookshelves are creaking!!! Mine did worse than that when one of them collapsed in the middle of the night, waking me up with an ear-splitting crash and the sound of cascading comics! Maybe we ought to set up a support group for 'Collectors Anonymous'??? :) As a matter of inte...
by philcom55
10 Nov 2006, 14:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Not exactly comics but does anyone know who the artist?
Replies: 23
Views: 4033

Re: Not exactly comics but does anyone know who the artist?

Shaqui wrote:Phil, do you have an example page by Eidelstein you could post here?
I'd be happy to if somebody could tell me how to do it! :)

- Phil Rushton