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by DavidKW
05 Jul 2015, 10:42
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: How do you protect your 1970s UK girls' comics?
Replies: 12
Views: 5103

Re: How do you protect your 1970s UK girls' comics?

I've got mine stored in faux leather boxes I bought from Wilkinson's. They are all in plastic wallets most with card backings - many brought from 30th Century which already had them when bought. Those broguht without I'v efound some platic wallets with assorted card backings where I find them. Most ...
by DavidKW
05 Jul 2015, 10:37
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Retro TV
Replies: 596
Views: 155201

Re: Retro TV

Just got parts 2 and 4 of Look Back compilations for a bargain from a car boot - a good vendor I know well - spent years looking for these. I recently went to HMV in Manchester and saw second series of Fraud Squad (I got series 1 on special order from indie dealer in Chorley) and they wanted 47 quid...
by DavidKW
05 Jul 2015, 10:33
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Trying to find two Alison Christie stories
Replies: 13
Views: 6644

Re: Trying to find two Alison Christie stories

Strange how a story shares the same titles from different publishers (IPC & DCT). June's Haunting of Harriet was really spooky and ran March-June 74 - just showed it was still producing great running serials to its end (and could've done for longer, but IPC politics say otherwise. The quality of Jun...
by DavidKW
28 Jun 2015, 15:36
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: The Happy Days (Sue Day)
Replies: 50
Views: 18063

Re: The Happy Days (Sue Day)

Got thinking back to what Matrix maentioned: I recently bought a June & SF holiday special for 1977: It should've been caklled a Princess Tina : Had 2 Happy Days plaus other PT associates (such as Milly The Merry Mermaid ). Might've been improved with a Jane Bond or two. No Bessie Bunter or Lucky's ...
by DavidKW
28 Jun 2015, 15:31
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Trying to find two Alison Christie stories
Replies: 13
Views: 6644

Re: Trying to find two Alison Christie stories

June would have quite a few stories that were on 3 pages that ran for about 5-6 months over its years. In 1973 it had an ace story called The Boss Of Beadle Street that ran a few months. I think it had another great sotry called The Haunting Of Harriet that ran for am few months until its penulitima...
by DavidKW
27 Jun 2015, 13:58
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Why are men collecting old girls' comics these days?
Replies: 108
Views: 24214

Re: Why are men collecting old girls' comics these days?

Just going back to Marckie's comments: I too notice the differences between IPC and DCT's girls' comics - I do prefer IPC's more innovative approaches. I don't kknow what it is but DCT's do seem a bit - bland and conservative, whilst IPC were more innovative. DCT did improve a bit in the 80s, largel...
by DavidKW
27 Jun 2015, 13:52
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Why are men collecting old girls' comics these days?
Replies: 108
Views: 24214

Re: Why are men collecting old girls' comics these days?

Those bits about Halo Jones got me thinking: I never got into 2000AD and never liked war stories or 2000's "guys, guns and guts" stuff. It was by chance I came across Ms Jones - I saw an article about a stage play on it on Night Network in 1988; there also were some good comic stores where I was liv...
by DavidKW
27 Jun 2015, 13:32
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: RIP Patrick Macnee, the Real First Avenger
Replies: 15
Views: 9534

Re: RIP Patrick Macnee, the Real First Avenger

I can remmeber in one of the Avengers fanzines in the late 80s an article ranting at how its a scandal that PAtrick MacNee has been reduced to just doing things like guest spots in Hart To Hart and Magnum PI and starring in Tv Movies like Return Of The Man From UNCLE (a TV series I don't rate either...
by DavidKW
27 Jun 2015, 13:16
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Retro TV
Replies: 596
Views: 155201

Re: Retro TV

Sad to hear it too - still he lived to a very ripe age! And ironically MacNee died not long after his former schoolmate Christopher Lee who also lived long and kept working to the end. And just a few months after one of the main brains of the Avengers Brian Clemens passed away. Recently we've also l...
by DavidKW
20 Jun 2015, 13:56
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Retro TV
Replies: 596
Views: 155201

Re: Retro TV

Most recently I've been watching some mute stuff: I've got the Ghost Squad DVDs, and as an extra it's got all the surviving mute footage of its spin off GS5 . These were beautifly shot and looked great plots - a disgrace they were all wiped bar an opening title. Been taking notes on these to try and...
by DavidKW
20 Jun 2015, 13:53
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Why are men collecting old girls' comics these days?
Replies: 108
Views: 24214

Re: Why are men collecting old girls' comics these days?

Most interesting story Marckie. I started collecting just for a few samples now its turned to addiction of wanting the whole set of issues. A while back I had to chase some Junes that went missing in the post (they were at dodgy neighbour's house; Royal Mail didn't bother putting a card through). I ...
by DavidKW
20 Jun 2015, 13:46
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Lucky's Living Doll
Replies: 168
Views: 40176

Re: Lucky's Living Doll

Back on the subject track of LLD: I recently bought a late 1978 edition of Debbie and Spellbound . In it was a strip drawn by Robert MacGillivray called Mollie's Dolly . It's a very sililar idea to LLD: only this doll called "Maidey" has a switch at the back where she can be turned on and off. Maide...
by DavidKW
20 Jun 2015, 13:36
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Smash Hits
Replies: 8
Views: 5731

Re: Smash Hits

I recently glanced through a best of Smash Hits in the library. What a disappointment! It failed to encapture a lot of what made the magazine good. I was particulary disgusted in how it treated as a joke some of the early front cover stars they featured, especially from the punk era like The Prfessi...
by DavidKW
17 May 2015, 10:41
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: GOAL! Football magazine!
Replies: 7
Views: 5207

Re: GOAL! Football magazine!

I flicked through a pile of Goal recently on a market stall - wasn't tempted to buy due to budget restrictions. They did capture very well the feel and how football was in a much more interesting era for football. I have read and collected quite a lot of Football League Review - was tempted to sell ...
by DavidKW
17 May 2015, 10:36
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Smash Hits
Replies: 8
Views: 5731

Re: Smash Hits

I remmeber reading some 1982/3 Smah Hits belonging to my sister in 1989. Made me wish I'd been older in 1983 to enjoy what was around then - by 1989 the music especiallty the charts were terrible! Good escaping at a rubbish time in my life, living an a boring evil county. Smash Hits when read today ...