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by Marionette
27 Apr 2015, 16:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: comic censorship
Replies: 92
Views: 13788

Re: comic censorship

There are subjects even in 1960s-70s `fun` comics that would not be allowed today! e.g front cover Dandy June 1966 Korky addresses a fellow as Sambo! Today-not even thinkable!! As with Golliwogs all perfectly innocent in those days .Then like in the Emperor's New Clothes someone spoke out and every...
by Marionette
01 Apr 2015, 21:35
Forum: World Comics
Topic: Scanlations
Replies: 9
Views: 11956

Re: Scanlations

Re: piracy. If a comic is not being published in a language I can read and a country I have access to then I do not think my reading a fan translation is hurting them. Quite the opposite, since fan translations often build up a level of interest in the comic (one of the reasons Urusei Yatsura was on...
by Marionette
01 Apr 2015, 15:15
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: The Justice of Justine
Replies: 5
Views: 2991

Re: The Justice of Justine

Yes he did, and the strip looks lovely for it. Just a shame that so much story has to be fitted into the pages that the art isn't given room to breathe.
by Marionette
27 Mar 2015, 11:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Name That Tune
Replies: 26
Views: 7218

Re: Name That Tune

For a more American flavour, there's Jimmy Olsen's Blues by the Spin Doctors, from their album Pocketful of Kryptonite. Or more obscurely, Alley Oop by The Hollywood Argyles, itself referenced in David Bowie's Life on Mars (Look at that caveman go!).
by Marionette
12 Mar 2015, 01:00
Forum: World Comics
Topic: Scanlations
Replies: 9
Views: 11956

Scanlations

The appearance of Cinebook has meant that at last we are starting to get English translations of european comics, but there is vastly more out there than one company could possibly publish, so we are also getting a similar situation to what has happened with Japanese comics - if it's not being trans...
by Marionette
10 Mar 2015, 11:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7169
Views: 789965

Re: What comics did you buy today?

suebutcher wrote: and Prince Namor is a prat.
That's something you can always rely on. :)
by Marionette
07 Mar 2015, 20:07
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: The Justice of Justine
Replies: 5
Views: 2991

Re: The Justice of Justine

Actually it looks more like a general move away from genre stories. By the time Justine ended we'd already lost Legion of Super Slaves, Tiny Tania in Space, and Girl From Tomorrow. The only one that really survived was The Cat Girl, which even outlasted Sally.
by Marionette
07 Mar 2015, 03:12
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: The Justice of Justine
Replies: 5
Views: 2991

Re: The Justice of Justine

Answering my own question, as a kind person has helped me out. Justine ran until 17 Jan 1970, and goes out with a whimper (or perhaps a sniffle), rather than a bang. But as consolation, the next issue introduces The Silent Shadows; three schoolgirls in World War 2 who dress up as ninjas. Because why...
by Marionette
05 Mar 2015, 23:05
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: The Justice of Justine
Replies: 5
Views: 2991

The Justice of Justine

I have a fondness for this superhero strip from Sally, but there seems to be little information available about it. My collection is woefully sparse, so although I know she debuted in the first issue, I have no idea when the series ended. It's there in the 15 November 69 issue and gone by March of 1...
by Marionette
04 Mar 2015, 15:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7169
Views: 789965

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I just got an issue of Sally off ebay that was listed as "excellent condition, except for one page missing", which is a bit like describing a car as "excellent runner if you don't include the missing wheel". I don't honestly see that you can claim something is excellent condition when it is incomple...
by Marionette
15 Feb 2015, 15:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Digital Comics
Replies: 24
Views: 4833

Re: Digital Comics

A particularly absurd thing is that you can pick up the original comics cheaper than the rather poor quality digital reprints Egmont were offering. While Misty does tend to be expensive, the vast majority of Tammys and Jintys I've bought have been around a pound an issue.
by Marionette
05 Feb 2015, 22:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Digital Comics
Replies: 24
Views: 4833

Re: Digital Comics

I don't know why DCT and Egmont haven't already done it but they probably have good reasons. Egmont have dipped a toe into the market, but they went about it in such a greedy, wrongheaded way that they probably didn't sell any and it put them off. Basically, they attempted to sell 24 pages of repri...
by Marionette
10 Jan 2015, 13:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Why Collect?
Replies: 57
Views: 10414

Re: Why Collect?

For me too, a large part is because I want to read them. But it's also because I want to preserve them. I hate the idea of great stories and art being lost from the world. The comics themselves I don't care much about. Ninetly percent of the time I'd rather have a good quality reprint volume than th...
by Marionette
10 Jan 2015, 13:11
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Endings for Jinty serials
Replies: 56
Views: 36793

Re: Endings for Jinty serials

Just as well. September 1979 seems to have gone astray.

Probably just misfiled, but I have no clue where. One of the reasons I scan comics is so I can find them.
by Marionette
09 Jan 2015, 16:01
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Endings for Jinty serials
Replies: 56
Views: 36793

Re: Endings for Jinty serials

Tammyfan wrote:Does anyone have part two of "Waves of Fear" and the final part of "Pandora's Box"? Both are dated 29 September 1979. Thanks for any help.
I have that issue. I'll see if I can dig it out.