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by Marionette
09 Oct 2014, 04:44
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Endings for Jinty serials
Replies: 56
Views: 36793

Re: Endings for Jinty serials

Tammyfan wrote:Does anyone have the ending to the Jinty serial, "Jackie's Two Lives"? The running dates were 7/9/74-8/2/75.
I'm certain I do, as I have a complete run up to 1977. I'll dig out the relevant issue and scan it.
by Marionette
08 Oct 2014, 00:42
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: D. C. Thomsons' Picture Story Libraries For Girls
Replies: 32
Views: 9936

Re: D. C. Thomsons' Picture Story Libraries For Girls

The subject of girls' names in girls' comics is an interesting one. Most of the time they seem to be chosen for alliteration with the rest of the title, and this often results in such bizarrely obscure names that I often wonder if they haven't simply been made up. Even Jinty is so rare that googling...
by Marionette
02 Oct 2014, 03:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 862
Views: 228356

Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Outbid at the last second (SNIPED!) on three eBay auctions within a couple of days, all from the same seller, which was a bit annoying. I know it comes with the field, but when it happens three times in a row it's hard not to get frustrated. The only way to beat sniping is to dispassionately decide...
by Marionette
29 Sep 2014, 17:44
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: How do you protect your 1970s UK girls' comics?
Replies: 12
Views: 5205

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

That's a good idea! Presumably they'd be fairly airtight too, so would keep out the dust/spiders/etc? (As opposed to cardboard comic boxes which have holes for handles.) The only drawback I imagine might be if they're the transparent type of boxes then sunlight might affect the comics? (Solution wo...
by Marionette
29 Sep 2014, 17:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Britain's Worst Comic
Replies: 76
Views: 9475

Re: Britain's Worst Comic

Winebibber is possibly the most wretched comic I've ever seen. Whoever thought that producing a non-offensive, christian-themed version of Viz was a good idea? Offensiveness is about the only thing most Vizalikes have going for them. Perhaps Lew is correct that "in most cases cartoonists are doing t...
by Marionette
28 Sep 2014, 22:44
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: How do you protect your 1970s UK girls' comics?
Replies: 12
Views: 5205

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

bags and boxes to fit Misty are available from specialised dealers, but they are expensive and it's debatable how useful they are unless your comics are pristine to start with and you intend to keep them that way. Personally, I keep most of my comics in waterproof plastic crates. I've found one size...
by Marionette
28 Sep 2014, 14:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics that have disappointed you
Replies: 38
Views: 6332

Re: Comics that have disappointed you

I'm disappointed by bad science in comics. Particularly in serious SF stories the fictional elements need to be grounded in real science, so when you get some explanation that is blatant rubbish even to a non-scientist like me, then I lose all trust in the writer and am unconvinced by anything they ...
by Marionette
28 Sep 2014, 14:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7169
Views: 789957

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Five issues of Spellbound, leaving me with only seven to go to complete the set. Whatever shall I do once that is achieved?
by Marionette
28 Sep 2014, 14:36
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic Pet Hates
Replies: 87
Views: 10467

Re: Comic Pet Hates

Somebody I know got a neg on ebay for selling a comic that wasn't a complete story. It should have been mentioned apparently. How odd. American comics are now almost universally "written for the trade" with each issue barely reading as a chapter of a five or six part story. They've been like that f...
by Marionette
04 Sep 2014, 00:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Similar covers
Replies: 14
Views: 2727

Re: Similar covers

Of course the stories even have the same title. Perhaps a reprint cut to fit the Commando format? Or a rerun of the same script? When the cover image is such a blatant copy maybe the rest of the story is. And it is a copy. It's not an homage, because the original isn't well known, and it's not inspi...
by Marionette
28 Aug 2014, 10:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics that have disappointed you
Replies: 38
Views: 6332

Re: Comics that have disappointed you

dandy mad wrote:I'm surprised that DCT kept the title going in the baron wilderness that was the 1970s
Wasn't Baron Wilderness a Power Rangers villain?
by Marionette
23 Aug 2014, 20:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Collectors etiquette
Replies: 59
Views: 8141

Re: Collectors etiquette

The days of getting comics for a few pence in the charity shop are long gone the old dears that serve behind the counter at my local age uk shop have a list behind the counter with an up to date price list of valuable comics and annuals as I was about to purchase a 1964 Dandy book in fine condition...
by Marionette
21 Aug 2014, 12:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics with the most eye-catching name or logo
Replies: 26
Views: 3577

Re: Comics with the most eye-catching name or logo

I think this Spellbound cover has a lot going for it, but as the logo seems to work best in conjunction with the rest of the design, separating the elements does take a little something away from the logo, although it's still impressive. I think Spellbound was the most engaging title logo of any gi...
by Marionette
21 Aug 2014, 12:16
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Misty Coming Back
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

Re: Misty Coming Back

It would be nice if true, but I won't get my hopes up until I hear something a little more solid, like the name of the publisher or the date of publication. It's really hard to tell from the article whether this was an actual commitment to publishing or if it was just Pat repeating what he's said ma...
by Marionette
16 Aug 2014, 02:38
Forum: World Comics
Topic: A sex change for Thor
Replies: 69
Views: 51587

Re: A sex change for Thor

There was a Legion story in the 90s in which Element Lad's girlfriend Shvaughn Erin unexpectedly turned outto be a bloke called Sean who'd been regularly taking some magical sex change drug that had now worn off. Element Lad took it all in his stride because he was used to things changing their pro...