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by PaulTwist
23 Aug 2012, 17:36
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Dandy and The Beano the differences..
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: The Dandy and The Beano the differences..

If only The Dandy would replicate one of the other common traits of comics across the pond, and relaunch itself with a new #1...
by PaulTwist
17 Aug 2012, 01:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What Shall We Do?
Replies: 27
Views: 1498

Re: What Shall We Do?

I'd love to see a Beano Retro, like Digi suggested. Somewhere between CftC and the summer specials. It'd probably have to have a high price tag for WH Smith to be interested - maybe a 68-page monthly for £3.99, with Beano branding but reprinting strips from across the DC Thomson archives? Or maybe t...
by PaulTwist
17 Aug 2012, 01:34
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Guardian article: The Dandy Faces Closure
Replies: 215
Views: 36075

Re: Guardian article: The Dandy Faces Closure

Put two and two together... ...and get five. I really don't understand your dislike of The Guardian, Digi. It's one of the most respected, least-sensationalist newspapers. They BROKE the hacking scandal, for flip's sake! And I would imagine Guardian journalists have more pressing, urgent things to ...
by PaulTwist
16 Aug 2012, 21:00
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Guardian article: The Dandy Faces Closure
Replies: 215
Views: 36075

Re: Guardian article: The Dandy Faces Closure

Digifiend wrote:That's right, the Guardian got their story by hacking. At least, DCT are accusing them of it.
No they didn't. And no they're not.
by PaulTwist
08 Aug 2012, 17:37
Forum: Beano
Topic: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 174
Views: 37317

Re: The Beano merges..UPDATE its not a merge!!!!!!!!!!

As someone who rarely buys The Beano (but did buy it this week), a free digital subscription would be lovely. And once my free sub runs out, maybe I'll decide I can "never be without a Beano", and either renew the digital sub or pick it up from my local newsagents every Wednesday. And maybe I won't ...
by PaulTwist
01 Aug 2012, 17:39
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: New Comic - Crumbs!
Replies: 10
Views: 7189

Re: New Comic - Crumbs!

Just to show there's interest - I very much enjoyed the Crumbs strips, hope that more appear very soon, and would dearly love a print version (wishful thinking on the latter, but maybe if the site is regularly updated a "best of" hard copy wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility?)
by PaulTwist
01 Aug 2012, 17:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Alf Tupper returns
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Alf Tupper returns

Apologies for the clumsy phrasing of my previous post, Phoenix. What I meant to say: I would very much like to buy the IDW Groo Artists' Edition book, but at $100, it's beyond my means at the moment. If, however, I had a child that I could sell to raise the $100 needed, I would do so and buy the boo...
by PaulTwist
30 Jul 2012, 18:52
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Alf Tupper returns
Replies: 11
Views: 1013

Re: Alf Tupper returns

The very existence of this book feels like a minor miracle! It seems unfair that the US receive the lovingly-made, comprehensive, deluxe collections such as Fantagraphics reprinting every single Peanuts or Popeye newspaper strip in order, or IDW's huge, lavish "artist's edition" collections (I would...
by PaulTwist
26 Jul 2012, 17:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Panic at the Pumps!
Replies: 50
Views: 3029

Re: Panic at the Pumps!

I don't find bogies funny... but that's because I'm NOT EIGHT YEARS OLD. I'm sure I did when I was. Plus one of my favourite ever things from comics was The Plops from Oink!, and they were much more "gross" than anything The Beano has ever printed.
by PaulTwist
26 Jul 2012, 17:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: comics on c-d rom
Replies: 323
Views: 33181

Re: comics on c-d rom

Someone I follow on Twitter recently stated that their opinion on pirated material was that they'd pirate it if it's not commercially available, but once it was they'd buy it right away. I think this is a fair compromise. (Though they were talking about archive TV series, not comics.) It's a tough o...
by PaulTwist
25 Jul 2012, 18:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Help for the new boy please?
Replies: 36
Views: 3435

Re: Help for the new boy please?

Not a fan of smilies, even though I do use them. I think they can be helpful on forums as posts are often quite "stream of consciousness", whereas if you were writing a more considered piece then it'd be easier to imply intention. Erm, or something. :) (Incidentally, I don't think there was anything...
by PaulTwist
25 Jul 2012, 17:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Is it just me...
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: Is it just me...

I must admit I agree. I don't want to be pessimistic, as it's a great publication, and John Freeman's clearly poured gallons of blood, sweat and tears into it. It seems that printing in Bosnia means that timely delivery can't be guaranteed - but, presuambly, it'd be too costly to print the mag in th...
by PaulTwist
23 Jul 2012, 18:03
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Dandy Annual 2013
Replies: 40
Views: 14352

Re: Dandy Annual 2013

We don't actually know the Badd Lads' names at all. Boss, Fingers, and Knuck (short for Knucklehead) are clearly just nicknames. You never know. People have stupid names in comics all the time. I like to think their full, real, given, actual names are Boss Badd, Fingers Badd and Knuck Badd. (Why no...
by PaulTwist
23 Jul 2012, 17:59
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Would you read it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3039

Re: Would you read it?

I'd buy it. One of my many "ideas of things I'd like to do that, in reality, I'll almost certainly never get round to" is a similar book about Oink! It'd be a smaller undertaking as it only ran for a couple of years, and many of its contributors are still active so should be easy to hunt down for in...
by PaulTwist
12 Jul 2012, 21:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Are you a Whizz-kid or a Chip-ite?
Replies: 36
Views: 2251

Re: Are you a Whizz-kid or a Chip-ite?

I was a Whizz-kid, which makes me feel a bit like a class traitor. :D