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by PaulTwist
12 Jul 2012, 21:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics are dead. Discuss.
Replies: 64
Views: 2731

Re: British comics are dead. Discuss.

Maybe a comic about what kids today are doing - video games. Video games? You pretty much just described Sonic the Comic. And considering that that's no longer published... Dark Horse UK tried this in 1994, with Max Overload. It didn't last long. (Nor did Dark Horse UK, for that matter.) More recen...
by PaulTwist
08 Jul 2012, 23:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 861
Views: 224844

Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

The Dandy. Because I couldn't find it anywhere. Manchester-types - I've asked this in another thread, but if anyone could point me towards a shop in the city centre that consistently stocks it, I'll be eternally grateful. It's usually in WH Smith, but they occasionally sell out. (Tesco in Prestwich ...
by PaulTwist
08 Jul 2012, 23:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7148
Views: 768509

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Yes, I meant to point that out too. Oops! Thanks Lew.

Hope they both do well, but can the UK comics market sustain TWO Batman titles? And why are they in different formats? (It's things like this that keep me up at night.)
by PaulTwist
08 Jul 2012, 22:49
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Pop Stars In Picture Strips
Replies: 28
Views: 14516

Re: Pop Stars In Picture Strips

colcool007 wrote:Didn't Viz add players from pop bands to Billy The Fish? Oh hold on a mo', that was Roy Of The Rovers! Or is that my dementia kicking in?

Nurse! The dried frog pills if you please.
Shakin' Stevens certainly played for Fulchester Utd for a while.

"Shakey! I've got all your records!"
by PaulTwist
08 Jul 2012, 22:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7148
Views: 768509

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I assume the change was because of the DC Comics New 52? Sort of. The Batman Legends title had already been running New 52 material. Four of the five reprinted stories are from early New 52 issues (Detective Comics #1, Batman: The Dark Knight #1 and Batman & Robin #1 and 2), but the reprints of the...
by PaulTwist
08 Jul 2012, 03:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7148
Views: 768509

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I bought the new Mad too. Bit disapoointed there isn't a "traditional" Mad-style spoof of The Amazing Spider-Man. There's one of Breaking Bad but I don't want to read it for fear of spoilers! Nice to see some Evan Dorkin art in the mag, always a treat. Tutzy's Newsagents at Piccadilly Gardens in Man...
by PaulTwist
31 May 2012, 00:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on the radio.
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: Comics on the radio.

I remember those BBC Superman series. They went out at 11pm! I was only 9 at the time, and tried to secretly stay awake to listen under the covers. Think I only made it a few minutes into the first episode...
by PaulTwist
28 Apr 2012, 08:47
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths
Replies: 139
Views: 34077

Re: Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths

Last year's summer special didn't reach my local branches until a couple of weeks after others on here already had their copy. Might materialise in the next couple of weeks...
by PaulTwist
25 Apr 2012, 00:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Is it important for a comic to have a target audience?
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Is it important for a comic to have a target audience?

Digifiend wrote:The parents of the core target audience?
I see your point, but that's still rather broad. The parents of an 8 year old could, realistically, be anywhere from mid-20s to late-40s.
by PaulTwist
25 Apr 2012, 00:54
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths
Replies: 139
Views: 34077

Re: Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths

Hurrah! Good find Peter. Wasn't expecting a second issue of this so it's a pleasant surprise.
by PaulTwist
23 Apr 2012, 03:29
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: currently on at the 'pictures':
Replies: 431
Views: 203726

Re: currently on at the 'pictures':

I adore the new Muppet film. If you're a fan of The Muppet Show I think you'll find a lot to like about it. I saw it twice at the cinema and even imported the Blu Ray so I could see it again! I think it's the first film I've bought to own for a good couple of years - Four Lions was probably the last...
by PaulTwist
22 Apr 2012, 23:40
Forum: Beano
Topic: Dennis and Gnasher in "The Long Way Home"
Replies: 10
Views: 5266

Re: Dennis and Gnasher in "The Long Way Home"

Aw, this brings back memories... I lent my copy of that to a friend of mine back in the 1980s. He returned it about two years ago when he found it after moving house! Delighted to have it returned. That comic always stuck in my head for two reasons: the price (80p for a comic! I think The Beano was ...
by PaulTwist
31 Mar 2012, 23:07
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: MY NEW BLOG! (Or my old blog with a new update.)
Replies: 0
Views: 1835

MY NEW BLOG! (Or my old blog with a new update.)

Been meaning to do this for a while - I've updated my blog and intend to update it regularly with words about comics. The focus will be on comics that are out now, but I hope to make a regular feature of comics that are available in newsagents, rather than in specialist import shops. (Though I'll be...
by PaulTwist
30 Mar 2012, 21:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic character postage stamps
Replies: 27
Views: 3989

Re: Comic character postage stamps

If you had to transport a comic from say Cornwall to Aberdeen without using the post office it would cost you a lot of money. 60p or so is still pretty good value for money. Agreed. I think we've been undercharged for post if anything. 60p to send something from one end of the country to the other,...
by PaulTwist
30 Mar 2012, 21:01
Forum: Dandy
Topic: This weeks Dandy
Replies: 896
Views: 130747

Re: This weeks Dandy

As an occasional purchaser of The Dandy, and one who is about 25 years above its target audience, I won't be buying the current issue. And yes, I do think £3.99 is a little bit steep - a quid more than I'd expect for a gift issue. That said, surely the reason DC Thomson are doing this is because the...