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by Muffy
04 Jul 2007, 12:29
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Future Tense
Replies: 2
Views: 2972

Future Tense

Though reprints, it was the first time I had ever read these strips, so for me it was all new, and as a child I loved sci-fi, buying ever issue with my hard-earned newspaper round money, including when it went monthly. I like the Micronauts so much I bought a couple of their figures [not realising t...
by Muffy
04 Jul 2007, 12:22
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Cheeky's Snail
Replies: 20
Views: 6613

Cheeky's Snail

'Snail of the Century' was the name of Cheeky's Snail's all-colour back page. He met his friends in the garden: Mole; Rabbit; his snail nephew and many others - to share jokes and rhymes with them (even if in real life they would have eaten him!). I don't think the snail ever had a name, and usually...
by Muffy
04 Jul 2007, 12:12
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Wow, was good fun (& collectable) 1982-3
Replies: 1
Views: 1814

Wow, was good fun (& collectable) 1982-3

Though short lived [just over a year making it a manageable title by collecting standards], some of the strips lived on for a while longer in Whoopee / Whizzer+Chips / and Buster. Creepy Comix, became one of the top strips; also popular was Family Trees (in colour - unheard of for the time); Boy Bos...
by Muffy
03 Jul 2007, 13:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic fans or nostalgists?
Replies: 32
Views: 3023

Childhood innocence

Your right Lew - thanks. Who needs Dr Who's Tardis for time travel. :)
by Muffy
03 Jul 2007, 12:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic fans or nostalgists?
Replies: 32
Views: 3023

Nostalgist or not??

1) Would have to be a one day type comic convention to attend. Would love to see any artists and writers who are still alive from the 1970s and 1980s (most must be retired - Reg Parlett was in his 80's in the 1980s I think), people like John Stokes, Dave Gibbons, yourself Lew, Ezquera, Scott Goodall...
by Muffy
02 Jul 2007, 14:38
Forum: 2000AD
Topic: Is anyone still reading 2000AD?
Replies: 78
Views: 70387

Is anyone still reading 2000AD?

I was an avid reader from Prog. 175 to prog 900 (Meltdown Man was my all time fave story :) ), but stopped due to being a bit disillusioned with story quality. Did chat someone at "The Cartoon Museum" in Little Russell Street, who was in his thirties and still had a subscription to it, apparently al...
by Muffy
02 Jul 2007, 09:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: How does your home life affect your comic collecting?
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Space problems

Over the years I have 'pruned down' my collection to just 1,900 selective issues (which take up space in 11 smallish boxes). At one point I had nearly 10,000 ? they took up far too much space. :( So over the years I've sold many at my Mum's and Dad's car boot sales, and the more valuable ones on eba...
by Muffy
02 Jul 2007, 09:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Dr Who Adventures comic 1 year old
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

BBC Worldwide

I did a freelancing stint at BBC Worldwide [though working in a different department], the comic is a massive seller for them (sometimes 120,000 sales per issue - which is more than most 2000ad's at their most popular). Sales sometimes speak for themselves. :wink:
by Muffy
02 Jul 2007, 09:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Protective Sleeves for oversize comics
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Protective Sleeves for oversize comics

"Old size 2000ad" bags are the best for the IPC / Fleetway comics. Acid free ones are good for the comic paper (often poor quality). Ideally though they should be stored at room temperature. NOT in the loft, where the temperature can be too cold - though this saves space elsewhere. :idea:
by Muffy
29 Jun 2007, 13:35
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: I have issue one - worth owt?
Replies: 11
Views: 6417

I have issue one - worth owt?

I saw the LAST ever issue go for ?40 on ebay at the beginning of 2007, though some issues only ever get very small bids on ebay, probably the condition is important and if you still have the free gift, worth keeping for nostalgic reasons though. :idea:
by Muffy
29 Jun 2007, 13:31
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: tammy comic
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Tammy Comic was good

Yes I remember this, my grandad used to buy it for me and my sister. Lots of comics like Jinty and Misty merged with it. Pam of Pond Hill (a bit like Grange Hill) and Bella (a fantastic gymnast who used to do a window cleaning round to earn cash) were some of the longer running early 1980s story's. ...
by Muffy
26 Jun 2007, 20:57
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Your fave battle story?
Replies: 7
Views: 3067

Your fave battle story?

Mine was 'Charley's War' (of course), how about everyone else?
by Muffy
26 Jun 2007, 20:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Drawing comics: help please!
Replies: 43
Views: 3191

Drawing comics: help please!

Surely a lot of new illustrators must be using 'adobe photoshop' more and more, and other programs for illustration / colour purposes. One of the things I found doing a graphic design degree (17 years ago now), was that all the illustrators were very good (and only just starting to use computers too...