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by Phoenix
14 Apr 2009, 15:19
Forum: Dandy
Topic: The Dandy 70th Coffee book will it happen?
Replies: 25
Views: 11148

Re: The Dandy 70th Coffee book will it happen?

I think the subtitle The Story So Far was used simply because The Beano is still running, Steve. Obviously all future options are available to Thomsons but I very much doubt whether they will ever update The History Of The Beano , especially in view of the high production costs involved, given that ...
by Phoenix
14 Apr 2009, 13:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: A 1960's comic countdown.
Replies: 70
Views: 4290

Re: A 1960's comic countdown.

Captain Storm wrote:Interesting to read about the Nazi brooch!
These covers will give you an opportunity to see it as well, Cap.
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by Phoenix
13 Apr 2009, 21:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Easter comic covers
Replies: 47
Views: 7470

Re: Easter comic covers

Here's another one, this time for aficionados of Thomsons' story papers. It is issue 312 of The Rover , dated April 7th 1928, and is most unusual because of the preponderance of yellow. I like to think that yellow was chosen as representing the colour of yolk. It may be worth pointing out to younger...
by Phoenix
13 Apr 2009, 19:27
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: New Roy of the Rovers book
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: New Roy of the Rovers book

Haven't Amazon offered you an opportunity to cancel your order and have a refund? Yes they have, Lew, but currently I would rather have the book than the money back. I realise that Amazon have no idea when it will be published but I suppose I am an optimist, you know how it is, the postman will bri...
by Phoenix
13 Apr 2009, 17:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: New Roy of the Rovers book
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: New Roy of the Rovers book

I wouldn't get over excited about it if I were you, Wilsia. Some of us have ordered and paid for Roy Of The Rovers - The Archives ( Volume 1 : 1954/55 season) and are still waiting for it. The book was advertised with a publication date of December 20th 2008 and I for one was in for it well before C...
by Phoenix
13 Apr 2009, 12:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: `Buddy` comic 1981-?
Replies: 66
Views: 3844

Re: `Buddy` comic 1981-?

To Phoenix,to err is human,to say you are an expert will sometimes scupper you :wink: Welcome to the rest of us! :coat: The points you make here, Cap, are perfectly fair when used in a general sense. However, I need to point out that you have not read carefully enough what I actually wrote and, due...
by Phoenix
11 Apr 2009, 11:04
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: What did Alf Tupper really look like?
Replies: 2
Views: 2247

Re: What did Alf Tupper really look like?

My memories of Alf go back to his first appearance in The Rover in 1949, and the pictorial presentation of him at that time is therefore, for me, the definitive one. James Walker was the artist chosen by Thomsons to illustrate Alf's adventures in all ten serials between 1949 and 1957, so my impressi...
by Phoenix
10 Apr 2009, 23:07
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Zulu Character
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Zulu Character

Kashgar's suggestion about a Zulu bodyguard for a schoolboy, which you feel could well be the character you are enquiring about, BW, has persuaded me to mention a story in Adventure in 1950 called John Brown's Bodyguard . The main reason I didn't mention it in my previous post is that there are two ...
by Phoenix
10 Apr 2009, 22:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Top 10 Soccer Superheroes
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Top 10 Soccer Superheroes

Or you could have given Peter Bonetti a sex change" and associated him with the 70s Marvel super heroine the Cat!!! And let's not forget Bunty 's own Cat, Marie Bonnet, whose personal campaign to sabotage and humiliate the Germans in Occupied France in WW2 started in 1986. Her story eventually made...
by Phoenix
10 Apr 2009, 18:07
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: A 1960's comic countdown.
Replies: 70
Views: 4290

Re: A 1960's comic countdown.

stevezodiac wrote:I've never seen a copy (nor ever heard of) the Blue Bird. Anyone have an image they can scan in?
This is the front cover of issue 23 (March 31st 1923).
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by Phoenix
10 Apr 2009, 16:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: A 1960's comic countdown.
Replies: 70
Views: 4290

Re: A 1960's comic countdown.

I think Kashgar is looking for comics that started and finished in the 60s. must be some Girl's titles in there. Poppet? Marilyn? Romeo? If that turns out to be the case, Steve, Romeo won't be included on two counts. It debuted on August 31st 1957 and ran until issue 887 on September 14th 1974 afte...
by Phoenix
07 Apr 2009, 22:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Need help identifying a comic
Replies: 148
Views: 70466

Re: Need help identifying a comic

The source for the serial Terror In The Tall Tower which appeared in the picture version of The Wizard , and by extension Red Dagger , was a text serial called The Terror In The Skyscraper . It was in The Wizard from issue 664 (Aug. 24 1935) to 673 (Oct. 26 1935). An English youngster called Jimmy A...
by Phoenix
07 Apr 2009, 17:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Zulu Character
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Zulu Character

Off the top of my head, BW, I can only think of one story that ticks some of your boxes. This is a 21-instalment historical picture story called Black Lightning , which appeared in colour on the front and rear covers of Adventure between issue 1783 (Mar. 21 1959) - 1803 (Aug. 8 1959). However, the o...
by Phoenix
07 Apr 2009, 13:15
Forum: Dandy
Topic: The Dandy 70th Coffee book will it happen?
Replies: 25
Views: 11148

Re: The Dandy 70th Coffee book will it happen?

I have enjoyed reading my copy of The History of The Beano , especially the survey to the end of the Forties when I basically stopped reading comics, turning my attention instead to Thomsons' story papers. As a child I was nowhere near as fond of The Beano , though, as I was of The Dandy . I liked B...
by Phoenix
07 Apr 2009, 10:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Another landmark for Lew
Replies: 51
Views: 2393

Re: Another landmark for Lew

Of course not, Ray. Perish the thought.