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by Phoenix
07 Apr 2009, 13:15
Forum: Dandy
Topic: The Dandy 70th Coffee book will it happen?
Replies: 25
Views: 11237

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: 2550

Re: Another landmark for Lew

Of course not, Ray. Perish the thought.
by Phoenix
06 Apr 2009, 20:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Free Booklets with thomson's Boys Papers
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: Free Booklets with thomson's Boys Papers

Thanks Andy. In the event, colcool guided me through the intricacies of this method of communication yesterday, basically by sending me a PM which I was forced to figure out how to respond to.
by Phoenix
06 Apr 2009, 20:27
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Another landmark for Lew
Replies: 51
Views: 2550

Re: Another landmark for Lew

'Tis a fearsome list with me at No 4! ( Like AndyB my naturally competitive spirit feels the desire to ignore the 'Old forum fella' construct and claim the No 3 spot but I'll restrain myself for fear of stirring up another furore of teacup proportions As I find myself in the strange position of act...
by Phoenix
05 Apr 2009, 17:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Roy of the Rovers, Battle, Misty and Buster back on shelves
Replies: 178
Views: 8152

Re: Roy of the Rovers, Battle, Misty and Buster back on shelves

nottinghamian wrote:I found Roy of the overs in my local WHSmith, but it wasn't easy.
With a title like that they would surely have stacked it with the cricket mags.
by Phoenix
05 Apr 2009, 14:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Free Booklets with thomson's Boys Papers
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: Free Booklets with thomson's Boys Papers

Gifts like Chang of the Crimson Claw starring Red Skull Branson (the man with a flaming skull branded on his forehead) really were great fun Just one further comment. It may be a while since you read the story, Phil, so I think it is worth pointing out, in case anybody gets confused, that Red Skull...
by Phoenix
05 Apr 2009, 14:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Free Booklets with thomson's Boys Papers
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: Free Booklets with thomson's Boys Papers

Incidentally I assume that 'Chang' was issued with Adventure but I'd be interested to know when, and whether the story inside had previously appeared elsewhere. Chang of the Crimson Claw was indeed presented with Adventure , Phil. It was given away in issue 914 (May 6th 1939). It was Adventure Vest...
by Phoenix
05 Apr 2009, 10:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Free Booklets with thomson's Boys Papers
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: Free Booklets with thomson's Boys Papers

I'm putting the information here, Col, as I don't know what you mean by 'PM me'. If you send me a cheque for £24.30 made out to Derek Marsden I will send you the book on receipt. Don't forget to enclose your name and address. If you want it sent to an address outside the UK, please let me know firs...
by Phoenix
04 Apr 2009, 22:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Free Booklets with thomson's Boys Papers
Replies: 19
Views: 1384

Re: Free Booklets with thomson's Boys Papers

I wrote the book, Col, and I can assure you that it has never been available through Amazon, partly because they have never contacted me and partly because I suspect that if they did, they would demand too big a discount. I think they list it because it has an ISBN number, and this information is di...
by Phoenix
04 Apr 2009, 15:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Another landmark for Lew
Replies: 51
Views: 2550

Re: Another landmark for Lew

Ray, give it a rest. You are not only ploughing a solitary furrow, you are going to get buried in the hole that you are digging. For example, how can the word gobshite be self deprecating when you are using it to describe somebody else? As for your 1250 posts, the fact is they are either 'a load of ...
by Phoenix
04 Apr 2009, 11:15
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Ron Clark - Buster Writer RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: Ron Clark - Buster Writer RIP

Today's issue of The Guardian carries a big obituary of Ron 'Nobby' Clark, written by Steve Holland. It incorporates what seems to be the front cover of the 1962 Buster Annual.
by Phoenix
03 Apr 2009, 00:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Another landmark for Lew
Replies: 51
Views: 2550

Re: Another landmark for Lew

OK Phil and Col, I can let this go. I understand affection and appreciation of course, and Lew has, over a long period of time, contributed an enormous amount of information and perceptive comment for the benefit of us all. I too congratulate him, but I doubt whether he will have entirely welcomed b...
by Phoenix
01 Apr 2009, 23:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Another landmark for Lew
Replies: 51
Views: 2550

Re: Another landmark for Lew

I have been reading Lew's comments for some considerable time now and I am frankly quite puzzled as to when, where or how exactly he became a 'gobshite'. Am I missing something?
by Phoenix
05 Mar 2009, 18:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: "Mystic signs" gift query. Can anyone help?
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: "Mystic signs" gift query. Can anyone help?

It may also be of some interest to your friend, Lew, to learn that just over a year ago one of the medals from the third set of six was offered for auction on eBay with a starting bid of £1.55. It was incorrectly advertised as being from the 1950s and even so made just under £10, if memory serves ...
by Phoenix
04 Mar 2009, 23:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: "Mystic signs" gift query. Can anyone help?
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: "Mystic signs" gift query. Can anyone help?

Had this email from a friend of mine this morning. Stumped me, but does anyone here know the origins of this free gift? Was it in The Wizard comic? If so, which year? The six medals with the motor car on one side and the mystic sign on the other were free gifts in The Wizard in 1929. The first to b...