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by davidandrewsimpson
18 Aug 2017, 12:34
Forum: Conventions and other events
Topic: Isle of Wight Comic Con
Replies: 5
Views: 6345

Re: Isle of Wight Comic Con

A couple of months ago, on the Existential Ennui blog, there was a report on second hand bookshops on the Isle Of Wight. Anyone interested can read it at http://www.existentialennui.com/2017/06/the-secondhand-bookshops-of-isle-of.html The whole blog's worth a look if you're interested in SF and/or c...
by davidandrewsimpson
17 Aug 2017, 15:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Scream and Misty merge for all-new comic
Replies: 63
Views: 35230

Re: Scream and Misty merge for all-new comic

Sorry. 'Nceart' should be 'nice art'. Memo to self: write, then check, then submit.
by davidandrewsimpson
17 Aug 2017, 15:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Scream and Misty merge for all-new comic
Replies: 63
Views: 35230

Re: Scream and Misty merge for all-new comic

Count me as someone else who didn't like the 2000AD Action Special, though there was some nceart in it, especially John Burns on Doctor Sin and Shaky Kane on Mytek The Mighty. Most of the stories were gratuitously dark, vile and nasty, which is why I didn't like the special.
by davidandrewsimpson
16 Aug 2017, 13:57
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Exhibition about Girls' Comics
Replies: 8
Views: 5939

Re: Exhibition about Girls' Comics

I went to see the Girls' Comics exhibition at University Of Dundee yesterday, and very good it was too. Plenty of D C Thomson original art, as you'd expect, with the artists named when known, plus a nice little smattering of work from other sources. There were even some sketches by Elizabeth 'Bunty'...
by davidandrewsimpson
30 Jul 2017, 19:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics in Greek magazines
Replies: 310
Views: 100615

Re: British comics in Greek magazines

To my eyes, the art on "The long walk of chief Joseph", looks like it's by Argentinian artist Arturo Del Castillo, who specialised in westerns, including Dan Dakota in Ranger and then Look And Learn

Unfortunately, I've no idea where this story first appeared, or even if it's British.
by davidandrewsimpson
26 Jul 2017, 15:27
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Exhibition about Girls' Comics
Replies: 8
Views: 5939

Re: Exhibition about Girls' Comics

Thanks for pointing this out. I'm not far from Dundee, so I'll pop down the road for a look at this next month.
by davidandrewsimpson
04 Jul 2017, 16:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7155
Views: 775803

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Re Westy wondering if Dudley D Watkins drew the cover of Beano 1000: I'm no expert on Beano artists, but it looks to me like Mr Watkins drew his characters, with other artists drawing there characters. I can definitely see a few different art styles at play here, and Mr Watkins never struck me as so...
by davidandrewsimpson
30 Jun 2017, 16:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics in Greek magazines
Replies: 310
Views: 100615

Re: British comics in Greek magazines

Ramirez Nero Cortez, Emperor Of Crime appeared in Valiant's Book Of Sexton Blake in 1968 where it was 15 pages long, though I'm sure I've seen it elsewhere, possibly in an Action Annual in the late seventies. I'm certain it was a condensed reprint of a serial, possibly from Valiant, with the name ch...
by davidandrewsimpson
20 Jun 2017, 18:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: One-Eyed Jack's back!
Replies: 28
Views: 15313

Re: One-Eyed Jack's back!

Bri

https://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/releas ... d-mrs-peel

There you go -- the book and the audio adaptations are at this link.
by davidandrewsimpson
18 Jun 2017, 08:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Another Comics Query
Replies: 16
Views: 9503

Re: Another Comics Query

That sounds like Dr Mesmer's Revenge, in which the titular bad guy had a mummy sidekick. The mummy was deactivated in the final episode, and was last seen in a plane headed for Egypt, the plane disappearing into a giant cloud, never to be seen again. Donne Avenelle wrote and Carlos Cruz drew this se...
by davidandrewsimpson
14 Jun 2017, 21:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: One-Eyed Jack's back!
Replies: 28
Views: 15313

Re: One-Eyed Jack's back!

According to Lew Stringer at http://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/one-eyed-jack-ready-to-pre-order.html this book collects all the strips from Valiant. Jack then appeared in Battle & Valiant fo a while, so that could make up a second volume, hopefully with Jack's appearances in Valiant specials...
by davidandrewsimpson
11 Jun 2017, 18:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7155
Views: 775803

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Paw According to the Grand Comics Database the Military cover is by Will Eisner and the Blackhawk cover is by Al Bryant. Well done on spotting Jack Cole's art. I know he drew Death Patrol in Military Comics, so I looked at a copy of the first issue at Comic Book Plus and there's the same page. You c...
by davidandrewsimpson
09 Jun 2017, 16:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7155
Views: 775803

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Paw

Sometimes that pulp-like breathless action in The Thriller was because that's where the stories came from, with The Shadow being a regular feature there in the late thirties.
by davidandrewsimpson
06 Jun 2017, 16:02
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Science fiction comedy strip in Hotspur
Replies: 0
Views: 5190

Science fiction comedy strip in Hotspur

Back in the mid-to-late sixties, I remember enjoying a science fiction comedy strip that ran in Hotspur. My memory says it was drawn by Tom Kerr, though it might have been drawn in a style similar to his more humorous look, as in on Phil The Fluter in Lion, or the Monkees strip he drew in Lady Penel...
by davidandrewsimpson
22 May 2017, 13:30
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Suspense Picture Library Holiday Special 1981
Replies: 2
Views: 4865

Re: Suspense Picture Library Holiday Special 1981

Thanks Phil. I'd forgotten all about Action Picture Library, not that I was much aware of it to start with.

I'm always happier when I know roughly where reprints came from.