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by abacus
30 Jul 2014, 10:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Origins?
Replies: 34
Views: 6219

Re: Origins?

The mention of SPARKY in an earlier post prompts this observation--This comic seemed to me to suffer from an identity crisis with the cover layout changing at various times during it's run.I personally prefered it when the title layout was similar to the Beano and Dandy but then again I probably hol...
by abacus
29 Jul 2014, 21:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Origins?
Replies: 34
Views: 6219

Re: Origins?

Hardly a gimmick. More in keeping with the standard. Many UK comics had been tabloid size for decades, and even 1960s titles such as TV21 and Huckleberry Hound Weekly were in the large size. A number of comics like rainbow and playbox were produced in the 30/40s tabloid size, it's just that if I re...
by abacus
29 Jul 2014, 18:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Origins?
Replies: 34
Views: 6219

Re: Origins?

At their beginning both TOPPER and BEEZER were newspaper size comics.I wonder what the thinking was behind this, was it just a gimmick or was there another reason for this? It didn't last long though and soon they were down to beano size ,for which l think we collectors were thankful.
by abacus
28 Jul 2014, 08:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Free Toxic
Replies: 17
Views: 3925

Re: Free Toxic

Price can be a deterrent too, when little tommy asks his mum for £4 for a comic.
by abacus
28 Jul 2014, 08:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Free Toxic
Replies: 17
Views: 3925

Re: Free Toxic

I think the absence of strips in The Fun is simply due to them not wanting to spend too much on the content of a freebie. It is disappointing though, all the same. Agree , the sad thing is although the younger readers are no longer that interested in comics the art standards of the past are still p...
by abacus
28 Jul 2014, 06:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Free Toxic
Replies: 17
Views: 3925

Re: Free Toxic

They're also including a kids mini-mag called The Fun in tomorrow's paper and the following two Saturdays. I was hoping that these were going to be comics rather than puzzle mags and hoping there might be a revived interest in the weekly comic , since this was not the case l think the conclusion mu...
by abacus
27 Jul 2014, 08:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Origins?
Replies: 34
Views: 6219

Origins?

One of the great things about the 1950s Eagle was not only the Dan Dare story but also the full centre page spread picture of some technical marvel, which a number of people saved as a seperate entity.In the 1930s there was a magazine of similar size to the Eagle called MODERN WONDER,which also had ...
by abacus
24 Jul 2014, 08:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7203
Views: 811466

Re: What comics did you buy today?

tony ingram wrote:
abacus wrote:Or maybe stored upstairs or not at floor level.
The problem with storing my entire collection upstairs is it would probably bring the ceiling down.
There are exceptions of course, you just have to hope there are not floods of biblical proportions.
by abacus
24 Jul 2014, 07:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Collectors etiquette
Replies: 59
Views: 8270

Re: Collectors etiquette

I maybe lacking in business sense but it seems to me that if a local newspaper sells at 50 to 80p why can't a comic be produced at a similar price .I know local newspapers have adds but comics could too.Obviously I'm not talking the glossy comics which are priced differently but ordinary bread and b...
by abacus
24 Jul 2014, 06:27
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7203
Views: 811466

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Or maybe stored upstairs or not at floor level.
by abacus
22 Jul 2014, 06:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7203
Views: 811466

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Last week on holiday I got a RADIO FUN ANNUAL 1946 the chap wanted £15 for it ,as I only collect for fun I was only willing to pay £10
He suggested £12.50 I said thanks but I' d leave it and as I was leaving the shop he said ok you can have it for £10.which I did.
by abacus
21 Jul 2014, 07:26
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: poundshop
Replies: 1
Views: 3020

poundshop

An idea occured to me that some poundshops could bring out a comic which included comic strips for all members of the family, plus the odd advert.Stores in the past have created their own comics.failing that I, m sure they could buy up comics similar to THE WORKs and sell them I think it would make ...
by abacus
12 Jul 2014, 06:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics to keep???
Replies: 56
Views: 7897

Re: What comics to keep???

I obviously enjoy collecting to the extent of not only comics and annuals but also well illustrated victorian books etc.I probable think somewhere in the back of my mind I'm saving some of our history from the rubbish dump, that's my excuse anyway.
by abacus
04 Jul 2014, 07:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: EMPIRE FICTION - Comics and Story-Papers?
Replies: 15
Views: 4482

Re: EMPIRE FICTION - Comics and Story-Papers?

[quote="JT Mirana"]Ah, now that brings back happy telly memories. I preferred TALES OF THE GOLD MONKEY though. I too was a fan of the Gold Monkey and was disapointed when it ended .I did manage to get an annual of this series which has a few black and white comic strips and lots of full paged colour...
by abacus
03 Jul 2014, 21:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: collecting
Replies: 118
Views: 15561

Re: collecting

At a carboot once one stallholder had a lot of Jack and Jill comics all with a yellow sticker on and marked in felt tip at 25p.I wasn't really interested but for that price I thought I'd have a pounds worth, later I found I was unable to remove the sticker without tearing the comic, grrr.l notice so...