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by Kashgar
01 Feb 2007, 12:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 1950s annuals
Replies: 3
Views: 777

1950s annuals

Really great to see those annual covers Lew. Although the 1950's is before my time in terms of an ability to read, having been only two when the decade ended, it's still a time that conjures up a great deal of nostalgia for me. This is no doubt due, in part, to the odd 1950's annual that came my way...
by Kashgar
01 Feb 2007, 12:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Eagle Number One Found in Coronation Street!
Replies: 12
Views: 1650

Eagle Number One Found in Coronation Street!

Now I've had a think about it surely Roy Cropper wouldn't be old enough to have collected 'Eagle' from the first issue? He would have to be at least 65 or so to have had any interest in the paper when it was first published 57 years ago and I would only put him in his mid to late fifties age wise. B...
by Kashgar
31 Jan 2007, 11:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Red Dagger covers
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Red Dagger covers

'Run Paul! Run!' originally appeared in the Wizard (31/3/73)-(29/9/73). If anyone needs any info re 'Red Dagger' then please don't hesitate to post an email here and I'll try my best to help.
by Kashgar
30 Jan 2007, 11:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Eagle Number One Found in Coronation Street!
Replies: 12
Views: 1650

Eagle Number One Found in Coronation Street!

Last night on 'Coronation Street' Roy Cropper was offered ?1500 for the complete first year of 'Eagle' and the Ray-Gun. I'm not a regular viewer but wasn't the Ray-Gun he was referring to actually a piece of spin-off Dan Dare merchandise complete in its box rather than a free gift. I don't think it ...
by Kashgar
25 Jan 2007, 12:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: THE BROONS ON TV
Replies: 27
Views: 3645

THE BROONS ON TV

The nursery titles that are missing from the Thomson/Leng archive seem to include several years worth of the long running Fairyland Tales and books such as Children's Holiday Fun and Jolly Jinks. Whether they have actually been lost or just mislaid is open to question however. Maybe when they do an ...
by Kashgar
23 Jan 2007, 12:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: THE BROONS ON TV
Replies: 27
Views: 3645

Re: THE BROONS ON TV

thanks.......I've now watched it.. man I would love to spend a weekend in the vault :D with food and drink etc...I'll pretend to be a cameraman :lol: DC Thomson has kept everything they did...which is amazing.. .is there anything missing? I saw Hotspurs..Wizard..Plug..and bags of original artwork.....
by Kashgar
22 Jan 2007, 15:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Carson's Cubs
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Carson's Cubs

There is only one directorial adversary to Joe Carson in the first three series of Carson's Cubs and that is Arthur Braggart and the nearest we ever get to an explanation as to why he wants to see Carson and his cubs fail is because he doesn't agree with his youth policy or his training methods. Sim...
by Kashgar
22 Jan 2007, 15:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Please Help, it's driving me nuts! See if anyone can answer
Replies: 29
Views: 2714

Please Help, it's driving me nuts! See if anyone can answer

Hi Reker, I've managed to track down this elusive strip for you. It was titled The Knot of Courage and appeared in Hotspur Nos 781-796 (Oct 1974- Jan 1975). As you said you were only 4 in 1974 I can only surmise that you somehow came across these older issues later in the decade as the strip certain...
by Kashgar
20 Jan 2007, 13:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Spalt Rats and Dysfunctional Families
Replies: 11
Views: 1379

Spalt Rats and Dysfunctional Families

At the moment I'm compiling a catalogue of Beano and Dandy collectables for the Beano and Dandy Collectors Club newsletter which will include a list of all free gifts given away with the two titles in the last seven decades from the Express Whistler and Whoopee Mask given away with the respective fi...
by Kashgar
20 Jan 2007, 12:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Please Help, it's driving me nuts! See if anyone can answer
Replies: 29
Views: 2714

Please Help, it's driving me nuts! See if anyone can answer

I've checked through all the later Hotspur and there doesn't seem to be anything in those issues that would fit. I think someone had already suggested a Hotspur character named Kenji the Samurai but it is certainly not him. He featured in a strip titled Son of the Sword but his origin is nothing lik...
by Kashgar
20 Jan 2007, 12:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 'Tin-Tin' documentary tonight!
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Re: 'Tin-Tin' documentary tonight!

Gosh yes! I remember doing that quite obsessively with Jonny Quest - so much so that I was terrified of missing an episode! In fact it was almost like train-spotting; maybe they should have published an I-Spy Book of TV cartoon credits??? :? Phil Rushton Jonny Quest - now you're talking! Absolutely...
by Kashgar
20 Jan 2007, 12:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 40 years since POW! No.1
Replies: 21
Views: 2449

40 years since POW! No.1

Mention of Pow No1 always brings back memories to me of the limitations of my pocket money and having to make the choice of which new comic title to go for between it and TV Tornado. In my case TV Tornado won out and Pow just became another of those titles that got away.
by Kashgar
19 Jan 2007, 13:12
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 'Tin-Tin' documentary tonight!
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

'Tin-Tin' documentary tonight!

Hi Finisterre, The name of the voice-actor with the stentorian voice was american Paul Frees (1920-1986) who actually did all of the voices for the english language versions of the 1962 Tele-Hachete and Belvision Tin-Tin series apart from Tin-Tin himself. Apart from this he did an awful lot of other...
by Kashgar
19 Jan 2007, 12:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: THE BROONS ON TV
Replies: 27
Views: 3645

THE BROONS ON TV

Peter Davidson is a compotent artist but he certainly doesn't have the beautiful technique of Ken Harrison, who in my mind is the only artist to have recaptured the magic of the Dudley Watkins era. Of all the artists who have drawn The Broons and Oor Wullie since Watkins demise Tom Lavery, John Poll...
by Kashgar
19 Jan 2007, 12:36
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Artists and Writers re Adam Eterno?
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Artists and Writers re Adam Eterno?

This is always the trouble when you recall things off the top of your head, you don't get things exactly right. Adam Eterno was a strip that I recalled, mistakenly, as being solely by Lopez and his crew. I'd totally forgotten about the early episodes in Thunder being by Tom Kerr and Colin Page or in...