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by davidandrewsimpson
23 Sep 2018, 23:01
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805798

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Babington

Fantasy Unlimited started off as sales list for dealer Alan Austin, becoming an excellent comics fanzine which was eventually retitled Comics Unlimited, running for many years in the seventies.

There's a lovely tribute to him at https://30thcenturycomics.co.uk/alan-austin/
by davidandrewsimpson
02 Sep 2018, 17:59
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Lion numbering
Replies: 3
Views: 5042

Re: Lion numbering

According to Steve Holland's book Lion, King Of Picture Story Papers, it was numbered to 378 (16/05/59)
by davidandrewsimpson
13 Aug 2018, 21:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Oor Wullie Chip Shop
Replies: 1
Views: 4009

Oor Wullie Chip Shop

An Oor Wullie chip shop, intended as the start of a chain, has opened in Aberdeen. See https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/the-first ... -business/ for the Sunday Post story on its opening.
by davidandrewsimpson
20 Jul 2018, 20:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Owd Bob and Black Bob
Replies: 3
Views: 4368

Re: Owd Bob and Black Bob

As well as at least four film versions, there was an American Owd Bob comic book under the title Bob, Son of Battle, published by Dell Comics as a one-shot, issue #729 of their Four Color series. More details are at the Wikipedia Owd Bob page. The comic book, by Gaylord DuBois and Mike Sekowsky, can...
by davidandrewsimpson
14 Jun 2018, 19:40
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Battle picture weekly - Terror Behind the Bamboo curtain
Replies: 243
Views: 128382

Re: Battle picture weekly - Terror Behind the Bamboo curtain

Tammyfan Ian and Grappner have a showdown fight on top of a cliff. Grappner tries to shove Ian off the cliff but Ian, in self defence, grabs Grappner's foot. Grappner falls off balance and over the cliff to his death. Some British soldiers blow up a lab and the Nazi weapon in it. Ian returns home to...
by davidandrewsimpson
31 May 2018, 07:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Fleetway Files
Replies: 35
Views: 16029

Re: The Fleetway Files

Bri

There's an article about Fantastic Adventures at https://downthetubes.net/?p=25076
by davidandrewsimpson
28 May 2018, 13:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on TV
Replies: 742
Views: 198676

Re: Comics on TV

In Jonathan Meades On Jargon on BBC4, Sunday 27th May, a section on football jargon was illustrated with comic strip images, I think produced specially for the show.

It's still available through the usual catch-up services, and I assume it will be repeated at some point.
by davidandrewsimpson
27 May 2018, 17:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Identifying a comic Free Gift
Replies: 7
Views: 5273

Re: Identifying a comic Free Gift

It looks like The Falcon, a costumed crime fighter who appeared in later issues of Radio Fun.
by davidandrewsimpson
04 May 2018, 16:05
Forum: Commando
Topic: Female protagonists in Commando?
Replies: 32
Views: 30040

Re: Female protagonists in Commando?

The Heath Ackley page at Comic Vine says male, but whether someone there knows or is just guessing I have no idea.

https://comicvine.gamespot.com/heath-ac ... 40-100167/
by davidandrewsimpson
17 Apr 2018, 14:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Boys World #1 - 1950
Replies: 12
Views: 5773

Re: Boys World #1 - 1950

I had a look on Google Maps, and 64 Long Acre is the opposite direction from Leicester Square. From Covent Garden Tube go to the other side of Bow Street, and 64 Long Acre is on the right. there's a branch of Rymans at street level, but the floors above look like they haven't changed since the Power...
by davidandrewsimpson
29 Mar 2018, 16:46
Forum: Conventions and other events
Topic: Mcmanus Galleries Beano Exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 6974

Mcmanus Galleries Beano Exhibition

I see on Down The Tubes that the McManus Gallery in Dundee is going to run a Beano exhibition from early June to late October. More details at https://downthetubes.net/?p=44532 For anyone planning a trip to Dundee, note that V&A Dundee opens 15th September, so if you wait until then you can visit th...
by davidandrewsimpson
21 Feb 2018, 22:15
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Phoenix's Future Plans
Replies: 447
Views: 106542

Re: Phoenix's Future Plans

I still fondly remember A Bed Called Fred from my sister's Buntys in the late sixties. I'd love to see it in your book.