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by swirlythingy
10 Apr 2011, 20:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you deliver as a paper boy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1813

Re: What comics did you deliver as a paper boy?

What I never understood is why they wrote my surname on the back of the comic, thus defacing it. Wait - so that's always been a problem, then? Oh, dear - I might have to have a word with my newsagent. This week I picked up my first reserved copies of both the Beano and the Dandy, and I was not best...
by swirlythingy
10 Apr 2011, 16:47
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

Phoenix is right. If I wanted Lego, I'd pop down to the toyshop and buy Lego. I wouldn't pop down to the newsagents and buy a weekly humour anthology comic aimed at 7-12 year olds of both genders. Admittedly, there is a page increase, but it's only 8 more pages (and let us not forget, the last time ...
by swirlythingy
30 Mar 2011, 16:34
Forum: Beano
Topic: Ivy has a new artist
Replies: 58
Views: 21680

Re: Ivy has a new artist

Oh, and don't forget Super School - although admittedly that's been unofficially cancelled for several months now.
by swirlythingy
30 Mar 2011, 00:20
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

Oh, come on, I'm sure you can guess. ;)
by swirlythingy
28 Mar 2011, 22:55
Forum: Beano
Topic: Ivy has a new artist
Replies: 58
Views: 21680

Re: Ivy has a new artist

Tragic news, especially with the strip so recently rescued from reprints, but unfortunately inevitable. Considering that one of Digby's first actions as editor was to cancel Calamity James, a strip created by his predecessor Kerr, it's hardly surprising that upon assuming the mantle Stirling didn't ...
by swirlythingy
28 Mar 2011, 22:49
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

Agreed wholeheartedly - especially about Dennis shedding more of his big-hearted fun-loving kid brainwash every week. The Beano has definitely got better - if I was to take a strip from this time last year I'd be able to pick out a real discernible improvement. After its all-time low point in mid 20...
by swirlythingy
28 Mar 2011, 18:38
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

Quality is relative. Back in the dark days of Dandy Xtreme, the Beano was easily the best by a mile. Then the Dandy relaunched, and now the Beano is easily the worst by a mile, in spite of the fact it's barely changed (and, when the Dandy is taken out of the equation, is something of an improvement ...
by swirlythingy
23 Mar 2011, 11:04
Forum: Beano
Topic: They've done it again!
Replies: 11
Views: 4481

They've done it again!

Bleeding muppets!

Reckon they're going for three weeks before anyone spots it?
by swirlythingy
22 Mar 2011, 21:44
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

Why would the Beano appear a day early at Euston, anyway? Is that even officially legal? Does retailers of the Beano have any statutory obligations? Aren't some magazines always available a day earlier in That London? I'm sure the NME and Private Eye are anyway. Hah, as a person living in That Lond...
by swirlythingy
22 Mar 2011, 21:41
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

I've had a quick flick through all the 1976 Beanos, except issue 1753 dated Feb 21 1976 which I can't find, but which can be seen here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=230583018021. None of the issues I looked at have any reference to Dennis' 25th anniversary on the cover (di...
by swirlythingy
22 Mar 2011, 21:18
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

managed to get this weeks issue a day early at euston stn & it has the same issue numbering as last weeks 3577 :( ...Maybe it is last week's issue? :lol: Why would the Beano appear a day early at Euston, anyway? Is that even officially legal? Does retailers of the Beano have any statutory obligatio...
by swirlythingy
22 Mar 2011, 21:12
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Some 40s Dandy covers
Replies: 12
Views: 4946

Re: Some 40s Dandy covers

Ah, the traditional Christmas sight of a cat riding a bicycle. :lol:

Who got the job of writing the weekly four line verse? Also, why - or were you simply nothing in the 30s and 40s if your product wasn't advertised in McGonagall-esque poetry? (Billy Brown of London Town springs to mind.)
by swirlythingy
20 Mar 2011, 14:47
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

I "carefully snipped" the irrelevant parts to focus on the bit where you doubted the information I gave you. If someone tells you something you don't know, why respond with "if it's true" ? I think you really need to learn a bit more on the subjects you're posting about before you wade in with your...
by swirlythingy
20 Mar 2011, 14:15
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

I may have preferred vintage strips myself - I certainly liked it when Whizzer and Chips did a pull out (and fold over) of the first issue over several weeks for an anniversary, and generally liked anything historical, and if four to six of those pages were reprint anyway ... Quite. As I said, ther...
by swirlythingy
19 Mar 2011, 13:20
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue
Replies: 378
Views: 60716

Re: This week's issue

Therefore if they're as keen on Beano history as you say they'd love the classic pages, yes? My point was: if they're as keen on Beano history as I say they'll probably have already seen a lot of them. Even if what you say about not celebrating anniversaries of individual stories is true (I can't c...