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by alanultron5
27 Jun 2019, 11:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: In Search of "Clever Claire"
Replies: 11
Views: 10597

Re: In Search of "Clever Claire"

Hi all! I'm still around! Yes! "Clever Claire" `was` drawn by Bob Mau. It`s originally title is `Kari Lente` and it began in `Gazet Van Antwerpen` on 12 July 1962. It ran to 1994 in various European magazines. You can buy the `albums` as they term them; on E.Bay. So good to finally track this strip ...
by alanultron5
12 Jan 2019, 11:21
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Search for Story in Annual
Replies: 29
Views: 15738

Re: Search for Story in Annual

It means sloppy writing. Someone came up with an idea for a story but they couldn't be arsed to give it any credible denouement.
by alanultron5
10 Sep 2018, 14:29
Forum: Beano
Topic: Happy 50th Birthday, Gnasher!
Replies: 6
Views: 10442

Re: Happy 50th Birthday, Gnasher!

Luckily-I still have that edition (31 Aug) of the Beano where Gnasher debuts. He looked a bit different at first.
by alanultron5
13 Mar 2018, 16:02
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Smash! comic the swots and the blots- Leo Baxendale
Replies: 19
Views: 21181

Re: Smash! comic the swots and the blots- Leo Baxendale

Les Barton (I.Spy) even drew one episode - he drew a `Bad Penny` episode too!
by alanultron5
12 Mar 2018, 12:13
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Smash! comic the swots and the blots- Leo Baxendale
Replies: 19
Views: 21181

Re: Smash! comic the swots and the blots- Leo Baxendale

Halfway through 1970 the `Teacher` changed from the goofy looking character in Mortar-board to grumpier looking fellow `sans` headgear-anyone else notice this?
by alanultron5
13 Jan 2018, 11:31
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Jumping Frog
Replies: 12
Views: 14612

Re: Jumping Frog

That's the one Digi! Great article!
by alanultron5
13 Jan 2018, 11:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ebay - you want how much for it???
Replies: 746
Views: 298418

Re: Ebay - you want how much for it???

Lew! Some `sellers` just hope that some buyers have more money than sense! There is a seller now on E.bay who has been putting up a 1960s `Beezer` with `Spinner` gift that he's been putting on for at least three years now!! He's reduced price (to £280) from its £400 plus when first put there-but he ...
by alanultron5
05 Jan 2018, 16:39
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Jumping Frog
Replies: 12
Views: 14612

Re: Jumping Frog

Phil Shrimpton has a great couple of photos of one (Top and Under-sides) in his "Jump Froggy Jump" section of his `Dandy and Beano` collectors newsletter No 3 Worth checking out.
by alanultron5
05 Jan 2018, 16:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7807
Views: 1519680

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Not a comic as such- but I got another `Sparky`free gift on E.Bay- a 1966 "Bizzy Buzzer" was £50 which I daresay is a lot to some- but a few years back; I was outbid on one by `Mon-El` on E.Bay and I had gone up to £225 then!
by alanultron5
14 Dec 2017, 11:52
Forum: Viz
Topic: The Viz Parodies
Replies: 24
Views: 41068

Re: The Viz Parodies

Biffa Bacon always my favorite- "Face Punching Fun!"
by alanultron5
14 Dec 2017, 11:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic characters merging..
Replies: 55
Views: 32562

Re: Comic characters merging..

My `Fantasy` team up would be Sparky's "I.Spy" with Pow's "The Cloak" WOW!! :)
by alanultron5
14 Dec 2017, 11:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7807
Views: 1519680

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Bought a better copy of a 1976 Sparky!
by alanultron5
20 Mar 2017, 15:31
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Favourite Junior book!
Replies: 16
Views: 31177

Re: Favourite Junior book!

Sounds fascinating Steve! I once had a School copy of `Alice in Wonderland` also 1967 like you. but I eventually returned it in about 1973 when I was working! They were just glad to get it back- said no more!
by alanultron5
15 Mar 2017, 13:04
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Favourite Junior book!
Replies: 16
Views: 31177

Favourite Junior book!

Please post your favourite books you read as a youngster - any topic is fine. My own personal favourite came about via a 1966 `Jackanory` story titled "The Forgotten Door" (Read by actress Betty McDowall) This story so intrigued me that I managed to get my local Library to get a copy! I truly loved ...
by alanultron5
09 Jan 2017, 16:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: EUROPEAN strips in UK `Fun` titles!
Replies: 0
Views: 4006

EUROPEAN strips in UK `Fun` titles!

I don't know if there were many, but I can recall a few European originated strips in DCT `Fun` titles! In Topper in very early 60s was the Scandinavian "Katsenjammer Kids" only half page I think. In Sparky, in its first year (1965) was "Minnie-Ha-Ha" which Ray Moore (Kashgar) thinks is French in or...