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by Kashgar
19 Jun 2019, 11:09
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 8766

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

His name was Douglas Pethrick. Very rare name. There's only one registered in the UK in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE12 Thanks for that Adam. So it looks likely that Douglas is still around and that he hasn't moved far in the last 55 years. A mere ten miles. In fact I think he came from Ne...
by Kashgar
18 Jun 2019, 16:11
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 8766

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

I had a boy in my class at primary school who came from the local 'orphanage'. It was a place where children, from what were termed broken homes, were housed but it still got called an orphanage. He was only at our school for a few months so I'm not sure how his life worked out. His name was Douglas...
by Kashgar
05 May 2019, 20:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7181
Views: 805121

Re: What comics did you buy today?

When these were first published we made quite an extensive list of corrections of the errors these books contained on this site. Much to the annoyance of one of the writers if memory serves.
by Kashgar
23 Apr 2019, 16:49
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Gordon Livingstone Art for Women and Girls.
Replies: 2
Views: 2655

Re: Gordon Livingstone Art for Women and Girls.

Hi Col, The first two of Thomson/Lengs digest sized women's mags were Golden Heart Love Stories and Love and Life Library first published I think, if memory serves, in 1957 and they were followed a year later by their companion titles Silver Moon Romances and Blue Rosette Romances. These four eventu...
by Kashgar
11 Apr 2019, 17:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Which titles would you like to see indexed?
Replies: 19
Views: 11223

Which titles would you like to see indexed?

If any comic/adventure strip title could be indexed, which hasn't yet been done, which would it be and what form would you like it take? I ask because I have a Victor Index in the planning stage but as such things are very time consuming to produce, particularly if you want to do a half decent job, ...
by Kashgar
11 Apr 2019, 17:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7181
Views: 805121

Re: What comics did you buy today?

It hasn't arrived yet but I'm really happy with the purchase of issue #1-42 of Tiger from 1954/1955. I've been after #1 for ages and have narrowly missed it a couple of times in the last 6 months alone so to get a whole run is brilliant. My completist nature is saying that I've got the most difficu...
by Kashgar
26 Mar 2019, 15:59
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Phoenix's Future Plans
Replies: 447
Views: 106484

Re: Phoenix's Future Plans

I know you don't have the time or space but i personally would love to see a small synopsis on every series they done in all comic titles from a history point of view for future generations etc, Oh, wouldn't we all Bri! But such enterprises can be extremely fatiguing even if all of the relevant inf...
by Kashgar
05 Mar 2019, 23:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Overlooked early children's comics
Replies: 10
Views: 6863

Re: Overlooked early children's comics

The original series Sunny Stories for Little Folk was first published in 1926 and was edited by Enid Blyton who also contributed to the content. It became Enid Blyton's Sunny Stories in 1937 until she left the publication in 1953.
by Kashgar
19 Feb 2019, 14:53
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Preview Wizard issue.
Replies: 9
Views: 3840

Re: Preview Wizard issue.

The whole problem of copyright or 'trademarking' had started for Thomsons with 'Adventure' a single, common word title which was impossible to effectively make exclusively their own and which in turn led to problems when it came to publishing an annual connected to the title in the autumn of 1923. A...
by Kashgar
18 Feb 2019, 17:29
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Preview Wizard issue.
Replies: 9
Views: 3840

Re: Preview Wizard issue.

Hi Steve, This 4 page Wizard preview was created by Thomson's as a way of attempting to legally 'trademark' the Wizard as a title. The contents, which were borrowed from their women's titles, were used to hide the true nature of what the finished product intended to be to competitors and the date on...
by Kashgar
16 Feb 2019, 23:03
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Tiger dating and numbering
Replies: 1
Views: 2853

Re: Tiger dating and numbering

Hi Tiger 258,
There was another issue published between June and Aug 1959 which was labelled issue A. This is the issue you have missing and explains the gap you have in story continuity. All AP titles in 1959 had this issue A and the undated issue which were published during the strike period.
by Kashgar
23 Jan 2019, 17:13
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Contact help.
Replies: 6
Views: 3604

Re: Contact help.

philcom55 wrote:The Sloperian?
Think you are right, Phil.
by Kashgar
12 Jan 2019, 19:20
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Search for Story in Annual
Replies: 29
Views: 9313

Re: Search for Story in Annual

Or Spike Millgan's ending to many a sketch 'What are we going to do now?'
by Kashgar
11 Jan 2019, 17:44
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Ron Smith RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 3498

Re: Ron Smith RIP

It is always sad when great artists, or indeed writers, pass away, but in the case of Ron Smith, I suspect that Ray Moore could well be more upset than most folk outside Ron's immediate family, given that Ron illustrated Kashgar The Terrible , the title in The WIZARD in 1961/62 from which I feel ce...
by Kashgar
16 Nov 2018, 17:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7181
Views: 805121

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Not that Phil's identification warrants further confirmation but 'The Conway Cousins' is certainly the work of Eric Parker.