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by alanultron5
05 Jan 2018, 16:39
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Jumping Frog
Replies: 12
Views: 10226

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: 7181
Views: 805121

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: 33827

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: 26367

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: 7181
Views: 805121

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: 28872

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: 28872

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: 3535

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...
by alanultron5
09 Jan 2017, 15:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ever sold any comics and deeply regretted it ever since?
Replies: 15
Views: 6722

Re: Ever sold any comics and deeply regretted it ever since?

I sure hope you don't regret selling me that batch of pristine 1965 Sparky's Steve! I really treasure them and -so grateful to you!
by alanultron5
28 Dec 2016, 11:41
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Christmas Number 1...
Replies: 5
Views: 11361

Re: Christmas Number 1...

Interesting stuff Col! With "Guinness" it was the early volumes done by Gambicinni, Read & Rice Bros which were shoddy! Later editions were `corrected` by not just myself- but Dave McAleer and Keith Badman. The mistakes and omissions by earlier compilers would have filled a volume itself. We knew th...
by alanultron5
27 Dec 2016, 11:38
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Christmas Number 1...
Replies: 5
Views: 11361

Re: Christmas Number 1...

The early Guinness hit singles books were riddled with inaccuracies! A shoddy affair- missing charts (Xmas 67 for example) incorrect placings - wrong dates tp week ending! Truly abysmal!
by alanultron5
24 Dec 2016, 11:36
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Christmas Number 1...
Replies: 5
Views: 11361

Re: Christmas Number 1...

Elvis did it in 1960 with "Its Now or Never" in NME chart (In Record Mirror chart too) which was most recognised at the time! Forget what `Guinness` tell you Digi- They `messed` up pop history- BIG TIME!!
by alanultron5
20 Dec 2016, 15:27
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Dreams and Nightmares.
Replies: 66
Views: 88830

Re: Dreams and Nightmares.

Ooops! I do apologise Lew! It was Davidkw! It was in your thread- but I thought it was you. Well; the sentiments apply to David! I certainly hope 2017 will be better for him! I am a scatterbrain! :)
by alanultron5
19 Dec 2016, 15:20
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Dreams and Nightmares.
Replies: 66
Views: 88830

Re: Dreams and Nightmares.

I'm sorry you had a bad 2006 Lew! I was quite ill in 2005- lets hope you have a much improved 2007! :) With dreams- I get one recurring where i'm walking across a wide open field. Above; the sky is getting darker and darker- next thing - about for or so tornadoes form and i'm off running! Must be om...
by alanultron5
12 Dec 2016, 15:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Favourite Thread of 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1957

Favourite Thread of 2016

For me- the best Thread of 2016 was Ray Moore (Kashgar) " Comic Free Gifts of the 1960s" Ray had put on a 50s and parallel to myself a 70s gifts thread! But, I feel the 1960s `Gifts` was the most enjoyable! Many folks gave great contributions on the thread-such as Hen Broon with all those photos of ...