What comics did you buy today?

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

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Phoenix wrote:
steelclaw wrote:The signature is Carlo Freixa does anyone know anything about him?
The mark at the end could be an s, steelclaw, which may be indicating that the artist's name is Carlos Freixas. The surname has a Catalan or Valencian feel to it.


Yes, it's this chap:

http://lambiek.net/artists/f/freixas_carlos.htm

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felneymike wrote:Just paying for a 1915-16 Chums volume. The first time i have got a full 'set' of papers from that war rather than just the odd single issue. Being from early in the war i expect the anti-German propaganda to be ramped up to hysterical levels. Ought to be an interesting read!

I saw a volume of Chums at a market the other day - from the Thirties, I think. The period illustrations were quite likeable (rather 1930s Beano adventure style), and it was very profusely illustrated. Packed with ripping yarns, too.

Does the fictional content of Chums have any literary merit, the way, say, Boy's Own Paper did publish some good writers and quality fiction, or does it tend to have the feel of being hacked out quickly with one eye on the clock?
Chums was created in the vein of The Boys Own rather than the slightly later Amalgamated Press publicastions, so yes! The first volume features the serialisation of The Iron Pirate by Max Pemberton (who was also the first editor and who wrote for "proper magazines" like The Windsor!).
It seems to me that the earlier volumes were more "traditional" than the later ones, and that serials were more "high minded" than the shorter stories. Mind you Harry Blyth did write a serial in 1898, he did invent Sexton Blake but was a pretty bad hack! I've been meaning to look into that serial on my blog actually.
One 30's serial i do want to read is "The Red Pirate" which looks quite anti-communist, in the wake of the Russian Revolution and all. I go for that sort of thing.

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Well done there! I got two 1960s "Beezers" at my local market (W,Ton) one from 1965 the other 1969. Both 50p each! Pretty good condition for A3 papers-but rather `musty`
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What was the date on the 1965 issue, Alan?

The reason I asked, is because I am on the hunt for comics from 1965 around my birthday (around February)

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I'll have to check it out! But I think its March or April! Will dig it out me loft!
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Classics
Commando
2000AD (New look? The logo is a bit shinier and, er, that's about it)
And an issue of Union Jack from 1914

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alanultron5 wrote:I'll have to check it out! But I think its March or April! Will dig it out me loft!
Fair enough mate. :cheers:

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felneymike wrote:Classics
Commando
2000AD (New look? The logo is a bit shinier and, er, that's about it)
And an issue of Union Jack from 1914
It's issue #1700. It does seem to be a new look, that red square behind the logo is new and the AD in the logo has changed typeface.
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Blaing! My 1965 Beezer is dated 10th April. Sorry for delay-I couldn't acess this site till today!
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Yeah, that stupid fast CGI error kept appearing again. :(

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Not bad.

I struck a bit of gold as far as the Birthday week for me was concerned, as I recently picked up an issue of The Beezer from 27/2/65 (so this issue would have been released during the week of 15/2/65 and 20/2/65, which is the timeframe I'm looking for, as they usually date the comics for a week after release.)

Now to locate issues of Sparky, The Dandy, The Beano and Buster (but I have a feeling it will take me a while to locate them).

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Crikey! 16, bought online this time, had arrived by the time I got home from my holiday. I've been losing patience with Worlds Apart's individualistic delivery schedules for some time now. So, just to be on the safe side.....

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Well! Crikey 16 is the last one. So that's one less to worry about!
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alanultron5 wrote:Crikey 16 is the last one. So that's one less to worry about!
I don't actually have to worry about any of them because I've got them all.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

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Not today, but over the course of my stay in Scotland, in Pippens, Stirling, Big Bairn Books in Dundee, and Moffat Book Exchange:

Pippens:
Beezer 1973
Beezer 1974
Oor Wullie 1969
Oor Wullie 1971

Big Bairns Books (currently has a half price sale!):
Topper 1964
Topper 1985
Sparky 1975
Sparky 1977
Dandy 1974
Dandy 1977

Moffat Book Exchange:
Dennis the Menace 1976
The Very Best of Black Bob
The Broons' Days Oot! (oh to have had this six days earlier, before I reached Scotland...)
Beezer 1967
Topper 1969
Topper 1970
Topper 1971

Black Bob is going like hot cakes, apparently - Moffat Book Exchange is reordering it!

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