What comics did you buy today?

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abacus
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

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The Lewis Carroll Phantasmagoria was produced in comic book form with other works not actually comic strip but still as poems with original drawings.I have these three
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examples of the inside
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Only this from charity shops today_____

2000AD 25apr 92 with free security clearance wallet 50p
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...Incidentally you can view the whole of Phantasmagoria - along with Arthur Frost's illustrations - via Project Gutenberg, as it is well out of copyright. At times it's hard not to think of Ken Reid when looking at the absurd ghosts featured in the title poem!

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/651/651-h/651-h.htm

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Thanks for the link. Excellent illos. Mind you, lots of material on PG is not pd, but they seem to get away with it, unlike some other sites who are, perhaps, easier to get at and have access denied by Sky, Virgin and other broadband suppliers. Odd, isn't it?

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paw broon wrote:Thanks for the link. Excellent illos. Mind you, lots of material on PG is not pd, but they seem to get away with it, unlike some other sites who are, perhaps, easier to get at and have access denied by Sky, Virgin and other broadband suppliers. Odd, isn't it?
Really? I assumed they were quite strict about only providing public domain material. I did once notice a book on there that was still in copyright - it was listed under an incorrect date - but I assumed that this was an isolated instance. (And I didn't want to be the one to cause its removal or get anyone in trouble!)
Is it weird to have no interest in keeping or collecting free gifts?

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Sorry dishes, I think I have conflated PG and Internet Archive, although the 2 are connected as you will see on this link under the "NEWS" heading in inch or two down the page.

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I have had to select this next image very carefully, but I reckon the censors should let this one slip through:


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LITTLE ANNIE FANNY Vols 1 and 2

Whatever you make of the sexist approach, the quality of the artwork in this 20-odd year Playboy magazine compendium is very high by any standards, the early panels were done in the 60s and the results are just as accomplished, skilful and impressive as the digital splendour we take for granted today.

I am not especially a fan of the brash American 'humour' but the skill of Bill Elders' lush cartoon work is an absolute joy.


Anyone who appreciates high-quality cartoon artwork should relish this.

Sort of like a sexist MAD.
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Little Annie was in the Marilyn Monroe , Jayne Mansfield tradition of the time the comic strip never went beyond the bounds of the saucy english postcard acceptable humour,with nothing really to offend the majority of people although it takes very little to make some people reach for the high moral ground.Not as vulgar as the Viz Fat Slags( which I also enjoyed)but which I could see offending more people.
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Glad to hear you appreciate this, Abacus!

Yes the concept is exploiting womens' bodies, but aren't GUYS also getting exploited by the publishing industry/seedy clubs/ whatever/ for forking out plenty for this stuff?

The whole lot, women and men, are getting exploited, one way or another, I reckon!


Back to this strip though: now I have had a good look through this material, beyond the endless nudity [with well-chosen angles in order to avoid obscenity laws] this is a pretty sharp satire on American culture, with many cameos from contemporary real-life people like Henry Kissinger and the Beatles turning up in very good caricature form.

[There is a handy index at the back, pinpointing some of the now-obscure public figures.

Folks like Arnold Schwarzenneger are easily-identified, obviously.

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Great carboot today run by RSPCA
got the following-----
TV FUN ANNUAL 1958 one I wanted already have 1959/60 annuals
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED HOW I FOUND LIVINGSTONE
ACG ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN No 118 1960
ASTOUNDING STORIES british edition
ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN british edition
MR DISTRICT ATTORNEY No17 british edition
Dell Nathaniel Hawthornes TWICE TOLD TALES 1964
Dell BAT MASTERSON 1960
Charlton GHOSTLY TALES No100 1972
Chalton GHOSTS OF DOCTOR GRAVES No38 1973
ESSO POP preventon of pollution manual for service stations with cartoons by David Langdon

All from the same seller.The comics were priced at £2.50p each with various prices for the annuals
He said he would do a deal for more than one comic , Instead of waiting for his offer I offered him £12 for the lot
which he agreed to.
After parting with that amount I need to recover :)

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Nasty Tales No.1 arrived yesterday, which cheered me up a bit.

Also another package from Canada, which contained Trim #1-#3, JB's Last Bits Comix, Goofy Funnies #8, Clam Juice #2 and Okay Comic #1. Made for a fun hour's reading :D
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Bought and read a collection of the new Batgirl comic, with her new costume, which was making an internet splash when it debuted. Very nice stuff actually, and very readable! Some moderately predictable elements to the plot itself, but really well told and gripping.
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Just arrived in the mail this morning...

the Beezer Summer Special, 1988

Also arriving today were the issues of Sparky that Alan sent on to me (Nos. 12 and 68)

And as there was another delivery at the post office, anything that has arrived for me, will be picked up on Wednesdays' mail pick up.

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At the ephemera fair yesterday I picked up about 24 Alan Class Creepy Worlds and Out of this World reprints for a fiver each. They were all in almost new condition and all but three were pre decimal. The other three were 15p and 20p so early seventies. Among them was the Black Magic Album number 1 - about 130 pages. I'll put a scan of that on the loading bay and hope it gets accepted. Do they count as British comics for the gallery?

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My lcs came up with a small pile of Archie digests, so I bought the lot. Good fun, light reads and an interesting contrast to the "serious" Archie Afterlife and "new" Archie comic. I also bought the Gold Key Secret Agent #1 - the comic adaptation of Danger Man. The comic has a McGoohan picture cover and the story's not bad.

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Here is the Black Magic Album. The back cover advertises number 2 but was it ever published?

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