What comics did you buy today?

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » 16 Nov 2016, 02:03

-Uncle Pigg's Crackling Tales #2 (digest paperback "best of" Oink!)
-The Comix Reader #5
-It's Wicked! Issues 1-5 and 7-9 and 11-13
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by big bad bri » 16 Nov 2016, 02:12

what is uncle piggs crackling tales i never knew oink did reprint digests or were
they unofficial and how many were made

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Lew Stringer » 16 Nov 2016, 02:52

big bad bri wrote:what is uncle piggs crackling tales i never knew oink did reprint digests or were
they unofficial and how many were made
They were small paperback books published by Knockabout under licence from Fleetway. I think they only did two.
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » 16 Nov 2016, 03:49

Yeah, I'd never heard of them until I saw them listed in the back of an issue of Knockabout Comics! The first one's in the post as well :)
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by blaing » 16 Nov 2016, 12:07

Probably my last scheduled purchase for this year

From the Border Bookshop
Two 1953 issues of the Dandy

And from NewsStand

I preordered the Christmas 2016 issue of Beano, and the December 2016 issue of Danger Mouse.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by abacus » 16 Nov 2016, 13:54

Nipped in the wednesday charity shop and got-------

CHARLTON COMICS FUNNY ANIMALS 2 1984-------£1, difficult choice between this and Atomic Mouse.
FIRST COMICS E-MAN 1984 funny issue similar to ELF QUEST---£1, decided on this instead of a normal 36 page Judge Dredd the early cases which hopefully I can pick up next week.
DC ALL-STAR SQUADRON 1983--£1, Chose this because it has knights in the storyline.

----and now according to my shopping list I will need to buy a partridge in a pear tree followed by eleven other unusual christmas gifts :)
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » 17 Nov 2016, 18:51

Got the 1978 Sparky Book for 50p in a charity shop today... Happy days :)
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by irishjohnp » 18 Nov 2016, 18:22

sorry to anyone attempting to buy any old Bubbles Comics from the 1930s. Ive been hoarding them. just won approx 17No. including the 1932 Christmas issue & 1932 New Year issue. I just love the artwork.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Lew Stringer » 18 Nov 2016, 18:58

irishjohnp wrote:sorry to anyone attempting to buy any old Bubbles Comics from the 1930s. Ive been hoarding them. just won approx 17No. including the 1932 Christmas issue & 1932 New Year issue. I just love the artwork.
I bought a couple the other week including this Firework edition:

http://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2016/ ... -1936.html

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » 18 Nov 2016, 20:36

Had a day out in Manchester today, and came back with:

-This month's Viz (with a free calendar!)
-The Dandy No.3281 (last issue before that disastrous 2004 revamp)
-The Dandy No.3262 (bumper 40 page issue for some reason)
-Deadline #25 (hardly see this anywhere so always pick it up when I see it)
-Nutty issues 289 and 291
-Zit issues 42 and 68
-The Beezer No.1706 (great Numskulls cover)
-Sick No.41 (from 1966, one of those many MAD Magazine knock-offs that were all over the place in the fifties and sixties)

Not bad for a tenner (not including Viz) :)
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by irishjohnp » 18 Nov 2016, 22:36

Lew Stringer wrote:
irishjohnp wrote:sorry to anyone attempting to buy any old Bubbles Comics from the 1930s. Ive been hoarding them. just won approx 17No. including the 1932 Christmas issue & 1932 New Year issue. I just love the artwork.
I bought a couple the other week including this Firework edition:

http://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2016/ ... -1936.html
what year was that Lew?

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by SID » 18 Nov 2016, 23:08

I got my first subscribed issue of MAD.
Collecting comics since 1975 including: Action, Battle, Captain Britain, Champ, CLiNT, Cracker, The Crunch, The Dandy, Doctor Who Comic, Eagle, Eagle, Hotspur, Hurricane, Jet, Lion, The Magic Comic, Red Dagger, Revolver, Scream!, Smash!, Spike, Starblazer, Starlord, Strip, Thunder, Valiant, Vulcan and Warrior.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by koollectablz » 19 Nov 2016, 00:31

Bought the full first 14 or so months of the Eagle reissue inc all the free gifts for £6.50.

I'm gonna try and get them bound to see how they turn out.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by philcom55 » 20 Nov 2016, 13:32

MCM's 'Comicon' events at Birmingham's NEC seem to be a bit of a misnomer these days as hardly anybody appears to sell British comics there anymore. Fortunately this worked to my advantage yesterday as I was the only person who appeared to have any interest in the one dealer who DID turn up with piles of them (at very reasonable prices). Consequently I staggered home quite happily with armfuls of Jags, Jackies, Girls' Crystals and various picture libraries that would have been instantly snapped up at any other comic mart! :)

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Lew Stringer » 20 Nov 2016, 16:20

philcom55 wrote:MCM's 'Comicon' events at Birmingham's NEC seem to be a bit of a misnomer these days as hardly anybody appears to sell British comics there anymore. Fortunately this worked to my advantage yesterday as I was the only person who appeared to have any interest in the one dealer who DID turn up with piles of them (at very reasonable prices). Consequently I staggered home quite happily with armfuls of Jags, Jackies, Girls' Crystals and various picture libraries that would have been instantly snapped up at any other comic mart! :)
I'd have fought you over those Jags if I'd been there! :lol: Were they the early tabloid ones or the 1969 smaller issues?
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