What comics did you buy today?

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abacus wrote:
davidandrewsimpson wrote:Hi Abacus

This link http://www.comics.org/issue/54574/ should take you to the Grand Comics Database for your issue of Curse Of The Weird. It tells you when and where the stories were reprinted from.
Thanks did check that out just before your post.having now read this very enjoyable comic.When tidying up recently I was suprised at how many reprint comics I now have , these are welcome when the originals are so rare to find.
Loads of 1950s pre-code horror comics are back in print now. I can recommend these excellent books from Yoe Books:
http://yoebooks.com/horror_books.php

(That's the American site, just to show you the covers, but they're all available from Amazon.)

The stories are scanned and cleaned up from the comics, rather than garishly recoloured, so it's the next best thing to owning the originals.

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Just won the last year's run of Victor off eBay.

Looking forward to reading them.

As it has already been said before, it is a shame that DCT doesn't have anything to showcase their wealth of action characters.
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Monster from scream/eagle collection.

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Went to the ephemera fair at Bloomsbury yesterday and the first stall I came across had literally hundreds of comics and story papers all at a pound each. Unfortunately I had rushed out early to get back in time to watch Millwall on the telly and had forgotten my bank card and only had £65 in my sky rocket. Still I picked up over 60 items including some Golden Fun fanzines with isues 1 and 2 among them. He had hundreds of Girls Story papers - all Fleetway. I'll list my acquisitions here later.

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Five pre-decimal Commandos and I got a mystery parcel from the home of the Kelpies which gave me another four picture libraries. :D I've also picked up The Fleetway Picture Library Index volume 2: The Thriller Libraries as I found a copy going cheap on Amazon.

And just to cap that off, I picked up two 1960s Classics Illustrated and Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine hardback.

Not a bad week all in.
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Nice one, Colin. Is the index the one by Ashford and Holland? If so, I hate to think of the strain you'll be putting on that poor bank card once you see the amazing goodies in the series. Some excellent art in many of the comics.

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Here are yesterday's acquisitions all at £1 each:

Golden Fun fanzine issues 1,2,5,11,15
British Comic World 1 and 3
Woman's Weekly 1456 30.9.1939
Evening Post Outlook magazine Oct 1980 with comics article.
Twinkle 113 21.3.70, 224 6.5.72
June and School Friend Holiday Special 1969
June and School Friend Special Extra 1970
Buttons no. 1 dated 3-9 october 1981 with free gift clock
School-Days no. 16 dated 16.2.29
A Rainbow and Playbox flyer
Christmas Comic Posters book by Denis Gifford
Romeo dated 14.4.1970
Home Journal 289 dated 16.9.39
Forget-Me-Not 1144 dated 11.10.1913
Picturegoer Film Weekly 483 24.8.40, 475 29.6.40, 485 7.9.40, 472 8.6.40, 459 9.3.40
Picture Show 765 30.12.33, 1136 22.2.41
Jack and Jill Holiday Special 1974, 1982
Playhour and Robin Holiday Special 1970, 1974 (just Playhour)
Pixie no. 3 8.7.72 with free gift
Little Star 61 24.3.73
Teddy Bear's Holiday Special 1974
Comic Cuts 2957 23.8.52, 2958 6.9.52, 2970 3.1.53
Peg's Paper 420 7.6.27
Weekly Welcome (DC Thomson) 20.2.32
Silver Star 196 dated 12.7.41
Glamour 458 17.7.51
Chums 39 7.6.1893
Bunty Summer Special 1970
Pearson's Weekly 2276 10.3.34
Rainbow 10 18.4.1914, 458 18.11.22, 457 11.11.22, 459 25.11.22, 494 28.7.23, 99 1.1.1916, 872 1.11.30, 840 22.3.30, 453 14.10.22, 151 30.12.1916, 460 2.12.22, 461 9.12.22, 455 28.10.22, 835 15.2.30
Tiger Tim's Weekly 286 14.5.27, 287 21.5.27, 288 28.5.27
Larks 280 4.3.33, 483 23.1.37, 392 27.4.35, 447 16.5.36, 281 11.3.33
Tip Top 262 22.4.39

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You got a cracking load there!!

Can't beat holiday specials for a pound! Great buys :)

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Picked up Jet #1, Action #1 and Speed #1-3 all with the free gifts.

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paw broon wrote:Nice one, Colin. Is the index the one by Ashford and Holland? If so, I hate to think of the strain you'll be putting on that poor bank card once you see the amazing goodies in the series. Some excellent art in many of the comics.
Indeed it is the Ashford and Holland one. I must admit that I am finding Vol 1 invaluable at the moment as there is at least one person who posts a Battle or War PL on a weekly basis in one of the UK orientated Facebook groups and I love to add the credits when I can.

The 5 pre-decimals arrived today and I was told issue 24 was missing the back page and back cover, so you could colour me intrigued when it arrived with a back page that mentioned issues 7 and 8. Checking my collection, I confirmed that I had also received a back page for issue 5. It does help to have the issues to hand to check them. :lol:
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koollectablz wrote:Picked up Jet #1, Action #1 and Speed #1-3 all with the free gifts.
Great buys as usual!

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stevezodiac wrote:Here are yesterday's acquisitions all at £1 each:
What a brilliant day's shopping! Good result and 4th round draw for Millwall as well

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Bought some newer comics today from my wednesday charity shop visit even though I was originally intending to buy early 80's comics ,also I thought I had done well again keeping to my £4 spending limit.
On the way home through town nipped into Oxfam and they had a number of reprint comics at 99p each , I had to buy some of these just leaving a few superman comics remaining.
Photo shows top row comics a £1 each from my normal charity shop source,bottom row 99p each from Oxfam.

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And now rambling on a bit-------
Why censorship?Looking again at the 1954 comic code three interesting points were made, that no comic title contain the words "horror"or "terror", all gruesome illustration be eliminated, and good guys always win (good triumphs over evil)
Strict censorship code was also introduced in the 1930's regarding movies.
These were both severe forms of censorship yet even today we have the 9 o'clock tv watershed.
Were all these restrictions in place to produce good citizens that toed the line or were they for the benefit of people?

When buying a computer , before personalising it with your own information you download a good anti virus program as a protection or a safeguard.
I would argue that we are like computers in that there is a need for some sort of vetting of our own programming we absorb.
Just as compulsive eating can cause obesity,or over indulgance in smoking, drug taking or excessive drinking can cause illness.
I think some form of censorship , not as a strict code but in an advisary capacity is beneficial to our health.

-----end of ramble.

Did see a book called Tiger Tim's own comic collection (1977) in the first charity shop £12 which looked good but I had to leave it for today.
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got the 1918 Christmas issue of the illustrated Chips comic for 99p. which was nice.
as well as the Coronation issue from 1953,
a few issues from 1935,
Butterfly comic fireworks issue from 1935,
8x Playhour comics from 1921, 11x issues from 1922, 22 issues form 1923 & , and the full year of Whizzer & Chips from 1970. which is great cause I have the free gift for the free gift issue from Feb. yay!
also got a comic called Blighty, which was a 'Forces only' comic from 1942.

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'Blighty' is new to me and sounds fascinating - what strips (if any) were included?

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