What comics did you buy today?

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by big bad bri » 06 Sep 2017, 13:26

thanks blaing i just want to concentrate on weekly at the moment and only really buying Buster at the mo,though i did unexpectedly win complete 1971 year of Cor! the other day so that's another title i'm gonna have to try finish now :lol:

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Lew Stringer » 06 Sep 2017, 21:09

big bad bri wrote:thanks blaing i just want to concentrate on weekly at the moment and only really buying Buster at the mo,though i did unexpectedly win complete 1971 year of Cor! the other day so that's another title i'm gonna have to try finish now :lol:
I think there are 204 (maybe 205) issues of Cor!!, Bri. I had them all once but I threw most of them out in the late '70s. I kept about half a dozen.
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by blaing » 06 Sep 2017, 21:27

I think there was 211 issues, but I don't know if they lost any issues as a result of industrial action.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by big bad bri » 07 Sep 2017, 00:04

wikipedia says 210 issues of cor was produced so i'm gonna have to do a bit of research :lol:

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by big bad bri » 07 Sep 2017, 00:09

on the front section of this site we have a section for annuals and summer specials who's up for scanning all the covers of the weekly's then so we can have a definitive database.but i know it will be a lot of work:lol:

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Phoenix » 07 Sep 2017, 00:37

big bad bri wrote:who's up for scanning all the covers of the weekly's then so we can have a definitive database.
Count me out, Bri. Life's too short.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by blaing » 07 Sep 2017, 02:28

Bought this morning, Number 12 of Danger Mouse

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by colcool007 » 07 Sep 2017, 07:26

big bad bri wrote:on the front section of this site we have a section for annuals and summer specials who's up for scanning all the covers of the weekly's then so we can have a definitive database.but i know it will be a lot of work:lol:
Bri, check out the work on Comic Vine as they have a lot of covers on there.
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by stevezodiac » 07 Sep 2017, 09:28

Grand Comics Database says 211 issues. It gives dates and number but there are no breaks in the dates so they obviously do not allow for any industrial action. I bought Smash every week in the early seventies and can remember disruption to that title with possibly a date being amended here and there or a two week date on the cover.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Digifiend » 07 Sep 2017, 19:06

colcool007 wrote:
big bad bri wrote:on the front section of this site we have a section for annuals and summer specials who's up for scanning all the covers of the weekly's then so we can have a definitive database.but i know it will be a lot of work:lol:
Bri, check out the work on Comic Vine as they have a lot of covers on there.
130 of them - they're clearly missing some, unfortunately.
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/cor/4050-37601/

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by big bad bri » 07 Sep 2017, 21:57

Digifiend wrote:
colcool007 wrote:
big bad bri wrote:on the front section of this site we have a section for annuals and summer specials who's up for scanning all the covers of the weekly's then so we can have a definitive database.but i know it will be a lot of work:lol:
Bri, check out the work on Comic Vine as they have a lot of covers on there.
130 of them - they're clearly missing some, unfortunately.
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/cor/4050-37601/

This is the sort of thing we need on this site ll the weekly covers of at least DCT and IPC/fleetway comics so we can be the bible or go to place for uk comics .the ultimate source and info guide

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by CharleyBourne » 08 Sep 2017, 10:46

This is the sort of thing we need on this site ll the weekly covers of at least DCT and IPC/fleetway comics so we can be the bible or go to place for uk comics .the ultimate source and info guide[/quote]

Blimey If the site is looking for cover scans I have hundreds of 2000AD and Eagle from Listing on online auction sites. :shock:

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by comixminx » 08 Sep 2017, 11:09

Just bought / buying a few Jintys to fill in my gaps for the years of 1975 and 1980, fingers crossed it all works out as expected!
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by stevezodiac » 08 Sep 2017, 11:30

You might as well put your cover scans onto the grand comics database. I've been putting them on for a few years and they add them very quickly. They have some complete runs of covers, ie Fantastic and Terrific. Comics uk gallery should be for first, last and notable issues otherwise Al will be overloaded with work. GCD email you almost straight away to confirm acceptance or point out an error and they happily accept guidance and corrections. They had their Tiger listing numbered throughout its run which meant I couldn't add issues as the comics themselves were not numbered. They quickly changed it to date format.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by comixminx » 08 Sep 2017, 12:11

stevezodiac wrote:You might as well put your cover scans onto the grand comics database. I've been putting them on for a few years and they add them very quickly. They have some complete runs of covers, ie Fantastic and Terrific. Comics uk gallery should be for first, last and notable issues otherwise Al will be overloaded with work. GCD email you almost straight away to confirm acceptance or point out an error and they happily accept guidance and corrections. They had their Tiger listing numbered throughout its run which meant I couldn't add issues as the comics themselves were not numbered. They quickly changed it to date format.
I know you weren't directing this to me but anyway... I've looked at the GCD before now but just took another look, with this as a prompt. Not sure I can face creating another userid and giving myself another task, as we are basically already doing that work on the Jinty blog but in a rather different way and differently formatted. Not wanting to put others off of course as I can see the value of it when done!
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