What comics did you buy today?

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Phoenix » 29 Nov 2018, 01:35

stevezodiac wrote:Does your dictionary have the word Contrafibularities in it? If not you should burn it.
No, it doesn't. But Steve, have you ever tried to burn a dictionary?

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 29 Nov 2018, 02:14

starscape wrote:Champions League is my Room 101. It's a mad world where great teams like Sporting Lisbon, Austria Vienna, Rosenberg, Standard Liege, Rangers/Celtic etc wouldn't stand a chance against also-rans like Southampton, just because of TV audience.
Also-rans!? You are off my Christmas list! Saints have never actually been in the Champions League sadly.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by stevezodiac » 29 Nov 2018, 09:37

Derek, I was hoping you would get that Blackadder reference. I'm not even a fan.

Dr. Samuel Johnson: [places two manuscripts on the table, but picks up the top one] Here it is, sir. The very cornerstone of English scholarship. This book, sir, contains every word in our beloved language.

Blackadder: Every single one, sir?

Dr. Samuel Johnson: Every single word, sir!

Blackadder: Oh, well, in that case, sir, I hope you will not object if I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic contrafibularities.

Dr. Samuel Johnson: What?

Blackadder: "contrafibularities", sir? It is a common word down our way.

Dr. Samuel Johnson: Damn!

[writes in the book]

Blackadder: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anaspeptic, phrasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused you such pericombobulation

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Phoenix » 29 Nov 2018, 10:25

stevezodiac wrote:Derek, I was hoping you would get that Blackadder reference. I'm not even a fan.
Nor am I, Steve.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by starscape » 29 Nov 2018, 11:14

Adam Eterno wrote:
starscape wrote:Champions League is my Room 101. It's a mad world where great teams like Sporting Lisbon, Austria Vienna, Rosenberg, Standard Liege, Rangers/Celtic etc wouldn't stand a chance against also-rans like Southampton, just because of TV audience.
Also-rans!? You are off my Christmas list! Saints have never actually been in the Champions League sadly.
That was kind of my point. Because they are in a certain league, Southampton (or Bournemouth or Newcastle etc) that are nowhere near winning their league can outcompete champions of other leagues, meaning some great names are consigned to the dustbin due to money being given out not on the basis of achievement.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by stevezodiac » 29 Nov 2018, 12:12

Here's the curio I picked up on Sunday. It has eight pages and is half the size of a normal US comic. It's an advertising comic issued by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in April 1958. Cost me £2.00.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by colcool007 » 29 Nov 2018, 18:35

stevezodiac wrote:Derek, I was hoping you would get that Blackadder reference. I'm not even a fan.

Dr. Samuel Johnson: [places two manuscripts on the table, but picks up the top one] Here it is, sir. The very cornerstone of English scholarship. This book, sir, contains every word in our beloved language.

Blackadder: Every single one, sir?

Dr. Samuel Johnson: Every single word, sir!

Blackadder: Oh, well, in that case, sir, I hope you will not object if I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic contrafibularities.

Dr. Samuel Johnson: What?

Blackadder: "contrafibularities", sir? It is a common word down our way.

Dr. Samuel Johnson: Damn!

[writes in the book]

Blackadder: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anaspeptic, phrasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused you such pericombobulation
I am! Robbie's brilliant as Dr Samuel Johnson. And it definitely cocks a snoot at Dr Johnson's infamous views about the Scots.
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Phoenix » 29 Nov 2018, 22:05

colcool007 wrote:And it definitely cocks a snoot at Dr Johnson's infamous views about the Scots.
Apparently other people's dictionaries are as bad as mine. The word 'snoot' above should be 'snook'.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by stevezodiac » 01 Dec 2018, 10:26

I believe Snook is an earlier form of snout and "cocking a Snook" is to put your thumb on your nose and splay your fingers to resemble a cockerel's crown.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 04 Dec 2018, 01:01

A quiet weekend with the purchase of the Victor Summer Special from 1989 and the delightful Sunny Stories #1 from 1958.

I also managed to finally get hold of the Fleetway Super Library Fantastic Series #1 - The Steel Claw. I've been after this for ages and had an offer of £25 rejected a few weeks ago so was very happy when an offer of £20 to a different seller was accepted and it comes with a copy of #2 thrown in! Patience has it's rewards...

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by colcool007 » 04 Dec 2018, 09:36

My collection of Ranger edges ever closer to being complete as I have bought the free gifts from issues 2 &3.

I bought the Megazine tribute issue and I am still shying away from reading it.

My collection of Air Ace increased by another 10 issues and I have just done a deal for another 31 Picture Libraries.
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by blaing » 05 Dec 2018, 09:20

This week's Beano, (with the 50/50 chance of me getting this in time for Christmas)

Purchased from NewsStand.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by colcool007 » 05 Dec 2018, 22:39

A lovely pile of picture libraries ranging in age from Commando issue 94 (1962) to Commando 990 (1975). I also ask that six Ranger comics and a Norman Rockwell print be taken into consideration.
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by blaing » 09 Dec 2018, 14:24

I ended this year's comic purchases with the 1984 Bananaman summer special from eBay.

I did have this previously, but sold it off, but I have regretted it since.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by colcool007 » 09 Dec 2018, 21:24

Just bought a 1973 Summer Special and 11 issues of Victor.
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