What comics did you buy today?

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by blaing » 31 Dec 2018, 21:44

Happy New Year everyone. :D

A double eBay purchase today of a bundle of summer specials, including the 1996 and 1997 Bash Street Kids summer specials

Also bought a copy of the 1988 Beano Summer Special. I should have this by the end of the month.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 07 Jan 2019, 15:18

A very quiet time currently on the comic buying front. My only purchases over the last week and a bit have been:

Plane Tree #2 - I've now decided to collect these little Blitz comics as I love the provenance.
Enid Blyton's Adventure Magazine #1 - Gutenberghus - 1985
School Fun #1 wfg - IPC - 1983
Action Force #1 - Marvel - 1987
Mandy Picture Story Library #1 - DCT - 1978
Not UK comics but I love the TV series so I picked up 23 The Walking Dead graphic novels for £30 on Gumtree
2000AD Sci Fi Special 1996 - just 2 more to go
Western Fighters #1 - Streamline - 1951

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by colcool007 » 07 Jan 2019, 19:41

Arrivals today and Saturday include 26 Football PSMs, a copy of Valentine and Roxy from 1963, my Commando subscription and 264 various Battle and War PLs.
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by big bad bri » 14 Jan 2019, 19:19

El Mestizo,Turbo Jones and Bella at the bar Graphic novels

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by colcool007 » 14 Jan 2019, 22:46

big bad bri wrote:El Mestizo,Turbo Jones and Bella at the bar Graphic novels
Nice picks Bri.

I got another batch of War PLs today, a Micron and two Commandos.
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Post by SID » 15 Jan 2019, 00:10

big bad bri wrote:El Mestizo,Turbo Jones and Bella at the bar Graphic novels
Just ordered the same books.
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 big bad bri » 15 Jan 2019, 01:09

I have all the rebellion british treasury graphic novels now apart from the Beatles which i have no interest in and sniper elite but i have the 3 single issues. but dunno if i will get all this years releases but Billy's boots ,Death wish,leoparman 2 and Sweeny toddler are a definite must.

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Post by Adam Eterno » 15 Jan 2019, 05:21

A much better couple of days!

Marvel Pocket Chiller #1 - 1980
Boy Detective Comics #1 - T&P - 1952
Forbidden Worlds #1-7 - T&P - 1950
Out of this World #1-9 - T&P - 1961
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Action #1 - Savoy - 1986 - I'd not come across this series before.
Maverick Marshal #50 (#1) - L Miller - 1959
Kid Montana #50 (#1) - L Miller - 1959
Robin Hood #1 - WDL - 1955
I also managed to buy the first 22 Mad Magazines by Strato from 1959 and Issues #2-7 of Frogman Comics by T&P from 1952 (even though the GCD says there were only 5 issues). They will go well with the #1 that I picked up a year ago!

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by colcool007 » 20 Jan 2019, 12:33

I had a good day yesterday as I had 28 1940s Wizards delivered. Shame that I only needed 9 of them for the collection!

I also bought 3 Lucky Charms to increase my collection by 300%. I am not going to do that often am I?

And yesterday I completed a grailquest that I have been carrying out for the last 30 years and that was to purchase a piece of original art by the late great Jim Baikie. So I have now paid for and I am awaiting the delivery of a page from ChiPs that appeared in Look-In way back in issue 27 dated 30 June 1979.
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Shiner » 20 Jan 2019, 14:03

Always nice when you secure a grail, Col. Nice one!

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Phoenix » 20 Jan 2019, 22:13

colcool007 wrote:I also bought 3 Lucky Charms to increase my collection by 300%.
I did pass Maths at 'O' level with 50%, Col, so unless my error is in the other 50%, I can't see how 3 issues of Lucky Charm from an absolute total of 30 possibles, can get anywhere near 300%, given that the full run would surely be only 100%. The three you bought can only be 10% of the total possible. If I'm wrong, it's no wonder I only obtained 50% at age 16.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by blaing » 20 Jan 2019, 23:45

a few more issues closer to completing the 1990 issues of the Topper.

There were two bundles, but I only bid on one which now brings the missing issues down to about a dozen or so.

The hunt will continue once I return from my yearly break in March.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by stevezodiac » 21 Jan 2019, 10:08

If he had one issue and then bought three more would that not be a 300% increase?

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Phoenix » 21 Jan 2019, 11:47

stevezodiac wrote:If he had one issue and then bought three more would that not be a 300% increase?
How do I know, Steve? I would have said that it was a 75% increase, but numbers are not my forte. Words are. Hopefully, some of our members are mathematicians, and may be willing to steer us along the right path towards certainty. My 50% at 'O' level was only 5% above the pass mark, and given the way the marking system worked, it may only have been 3%, as the marks the pupils received were always in fives. We never found out therefore what our actual marks were.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 21 Jan 2019, 15:19

stevezodiac wrote:If he had one issue and then bought three more would that not be a 300% increase?
That is correct that he has made a 300% increase in his collection and now owns 13.333333% of the set!

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