What comics did you buy today?

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by abacus » 28 Apr 2019, 10:47

Visited 3 carboot sales today which were smaller than normal due to the weather plus probably the fact the home team Leicester City kick off at 12.
Bought---------
Learn to draw the Marvel Way pack , originally priced at 99p and including booklet , metal ruler , pen, pencil and eraser for 50p.
Solomon Kane -Dark Horse Books graphic novel 50p.
60 years Beano and Dandy -favourites from the 40's ---£1 (I was born in the 40's so still only a youngster :D )

Plus for something different I found a Build your own model of victorian Leicester cardboard kit for a £1( black and white card so will need painting )that's if I get around to building it :)

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Digifiend » 02 May 2019, 18:31

Digifiend wrote:Titan seem to have a distribution problem, as WHSmith still had the previous issue of Doctor Who Comic 8 days after the new one should've come out. They also didn't have Simpsons Comics, issue 21 of which should've been out the same day as DWC, and I've missed issue 20 because, it seems, they never got them in. :x
Looks like WHSmith delisted them. Anyone know where else I can find those please?
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Greavsie » 03 May 2019, 15:33

Just bought these off Ebay for the equivalent of about £30 (inc, postage). I'm usually not that much into American comics (or at least, I haven't been for many years), but I was excited by this little lot.
That printed stamp across most of the covers is a bit annoying, but can't have everything I suppose. At least it doesn't appear to be on that copy of Spider-Man #77.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Hawkeye » 04 May 2019, 11:09

Just arrived in the post - Football's Comic Book Heros. The book has been around since 2009 and I don't know why I've never seen it before until last week on ebay. I can't wait to read it. There's Billys Boots, Limp along Leslie, Roy of the Rovers, Raven, Dozy Danny etc etc and a host of wonderful football comic covers from the 20s, 30s etc. Its a hardback with dustwrapper virtually unread and I got it for £3.07 free post from baham books (they have a couple left).

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 04 May 2019, 12:12

Hawkeye wrote:Just arrived in the post - Football's Comic Book Heros. The book has been around since 2009 and I don't know why I've never seen it before until last week on ebay. I can't wait to read it. There's Billys Boots, Limp along Leslie, Roy of the Rovers, Raven, Dozy Danny etc etc and a host of wonderful football comic covers from the 20s, 30s etc. Its a hardback with dustwrapper virtually unread and I got it for £3.07 free post from baham books (they have a couple left).
Have you got a link please? Sounds great!

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Hawkeye » 04 May 2019, 12:37

Its 302486426941.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Greavsie » 04 May 2019, 12:55

Hawkeye wrote:Just arrived in the post - Football's Comic Book Heros. The book has been around since 2009 and I don't know why I've never seen it before until last week on ebay. I can't wait to read it. There's Billys Boots, Limp along Leslie, Roy of the Rovers, Raven, Dozy Danny etc etc and a host of wonderful football comic covers from the 20s, 30s etc. Its a hardback with dustwrapper virtually unread and I got it for £3.07 free post from baham books (they have a couple left).
I've got this; it's a great book. A most comprehensive and interesting read, with plenty of visual resource material.
There is another similar book out called "Comic Book Hero" by (the) Barrie Tomlinson, which is just as good, whilst providing enough points of difference for anyone to buy both books and enjoy them separately.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 04 May 2019, 23:49

Hawkeye wrote:Its 302486426941.
Cheers

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Richard S. » 05 May 2019, 19:36

There's a companion volumes as well 'When the comics went to war'
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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Kashgar » 05 May 2019, 20:43

When these were first published we made quite an extensive list of corrections of the errors these books contained on this site. Much to the annoyance of one of the writers if memory serves.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by big bad bri » 05 May 2019, 21:10

i got another 17 buster so need just less than 200 now also got loads of doubles which are up on ebay now ,also got the fcbd funny pages ,when i was a kid i always dreamed of seeing this stuff in an american format and now its happened :lol:

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 05 May 2019, 22:13

Kashgar wrote:When these were first published we made quite an extensive list of corrections of the errors these books contained on this site. Much to the annoyance of one of the writers if memory serves.
I just looked it up: http://comicsuk.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.p ... ook+Heroes

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by SID » 06 May 2019, 16:15

Last Saturday (Free Comic Book Day) I went to Forbidden Planet and bought a load of goodies including:

Funny Pages
2000 AD Regened
Second volume of Battle Classics featuring Fighting Mann and War Dog from Battle - only £4.99
Titan's Johnny Red: The Hurricane - only £2.99
Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens: Splice and Dice
The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the 21st Century by Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons
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 abacus » 12 May 2019, 12:22

Car boot day.
The smell of the hot dogs the roar of the crowd. :)
my childhood reading of comics ended in the 50's therefore I am not too familiar with what came afterwards.
It would be probably 20 years later I started collecting comics and annuals.
I was pleasantly surprised to come across POW annual which was filled with comic adventure stories which I bought for a £1, plus I bought two Wizzer and Chips comics at 20p each.
These items are not that old and not rare but as the image shows for me at any rate worth buying.

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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Post by colcool007 » 13 May 2019, 10:38

I picked up 28 Hotspurs and 25 Victors from the Shelter Shop in Stockbridge. They still have a pile of Scorchers for anyone that is interested.
I started to say something sensible but my parents took over my brain!

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