What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

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Re: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

Post by SID » 23 Dec 2017, 16:07

Lew Stringer wrote:
SID wrote:Got the following for my Christmas Comic Collection.
Good man! :)
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Re: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

Post by SID » 23 Dec 2017, 16:09

The latest addition to my Xmas Comic Collection - Doctor Who Magazine from my local Sainsbury's. :up:
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Re: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

Post by philcom55 » 24 Dec 2017, 02:04

Has anybody noticed that there's an original Dark Judges comic story in the latest issue of New Scientist? :)

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Re: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

Post by comixminx » 24 Dec 2017, 23:47

Bought the Dandy Annual for my eldest. She's read a bunch of them at school so she should like it. No creator credits though! Shocking in this day and age (tho of course it is DC Thomson's, so that's as expected from them).
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Re: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

Post by Lew Stringer » 25 Dec 2017, 01:32

comixminx wrote:Bought the Dandy Annual for my eldest. She's read a bunch of them at school so she should like it. No creator credits though! Shocking in this day and age (tho of course it is DC Thomson's, so that's as expected from them).
Not D.C. Thomson's fault these days, as we all have the option of signing our work. I always sign my pages, and a few other artists sign theirs, but some decline for whatever reasons.
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Re: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

Post by comixminx » 29 Dec 2017, 09:55

But Lew, why don't DCT publish a contents page with creator names? That's what I mean really. Or print the names on the strips themselves in a credit box. Not everyone will even notice signatures (unless on the umpteenth read through).
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Re: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

Post by colcool007 » 29 Dec 2017, 11:46

comixminx wrote:But Lew, why don't DCT publish a contents page with creator names? That's what I mean really. Or print the names on the strips themselves in a credit box. Not everyone will even notice signatures (unless on the umpteenth read through).
Minx, the reason that DCT don't do it is the reasons that most companies don't do things and that is cost. While we comic fans will bemoan the lack of a credits list, the company has never added one before to the humour annuals so they will not see a real need for it when they have never had to do so before. It took sustained campaigning on the behalf of George Low to get them to do it for Commando and that is only one credit list per issue and even then it only happened after in his last few months on the job.

Actually I need you and Tammyfan to have a look at my latest article either on my blog or on the cross-posting on Down The Tubes to see if you can identify the original Fangs of Fear artist that was in the dummy of Cheeky issue 1. The original artist looks like someone who worked on Tammy or Jinty but I just cannot put a name to the style.
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Re: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

Post by Lew Stringer » 29 Dec 2017, 15:25

comixminx wrote:But Lew, why don't DCT publish a contents page with creator names? That's what I mean really. Or print the names on the strips themselves in a credit box. Not everyone will even notice signatures (unless on the umpteenth read through).
The weekly Beano had a credits page in 2014, dropped it for a while, then began running writer/artist credits on every strip from March 2016. Credits still appear every week.

I don't know why the annual hasn't caught up yet but I agree it should.
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Re: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

Post by SID » 09 Dec 2018, 13:03

For my partner's 4 grandchildren, I got them I got them this year's:
  • Beano Annual
    Rupert Bear Annual
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Re: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

Post by SID » 15 Dec 2018, 13:31

I got the following Christmas issues from my local WHSmith:
  • 2000AD
    Beano
    Epic
    Judge Dredd Megazine
    Marvel Legends
    Striker
    Viz*
*Love Bad Bob the Randy Wonder Dog.
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Re: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?

Post by SID » 29 Dec 2018, 11:50

Over Christmas, I got the latest

The Dandy Annual 2019
Rupert Bear Annual 2019
Classic Beano & The Dandy - Food Fight
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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