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Introducing...(belated)

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Pardon my bad manners! I've joined a few months back wrote things, started forums (& said some controvercial things & started debates!) and I've not properly introduced myself.

I'm David KW from Bolton & am a UK comic fan & convert.

My comic life in a nushell: on & off read from the 70s: Playhour, Pippin, Little Star, to Beano, Topper, Beezer, Dandy, Whoopee!, Whizzer & Chips, Buster, the Cracker once (issue 66 - been described on Cracker & Buzz Website) & TV Comic.

Regulary read The Beezer (76-78), Look-In (81-84) & Viz (87-93, then occasionally until 2002) & Crisis (87-90). Liked Halo Jones & tried to get into 2000AD, but it didn't appeal (I like things set in the now). Got the odd Deadline for Tank Girl (though I think that lost its way a bit).

Now I've been turned collector of the 60s & 70s in UK comics (I've become a bit of an alpha male heroine addict!).

I should point out I don't own a computer (use library & communal works computer) & don't trust buying things over the net, so I often go to shops & track things down (and go to places via train - I don't drive - is excuse for day out and beer though).

Anyone know which Northern England UK city is best for comic & annual collecting?

People say I have a photgraphic memory & head for trivia, which is good for comic memories. One little hobby I do is write ideas for TV shows & serials purely for my own fun - & Uk comics proved inspirational.

Reading these comics is better than seeing the dross on TV today!

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Welcome to the forum...good taste in comics... :D

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Totally agree about the 'dross on TV' bit, David!

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Hi David,

It's always good to hear a Lancastrian voice, given the number of caber-tossing scots and southern softies that often post on this forum. I've long felt that the importance of Lancashire to British comics has been unfairly blotted out by the extreme North/South rivalry of DC Thomson and Fleetway/Odhams/IPC, etc.

Leaving aside the obvious examples of Frank Hampson, Leo Baxendale, Ken Reid and Hugh McNeill I wonder how many people realize that Broons artist Dudley D. Watkins was also born in Manchester?

- Phil Rushton

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philcom55 wrote:It's always good to hear a Lancastrian voice, given the number of caber-tossing scots and southern softies that often post on this forum.
Can I just point out, before buckets of sh** descend on Phil's head from the north (e.g. col'allmymoodsarebadandanywayhowdareyoumalignmynobleclan?'cool007, and Hamilton Academical supporters who will joyfully point out that their team beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 last weekend), and from the south, which houses some of our esteemed heavy hitters like stevezodiac and steelclaw for example, that just because Phil has chosen not to use any smilies (or emoticons as Lew calls them), it doesn't mean he's not kidding.

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I never take Phil's comments with a pinch of salt. I usually take them with a bucket! :lol: And Phoenix, I resemble that remark!
I started to say something sensible but my parents took over my brain!

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Southern softies? I should cocoa. Millwall fans are the hardest in the world. My dad worked in the docks and had arms like Desperate Dan. His dad could bend an old penny across his middle finger just by pressing down with the fingers either side. My travels with the Lions never took me to Bolton. Blackburn, Barnsley, Huddersfield and Chesterfield were the nearest I got. But I do love Thwaites' Dark Mild beer brewed in Blackburn - had a can tonight - well it was 30 degrees down here today. Whistles sometimes need wetting.

Just heard a talksport pundit refer to "Dark, Satanic Millwall" He also used the words Bizarro World but probably doesn't know its origin.

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colcool007 wrote:And Phoenix, I resemble that remark!
Which just goes to show how perceptive I was in the first place, Col. Thanks for the compliment.

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philcom55 wrote:It's always good to hear a Lancastrian voice, given the number of caber-tossing scots and southern softies that often post on this forum.
I wonder into which category you think my accent falls, judging by my typed words?

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stevezodiac wrote:My travels with the Lions never took me to Bolton.
Well you do have an opportunity this season, Steve. I've just checked our fixture list and you are due at the Reebok on Saturday January 12th. It's a 3 o'clock kick off too. How quaintly old-fashioned. We didn't see many of them last season. Switch off your computer, lock up your container and come up. We don't bite, the beer's OK, and we rarely win these days. I'll meet you there.

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Its been a long time since I travelled away with Millwall - the Jam were in the charts then. How i miss those Police escorts and being given a "special" train that had been in the sidings for twenty years (one of which I remember pulling into Paddington in flames). Or being bombarded with bricks from the other side of a corrugated fence by Huddersfield fans. I used to go with a fellow Mod, four skinheads and several "normal" blokes.

One thing I never did was drink beer at a football game. That was for afterwards in the pub.

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stevezodiac wrote:Or being bombarded with bricks from the other side of a corrugated fence by Huddersfield fans.
If their aim was as bad as their players' penalties in last season's play-off final, you weren't in much danger of being hit.

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I might as well confess - I'm Oxford born & bred, with a Walsh father & mother from Portsmouth (both comic disapproving academics); I've lived in the North West for the last 13 years, but I'm an adopted Northerner.

I lived in Sunderland, then Newcastle for 4 years in 90s (really honed my interest in football there!), but alas is very little work there.

I love the friendly people, beer, interest in football there -though I can't stand gravy an anything & hate hotpops & can't get rid of my Southeren acdent (it's intensified). I rarely ever go South, as there's nothing there for me these days.

I must say I just can't get into The Broons, and I like bothdifferent & all sorts of DCT & Fleetway strips (I may write a shootout on this!). Am trying to compile a top 30 rundown on my fave strips too.

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NP wrote:
philcom55 wrote:It's always good to hear a Lancastrian voice, given the number of caber-tossing scots and southern softies that often post on this forum.
I wonder into which category you think my accent falls, judging by my typed words?
It's a well-known fact that all Parkinsons are no-nonsense Yorkshiremen (even the women).

(...of course, I have been known to be wrong!)

- Phil R. :)

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philcom55 wrote:It's a well-known fact that all Parkinsons are no-nonsense Yorkshiremen (even the women).
(...of course, I have been known to be wrong!)
Yorkshire? That's a filthy word over on my side of the Pennines, lad!

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