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moloneymagic
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Hi, just wanted to introduce myself having joined the forum earlier this evening. I'm a collector of IPC/Fleetway comics, predominantly from the late 70s/early 80s - the times that I read them as a kid, but steadily branching forwards and backwards as my interests expand and as budgets allow. I'm also working on a blog just to record my personal reflections on the comics as I collect them and look back over them.

I'm a book publisher by trade, although it was my love of comics that attracted me to print publishing in the first place. A shame that I entered the world of work just as the market for British newsstand comics was disappearing.

The comics I read as a youngster - I think in order - were Topper, Whizzer & Chips, Jackpot, Speed, Tiger, Roy of the Rovers, 2000AD, Eagle, but I dipped into most of the other IPC comics from time to time so many of them have memories. I still adore the old bulky newsprint with the rough-cut edges that most of them were printed at the time. I know it probably didn't provide the best quality but it's very nostalgic for me.

Hope to get to know some of you through the forum.

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moloneymagic

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ISPYSHHHGUY
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Hiya MoloneyMagic, and we bid you most welcome.

I done an illustration for a Tara Maloney called The Magic Bus: but I assume this is just a co-incidence?

JT Mirana
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Welcome, MoloneyMagic. :)

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Muffy
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Welcome moloneymagic -
your IPC (later Fleetway) era was when I was reading them too.

moloneymagic
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Thanks everyone, nice welcome. ISPYSHHHGUY, always interested to hear about other branches of the Moloney clan - as far as I know I'm not related to Tara :-) Is she Irish? I'm not, but I think that's where most of the purebreeds come from.

Muffy, sounds as though we'll have some shared memories!

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ISPYSHHHGUY
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Yes, Tara was in Ireland, she paid me with an Irish cheque, MoloneyMagic.

Can't recall where in Ireland, though.....

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Peter Gray
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My era was 1981-88
so Jackpot was discovered on a rainy day at school from the comic box!!..always great discovering a new comic from a few years before...

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