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Which Ken Reid Bear Alley book would you like to see first?

Poll ended at 22 Jun 2009, 08:53

Dare-a-day Davy
5
56%
Frankiestein
2
22%
Queen of the Sea
0
No votes
Jasper the Grasper
1
11%
The Nervs
1
11%
 
Total votes: 9

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Which Ken Reid Bear Alley book would you like to see first?

Post by Peter Gray » 15 Jun 2009, 08:53

Fill in this 7 day poll.you have only one chance to vote...it might help Steve to choose which Ken Reid to do next...I'll email the results to Steve at the end..

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Post by Raven » 15 Jun 2009, 09:00

Dare-a-Day Davy; quite an extraordinary strip.

Second choice would be Queen of the Seas.

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Post by Peter Gray » 15 Jun 2009, 09:02

I voted for that as well:)
second would be The Nervs

One good thing about Bear Alley books is that it will not be public...and won't be censored...People who buy it will generally know what to expect..

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Post by Raven » 15 Jun 2009, 09:04

Maybe the banned Dare-a-Day Davy strip could be included!

http://www.savoy.abel.co.uk/IMAGES/davy2.jpg

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Post by Lew Stringer » 15 Jun 2009, 09:31

There are only just over 80 Dare-A-Day-Davy strips so it'd be a slim volume. Similarly, Ken only drew The Nervs for a short time. Perhaps the two could be combined into one book?

Personally I think a Frankie Stein collection would be good. Lots of people only have memories of the watered down Bob Nixon version so it'd be nice to show them the darker humour of the more manic and bizarre original Ken Reid version.

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Post by Peter Gray » 15 Jun 2009, 09:52

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Queen of the sea is on the other Bear Alley post..
just an amazing talent Ken Reid...all of these should be done...very excited at the idea of owning a book of these..

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Post by NP » 15 Jun 2009, 18:38

I will happily buy each of these, even though I have all Dare-a-Day Davy, Nervs and all but two Queen of the seas. it's Ken Reid!

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Post by Raven » 15 Jun 2009, 19:39

Faceache should have been an option, really! The early years are as much vintage Ken Reid as anything else. Possibly even his most popular character?

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Post by Digifiend » 16 Jun 2009, 00:11

Jasper looks like Roger the Dodger in period dress, although that's not surprising, given that Ken Reid was Roger's original artist. :lol: It also looks like The Dandy's Oliver Twister wasn't as original as I previously thought.

Could that Dare-a-Day Davy strip have inspired Sparky's Some Mummies Do Ave Em?

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Post by Raven » 16 Jun 2009, 00:24

Digifiend wrote:Jasper looks like Roger the Dodger in period dress, although that's not surprising, given that Ken Reid was Roger's original artist. :lol:

Jasper's the old guy, not the kid.

A collection of Reid's football comic strips could be nice, too - probably a lot of material there that many fans may not be aware of, and some of it looks quite good. I'd love to see more of The Soccernauts from Scorcher and Score, for example.

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Post by Digifiend » 16 Jun 2009, 01:59

:oops: Just scrolled down the page without actually reading it... silly me. At least you knew what I meant.

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Post by Peter Gray » 23 Jun 2009, 09:06

I'll send the results to Steve...my favourite has won.. :D

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Post by NP » 23 Jun 2009, 09:45

If Dare-a-Day Davy is the first book, I hope the 'lost' strip is included. I also hope some careful restoration is planned. The problem with both this strip and later Queen of the Seas is the horrible letterpress colouring or 'ruining' as we called it. How they could have spoiled such flamboyant artwork with those diabolical dots is hard to understand. And a lot of them are so poorly registered that it's sometimes hard to even see what was drawn. So The Nervs may have been a better choice as they are a) well-printed in black and white and b) the most imaginative strip ever published! ("Hello, Putrid date!")

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Post by tony ingram » 23 Jun 2009, 14:06

Raven wrote:Faceache should have been an option, really! The early years are as much vintage Ken Reid as anything else. Possibly even his most popular character?
I was thinking this, too. I'd certainly have voted Faceache. If there weren't enough of them to justify a volume (though given how long it ran, I doubt that), I'd include Martha's Monster Make-Up, too.

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Re: Which Ken Reid Bear Alley book would you like to see first?

Post by Peter Gray » 25 Jun 2009, 19:38

Hi Peter,

I'm trying to catch up with e-mail and whatnot after a busy couple of
days. I've just remembered that you sent over these poll results and I
forgot to acknowledge them. An interesting set of results and I'll
certainly take them -- and the comments that have appeared on the Comics
UK forum -- into consideration when figuring out future Bear Alley Books
titles. I hope you can pass on my thanks to everyone who voted and
commented.

The colour version of Chris Weston's cover for Phantom Patrol is now on
display at the website...

http://bearalleybooks.blogspot.com/

I think everyone will like it, and those fortunate folk who have
actually seen Gerry Embleton's original strip will hopefully agree that
the cover compliments the story perfectly.

Kindest regards,

Steve




I liked the cover a lot.I've used it for my computer screen page..Peter

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