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by babington
18 Dec 2020, 09:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Bill Lacey's comic art in India
Replies: 0
Views: 713

Bill Lacey's comic art in India

A friend of mine is trying to track down work by Bill Lacey relating to his time in India during the Second World War, when he was briefly posted to Calcutta. He produced a set of four caricature pocket calendars there in 1945, and my friend is trying to locate copies of all four, and to see if ther...
by babington
30 Oct 2020, 09:00
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Free gifts in The Pilot
Replies: 0
Views: 1065

Free gifts in The Pilot

A while back I bought a copy of The Pilot - No. 96 from 1937. Does anyone know if the free "aeroplane cards" it was supposed to come with were part of a set, and if so, which set? Is there anywhere to find a list of free gifts that came with The Pilot?
by babington
11 Jul 2020, 20:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Marvelman and Young Marvelman [Key Notes]
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Marvelman and Young Marvelman [Key Notes]

Good question. Who are Marvelman's principal enemies and in which issues do they first appear? Did Marvelman have any major costume changes? Did he have sidekicks and when do they first appear? Were there any anniversary issues? Did Marvelman get all his powers at once or did they first appear in pa...
by babington
06 Jul 2020, 17:19
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Monster Fun: the real deal?
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Monster Fun: the real deal?

Thanks for this. They are very close, but the material looks like it's different (semi-hard plastic resin versus flexible rubber) and also, the way "Hong Kong" is written on the back is different. The moulding of mine looks to be less sharp than the others I'm seeing. How to explain it? A fake? No, ...
by babington
04 Jul 2020, 19:20
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Monster Fun: the real deal?
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Monster Fun: the real deal?

I've just seen another one of these on eBay, and the seller posted a picture of the back of the skeleton. They said it was a soft plastic but it does look pretty identical to mine, so maybe mine is the right one after all! Still, I'd be interested to hear if anyone thinks it's from a different comic...
by babington
03 Jul 2020, 19:39
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Monster Fun: the real deal?
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Monster Fun: the real deal?

I just bought a copy of Monster Fun no. 3 with the free gift a Super Shaking Skeleton. It doesn't seem very shaky though, and I'm wondering if it's the original gift.It came with a copy of the comic. The trouble is there are few pictures to compare it to, so I wondered if anyone on the forum has one...
by babington
18 Jun 2020, 21:40
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Question about Rover free gifts
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Question about Rover free gifts

thanks! I took the date from a pink flyer and this perhaps gave the date it went on sale rather than the date on the cover.
by babington
18 Jun 2020, 14:20
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Question about Rover free gifts
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Question about Rover free gifts

Does anyone know which issue of ROVER carried the “Round Robin” card as a free gift? I know the date is February 20, 1958, but I don’t know the issue number. I expect the answer will be in 'Free gifts in the big 5" but I don't have a copy any more :( Does anyone know where I could get a copy of the ...
by babington
01 Feb 2020, 23:05
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Mandy free gift
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Mandy free gift

This is perfect - thanks very much!
by babington
30 Jan 2020, 16:07
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Mandy free gift
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Mandy free gift

Thanks! I saw that on eBay a while back which is why I knew it was from the 80s, but couldn't see the listing any more which is why I asked here. If anyone knows the details of that issue it would be much appreciated. Thanks again!
by babington
30 Jan 2020, 00:26
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Mandy free gift
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Mandy free gift

I'm pretty sure this was a free gift in MANDY in the 1980s, but I couldn't say which year or which issue. Does anybody know???
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by babington
22 Apr 2019, 18:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify this free gift?
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Re: Can anyone identify this free gift?

that's it! Terrific - thank you!!!
by babington
21 Apr 2019, 16:12
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify this free gift?
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Can anyone identify this free gift?

Does anyone know which comic this brooch came from? It looks like the one free with Debbie No. 1 but it's not the same... any ideas??? Thanks!
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by babington
30 Sep 2018, 22:29
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: TV21 Soccer Cards
Replies: 0
Views: 7934

TV21 Soccer Cards

Hi! Does anyone know which issue of TV21 these free soccer cards came from? I'm guessing it was TV21 and TV Tornado #192 but it looks like they issued similar cards at least once more (in TV21 & Joe 90 #1).
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