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by ogtec
25 Aug 2018, 15:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Big news for Ken Reid fans!
Replies: 61
Views: 36656

Re: Big news for Ken Reid fans!

A big package has arrived in London and these are the glorious contents. The reproduction is beyond what I dared hope for, the packaging excellent, and the overall product is sublime. The extensive afternotes have me anxious for more, though I've several hundred pages to keep me busy until then. Exc...
by ogtec
23 Jan 2012, 16:12
Forum: The Phoenix
Topic: Issue 1
Replies: 175
Views: 68744

Re: Issue 1

Good news for those in Central London or who can make the journey, they can now skip along to Gosh! and pick up a copy.

http://twitter.com/#!/phoenixcomicuk/st ... 3140624384
by ogtec
21 Jan 2012, 14:46
Forum: The Phoenix
Topic: Issue 1
Replies: 175
Views: 68744

Re: Issue 1

Nothing in the large(ish) one in Westfield, Stratford either. I think I'll give up trying in store as it is costing me a fortune - every time I visit I end up buying something anyway! On the good news front, my subscription copy of issue 1 turned up on Thursday - just a day before issue 3, which mak...
by ogtec
15 Jan 2012, 22:04
Forum: The Phoenix
Topic: Issue 1
Replies: 175
Views: 68744

Re: Issue 1

They may even go as far as seeing it as some kind of scam. Phoenix wrote: They may even go as far as seeing it as some kind of scam. Why have you applied FM's comment to me, ogtec, and since I never said it in the first place, how have you managed to present it as a quote? Sorry. Messed up the edit...
by ogtec
15 Jan 2012, 20:03
Forum: The Phoenix
Topic: Issue 1
Replies: 175
Views: 68744

Re: Issue 1

In any case, they would have a record of anyone who had already bought issue 1 from them, and who then decided to take out a subscription. And you say you had an email saying that issue 1 would be the first issue of your sub - when it wasn't, it gave you justified grounds to complain. In both cases...
by ogtec
15 Jan 2012, 13:02
Forum: The Phoenix
Topic: Issue 1
Replies: 175
Views: 68744

Re: Issue 1

I'm not sure why there are now thoughts of sharp practice by the Phoenix' publishers. Surely it is clear it was just a mistake on the web-site? If they were in the business of trying to trick people in to buying back issues they'd have those back issues available on their website. The fact that this...
by ogtec
09 Jan 2012, 12:49
Forum: The Phoenix
Topic: Issue 1
Replies: 175
Views: 68744

Re: Issue 1

I was assured that the arrangement with Waitrose is on, so perhaps some shops are just late putting them out? I understand there has also been interest from other retailers. I'm going to try again tonight on the way home to see if there's any availabilty now we're a couple of days in to the first w...
by ogtec
08 Jan 2012, 01:08
Forum: The Phoenix
Topic: Issue 1
Replies: 175
Views: 68744

Re: Issue 1

Well, there's a big one here (Westfield, E London) and there's no sign of it. Nor in the Canary Wharf branch.
by ogtec
22 Feb 2011, 20:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: JOHN RIDGWAYS NEW UK PROJECT
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: JOHN RIDGWAY'S NEW UK PROJECT

Five years later... There's a good interview with John Ridgway over at The Comics Journal where he touches on his current work, how his career has progressed to date, and his views on the state of the current UK comics market. Perhaps 'Age of Heroes' is a left-over from this seemingly abandoned anth...
by ogtec
13 Jan 2011, 16:19
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Bob Monkhouse on BBC Four
Replies: 18
Views: 5318

Re: Bob Monkhouse on BBC Four

The Garth was nice, and easily identifiable, but I swear there was a brief glimpse of a Krazy Kat page, which is amazing - assuming my eyes aren't playing up(!)
by ogtec
13 Aug 2010, 23:13
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Fantasy Football anyone?
Replies: 45
Views: 12598

Re: Fantasy Football anyone?

And as for you George Xydas, just how friggin' many teams are there in that other league of yours Iain Dale's League ? I got fed up hitting the page next button on the list of teams page :o Oooh! There goes my secret identity! It's a West Ham league, so there's likely to be about 65 million fans in...
by ogtec
06 Aug 2010, 14:18
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Fantasy Football anyone?
Replies: 45
Views: 12598

Re: Fantasy Football anyone?

I'm also on board, with my now-traditional team name (albeit not UK Comics related). As it stands I hope to break in to the Big 4 this season...
by ogtec
29 Oct 2009, 10:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: James Bond Omnibus
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: James Bond Omnibus

I find the early, John McLusky-drawn ones, a bit stiff. The art seems old-fashioned somehow, although there's nothing really wrong with it. I've really enjoyed the Yaroslav Horak ones though; his art was a revelation to me and it seems quite a surprise that such a stylised look was run in a mass-cir...
by ogtec
16 Sep 2009, 16:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Walthamstow Avenue FC in the comics?
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Walthamstow Avenue FC in the comics?

I can't help with the particular query I'm afraid, but I do recall that there was an article about Wathamstow Ave (etc.) in When Saturday Comes a while back - maybe ten years? It was titled something along the lines of The Team that Ate East London and focused on the complicated history of mergers t...
by ogtec
16 Sep 2009, 16:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Buster & Misty Swap Places
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: Buster & Misty Swap Places

In an unusual case of joined-up thinking my local Smiths stocked the special right next to the current Classic from the Comics. A ncie looking package - quick a few text features as well.

George