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by Stuart V
19 Aug 2013, 10:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British Marvel mags of the '70s - which one was best?
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: British Marvel mags of the '70s - which one was best?

I actually preferred MWOM a bit later when it had started absorbing other titles, just because of the sheer variety and strangeness of it. Who in their right mind would publish a title featuring the Hulk, Daredevil, Dracula and Planet of the Apes? But it worked! My first thought when I saw the comb...
by Stuart V
08 Jun 2013, 14:24
Forum: Strip Magazine
Topic: STRIP Rant
Replies: 59
Views: 58199

Re: STRIP Rant

Thanks Lew. I'd already checked the Strip webpage, which said (somewhat vaguely) "early June" as the new date for issue #2 making it into the shops, hence my asking here if anyone has seen it, since it is now "early June."
by Stuart V
08 Jun 2013, 14:20
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Digital Dandy
Replies: 261
Views: 106760

Re: Digital Dandy

Since the Dandy shop is horrendously unclear about this, simply listing prices for buying credits without, as far as I can make out, explaining how many credits you need to purchase anything, can anyone confirm exactly how many credits you need to buy issues of the digital Dandy? I see on the first ...
by Stuart V
08 Jun 2013, 13:50
Forum: Strip Magazine
Topic: STRIP Rant
Replies: 59
Views: 58199

Re: STRIP Rant

Has anyone seen any sign of the printed version of issue #2?
by Stuart V
26 May 2013, 16:24
Forum: Strip Magazine
Topic: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)
Replies: 93
Views: 62642

Re: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)

Still no sign of Strip #2 in my local WHSmiths, though as noted above, last time they didn't get it on the shelves until nearly three weeks after it was meant to be on sale, so I can't tell whether the current absence is down to a general distribution problem or just my local store's ongoing ineptit...
by Stuart V
22 May 2013, 23:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: First female-led strip in a boys's comic
Replies: 14
Views: 3760

Re: First female-led strip in a boys's comic

Planet of the Damned also had a female villain. You must be thinking of another strip. Planet of the Damned didn't have a female villain - it barely had any female characters in speaking roles. You had an unidentified female who appeared in the first episode and only served to scream when the Ab-Hu...
by Stuart V
12 May 2013, 22:50
Forum: 2000AD
Topic: First female-led strip in 2000AD?
Replies: 29
Views: 38047

Re: First female-led strip in 2000AD?

I was chatting with a friend about Ebony in The Crunch and it got me wondering whether she was the first female protagonist in a comic aimed at boys. I know there's a long history of female protagonists in 2000AD, but I really have no idea how far back it goes. The earliest I can think of were the ...
by Stuart V
08 May 2013, 17:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Stop legalized copyright theft
Replies: 37
Views: 5588

Re: Stop legalized copyright theft

Marionette wrote:
I've tried reporting people who sell discs on ebay but I see the same sellers still there months later, so they don't seem bothered either.
I've reported such sellers to e-bay too, and they continue unabated, so I guess e-bay doesn't care so long as they get their cut of the illegal sales.
by Stuart V
05 May 2013, 09:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: New book about Penny Dreadfuls and Story Papers
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: New book about Penny Dreadfuls and Story Papers

Story Papers are a semi-ignored part of comic history, Penny Dreadfuls are today treated as "Sooo OSSUM" steampunk-fodder, and the early experimental juvenile periodicals are shrouded in mystery... But no longer! The British Library has recently published the first in-depth study of Story Papers fr...
by Stuart V
27 Apr 2013, 12:11
Forum: Strip Magazine
Topic: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)
Replies: 93
Views: 62642

Re: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)

PrintMedia tell me their distributor, Warners, has spoken to the Uxbridge store who confirmed that they have the magazine in stock and even confirmed that they have sold copies, too. They are speaking to their magazine manager today. I went back into the Uxbridge Smiths today and yes, they finally ...
by Stuart V
23 Apr 2013, 16:55
Forum: Strip Magazine
Topic: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)
Replies: 93
Views: 62642

Re: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)

The Uxbridge WHSmiths still doesn't have any copies in, and remains clueless about when or if they will get it in. :headbash: Don't forget that while PrintMedia have published a list of stores where the magazine should be in stock, this doesn't mean you can't order STRIP from your local WH Smiths o...
by Stuart V
22 Apr 2013, 19:29
Forum: Strip Magazine
Topic: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)
Replies: 93
Views: 62642

Re: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)

The WHSmiths in Watford had loads of copies when I was in there yesterday!. Unfortunately, that's around a 20 mile drive for me, which would effectively push up the price a few extra pounds in travel costs. Given the comments above about publishers having to pay Smiths to put their titles in specif...
by Stuart V
21 Apr 2013, 12:26
Forum: Strip Magazine
Topic: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)
Replies: 93
Views: 62642

Re: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)

The Uxbridge WHSmiths still doesn't have any copies in, and remains clueless about when or if they will get it in. :headbash: The WHSmiths in Watford had loads of copies when I was in there yesterday!. Unfortunately, that's around a 20 mile drive for me, which would effectively push up the price a ...
by Stuart V
20 Apr 2013, 12:35
Forum: Strip Magazine
Topic: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)
Replies: 93
Views: 62642

Re: STRIP Magazine relaunches next Monday! (April 8th)

The Uxbridge WHSmiths still doesn't have any copies in, and remains clueless about when or if they will get it in. :headbash:
by Stuart V
07 Jan 2012, 18:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Watchmen DVD?
Replies: 8
Views: 1172

Re: Watchmen DVD?

215 minutes.