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by suebutcher
28 Apr 2017, 03:34
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Leo Baxendale
Replies: 46
Views: 28166

Re: Leo Baxendale

I was very pleased to discover that he'd lived in Broughty Ferry when we lived there, although he may have gone south by the time I saw his name in Wham.
by suebutcher
13 Jan 2017, 09:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ever sold any comics and deeply regretted it ever since?
Replies: 15
Views: 6700

Re: Ever sold any comics and deeply regretted it ever since?

In the late 70s I found a big run of early Boy's World really cheap. I bought them because 60s British comics were hard to find in Australia, but later got rid of them thinking they were a bit too "boy". Much later another couple of issues turned up and I realised how great "Wrath Of The Gods" was, ...
by suebutcher
15 Nov 2016, 12:31
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Playtime comic #1 with free gift (1919)
Replies: 6
Views: 7428

Re: Playtime comic #1 with free gift (1919)

Who is the cover artist? I can't quite read the signature.
by suebutcher
03 Nov 2016, 02:12
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Sci-Fi strips in girls comics
Replies: 119
Views: 33980

Re: Sci-Fi strips in girls comics

An old thread, but I hadn't been able to see most of the scans until recently, so thanks for the pages from The Pink Peril. The colouring is out of this world! I wonder if John Burns had this strip in mind when he drew Countdown? Here's Schoolgirls Picture Library No 314, "Planet Of Fear", from June...
by suebutcher
03 Oct 2016, 05:08
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7169
Views: 790545

Re: What comics did you buy today?

A Chinoiserie nightmare by Charles Harrison for you Phil:
by suebutcher
02 Oct 2016, 13:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7169
Views: 790545

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Volumes 1, 3 and 4 of Pictures From Punch, a retrospective published in 1904. Although it has material going back to 1842, it doesn't really start getting funny until the Nineties and the debut of Phil May, Tom Browne, and Charles Harrison. Jokes about bicycles, bloomers, radium and art nouveau I ca...
by suebutcher
11 Sep 2016, 02:43
Forum: Beano
Topic: Look like David Sutherland is doing less of the Bash Street
Replies: 12
Views: 15412

Re: Look like David Sutherland is doing less of the Bash Str

My favourite Beano artist, for sure.
by suebutcher
03 Sep 2016, 13:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7169
Views: 790545

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I've bought a couple of 1965 TV Comics with episodes of the Dr Who Planet Go-Ray story. A little expensive, but I've been after these for ages. Can animals really have wheels instead of legs? Whatever, Bill Mevin goes for it.
by suebutcher
11 Jun 2016, 09:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Thoughts on collecting comics
Replies: 176
Views: 40393

Re: Thoughts on collecting comics

There has been some talk recently of US collectors getting interested in UK reprints of Marvel/DC material - once they've collected all the American issues, that's the next place to go. Some characters like Captain Britain were only published in Marvel UK issues. If this trend really does happen, t...
by suebutcher
31 May 2016, 09:52
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 85802

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Johan, could you send me an old copy of Eppo as payment?
by suebutcher
31 May 2016, 09:45
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Ferguson Dewar
Replies: 3
Views: 2728

Re: Ferguson Dewar

Thanks, Phil. It's amazing that there's always a convenient railway track laid out no matter where Prof Yum and his friends want to go!
by suebutcher
23 May 2016, 11:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 85802

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

That's OK! I'll get back to you shortly, after I get through this current deadline.
by suebutcher
05 May 2016, 04:10
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: OINK! 30th anniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 10386

Re: OINK! 30th anniversary

Oink was an eye-opener for me at a time when I'd given up on British comics. I thought it was appealingly odd and attractively disgusting, and it stood out from the competition the way the early Wham and Smash did.
by suebutcher
25 Apr 2016, 03:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Thoughts on collecting comics
Replies: 176
Views: 40393

Re: Thoughts on collecting comics

I liked "Girl Who Was Death" for two reasons: it seemed like a parody of the siller kind of Avengers story - dig the villain who thinks he's Napoleon! - and there's an extended sequence filmed at the Southend Kursaal. I love pictures of old-time fun fairs.
by suebutcher
19 Apr 2016, 11:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway
Replies: 190
Views: 85802

Re: Treasure: Wee Willie Winkie visits Fleetway

Jehan, I tried to send you a PM, but it hasn't worked. Could you send me a message with the address to post the Peter Pan Mickey to?