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by suebutcher
23 Feb 2013, 15:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Your favourite stupid quote about comics?
Replies: 24
Views: 1781

Re: Your favourite stupid quote about comics?

No, it's Baxendale, a detail of "Doomsday School" from "Wham!"; Deidre The Weirdie at centre, Fred Feendish below, Young Nick's ear left, and an unnamed squelchy thing right.
by suebutcher
23 Feb 2013, 08:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic book germ scare?
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Comic book germ scare?

Perhaps! But I'm sure I read a strip from America about the germ scare, something about Boy Scouts going door-to-door collecting old comics to be burned because they were a health risk. If it's true, it might have started as a convenient excuse to destroy copies of the crime and horror comics still ...
by suebutcher
23 Feb 2013, 08:20
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Princess Tina
Replies: 83
Views: 37549

Re: Princess Tina

I haven't got many issues of "Princess Tina" - girls' annuals are easier to find and have self-contained stories - but here's my favourite cover. Nicely harmonious colours, and the girl looks like a preteen Valerie Singleton.
by suebutcher
23 Feb 2013, 05:05
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Princess Tina
Replies: 83
Views: 37549

Re: Princess Tina

The Trolls aren't revolting, they're cute because they're beautifully ugly! You boys just don't understand. :wink:
by suebutcher
23 Feb 2013, 04:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic book germ scare?
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Comic book germ scare?

In the mid-Sixties my grandfather worked as a hospital orderly. Whenever we visited he would have have a pile of comics for us to read, always recent issues of a random selection of titles. When I asked him about this years later, he said comics were banned in the Childrens' Ward. Any brought in wer...
by suebutcher
23 Feb 2013, 02:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Your favourite stupid quote about comics?
Replies: 24
Views: 1781

Re: Your favourite stupid quote about comics?

"Not mere 'thrillers' as we used to know them, nor the once-familiar 'school stories'. These are evil and dangerous – graphic, coloured illustrations of modern city vice and crime." That's a common theme with decency campaigners. "The old stories we loved and our parents hated were great, but this m...
by suebutcher
22 Feb 2013, 02:13
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Blind ballerina
Replies: 17
Views: 29554

Re: Blind ballerina

Thanks, Phil, those pages made my day! The "Little Orphan Annie" influence sticks out like a sore thumb.
by suebutcher
22 Feb 2013, 01:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Your favourite stupid quote about comics?
Replies: 24
Views: 1781

Re: Your favourite stupid quote about comics?

That last one's a jaw-dropper, Mike. Two pages a week seems amazingly fast to me. I've never managed a page in less than a week.
by suebutcher
21 Feb 2013, 14:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Your favourite stupid quote about comics?
Replies: 24
Views: 1781

Your favourite stupid quote about comics?

Mine is from Frank Wells, who describes comics thus: "A strange literary form... where phrases, sentences, lines and paragraphs have given way to indiscriminate balloons, containing spattered globs of language that can, if it is worth doing at all, be read in any order." Obviously Wells was one of t...
by suebutcher
21 Feb 2013, 14:40
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: Which eras of Lion..Valiant..Smash!..Wham! etc.do you prefer
Replies: 7
Views: 3361

Re: Which eras of Lion..Valiant..Smash!..Wham! etc.do you pr

I thought Lion was just a boring "boys-own" until "Turville's Touchstone" (AKA "Spellbinder")started in 1969. Valiant in the mid-60s had beautifully dark art, I liked looking at it, but "Kelly's Eye" was the only strip I'd always read. "Wham!" was best around the time of "Doomsday School". Sadly, I ...