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by suebutcher
06 Jan 2016, 08:50
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Pat Williams
Replies: 20
Views: 8057

Re: Pat Williams

Here's the Anglo Captain Scarlet poster. Fab, is it not?
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I wasn't a big fan of the series myself, Thunderbirds was more my thing, but all the same I loved the way it looked.
by suebutcher
04 Jan 2016, 02:33
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Pat Williams
Replies: 20
Views: 8057

Re: Pat Williams

I bought my set of Dr Who cards (but no album) years ago when they were still cheap. I wasn't so lucky with the Captain Scarlet bubble gum cards, and I've still haven't got enough of these to see that great Ron Embleton poster the backs of the cards make when you put them all together. My brother ga...
by suebutcher
02 Jan 2016, 13:10
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Pat Williams
Replies: 20
Views: 8057

Re: Pat Williams

That's also the outfit John Canning drew right up to 1970. Obviously he liked the hat! When the cards were designed Williams was instructed not draw Patrick Troughton's face, because Wall's had bought the rights to use the character, the Tardis and the Daleks, but not the likeness of the actor. The ...
by suebutcher
02 Jan 2016, 03:49
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Pat Williams
Replies: 20
Views: 8057

Re: Pat Williams

I assume most of you have seen the Wall's Sky Ray Dr Who cards, but I'm posting this one because because it's so typically 1960s Pat Williams; note the "Dutch angles" and the jumping-jack pose of the figure in motion.
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by suebutcher
30 Dec 2015, 03:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7169
Views: 790552

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Finally found a copy of Playhour with Hotch Potch, the untidy scatterbrained rubbish-loving "Island of Yum" character. Until yesterday he was only the vaguest of memories, but now I realise what a hero he was to me!
by suebutcher
25 Dec 2015, 01:31
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Mighty Moth and Barney Bear
Replies: 15
Views: 27479

Re: Mighty Moth and Barney Bear

This Barney Bear is not to be confused with the syrupy "Barney Bear" Christian comics by Al Hartley. No relation.
by suebutcher
17 Dec 2015, 02:22
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Mighty Moth and Barney Bear
Replies: 15
Views: 27479

Re: Mighty Moth and Barney Bear

TV Comic in the mid-Sixties was one of my favourites, being a combination of the funny and the bizarre. For me the best of all are the the issues with Bill Mevin's "Space Patrol" and Bill Titcombe's "Telegoons". As for the other glossy big sellers of the day, I could admire Eagle and TV21 from a dis...
by suebutcher
16 Dec 2015, 02:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 862
Views: 228451

Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

One day... you will have what you seek... where comics are concerned, anyway. One day I'll have the AP annual that said "All Things Come To Those Who Wait", if I ever manage to figure out which one it was! That's part of the problem for me, I can't just nip into the British Library and track these ...
by suebutcher
14 Dec 2015, 01:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 54839

Re: What Christmas Comics Did You Buy Today?

Phil, did the Daleks give you one of these? They were handing them out at schools that year. (Dentists, I mean, not Daleks.)
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No rocket-powered Xmas trees or three-eyed space Santas in TV21, sadly.
by suebutcher
10 Dec 2015, 01:58
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Mental health issues in stories (taken seriously)
Replies: 42
Views: 19853

Re: Mental health issues in stories (taken seriously)

I've got episode four then, in which Sandy signs her soul over the Devil. I'm sure that in some households a comic like this would have gone straight in the bin! Good stuff. Who was the artist on this?
by suebutcher
09 Dec 2015, 03:07
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What Christmas Comics Have You Bought Recently?
Replies: 76
Views: 54839

Re: What Christmas Comics Did You Buy Today?

TV21 25.12.65. It hasn't arrived yet, and my guess is it isn't particularly Christmassy. But that year was the "Dalek Xmas" wasn't it?
by suebutcher
09 Dec 2015, 02:59
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Mental health issues in stories (taken seriously)
Replies: 42
Views: 19853

Re: Mental health issues in stories (taken seriously)

Tammyfan, is the first episode of "Winner Loses All" from the 18th August 1979 issue of Misty? I think I have the second episode, but I wanted to confirm that.
by suebutcher
05 Dec 2015, 11:42
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7169
Views: 790552

Re: What comics did you buy today?

The Wasp That Started World War Three: two 1965 issues of TV21 with episodes of the exciting and somewhat silly "Fireball XL5 stranded in 1966" story. I suspect this one was ripped off for a Star Trek episode.
by suebutcher
05 Dec 2015, 03:00
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: The Comic Archive - What's new
Replies: 167
Views: 92702

Re: The Comic Archive - What's new

There's a certain amount of fun to had with arguments, but getting enjoyment from simply insulting, upsetting or threatening people is pure "creep". I have known one or two, including an ex-friend who liked creating dismay because he thought it was funny. In fact, it was the only thing he did think ...
by suebutcher
03 Dec 2015, 01:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 2015, a good year for collecting comics?
Replies: 18
Views: 6745

Re: 2015, a good year for collecting comics?

It's been a good year by my standards; I found around 120 British comics at low Australian prices, and splurged out on a Ranger No.1. My Holy Grail remains those damned elusive 1965 TV Comics, particularly Nos. 691 and 693, bought with holiday money on the Norfolk Broads and fondly remembered. I agr...