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by Bigwords
03 Oct 2013, 14:39
Forum: Conventions and other events
Topic: Dundee Comics Day
Replies: 18
Views: 6670

Re: Dundee Comics Day

Keeping the thread off-topic... (apologies to all) Kirkcaldy - in the indoor market waaaay along the end of the high street. Not impressive, but at least it is a comic-book presence in the town after the closure of the Kingdom place, which was more about the gaming end of things anyways. I also noti...
by Bigwords
03 Oct 2013, 14:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Original, collected reprints - or digital? You decide!
Replies: 24
Views: 3812

Re: Original, collected reprints - or digital? You decide!

I love hardcover collections, if they are done properly - as long as the quality of the item is better than the original, then they are worth having on the market, if only to get people hooked on characters they might not have heard of. The cheaper trades are another thing entirely, and I have made ...
by Bigwords
03 Oct 2013, 14:16
Forum: 2000AD
Topic: Is anyone still reading 2000AD?
Replies: 78
Views: 70701

Re: Is anyone still reading 2000AD?

It's kept alive merely to exploit the properties in movies and games, That is not a mark against the title, in any way. :) Not reading the title at present, but I have been buying it until recently. There's still a lot more imagination in the comic than a comic which has been around for so long has...
by Bigwords
03 Oct 2013, 14:00
Forum: Conventions and other events
Topic: Dundee Comics Day
Replies: 18
Views: 6670

Re: Dundee Comics Day

Bigwords, the shop is Banjaxx Comics and it's in the Stirling Arcade, 2 minutes from the railway station and not much more from the bus station. It is refreshing to hear about shops that I didn't know about. Kinda a "things aren't that bad" feeling. You wont find British comics, or much old stuff f...
by Bigwords
01 Oct 2013, 17:46
Forum: Conventions and other events
Topic: Dundee Comics Day
Replies: 18
Views: 6670

Re: Dundee Comics Day

Don't start me on the delights of Falkirk. I have - or had, not sure about that - family there. It's been a while since I was in Dundee but I found the public library a great place for research on DCT and the staff were very helpful. The rest of the history - the Leng connection, and a few bits rel...
by Bigwords
01 Oct 2013, 17:22
Forum: Conventions and other events
Topic: Dundee Comics Day
Replies: 18
Views: 6670

Re: Dundee Comics Day

Now you have to tell us the rest of the story. Given that there are piles of buses and a major train station, I assume something went seriously wrong. :shock: When things go wrong, them seem to go wrong in epic ways. The buses stop running past a certain point, at the trains are hit and miss. I got...
by Bigwords
01 Oct 2013, 16:53
Forum: Conventions and other events
Topic: Dundee Comics Day
Replies: 18
Views: 6670

Re: Dundee Comics Day

A little bit too far for me, though that is very tempting.

Not walking to Dundee again. Did that once. Very bad idea...
by Bigwords
01 Oct 2013, 16:51
Forum: Conventions and other events
Topic: Edinburgh Comic and Toy Mart
Replies: 17
Views: 7517

Re: Edinburgh Comic and Toy Mart

Actually, it was a toy, 007 - but one with cartoon and comic associations. (A Marx Yogi Bear on a friction-drive scooter, to be exact.) If we are expanding the remit to include toys, there is one (technically two) items I am STILL looking for - no idea what they are called, but I distinctly remembe...
by Bigwords
01 Oct 2013, 15:13
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Comic Relief Comic
Replies: 15
Views: 20801

Re: Comic Relief Comic

Reviving this (sorry). So - does anyone have a list of who did what yet, or am I going to have to start emailing the people credited in the issue? (I'd rather not do that, as... well, obvious reasons really) What I have thus far is less than comprehensive. I still need to add in the actual cover as ...
by Bigwords
01 Oct 2013, 01:48
Forum: World Comics
Topic: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Replies: 19
Views: 16954

Re: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

It seems I am the only person who has not been blown away by the first episode - the plot was... well, adequate is probably as far as I will go. It is way too close to the pilot of Global Frequency (and/or a old Spidey? story about a kid with powers being hunted by SHIELD) to be seen as a original s...
by Bigwords
30 Sep 2013, 16:46
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: King-Ganteaume
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Re: King-Ganteaume

(though I've heard that he doesn't exactly welcome requests for information like this) I try to keep to: Rule #1 - Don't P**s people off. Not that I have entirely succeeded in that, but needlessly antagonizing someone who may well react badly to a request for information definitely steps over the s...
by Bigwords
30 Sep 2013, 15:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: King-Ganteaume
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Re: King-Ganteaume

There are about a dozen artists whose names are linked with the company (not all of them in the same league as Colquhoun), though pinning down anything about the company itself is proving to be massively frustrating. Even knowing which branch of the military the founder is meant to have been in woul...
by Bigwords
30 Sep 2013, 15:09
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: King-Ganteaume
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

King-Ganteaume

So far, none of the lists of ex-servicemen, nor any of the usual places I get information from, have anything truly helpful to say about the person (or people?) behind King-Ganteaume, and it is starting to bug me. I don't 100% trust some of the information which *has* been picked at over the years -...
by Bigwords
30 Sep 2013, 14:57
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Blog info
Replies: 2
Views: 2006

Re: Blog info

For those who don't already know, I have a blog dealing with all things nostalgic: Comics (British & American), collectable toys, etc. It can be found at http://kidr77.blogspot.com Feel free to visit. I've had a few pages from your blog noted down for a while now - not quite up to attacking the 80s...
by Bigwords
30 Sep 2013, 01:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: People who don't like comics
Replies: 41
Views: 5005

Re: People who don't like comics

Actually, it's entirely possible when one realises that she obviously meant she had never willingly read a complete book - of her own volition. Slight digression here... If someone doesn't hunt out works which have at least a demi-important place in literature, then pretty much everything in modern...