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by Bigwords
28 Sep 2013, 22:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: People who don't like comics
Replies: 41
Views: 5005

Re: People who don't like comics

I remember a woman I knew once boasting that she had never read a book in her life. :shock: How is that even possible? Sid Vicious of the Pistols is on record as saying he loved Marvel Comics: and he hated '99 % of everything and everyone', according to his own spiel...... There are at least two pu...
by Bigwords
28 Sep 2013, 21:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: People who don't like comics
Replies: 41
Views: 5005

Re: People who don't like comics

And here I thought this was going to be another attack on Piers Morgan... :D Yep. There are plenty of people who haven't the slightest interest in comics, but it isn't necessarily a bad thing that they are out there. Checks and balances - some of those people would be horrified at my complete disreg...
by Bigwords
27 Sep 2013, 02:32
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: British Comics Database
Replies: 8
Views: 2844

Re: British Comics Database

I'm guessing that was not the case with the Bananaman specials. They'd have a copyright year somewhere, possibly on the inside back cover. A few DCT titles have really confusing timelines, but ads in other titles (those "on sale _____" half page ads, specifically) help in some regard to that. There...
by Bigwords
27 Sep 2013, 02:17
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: British Comics Database
Replies: 8
Views: 2844

Re: British Comics Database

Feel free to use my info. I've gathered that up over the last four years, and it's still not complete. Thanks. There have been days when I have been tempted to data-mine the lists from the internet to massively advance things, but I still have the (probably insane) notion that there is more to be g...
by Bigwords
27 Sep 2013, 02:03
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: British Comics Database
Replies: 8
Views: 2844

Re: British Comics Database

An incomplete listing for Beano Comic Library, Beano Special, Beano Superstars, Beano Fun-Size, Dandy Comic Library, Dandy Special, and Dandy Fun-Size can be found in the link in my signature. The digests are spread around *all* the boxes instead of being in one place (they are handy for the purpos...
by Bigwords
27 Sep 2013, 00:13
Forum: World Comics
Topic: HARLAN ELLISON ON COMICS
Replies: 12
Views: 13571

Re: HARLAN ELLISON ON COMICS

Still in shock about the criticism of Colan. Just stick his name into Google images. The man was head and shoulders above almost every superhero artist. He was grim'n'gritty when brightly-coloured circus costumes were the order of the day. His Daredevil and horror comics have never been bettered. F...
by Bigwords
26 Sep 2013, 23:56
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Lucky's Living Doll
Replies: 168
Views: 41048

Re: Lucky's Living Doll

DavidKW wrote:Is there something on Comics UK site listing everyone's E-Mail addresses?
If you look under each post, the third button (helpfully marked "email") is where you can send emails to a member via.

It isn't a good idea, in general, to have lists of emails where anyone can see them...
by Bigwords
26 Sep 2013, 23:35
Forum: World Comics
Topic: HARLAN ELLISON ON COMICS
Replies: 12
Views: 13571

Re: HARLAN ELLISON ON COMICS

(and imho, even on a bad day, he was a hundred times better than Charlton's dreaded Nicholas & Alascia! :shock: ) I won't repeat here what I have said about Vince's work elsewhere... :D It is rather obvious to point out that I don't hold a lot of superhero work up as being the best ever created for...
by Bigwords
26 Sep 2013, 15:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Impact covers
Replies: 99
Views: 19820

Re: Impact covers

Interesting, though sliding somewhat from the topic of the thread... :D There's an argument to be made for more complex stories where the allegiance of the reader to a "heroic" character is tested. The terms antagonist and protagonist are better applied outside of the extreme cases (such as in any o...
by Bigwords
26 Sep 2013, 13:16
Forum: World Comics
Topic: HARLAN ELLISON ON COMICS
Replies: 12
Views: 13571

Re: HARLAN ELLISON ON COMICS

FWIW, He's right about Don Heck. And I know that I would rather have an issue ship a month late and have incredible artwork, than have something rushed and nearly incomprehensible - though it seems no matter what I think, neither X-Men nor Spider-Man will ever go into sets of mini-series rather than...
by Bigwords
26 Sep 2013, 13:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Best-ever Lineup in a Single Comic
Replies: 35
Views: 5009

Re: Best-ever Lineup in a Single Comic

What about the short run "Ally Sloper" from the late seventies? Who was in that? Didn't Frank Bellamy have a strip in it? Swade, a western strip - three pages of stylised art, owing a great deal to the style of sixties and seventies western films. Who were the others? Was it a reprint comic? There ...
by Bigwords
25 Sep 2013, 18:05
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: British Comics Database
Replies: 8
Views: 2844

Re: British Comics Database

Thank you. :)
by Bigwords
25 Sep 2013, 17:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic Pet Hates
Replies: 87
Views: 10524

Re: Comic Pet Hates

More generally, I dislike the assumption that "comics" means superheroes (or superheroes/fantasy/crime.) This. One of my favourite genres is westerns (doesn't really matter if it is Gene Autrey annuals or the Billy The Kid strips), but when I tell people about comics they automatically think of Mar...
by Bigwords
25 Sep 2013, 15:24
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: British Comics Database
Replies: 8
Views: 2844

British Comics Database

Shameless self-promotion is... well, it isn't something which comes easy (and having my first post be one is doubly difficult), but the British Comics Database has been up for a while now, and things aren't looking as rosy as they were back at the start of the year. And, if you do happen to visit th...