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by tolworthy
29 Jun 2009, 08:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Do the people at DC Thomson know this?
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: Do the people at DC Thomson know this?

Update: I finished the book, and toward the end there's a passage about when Dirac finally settled in the USA. The person sent to welcome him didn't know how to get him talking - Dirac was famous for saying nothing or giving one word answers (often with a pause). So they decided to let him choose th...
by tolworthy
28 Jun 2009, 15:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Do the people at DC Thomson know this?
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: Do the people at DC Thomson know this?

I agree! The Dirac quote is about the 1950s, and the best of those stories were as near perfect as stories can be, IMO
by tolworthy
27 Jun 2009, 22:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Do the people at DC Thomson know this?
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Do the people at DC Thomson know this?

I am enjoying Graham Farmelo's biography of Paul Dirac , one of the founders of modern physics. He discovered some of the fundamental equations of quantum physics, and received a Nobel prize for predicting the existence of the positron (I think it was the first time a real world particle was discove...
by tolworthy
11 Jun 2009, 10:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: comics as a window on another world
Replies: 1
Views: 346

comics as a window on another world

I just bought a pile of those 'Beano and Dandy sixty years' books from a charity shop. Most are variable (too much theming and cutting up stories IMO), but 'Focus on the Fifties' is a gold mine! Back to back, the greatest strips from the greatest decade of the greatest comics ever. Anyway, what surp...
by tolworthy
20 May 2009, 21:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Wikipedia
Replies: 16
Views: 1434

Re: Wikipedia

Is this related to the recent deleting of old game info?

A lot of people at Wikipedia seem to think that "old" equals "not notable." So down the memory hole it goes.
by tolworthy
14 May 2009, 07:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Billy Whizz - how did he get his skill?
Replies: 31
Views: 1831

Re: Billy Whizz - how did he get his skill?

How else can one explain the simultaneous appearance of George Martin's Janie B. Quick?[/i] :) - Phil Rushton With the same distinctive cranial shape. Siblings? Sounds like a controlled experiment. Release them both at the same time and compare results. And isn't it an amazing coincidence that thes...
by tolworthy
13 May 2009, 19:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Billy Whizz - how did he get his skill?
Replies: 31
Views: 1831

Re: Billy Whizz - how did he get his skill?

it's a skill that jumps generations, because Grandpa Whizz is fast too. Throughout History there have been Billy Whizz ancestors...like at Waterloo...Billy has often looked at his photo album or history book..so a fast Gene!! Let's see what we know: He can reach superhuman speeds (e.g. Everest and ...
by tolworthy
12 Apr 2009, 09:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Collection or a pile of comics?
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Collection or a pile of comics?

When you can identify them each individually if they were stolen? ah, memories... When I was young, at the height of my collecting (multiple house moves meant I've since released most of my comics) I had a credit card sized card that listed all the comics I needed (and by implication, which issues I...
by tolworthy
01 Apr 2009, 21:48
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Another landmark for Lew
Replies: 51
Views: 2415

Re: Another landmark for Lew

Knockout!
by tolworthy
20 Mar 2009, 00:06
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: DC to publish a British-style comic
Replies: 4
Views: 530

DC to publish a British-style comic

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/030919-Wednesday-Comics.html A weekly comic, with a large page size, and a different story on each page... where have we seen that before? The publisher today officially announced Wednesday Comics, a new 12-part weekly series launching this summer that will be present...
by tolworthy
30 Jan 2009, 20:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Ghost-Horror Strip in 1960s "Valiant" comic!
Replies: 27
Views: 1333

Re: Ghost-Horror Strip in 1960s "Valiant" comic!

Marney the Fox ... a strip that certainly deserves reprinting, perhaps as an Egmont children's book? Strongly agree. I hold the naive view that comics are in principle the highest form of communication. More efficient than words or pictures alone, cheaper and more flexible than video. I further bel...
by tolworthy
25 Jan 2009, 13:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Gordon 'Broon' in today's Sunday Post
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Gordon 'Broon' in today's Sunday Post

Don't you mean Private Eye? ;)
by tolworthy
09 Jan 2009, 19:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: `Buddy` comic 1981-?
Replies: 66
Views: 3900

Re: `Buddy` comic 1981-?

For me, Buddy was notable as the best value comic ever. I wasn't a great fan of Thompson adventure strips, but I bought every issue. Respect was due. Ah, happy memories of 'Buffy, A Boy All Alone' and 'The Wolf of Kabul' and his friend's 'clicky ba' There was so much in every issue. Today when I rea...
by tolworthy
08 Dec 2008, 13:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Cartoon Character
Replies: 15
Views: 1282

Re: Cartoon Character

Dirty McSquirty from the Perishers - know as the king of flies or something, because of his halo of flies.