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by Robbie Moubert
11 Nov 2018, 23:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Crikey! is back
Replies: 24
Views: 19128

Re: Crikey! is back

Well, I'm deeply sorry that those writers, all of whom were simply putting stuff together in their own time for no pay just because they wanted to spread a little joy about their hobby around, didn't come up to your exacting standards. And I'm absolutely mortified, of course, that I didn't pick up ...
by Robbie Moubert
09 Nov 2018, 18:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Crikey! is back
Replies: 24
Views: 19128

Re: Crikey! is back

What level of research do you expect? Picking one issue at random I'd expect... an article about Tornado not to confuse artists Ian Kennedy and Cam Kennedy. I'd expect the same article not to call Victor Drago "Holmesian" but instead mention that he was originally going to be Sexton Blake. I'd expe...
by Robbie Moubert
08 Nov 2018, 13:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Crikey! is back
Replies: 24
Views: 19128

Re: Crikey! is back

I always found Crikey to be slightly disappointing. I felt the level of research could be a bit lacking. I remember one issue had an article on Captain Hurricane from Valiant that completely failed to mention his trademark "raging fury"!
by Robbie Moubert
12 Mar 2018, 22:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics in Egyptian magazine Samir
Replies: 7
Views: 7244

Re: British comics in Egyptian magazine Samir

The majority of those examples look European to me.
by Robbie Moubert
27 Feb 2018, 15:52
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: SPLINK
Replies: 9
Views: 19436

Re: SPLINK

I used to work in the Film & TV Division of the COI so I should know it. This is purely from memory so may not be word perfect! Find a S afe place to cross and stop. Stand on the P avement near the kerb. L ook all around for traffic and listen. I f there is traffic coming let it pass. When there is ...
by Robbie Moubert
19 Jan 2018, 14:48
Forum: Viz
Topic: free gift's in viz
Replies: 10
Views: 18428

Re: free gift's in viz

Issue 268 had some stickers as a free gift.
by Robbie Moubert
09 Nov 2017, 00:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Magic comic number 1
Replies: 36
Views: 18454

Re: The Magic comic number 1

Phoenix wrote: Regarding the link between the unbound reprints and D C Thomson Firsts, the point didn't need repeating as I made it here last week.
Well excuse me for not hanging on your every word.
by Robbie Moubert
07 Nov 2017, 23:15
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Magic comic number 1
Replies: 36
Views: 18454

Re: The Magic comic number 1

I don't have a copy but I worked at the Vintage Magazine Shop when the reprints were produced by the shop's owner. IIRC they were in fact unbound extra copies of the individual sections of the D C Thomson Firsts book that Danny published. From your pictures I would confidently state that your comic ...
by Robbie Moubert
07 Sep 2017, 09:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What year did you start reading comics?
Replies: 41
Views: 17918

Re: What year did you start reading comics?

I don't remember reading any nursery comics but I might well have done. TV21 is the first one I remember getting - issue 90 (October 1966) which came with a free Thunderbirds cap. I was three and a half. We were living in Wales at the time and each week my Mum would give my copy to my cousin down th...
by Robbie Moubert
30 Jul 2017, 18:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics in Greek magazines
Replies: 310
Views: 100606

Re: British comics in Greek magazines

My first thought on seeing the artwork was that it looks like Matt Marriot's Tony Weare. I know he did some work for Look and Learn and as this is based on a true story it might have come from there. Just a guess - I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than me will be along shortly!
by Robbie Moubert
30 Jul 2017, 14:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics in Greek magazines
Replies: 310
Views: 100606

Re: British comics in Greek magazines

The Spectacular Adventures of Willie Bunk ran in Whizzer and Chips from the first issue (dated 18th October 1969) until the issue dated 26th December 1970. The use of "spectacular" in the title is a play on "spectacles" (glasses - apologies if I'm stating the obvious!). As you can see, they used col...
by Robbie Moubert
18 Jul 2017, 12:25
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Johnny the Greek
Replies: 4
Views: 4824

Re: Johnny the Greek

Bobby of the Blues appeared in the first issue of Scorcher in January 1970.
by Robbie Moubert
31 May 2017, 22:39
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics in Greek magazines
Replies: 310
Views: 100606

Re: British comics in Greek magazines

chrisb wrote:Is the artist Doug Maxted?
Certainly looks like it to me.
by Robbie Moubert
24 Apr 2017, 12:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British Comic Mergers - Good or Bad?
Replies: 26
Views: 11083

Re: British Comic Mergers - Good or Bad?

I started reading Valiant in 1969 which, in hindsight, was probably just when it was starting to decline a bit. I think the mergers with Smash! and TV21 weakened it further but I didn't mind them too much at the time. I hated the merger with Lion and it was never the same for me after that. Looking ...