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by dishes
14 Nov 2010, 20:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Victor Summer Special missing issues - help required please.
Replies: 10
Views: 1251

Re: Victor Summer Special missing issues - help required please.

victorhornet, did you find all the summer specials you needed in the end? I've just discovered five Victor summer specials in my basement, including 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991, that I could summarise for you.
by dishes
08 Nov 2010, 09:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Buster's Dad
Replies: 34
Views: 2688

Re: Buster's Dad

Thank you Niblet for saying what I was about to say. Besides, the "son of Andy Capp" stuff was dropped when Reg Smythe had something to say about it (or so I read). By the time Reg Parlett was drawing her, Buster's Mum bore no resemblance to Florrie from the Daily Mirror besides the hairstyle and he...
by dishes
24 Oct 2010, 12:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Keyhole Kate
Replies: 36
Views: 2543

Re: Keyhole Kate

Never liked Keyhole Kate (unbelievably limited premise for such a long-running strip) and yet I have to admit that cover strip looks great. Morley's artwork looks so much better in full colour.
by dishes
04 Oct 2010, 19:01
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Dandy Relaunch next month
Replies: 280
Views: 43360

Re: Dandy Relaunch next month

possibly here...? http://www.dandy.co.uk says "Coming soon...." What are you talking about? It says this... Hey! Check out the most Xtreme website on the web! We’ll keep you up-to-date on everything that’s happening in The Dandy BEFORE everyone else! Don’t forget to send us an email, have you...
by dishes
04 Oct 2010, 18:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Tamara Drewe
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Tamara Drewe

Well, let's face it, the film's NEVER as good as the book, is it? At least in a cinema audience we can laugh out loud in unison at the genius of Posy Simmonds rather than quietly to ourselves at home.
by dishes
03 Oct 2010, 14:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Tamara Drewe
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Tamara Drewe

Good isn't it? And it's not every day there's a faithful movie version of a UK comic book...
by dishes
22 Sep 2010, 22:47
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Now you're squawking!
Replies: 29
Views: 2011

Re: Now you're squawking!

The legend of the Bash Street Birds is a (brilliant) spoof of the legend of the ravens of the Tower of London, in case anyone doesn't realise it. Found another one in the 1989 Bash Street Kids annual: http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/iancockburn/img047.jpg http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h16...
by dishes
03 Sep 2010, 18:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 2011 Annual Covers
Replies: 44
Views: 10137

Re: 2011 Annual Covers

Raven wrote:If you buy your Beano Annual in Sainsbury's (£5), you get an exclusive-to-them free issue one of The Beano with it. Not an original, though. It looks like it's printed on card-type paper.
Less enticing if you already have The History Of The Beano which reprints the entire first issue, of course.
by dishes
29 Jun 2010, 09:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: clips from BBC's Arena - The Dandy and Beano story from 1988
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: clips from BBC's Arena - The Dandy and Beano story from 1988

Well, I saw this at the time when I was ten and it was a big deal for me to stay up late and watch my favourite comics being recognised and discussed on an adult arts programme. (I also loved the theme music by Brian Eno). It's great to see it again, despite the uncomfortableness of the staff behind...