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by dishes
08 Jul 2011, 19:23
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Need help finding early 70s comic
Replies: 24
Views: 2711

Re: Need help finding early 70s comic

As reprinted in the Cor!! Annual 1975:
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by dishes
08 Jul 2011, 19:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Belgian and French kids' comics
Replies: 36
Views: 3153

Re: Belgian and French kids' comics

Wow, Phil, those are amazing finds. The 1940 one for its timing and the 1918 one for its great beauty. David: yes, "Britons Never Never Never Shall Be Slaves" is the Asterix translation I read about in the Gifford book. I'm surprised and slightly shocked it lasted so long, as it seems wrong for Aste...
by dishes
07 Jul 2011, 22:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Belgian and French kids' comics
Replies: 36
Views: 3153

Belgian and French kids' comics

How about a thread about our Gallic near neighbours? Here are some connections I can think of between their children's comics and ours: Belgium's Spirou , like our own Beano,is a weekly comic that first came out in 1938 and is still going. Neither comic came up with probably their most famous charac...
by dishes
03 Jul 2011, 20:21
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Whoever heard of Geoff Jones?
Replies: 16
Views: 11226

Re: Whoever heard of Geoff Jones?

That cover reminds me of books by Mitsumasa Anno.http://looky.wordpress.com/2008/10/06/annos-journey/

But no, I've never heard of Geoff Jones, very intrigued to hear more.
by dishes
29 Jun 2011, 21:30
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano Annual centre sections
Replies: 16
Views: 23679

Re: Beano Annual centre sections

Here's Lord Dennis from that 32nd Julember issue.

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did you enjoy that? If so you were at odds with the rest of the country:
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by dishes
28 Jun 2011, 20:11
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano Annual centre sections
Replies: 16
Views: 23679

Re: Beano Annual centre sections

OK, I've got the annuals down, and it turns out that this tradition is far more exciting in my head that in reality most years (in my collection anyway). As will be seen, usually it was just a spotlighted character, one of the big four. 1968 The Bash Street Kids edit the Beano. Main story drawn by G...
by dishes
28 Jun 2011, 00:44
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Lets give Lew a better send off...leave your kind words here
Replies: 19
Views: 1956

Re: Lets give Lew a better send off...leave your kind words

Lew is an excellent person, debater, cartoonist, and knowledgeable source. He has enhanced this forum incalculably. Life's too short to require anyone's participation in any particular internet site, when we have our life's work to achieve, but I heartily echo what everyone else has said already.
by dishes
27 Jun 2011, 19:05
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano Annual centre sections
Replies: 16
Views: 23679

Re: Beano Annual centre sections

Excellent example, Johnny! I have that annual and I'd forgotten all about it. Got it down this morning and it's a vintage middle-sixteen for sure. There's lots of pretty sophisticated gags in there for a kids' comic. Apart from the brillaint title "The Old Pretender", elsewhere in the annual Queen V...
by dishes
26 Jun 2011, 18:17
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano Annual centre sections
Replies: 16
Views: 23679

Beano Annual centre sections

If this hasn't already been done, here's an idea for a thread, or perhaps a section on the website when it's back to full strength. The Beano Annual used to have something special in the middle 16 pages (page 65-80). E.G. in the 1968 book the Bash Street Kids edited an issue of the Beano and get it ...
by dishes
15 Jun 2011, 15:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Out of character fun in comics...and surprises!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1688

Re: Out of character fun in comics...and surprises!!

"Dinah Mite" appears in the Dandy Annuals 1970 and 1971, so presumably was a late 1960s Dandy strip. I've often wondered about it- It's clearly an earlier run of Dinah Mo under a slightly different name (Same character, same look). Why they changed the name when they briought her back in the 1980s I...
by dishes
08 Jun 2011, 18:35
Forum: Beano
Topic: 1998-2003 : A transition period for the Beano?
Replies: 46
Views: 14675

Re: 1998-2003 : A transition period for the Beano?

Also, Swirlything hasn't explained why the dropping of a comic strip was "ideologically" motivated. Were there hidden Marxist messages in Ivy the Terrible scripts?

EDIT: I'd just like to say this post was intended as good humoured silliness and in no way intended to escalate ill-feeling.
by dishes
05 Jun 2011, 13:29
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths
Replies: 139
Views: 34728

Re: Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths

:offtopic1: Lew, in that old blog post about Charlie Grigg you mention he retired from regular comics work in 1983. This is interesting as his Korky the Cat was still appearing when I started getting the Dandy in 1986 (shortly before Robert Nixon's takeover- an awful choice in my opinion). Were thes...
by dishes
24 May 2011, 19:25
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic characters merging..
Replies: 55
Views: 26368

Re: Comic characters merging..

Hot Shot Hamish and Mighty Mouse, when Tiger was absorbed by Roy of the Rovers weekly. An excellent team-up. I'm sure there are other notable examples in the back of my mind! tiger merged into eagle not roy of the rovers even though it may as well have as hot shot hamish went into rotr billys boots...
by dishes
24 May 2011, 18:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic characters merging..
Replies: 55
Views: 26368

Re: Comic characters merging..

Actually there are loads of Football ones. IPC football heroes could always be transferred to Melchester Rovers when their strip ended (e.g. Kevin's Chance, The Hard Man Johnny Dexter) and Thomson's had United (Iron Barr, Limp-along Leslie, and for a while it was Jimmy Grant's team). I'm sure there ...
by dishes
24 May 2011, 18:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic characters merging..
Replies: 55
Views: 26368

Re: Comic characters merging..

Hot Shot Hamish and Mighty Mouse, when Tiger was absorbed by Roy of the Rovers weekly. An excellent team-up.

I'm sure there are other notable examples in the back of my mind!