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by Kashgar
19 Feb 2019, 14:53
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Preview Wizard issue.
Replies: 9
Views: 6723

Re: Preview Wizard issue.

The whole problem of copyright or 'trademarking' had started for Thomsons with 'Adventure' a single, common word title which was impossible to effectively make exclusively their own and which in turn led to problems when it came to publishing an annual connected to the title in the autumn of 1923. A...
by Kashgar
18 Feb 2019, 17:29
Forum: Retired DCT titles
Topic: Preview Wizard issue.
Replies: 9
Views: 6723

Re: Preview Wizard issue.

Hi Steve, This 4 page Wizard preview was created by Thomson's as a way of attempting to legally 'trademark' the Wizard as a title. The contents, which were borrowed from their women's titles, were used to hide the true nature of what the finished product intended to be to competitors and the date on...
by Kashgar
16 Feb 2019, 23:03
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Tiger dating and numbering
Replies: 2
Views: 4783

Re: Tiger dating and numbering

Hi Tiger 258,
There was another issue published between June and Aug 1959 which was labelled issue A. This is the issue you have missing and explains the gap you have in story continuity. All AP titles in 1959 had this issue A and the undated issue which were published during the strike period.
by Kashgar
23 Jan 2019, 17:13
Forum: Reference Section
Topic: Contact help.
Replies: 6
Views: 5960

Re: Contact help.

philcom55 wrote:The Sloperian?
Think you are right, Phil.
by Kashgar
12 Jan 2019, 19:20
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Search for Story in Annual
Replies: 29
Views: 15895

Re: Search for Story in Annual

Or Spike Millgan's ending to many a sketch 'What are we going to do now?'
by Kashgar
11 Jan 2019, 17:44
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Ron Smith RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 4878

Re: Ron Smith RIP

It is always sad when great artists, or indeed writers, pass away, but in the case of Ron Smith, I suspect that Ray Moore could well be more upset than most folk outside Ron's immediate family, given that Ron illustrated Kashgar The Terrible , the title in The WIZARD in 1961/62 from which I feel ce...
by Kashgar
16 Nov 2018, 17:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7807
Views: 1555603

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Not that Phil's identification warrants further confirmation but 'The Conway Cousins' is certainly the work of Eric Parker.
by Kashgar
01 Nov 2018, 17:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 894
Views: 327411

Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Someone says the word was used in Steptoe and Son. No explanation to be found save that it comes from Victorian times. I've heard conkers used many times in regards to cash but I'm also unsure where it came from. I also lived in South East London for a decade so it could be local. Money being refer...
by Kashgar
25 Oct 2018, 16:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7807
Views: 1555603

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I loved Subbuteo as a kid whether it was football, rugby or cricket. Each had its charms. My most frequent opponent was my younger brother who I would trounce on a fairly regular basis. I had both versions of the Subbuteo rugby game, the old rolling disks version and then the one introduced in the m...
by Kashgar
24 Oct 2018, 18:38
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7807
Views: 1555603

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Educated guess. Subbuteo.
by Kashgar
15 Oct 2018, 14:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7807
Views: 1555603

Re: What comics did you buy today?

I hadn't looked closely at those Rainbows and it hadn't occurred to me that twelve issues didn't cover four full months. It turns out one issue is numbered 1891/96 and dated March 10 to April 14 1956. I must admit I was wondering about the amount of comics. Could you post a picture of the 1891/96, ...
by Kashgar
07 Oct 2018, 18:45
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: THe Broons
Replies: 7
Views: 8225

Re: THe Broons

No Steve. They are all new, complete with artist and writer credits these days.
by Kashgar
22 Sep 2018, 12:18
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Phoenix's Future Plans
Replies: 447
Views: 158593

Re: Phoenix's Future Plans

A young ballerina thwarted in her dancing ambitions by an accident! The world of Bunty and her sisters is percolating into your real life Derek! Seriously though, I hope Lois is soon on the mend.
by Kashgar
22 Sep 2018, 11:22
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: THE SLOPERIAN - NEW FANZINE.
Replies: 26
Views: 26004

Re: THE SLOPERIAN - NEW FANZINE.

Still waiting for issue 2. Just not expecting it, not any longer anyway. Perhaps the authors have shuffled off their mortal coil. Hi Derek! Great to have you back. It's a long time ago but I think I contributed something to 'The Sloperian' and my mortal coil still appears to be in working order, at...
by Kashgar
05 Sep 2018, 16:41
Forum: Retired IPC/Odhams/Fleetway titles
Topic: how many Buster issues?
Replies: 51
Views: 50714

Re: how many Buster issues?

Going through the Busters I won last week I came across this contribution in the issue dated 17/8/85. http://i65.tinypic.com/2vvo1ow.jpg That's a blast from the past Steve! I remember I won a Buster baseball cap and T shirt for my efforts. In the mid 1960's Buster was certainly my favourite comic b...