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All-Tme Top Five Comics (Past/Present) and Their Best Period

Post by SID » 16 Jul 2018, 11:32

Here I am, sitting in the conservatory while listening to the first rain for over a month (though the temperature is still warm).

Anyway, just finished my Jinty book from Rebellion and had started browsing through ComicsUK's website when a question sprung up which I had to ask:

What are your Top Five All-Time Favourites Comics? But not just that, what was their best period?

For example:.

The Dandy - Late 60s/70s/Early 80s.

Though I loved The Dandy most of the time, it was the late 60s til early 80s that was my favourite time.
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Post by SID » 16 Jul 2018, 11:58

In alphabetical order, my top five favourites and favourite periods are:

2000AD and Starlord - 70s and 80s.
Cracker - entire run.
The Dandy - late 60s til early 80s.
Starblazer - entire run.
Warrior - entire run.

Heh! Heh! See how I added a sixth comic? 8)
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Post by blaing » 16 Jul 2018, 12:02

My pick.

The Dandy (the 1970's)
Cheeky Weekly (the entire run)
Sparky (1969-1977)
Whoopee (1974-1978)
Monster Fun (the entire run)

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Post by Adam Eterno » 16 Jul 2018, 15:17

Valiant - 1974-1977 - only because it was my comic of choice at the time.
Marvel UK - almost all of them! - 1972-1977/8
Warrior - I'm currently in the process of reading them all again.....brilliant!
Action - The first half
Commando - no specific period really, just the best war stories and artwork IMHO

As an addition, I'm wading through the Red Dagger series and really loving them as well as reading Charlies War. Great individual characters/series but not a particular comic which I think SID means.

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Post by starscape » 16 Jul 2018, 15:53

For me:
Star*Lord: the first 12 are simply unbeatable. the whole run had its moments but it certainly declined in the second half.

Captain Britain weekly: around the first 20 issues. I loved foes such as the Hurricane, Dr Synne, the Reaver etc but half way through the Red Skull story, it lost its way. Great FF and others backups though.

Warrior: first half of its run with Marvelman, V, Spiral Path, Madman etc. Good but not great thereafter

Jack Staff: the whole kit and caboodle

Struggling to choose between Crisis (until the real Robin Hood era) and Revolver (few issues but amazing, especially the Romance and Horror Specials)

2000AD before 700 is taken as read

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Post by stevezodiac » 16 Jul 2018, 18:47

Off the top of my head (so it could change):

TV Century 21 1965-1968
Pow! Complete run
Beezer mid sixties
Buster late sixties
Countdown no. 1 up to its change to TV Action

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Post by lucia » 17 Jul 2018, 15:13

Cor comic - 1970 to 1971

Tiger and Jag !970 to 1973

Buster 1971

Action 1976

Roy of the Rovers 1977 to 1979

O heck I know Im over the allotted amount but I have to add
TV Comic 1969 -1970 and Krazy 1977

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Post by babington » 17 Jul 2018, 21:17

The Beano - between 1954 and 1962 (can you guess why?)
2000AD - between 1978 and 1985
Mighty World of Marvel - 1978 to the end
Viz - all of it
The Beano (up to 1954, and since 1962)

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Post by big bad bri » 18 Jul 2018, 17:47

babington wrote:The Beano - between 1954 and 1962 (can you guess why?)
2000AD - between 1978 and 1985
Mighty World of Marvel - 1978 to the end
Viz - all of it
The Beano (up to 1954, and since 1962)
i think you can have another go as surley beano counts as one whatever era.ill have to think of mine lol

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Post by koollectablz » 19 Jul 2018, 17:25

Like most I'd go with...
First 500 issues of 2000ad, then
Scream full run
Buster '68 - '78
Solo full run
Monster Fun full run

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Post by SID » 25 Jul 2018, 21:50

Thanks, guys.

Any more?
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Post by limpalongmick » 30 Jul 2018, 08:45

my best period would be 1944-1955 since childhood regularly got Dandy and Beano also swapped those for Film Fun and Knockout among others, amassed about 500 comics of varying sorts those mentioned plus the Adventure, Champion, Then got into American comics until I got conscripted, and came home on my first leave to find all my comics had disappeared Dad got rid of them

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Post by SID » 01 Aug 2018, 19:36

limpalongmick wrote:my best period would be 1944-1955 since childhood regularly got Dandy and Beano also swapped those for Film Fun and Knockout among others, amassed about 500 comics of varying sorts those mentioned plus the Adventure, Champion, Then got into American comics until I got conscripted, and came home on my first leave to find all my comics had disappeared Dad got rid of them
It was my mum who kindly and regularly threw my piles of comics away. :(
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Post by comixminx » 01 Oct 2018, 11:20

Jinty (the whole lot)
X-Men (1980s)
New Mutants (1980s)
Love and Rockets (1980s/90s)
jintycomic.wordpress.com/ Excellent and weird stories from the past - with amazing art to boot.

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Re: All-Tme Top Five Comics (Past/Present) and Their Best Pe

Post by Will-comics » 01 Oct 2018, 18:01

My favourites are:

Beano '38 - '88
Dandy '37 - '82
Topper '53 - '90
Beezer the whole run
Commando the whole run

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