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Dunder Ed
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Blog Blowfish

Post by Dunder Ed » 26 Aug 2015, 18:58

Hi all.

I have recently started a blog named Blog Blowfish. Although not wholly about comics, I am doing a feature on the History of the British Comic industry. I have not mentioned absolutely every comic, but I hope to talk about every one I feel was influential enough. I would love it if you guys could read it through and tell me if I have made any mistakes. I would love it if some of you guys could leave some comments however critical!

You can find the blog here
https://blogblowfish.wordpress.com/

and the comic post here
https://blogblowfish.wordpress.com/2015 ... rly-years/

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Post by Kashgar » 28 Aug 2015, 16:41

Just a couple of points with regard to Film Fun. It actually merged with Buster in Sept 1962 not 1965 and it didn't run for 2225 issues. Denis Gifford originally came up with this figure by simply counting the weeks between Jan 1920 and Sept 1962, the lenght of Film Fun's run. But this didn't take into account the weeks that Film Fun missed due to strike action etc.

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Post by Phoenix » 29 Aug 2015, 08:31

Dunder Ed wrote:You can find the blog here
https://blogblowfish.wordpress.com/
You may consider this point a bit unnecessary, Dunder Ed, but in my opinion, if you wish to be accepted as an authority on your chosen subject, it would make sense not to have a mistake in the colour panel at the head of your blog. You are obviously intending the scan to be of The Big Five text story papers, but representing The Hotspur you are using issue 397 from 1967, during its second coming as a picture story paper, by which time all the text story papers apart from The Rover had bitten the dust. Any copy from the original text series of The Hotspur, which ended with issue 1197 on October 17 1959, will be preferable to your issue 397. It goes without saying that I wish you well with your blog because any writings on D. C. Thomsons' output for boys or girls will always engage my attention.

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Post by Dunder Ed » 29 Aug 2015, 11:51

Thanks for the help. As my oldest comic in my collection is a Beano from 1949, I really didn't have must knowledge of the earlier comics and thus had to do more research. I will amend the dates I have cited for Film Fun, and in future I will try and make the header images for in date. I am glad you read it and pointed out these mistakes, I would hate to misinform my readers!

:offtopic1: If any would like me to link to their blog I would be happy to oblige.

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Post by Phoenix » 29 Aug 2015, 12:40

Given that your left-hand pair are post-war issues and your middle pair are pre-war issues, it might be preferable to use a post-war issue of The Hotspur in order to establish a balance. The kind of cover I have in mind to enhance that balance is on issue 557 (Nov. 30 1946) because the victim is sort of looking inwards towards the other four covers. See below. If you like it, PM me with your address, and I will send you a full-size colour scan.
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Post by Peter Gray » 29 Aug 2015, 16:42

I've added the comics link to my blog list..so the comic theme only from your blog..
https://blogblowfish.wordpress.com/category/comics/

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Post by Dunder Ed » 29 Aug 2015, 17:03

Phoenix wrote:Given that your left-hand pair are post-war issues and your middle pair are pre-war issues, it might be preferable to use a post-war issue of The Hotspur in order to establish a balance. The kind of cover I have in mind to enhance that balance is on issue 557 (Nov. 30 1946) because the victim is sort of looking inwards towards the other four covers. See below. If you like it, PM me with your address, and I will send you a full-size colour scan.
Thanks, I think the image you have provided will be the right size.
Peter Gray wrote:I've added the comics link to my blog list..so the comic theme only from your blog..
https://blogblowfish.wordpress.com/category/comics/
Thanks for that Peter, I will add your blog to my blogroll. I have spent many an hour reading through your content. :)

Its nice to know the majority of the info I researched was correct.

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