Ragtime Soldier Man

As you may have guessed, my main hobby is comics (Get away, we would never have guessed!) but one of my many other interests is history.  When I found out about an event that combined both, involved Pat Mills, Ian Kennedy and Anya Morozova and located in the new V&A building in Dundee, it was a case of “Boss. I am booking the 20th September … Continue reading Ragtime Soldier Man

Visions In Blue

I never made it to Glasgow Comic Con so I spent the day doing some research with the comics I have and I can confirm that there is definitely a linkage between Sabre and Club Libraries. How can I say this without seeing a single piece of evidence on the Companies House website? I’ll say it in one word.  Reprints. British comic publishers are notorious … Continue reading Visions In Blue

We Are Detective

Now if you have read more than two articles in this blog, there is a good chance that you will know I am a bit of a picture libraries fan.  So, I was more than happy to pick up over 80 issues of picture libraries that are less well known than say Commando, Starblazer or Football. The main ones I picked up were Pocket War … Continue reading We Are Detective

A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You

Well the last couple of weeks have been all over the place with regards to comics but in a good way.  Last month I got a couple of good deals and I now need less than 250 issues to complete the Commando run. So a shout out to Iain Miller for taking me significantly below the 300 line and to Clive Hunt for taking me … Continue reading A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You

Love Song For A Vampire

It’s been 18 years since our love of comics and Star Trek brought Karen and I together. And hopefully we will have at least another 18 years to look forward to. During that time, our collection has grown from just over 1,000 comics to over 16,000. We don’t do holidays abroad and I will hum and haw over £20 for a new kettle, but when … Continue reading Love Song For A Vampire

Suzy Q

When I wrote my previous article Devil Gate Drive, I assumed that Pino has based his B-17 cover on the popular song from 1958.  However, I am never adverse to being proven wrong if it builds my knowledge of either comics or anything else. In this case, anything else turned out to be my knowledge of the USAAF and their B-17E fleet.  You see, there … Continue reading Suzy Q