Simply The Best 1960s

Someone has been really nice to me and loaned me their copies of the fanzine Achtung! Commando.  And while I have been enjoying it, one feature has stood out and that is people picking out their favourite issues.  To me, that’s as bad as asking a parent who your favourite child is.  It’s going to cause nothing but pain and usually best never asked.  But … Continue reading Simply The Best 1960s

Throw Away Your Television

One thing you notice if you collect enough comics is that certain themes will repeat themselves over and over again. And it’s not only the themes that will repeat themselves, but the stories and the imagery will also. In some cases, it is the composition of the picture that will repeat itself.  After all, there are only so many angles that two opposing sides can … Continue reading Throw Away Your Television

Take Me Home Country Roads

With the breadth and range of conventions that line the horizon of British comic fandom, you need to pick and choose which events you are going to attend to get the best bang for your buck. But how do you measure that bang? Is it in the comics you can buy?  Is it in the guests that you can meet?  Or is it in some … Continue reading Take Me Home Country Roads

Got To Accentuate The Positive

As we have now moved and we are unpacking boxes, one thing that was decided early on was that my comic reference library was either going to be in our bedroom or in our living room. As we have now been in the house for a month and we currently only have one bookcase upstairs, it was became clear very quickly that those reference books … Continue reading Got To Accentuate The Positive

So Good To Be Back Home Again

Sometimes articles take an age to come together and at other times, they just seem to appear fully formed.  I am so glad to say that this, my first article after our move is one of the latter.  Now we have just moved (which was the reason for my two-week hiatus) and we are still getting things together.  However, I am pleased to see herself … Continue reading So Good To Be Back Home Again