I have been having a hard few days and not feeling up to the rigours of properly researching my next couple of posts, so just to make you all smile I am going to post some statements that show you know when you are a comic fan when you… …remember the dates that comics were first published better than you know family birthdays. …have foreign … Continue reading You know that you are a comic fan when you…
Every so often, some part of my comic collecting gives me an event that just burns through all the dross of life and gives me a shining moment to grasp and makes me realise that I was so fortunate to be part of that. One such night was Thursday, the 6th of August 2015, when my good lady wife and I were able to join … Continue reading The Boy Who Hated Mothers
Not exactly Shakespeare is it? But when I read comics as a kid, I didn’t want classic literature, I wanted thrills and spills. I wanted something that felt edgy and put me in the zeitgist of the moment. And as much as I love D C Thomson’s comics, I cannot honestly say that they were as up to date as they could have been. So … Continue reading Laugh This Off Twinkletoes!
Sorry about the gap in posts, but one just became an article that was a much better fit for Down The Tubes. So, I have been enjoying having a read of some of the comics that I have bought and just not got around to reading. So I have been having a lovely jump around 1975 Wizard (c) D C Thomson and I found myself … Continue reading A Wizard Artist Hunt
In part 1, I looked at Victor issue 754 and talked about the stand alone stories and given a respectful nod towards some of the artists that worked on the Victor. Now, in part 2, I am going to have a look at the serials. For me, the strength of D C Thomson’s output was that they had a strong cast of recurring characters in … Continue reading Flashback: Issue 754 Victor Part 2
This is the first in what I hope will be an ongoing flashback series. When I get grumpy, one of the first things I try to do is get out of my not so happy place. And an easy way for me to do that is to dig out my comics and look through them and enjoy the stories. And seeing as I now have … Continue reading Flashback: Issue 754 Victor Part 1