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

Action This Day

Those of you that read my article Staying Power will probably have been glad of the love shown towards one of the greatest Scottish artists of the last 50 years, but it is my sorry duty to tell you that article is wrong. All of us thought that Cam had done 28 issues and we all gloried in that early artwork with its’ grittiness and … Continue reading Action This Day

The Lady Is A Tramp

I have been reading comics for more years than I care to mention, but one thing I have always enjoyed is finding strong female characters. The first one to grab my attention was Ebony Jones.  Ebony was a secret agent story that ran in The Crunch from issue 39 until it was merged with Hotspur after issue 54.  This was originally commissioned to be part … Continue reading The Lady Is A Tramp

Staying Power

When it comes to staying power, it is hard to come up with a better definition than Ian Kennedy’s career.  Ably supported by the wonderful Gladys, Ian has delighted generations of comic fans since he went freelance in the 1950s. By his own admission, if he accepted all the commissions he received, he might be able to retire completely this side of 110… For the … Continue reading Staying Power

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

Still Haven’t Found What I Am Looking For

I have not been doing much comic orientated recently as we are in the throes of packing before what I hope is our final move. And as I pack as much as I can, I keep coming across comics and books that I have not read, put on my reading pile or just stuff that I have read before and want to read again. And … Continue reading Still Haven’t Found What I Am Looking For