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

Thunder In The Mountains

I realise that I have written as a person who has carried out almost every role at a convention except that as an organiser.  So I am going to try and record my progress from complete novice to Swapmeet Controller at Commando Comic Swapmeet 3. The first issue that I encountered was when to plan it for.  At Swapmeet 2, I had already had some … Continue reading Thunder In The Mountains

On The Road Again

When I go to conventions or comic marts these days, I usually expect to walk away with one or two British comics if I am lucky. For any event to have more than two boxes of British comics is something that I would consider as a miracle. However, the second Commando comics meet far exceeded my expectations. I had desperately wanted to go to the … Continue reading On The Road Again

Oh You Are Cheeky But I Like You!

And with apologies to Dick Emery, my latest find is thanks to my friend Doug who has more searches on Ebay than Schnorbitz has had for Bernie Winters! Doug’s big comic thing is first issues and mine is anything comic related but as time has gone by, I have gotten more and more interested in how the comics were pitched, created and got to that … Continue reading Oh You Are Cheeky But I Like You!

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

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

What Have I Done To Deserve This

It’s been a while since I have put out more than one article in a week, so let’s see how much this is appreciated. With no apologies, we are a geek chic family. We go to watch superhero movies at the cinema, we watch comic based shows on TV and we discuss character motivations. But most importantly for me is that we all have our … Continue reading What Have I Done To Deserve This