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

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

Devil Gate Drive

I have not been writing much on the blog, not because I have had nothing to say, but I have just been involved in so many different projects.  I have also been fortunate to have written a few articles for the new magazine ComicScene. However, as my collection has just taken a quantum leap from the 15k mark to the 16k mark, I have had … Continue reading Devil Gate Drive

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!

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

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