The new towns that were built after the end of World War II are not exactly considered bastions of great art or even great architecture. But in at least one instance, Glenrothes, Fife is inextricably linked to the great British comic tradition. Some readers of this blog might snigger and say what could Glenrothes have offered to British comics. Well, if you hear me out, … Continue reading La Di Da Dee Dum
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!
I have been a fan of Star Wars since the first clips featured on Clapperboard and Screen Test, so it’s not really surprising that I am quite looking forward to being able to watch The Last Jedi in the next few days as I was so impressed with The Force Awakens when I saw it at the cinema. However, there is another premiere this week … Continue reading Can You Peel It?
One of the greatest strengths of the best of American culture has always been the undying optimism that features in so many of their books, comics, movies and TV shows. Two current offerings that really embody this optimism by using comics in the TV medium are the TV shows Supergirl and The Flash. Which is why I was such a huge fan of the Christopher … Continue reading Flashdance: What a (Super) feeling
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…