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

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

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

We All Stand Together Pt 3

In my articles about the 2018 Edinburgh Comic Con, I have gone through the set-up and the first full con day in Part One and Part Two.  Now let’s look at the second and final day.  For the second day running, I was up by 06:30 and what does that 0 stand for? It’s Oh My God! It’s Early! With no apologies to Robin Williams, … Continue reading We All Stand Together Pt 3

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