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

We All Stand Together Pt 1

Having just returned from yet another brilliantly executed Edinburgh Comic Con, I thought it best to record my thoughts as soon as possible so here I am getting them written down. For the last few years, I had been Front of House and the growth in numbers of attendees never really let me get in to see the con in full swing except during breaks … Continue reading We All Stand Together Pt 1

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

Got To Accentuate The Positive

As we have now moved and we are unpacking boxes, one thing that was decided early on was that my comic reference library was either going to be in our bedroom or in our living room. As we have now been in the house for a month and we currently only have one bookcase upstairs, it was became clear very quickly that those reference books … Continue reading Got To Accentuate The Positive