Roll up for The Mystery Tour

When I am reading or reading about comics, I am never sure what journey they are going to take me on and what stops I will make along the way. This weekend has been a good example. As I had reviewed Dave Cook’s Vessels on Down The Tubes, Dave had recommended one of his fellow creators contact me and as a result, I had been … Continue reading Roll up for The Mystery Tour

They Might Be Giants

Having never physically met Steve Holland, John Freeman or Vic Whittle, I know little of their physical stature, but in comics, they certainly are giants upon whose shoulders I stand upon. I have unashamedly mined their websites for the pure gold that is Commando credits. So you can visit Bear Alley, Down The Tubes or British Comics and see for yourself how much information is … Continue reading They Might Be Giants

Swop you five Victors for the Battles

If you grew up in the post war decades, then the title or a variant of it will be a familiar refrain. Comic swaps were one of the few ways of getting more to read than you could afford to buy on your pocket money. And many a budding small-town businessman made their start in this way by making sure the exchange of comics favoured … Continue reading Swop you five Victors for the Battles

What was that called again? Part 2

My first blog post, in this series, was deliberately aimed at looking through the reference books that are out there for people who love their comics. And as you can see from the header image, there are still a lot more that I have yet to mention. In some cases, there are a lot more that I have to find within the house! But in … Continue reading What was that called again? Part 2