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!
When I wrote my article Throw Away Your Television, I thought that I had caught the many re-uses that Fleetway had made of the Jordi Penalva illustration that was first created for Battle Picture Library issue 101 that was titled Checkpoint. However, I was surprised to find this cover pop up in my searches through a certain auction site to find a deal or three. … Continue reading By The Way
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
My word, doesn’t time fly when you are having fun. I have just looked through my archives and seen that it has almost been a year since I did my last reference post. You can find links to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 here and I hope that you find some recommendations that you will enjoy. Prior to the internet becoming the boon … Continue reading What was that called again? Part 4
It’s been a while since I have put out more than one article in a week, so let’s see how much this is appreciated. With no apologies, we are a geek chic family. We go to watch superhero movies at the cinema, we watch comic based shows on TV and we discuss character motivations. But most importantly for me is that we all have our … Continue reading What Have I Done To Deserve This
There are still a lot of reference books out there that I still want to buy. And I have been fortunate to buy one that I have been chasing for over 10 years. This is Alan Clark’s Encyclopedia of Comic Artists, Writers and Editors. This is a well researched book which features short biographies of such luminaries that are of interest to myself and other … Continue reading What was that called again? Part 3
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
When I was thinking about what I could write about next, I was originally going to wax all lyrical about Commando, as I picked up a few that were given away at last week’s Glasgow Comic Con and it is one of the few comics that has been going since I was first introduced to comics and is still as good as ever. But I … Continue reading All our Yesterdays