Friday, 26 August 2016
Look at this great book I acquired recently - BOND On
BOND - personally autographed by ROGER MOORE. That's
me now got his signature three times over, as I also own an auto-
graphed hardback and paperback edition of his autobiography -
lucky me, eh? Personally, I enjoyed Roger's 007 movies every
bit as much as SEAN CONNERY's, and I won't hear a word
against the man. He was the perfect actor for the part in the
sizzling '70s, just as Sean had been in the swinging '60s.
If you wanna argue about it, big Rog will see you out in
the pub car-park in 5 minutes. I know who I'd bet on.
Posted by Kid at Friday, August 26, 2016
Thursday, 25 August 2016
My pal JIM told me about this interesting site called
The FANTASTIC FOUR TV SERIES (1963-'64), which
tells the history of an imaginary '60s FF TV series as if it were
the real deal. Check it out by clicking here. Then come back
and tell me what you think about it, Criv-ite chums.
(The site's now also in my blog list for easy access.)
Posted by Kid at Thursday, August 25, 2016
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
|Image copyright MARVEL COMICS|
I suppose this one can be considered an unusual cover, in that
The FANTASTIC FOUR don't actually appear on it 'in person' -
only on a poster bearing their images. This yarn has long-been one
of my favourite FF tales, first read in the pages of WHAM!, then later
in an issue of MARVEL COLLECTORS' ITEM CLASSICS. Readers
were perhaps a tad confused by the ending of the original ish #7, as Mr.
FANTASTIC says "There was no reducing gas, Sue!", thus making
the preceding events entirely impossible. What he should have said
was "There was no enlarging gas, Sue!", which it was amended
to in later reprints. Current editions of Marvel Masterworks
and Omnibus volumes carry the original error, for the
purpose of maintaing archival integrity.
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Monday, 22 August 2016
It's been a while, but here at last are another ten covers of the
best-selling kids comic of the 20th century - TV CENTURY 21.
(Yeah, work that one out!) The DALEKS had departed in #104
and ALAN FENNELL was no longer the comic's editor, but, for
the moment, TV21 was still a force to be reckoned with on the
newsagent's shelves in its third year of publication.
Did you buy TV21 back in the day? Did you stick with it
from beginning to end? If not, when did you start to lose inter-
est in the comic, and when did it begin to show signs of decline in
your opinion? Share your thoughts, theories and feelings in our
cataclysmic comments section after you've perused all ten of
these palpitating pictures on display before you.
Posted by Kid at Monday, August 22, 2016
Sunday, 21 August 2016
|Images copyright DC COMICS|
I assume BEOWULF was a belated attempt by DC to mine
the 'sword and sorcery' vein dug by MARVEL's CONAN mag,
but it only lasted for six issues. CLAW The UNCONQUERED
(see ad) was a similar attempt which lasted twice that, but still
lacked the comics longevity of the Cimmerian barbarian.
Beowulf has resurfaced in the DCU in the last few years, but
I missed those mags, so can only show you the covers and select
internal pages from the first three issues from 1975. (The first ish
is another of those comics that I recall reading while sat on my
grandparents red bed-settee on one of our Sunday visits.)
Maybe one day I'll track down the remaining three issues and
complete the set, in which case I'll be sure to post the covers on
this, the best blog in the depths of my fevered imagination. Did
you buy Beowulf at the time? Let's hear all about it, chums.
First, however, enjoy the art and ads on view for you.
(Incidentally, I first saw the '1st DC Issue' blurb on the
cover of TARZAN #1 when DC took over publication from
GOLD KEY. However, as far as I 'm aware, there never was
a prior Beowulf title, so why it didn't just say '!st Issue' I don't
know. Any suggestions? The blurb also appeared on the
covers of other first issues by DC.)
|DALEKS copyright BBC TV, Estate of TERRY NATION, & DALEK Enterprises|
Remember that old story that DALEKS couldn't climb stairs?
It was, of course, a lie, as this candid photograph of my Dalek pal
gliding up the stairs on his way to bed clearly demonstrates. The
truth is that Daleks only pretended not to be able to climb stairs
for the purpose of drama in the BBC TV series Dr. WHO.
They decided that the best way of conquering the universe was
to infiltrate every planet's entertainment broadcasting system and
to establish a following amongst viewers , young and old. TERRY
NATION was their agent on Earth, and the Daleks are now all
millionaires and known all over the universe as superstars.
See? That's the way to do interplanetary conquest! Take note.
Saturday, 20 August 2016
|Images copyright LEO BAXENDALE|
I bought this booklet back in 1995 (21 years ago - wow)!, so
it's certainly not a new publication and many of you may already
have it. However, for those fans of LEO BAXENDALE who don't,
it's an entertaining little read and well-worth adding to your collect-
ion. I'd imagine that it's still readily available from REAPER
BOOKS, the link to which can be found in my blog list.
This 40 page softcover booklet features BABY BASIL,
his big brother WILLY The KID, and all their pals. Go on
treat yourself today. Leo will even autograph it for you.
|Images copyright MARVEL COMICS|
Here's one of semi-regular commenter CJ's all-time favourite
super-teams - second only to the original X-MEN, who he's like-
wise a big fan of. (I got that right, Col, didn't I?) Kidding aside, we
now turn our attention to the final fab nine covers in our gallery of
MARVEL's The CHAMPIONS. Any further comment by me
would be superfluous - so let's just look at dynamic art.
However, if you'd like to reminisce about when you first
read these issues, the comments section awaits your input.