Sunday, 20 August 2017

'SMASH'-ING NEWS FOR LIONEL HANCOCK...



It's good news for Lionel Hancock, a 'Crivens!' reader who was looking for the instalment of The LEGEND TESTERS from SMASH! #20.  I knew I had the comic in my bound ODHAMS file volumes (which I wouldn't be able to scan without risk of damaging the spine), but couldn't remember if I had an individual issue.  Turns out I did, after emptying a cupboard to check, so here it is, LH - all yours.  Click on the images to enlarge, then click again for optimum size.  Then left-click and use the 'save as' facility to store them in your computer.

You know, there are some comics bloggers who refuse to help out others who are looking for a favourite strip from childhood.  It's their comic, they say, which they paid for, so if someone else wants an image from it, let them buy their own copy!  This conveniently overlooks the fact that not all old comics are readily available, and even ones that are, the prices asked for them are not always ones that people feel comfortable paying (or can afford).  It also ignores the fact that, in a lot of cases, they bought their comics years ago when the cost of back issues was far lower, whereas prices have skyrocketed over the years since they purchased their copies.

Also, those selfish bloggers publish other old strips on their blogs, and some of them are bound to be ones that someone's been looking for.  Therefore, what's the difference if somebody asks for a specific image?  To refuse on the stated grounds is just pure bloody-minded selfishness in my view.  Or posing.  Why not simply say that they don't have time to look through their vast collections for individual comics in order to supply images to the many people who request them?  That wouldn't be a lie, because I certainly couldn't (and wouldn't be prepared to) do that if I were getting deluged by requests for particular strips on a regular basis.

Anyway, LH, happy to be able to help you out on this occasion (but don't get greedy).

30 comments:

Oscar Dowson said...

Shall we go to Death Castle?

Yes, let's go to Death Castle.It sounds like a fine old place where nothing appalling will happen.

Kid said...

Well, I've booked a fortnight's holiday there for next June, OD. (H'mm, perhaps I should just have booked a room for one night?)

@sshole kid said...

It's called piracy and theft you f*cking c*ck sucker. If someone don't want to pay for it ten tough shit. You're the f*cking selfish one taking praise for stealing and distributing what others have done. F*cking c*ck sucker. You and you a**hole readers can f*ck off. No wonder some of us Struggle when you're stealing our f*cking work!!! F*ck off!!

Kid said...

Oh dear, some excitable chap seems upset with me. Even though I was referring to old, out-of-print strips where the contributors (most of whom are dead) wouldn't receive any reprint fees, the copyright is unknown, and there are no plans by any publishers for reprinting the work anyway. Maybe you're confusing me with those rascals who copy and freely disperse new, copyrighted work, whose illegal distribution deprives contributors of their living? And betcha any money you've taped a record at some stage in your life to give a copy to a friend. (And I've never sucked one of those things in my life. It's clearly an obsession of yours though.) Hey, what a coincidence in you sharing part of my nickname. Shame about the first part of it - suits you though.

@sshole kid said...

Oh you f*cking lying little t*rd! It's right there you think some people don't feel comfortable paying so you just f*cking steal for them!!! I see time changes nothing, your still the arrogant little jumped up tw*t we all hated working with, thinking your f*cking better than everyone else!! Well we're still working while you f*cking rot! You got what you deserved you lying thieving little sh*t. Just f*ck off you worm!!!

Kid said...

I suppose your parents called you @sshole because it's what you make your meagre living out of. And you pretending to be comics professional is a joke. You're probably not intelligent enough to read a comic above nursery level - and even then it'll be a strain. Thanks for dropping by and demonstrating what an obsessed, bitter, deranged, pathetic individual you are. Does it give you a thrill to see your vitriol in print? Glad to see you're still following the blog. Time for bed now, son. Get a responsible adult to tuck you in.

Lionel Hancock said...

Thankyou Sir you are a true Gentleman...I have no idea who your critic is but he sure needs his mouth washed out with soap and water

Kid said...

Never mind what comes OUT of his mouth, LH, considering what he probably PUTS in it (he seems to have an obsession about sucking), I'd say you're right on the nail about the soap and water. (Disinfectant too, I'd suggest.) Happy to help.

@sshole kid said...

You are so f*cking pathetic and so are your sad little readers not one comics fan among you!! Just thieving scum! You'd feel differently if you actually f*cking worked for a living but your on benefits so you think you some f*cking right to just take from all the hard workers around you. F*ck off you little c*nt!! Your a blight on the human race and my f*cking Lord were we glad to see the back of you! Rot in hell you stealing little b*st*rd!!

Kid said...

You make a great deal of assumptions about what I'm on, o deranged one. You seem to have a lot of time to hang around this blog, so if if anyone's on benefits, it's likely to be you. Perhaps you need to go on a nice sea cruise and calm down a bit, or start your own blog instead of leeching off of mine. Try being the captain of your own fate for once, instead of letting your madness rule your passions. You do know that everyone who reads your comments is laughing at you surely, while at the same time feeling sorry for you? That's some achievement. Your mother would be so proud.

Buddy Blank said...

A.K. is himself an a-hole for behaving like that, and he needs to understand what piracy is before he mouths off.

Kid said...

Yeah, but he's not the sharpest tool in the box, BB (definitely a tool though). Just a sad, angry little man, who doesn't understand much about anything.

@sshole kid said...

Blank, I know exactly what it is as I've had my work stolen by a**holes like Robson and his pathetic blog readers who "don't feel comfortable paying for it! You don't get to f*cking choose if you pay for my hard work or not!!! You EVER put up my work illegally and I'll have this f*cking sh*te shut down!!!!

Kid said...

Your work? That's hardly likely now, is it, for a variety of reasons. You really are a tedious, deranged prick so that was your last comment. I find it hard to believe that anyone could be so thick, so you're patently at it. The subject under discussion is clearly old comic strips that are out of print, in scarce comics that can cost quite a few quid for a battered copy - if you can find one, not current or recent comics. Or maybe you ARE really that thick and just don't understand plain English, in which case you should be taking remedial classes. I have a strong suspicion as to who you are, and if I can ever prove it, I'll punch the living f*ck out of you. I'm prepared to travel. Now sod off, and take your red herrings with you.

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Note: I've cut and pasted @sshole's comments, and asterisked the swear words to spare readers from the relentless (though boring) bad language. A few comments are no longer in their original sequence, but it should all still make sense. I might just delete his comments altogether, but I wanted you to see just what kind of nutters are out there.

@sshole kid said...

F*ck off Robson!! You know exactly what you do, you f*cker!! And your readers ask for scans of stuff they can buy in books! Your a c*cksucking thief!! Ofcourse you won't print any more because someone is telling the truth about you and you always hide from the truth of your ugly past. Your a f*cking thieving pirate b*st*rd and I hope you rot in hell and soon for the theft of others people work you promote on this sh*t piece of cr*p you call a blog! Your a f*cking laughing stock and no one will miss you when your gone. Big f*cking talk from someone hiding behind a f*cking blog and never leaves their town. You won't have to travel far to me so obviously you have no f*cking clue you a**hole. Try punching the living f*ck out of me but you won't you coward. F*ck you you thieving f*ck! I hope someone breaks into your home and steals all your precious children's toys, see how you f*cking like it!!!

Kid said...

Oh, go on then, maybe just one more, 'cos it's too funny NOT to publish. Hiding behind a blog? You mean THIS blog, where there's a photo of what I look like and everyone knows my name? That's hiding? The only person hiding is you - hiding behind anonymity because you're too scared to identify yourself. Yes, you're clearly deranged. And distance is no object to me - near or far, I'll blooter you senseless - not that you have much sense to begin with. You obviously get your jollies from seeing swear words in print, so I've cut and pasted your ludicrous rant straight from my email inbox and edited in some asterisks just to frustrate you. You can't spell, you can't punctuate, and your grammar is laughable - don't you mind everyone seeing what an idiot you are? They might not know your name, but they can still see you're a cretin. Now, it's surely past your bedtime, so crawl back under your rock and give your @rse a rest.

Dave S said...

That guy works in comics? His grammar and spelling leave a bit to be desired - I just hope he has a good editor who is able to correct his mistakes.

There's not many people I actively dislike in the world, but those that I do, I try to avoid as much as possible. I certainly wouldn't go to the effort of searching for and reading their blog. Maybe A.K would find his/her/its life more peaceful and happy if he/she/it got on with life and didn't look for things to be offended about...?

Kid said...

Ah, but DOES he work in comics, DS? Is he REALLY offended or just pretending to be because he dislikes me and it gives him an excuse to try and wind me up? Is he making deliberate mistakes to disguise his natural writing style, and including red herrings to try and throw me off the scent, or is he trying a double bluff by stating the truth about himself and hiding in plain sight? Let's be honest - whatever the explanation, he's a t*sser.

Buddy Blank said...

You're reactions are way O.T.T. A-hole. Lots of blogs post comic pages on them. It's acceptable and no one minds so why single out Kid? Very unfair!

Kid said...

Thanks, BB. However, we're clearly not dealing with a rational person here. Someone with some kind of grudge obviously. Let's just hope they don't allow him near any sharp objects - for his own safety.

Buddy Blank said...

Keep up the good work Kid, preserving our comics heritage!

Kid said...

Ta muchly, BB. I'll do my best.

Lionel Hancock said...

I fully agree with Buddy Blank...Keep up the good work..Your blogs are excellent and many a time the old memories of ones childhood comes back...And as for the A-Hole he can dig a hole bury himself in it and we can all cover it with concrete..

Kid said...

Thanks, LH. Despite the fact that he often phrases his bile as if he's talking on behalf of 'everyone', poor @-hole doesn't seem to notice that he's a lone voice crying in the wilderness. Never mind, at least he's got his inflatable 'friend' to keep him company.

@sshole kid said...

Oh for f*cks sake Blank! I have nothing against that you! I take issue with whole issues or whole stories available in shops being here and on other sites from thieving pr*cks like Kid WHO EVEN SAID IN THE POST THAT PEOPLE DONT FEEL COMFORTABLE PAYING FOR THEM AND THATS WHY HE "SHARES" THEM!!! Well TOUGH F*CKING SHIT!!! THATS MY F*CKING JOB AND YOUR STEALING MY F*CKING WAGES!!! NOT A SINGLE COMICS FAN HERE F*CKERS!!!!!!! YOUVE NO RIGHT TO F*CKING SHARE MINE OR ANYONE ELSES WORK WITHOUT F*CKING PAYING FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kid just f*cking die already the world would be f*cking thankful! Oh dear is that too harsh?! Well f*ck you, you've said f*cking worse!

Kid said...

It's gotta be a wind up, eh, readers? It's patently clear that I was talking about old, out of print stories, where the copyright is unknown and there are no known plans to reprint them. And my comment about people not 'feeling comfortable' about paying exorbitant prices for scarce, old back issues (even IF they could afford them, never mind find them), is as clear as day. Only @sshole seems incapable of seeing it, and insists I'm talking about modern and current comics. Can anyone really be that stupid? I also seriously doubt that he works in comics - certainly in a professional capacity for a 'real' publisher. I suspect that someone is trying to make out he's someone else in order to stir up a stushie between us. Could it be the same person who was trying to 'sound' like me on another blogger's comments section a while back? Time will tell. When it does, I'll let you all know what hospital ward he's in so that you can send nettles.

Right, @sshole, we've all had a good laugh at you, but you've worn out your welcome. If you genuinely believe your skewed interpretation of my original post, you are definitely a complete and utter fecking idiot. That was definitely your last comment, you dobber! Tatty-bye.

Buddy Blank said...

A-hole sounds drunk or deranged. Maybe both? Credit to you for keeping your cool, Kid.

Kid said...

Definitely deranged, maybe drunk as well, BB. And perhaps even a fantasist, just trying to maliciously stir things up for the sake of it, or to get back at me for some imagined slight. Notice how he's been working overtime to plant the suggestion that I'm a pariah in the comics world? And yet a former Tharg, on a fairly recent post, gave me a glowing, unsolicited testimonial. As for keeping my cool, it's not hard - all I do is laugh at clowns like him. He probably sits in his basement and imagines that his comments upset or infuriate me. Yeah, right - as if I care what a dobber thinks.

John Pitt said...

Kid, just getting caught up, reading what I've missed out on last month and I just have to say I'm flabbergasted at what you have received here for generously sharing a couple of pages with a reader!
It's good to know that we are ALL the same as you, though and I guess that must go for every single reader of every single comic blog, then?
We are ALL starving the poor little fecker to death!
And I thought that I was bonkers.....

Kid said...

I just find such ranting amusing, JP, and laugh at it. I also find it bemusing that I can inspire such vitriol, but I guess I must be doing something right.

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