|"Hur, hur! Fooled 'em all!"|
It's annoying that I have to start the New Year still addressing this topic, but I'm simply not prepared to let someone whom I've conclusively demonstrated on past occasions to be a liar to get away with his latest disingenuous shenanigans unchallenged.
I have on numerous occasions mentioned on my blog that the only two weekly comics to survive from the once vast selection during the (now gone) comic industry's heyday are The BEANO and 2000 A.D. Not long after his above tweet, he takes another pop at 'grumpy gits' who say that there aren't any British comics apart from The Beano and 2000 A.D. Incidentally, I have on quite a few occasions humorously described myself as a 'grumpy old git' on my blog. Coincidence? Don't be silly.
He denies that his comments were in any way about me, although he now concedes that given our past online 'clashes' (all of which were instigated by him), he 'supposes' he can see why I'd think they might have been. And you can bet your entire collection of 1950s EAGLE comics that he knew I would when he made them. Given that he was openly mocking the very opinions for which I and my blog are well-known, it would be remarkable if the likelihood of such a reaction had never occurred to him.
"But why would he want to stir things up again now?" you ask. Well, it so happens that he's releasing one of his self-published comics this very month. Or could the fact that he might benefit from an increased dose of attention and publicity be just... coincidence? That's a hell of a lot of a coincidences. And it's a 'coincidence' I actually predicted on this blog the last time he did this sort of thing when he had a comic to sell.
As GOLDFINGER said in the book of the same name: "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action." Yet still he sadly shakes his head as if a great injustice has been heaped upon him by a nasty, grumpy, paranoid 'troll' - while his sycophantic fans, desperate to bathe in the reflected (but faded) Beano glory of a contributor, lap up his every word and nod in eager acceptance of his protestations of innocence. Not a thinking brain between the lot of them it would seem.
Right, done and dusted. Anyone who can't (or won't) see the truth simply doesn't want to see it. That's why MICHAEL JACKSON fans still think he was a saint.
Coming next: A post about comics or nostalgia - or maybe even both!