Sunday, 31 October 2010
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
This page was pencilled by DOM REGAN and inked, dialogued and lettered by myself. Dom doesn't seem to use a ruler, so his perspectives aren't always as precise as they could be, requiring a bit of sorting out at the inking stage. His rendering is also a bit vague at times (though not so much on this page), which means the inker isn't quite sure exactly what he's looking at on occasion - but his artwork certainly packs a punch.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
|SUPERMAN's first issue of his own comic|
Consider, if you will, fellow Criv-ites, the following scenario. A person buys an orna-ment for £2 from a charity shop. Later, upon reflection, they decide that they don't really like it, so when someone collecting for a jumble sale chaps their door, the ornament is handed over to help raise funds to repair a leaky church roof.
The answer is surely "no" - isn't it?
Saturday, 23 October 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
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Posted by Kid at Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Friday, 15 October 2010
|"My name's Bond - James Bond!"|
I posted this photo for no other reason than I quite fancy myself as secret agent JAMES BOND 007. And it's my blog so I'll pose if I want to. And unlike SEAN CONNERY, my hair and teeth are all my own. And I've got an ASTON MARTIN DB5 (even if it is only a CORGI TOYS one from the '60s). (And because you never know when the absolutely gorgeous SALMA HAYEK might be looking in.)
Posted by Kid at Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
|Black Max. Images copyright relevant owner|
And why does that particular memory spring to mind, perhaps you may be wondering? Well, that 50 pence took care of most of the cost of the book (60p), which I bought in the newsagents I worked for when I'd completed my round for the day. (Incidentally, I was paid £1 per week for morning and afternoon deliveries - before and after school - Monday to Friday, plus a single delivery on Saturday and Sunday - so that tip was an extremely generous one.)
|The Steel Commando|
The weekly THUNDER was launched on the 10th October 1970 (dated 17th) and survived for only 22 issues, the last being on the 6th March 1971 (dated 13th) - so had been absent from newsagents' shelves for several months before the Annual hit the shops. Work on the book had probably begun towards the end of 1970 or the beginning of '71, so it seems obvious that IPC were hoping the comic would have a good long run. Unfortunately, such optimistic aspirations were doomed to dis-appointment.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, 3 October 2010
|Art by John Buscema|
DEZ SKINN once revealed that Stan had told him the comic's original title was going to be The WONDERFUL World of Marvel (after the Disney TV show of almost the same name), but thankfully 'twas not to be. Besides, MIGHTY and MARVEL go so well together it seems the obvious choice, so I'm amazed that any other name was even considered.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, October 03, 2010