Friday, 31 October 2014
Here's a blast from the past! The GUY FAWKES mask free with WHIZZER & CHIPS #3 back in 1969 (issue dated November 1st, but on sale October 25th), and the NEW Annual currently available at the larger branches of SAINSBURY'S. The book is priced at £7.99 on the back cover, but is being sold at the specially discounted price of only £3.99 - an absolute bargain for sure. It contains material from Annuals between 1971 and '85 -and the front cover is sourced from the very first edition, the back cover from the second. Go on - buy a copy and relive your long lost childhood!
(And remember - the mask doesn't come with the Annual. I've only included it because it's appropriate for the time of year and I thought you might like to see it.)
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Hi, fellow Criv-ites. Just a short post to let you know that personal circumstances yet prevent me from regular blogging, and that it'll probably be a few weeks (longer than anticipated) before I'm able return to thrilling and enthralling you all (I hope) with my hyperbolic haverings. The question remains, though - will you return when I do? In the meantime, here's a babe of the day to make your mouth water and kickstart your heartbeat.
Am I good to you or what?
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Sunday, 12 October 2014
I'd hoped to be able to do the occasional post and respond to comments in between attending to a matter of urgency, but, unfortunately, time won't allow me to do so for the foreseeable future. I'll see you all when things return to normal (or what passes for normal around here). In the meantime, here's PAMELA GONCALVES to put a spring in your step. Schwiiiiinnngggg!
Posted by Kid at Sunday, October 12, 2014
Saturday, 11 October 2014
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
|Stan 'the Man' Lee certainly knows how to|
react to a camera pointing in his direction
Just time for a quick post to allay fears that I've disappeared off the face of the globe or have turned up my tootsies. Way back on Friday, 15th November 1991, STAN LEE visited a Glasgow comicbook store to promote the late LES DANIELS' hefty new volume, MARVEL - FIVE FABULOUS DECADES Of The WORLD'S GREATEST COMICS. Why Stan and not Les, you may wonder. Simply put, Stan was a bigger draw than Les - and he had written the intro, so his presence wasn't entirely without merit.
Also in attendance that day were SPIDER-MAN, GRANT MORRISON, MARK MILLAR and myself, who assumed the role of unelected 'official' photographer, and snapped around a dozen photos of the event. (Well, that's not quite true - obviously the pics of me and Stan together [and Spidey] were taken by someone else - but with my camera.)
So here's a whistle-stop tour of the palpitating photographs taken on the day. It goes without saying, of course, that everyone was thrilled to meet Stan, and, great guy that he is, he gave every impression of being just as equally thrilled to meet the punters. Wotta legend!
|Spidey hogs a little attention while Stan is distracted|
|Stan busies himself with signing books for the long queue of fans...|
|...then poses for a few photos with shop staff and select visitors|
|Grant and Stan have appeared together at conventions|
quite a few times since this picture was taken, I believe
|"Come back when you're more famous!" jokes Stan with Mark|
|I suspect Spidey may have been a 'ringer' - he had an English accent|
|You can't quite see the fiver Stan's handing me to pose with him|
|Me and Stan - the best of pals. "Who is this guy?" he's thinking|
|"Wish I'd brought a rubber stamp with my name on it!" thinks Stan|
|Sadly, I don't think these two wannabes ever amounted to much|
|Finally, here's a cheerful chappie with Stan, looking happy as Larry (Lieber, perhaps?)|
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Thursday, 2 October 2014
A slight emergency (if that's not a contradiction in terms) has arisen which will require my full attention for the next few weeks. Sadly, therefore, with the possible exception of the BABE Of The DAY feature and the odd YouTube link (if even those) , there will be no new posts for the foreseeable future.
Hopefully my regular readers won't abandon me, and will find something in my back catalogue (ooer, missus) to entertain them in the meantime. It's also unlikely that I'll be able to respond to comments (if there are any) until I return to regular blogging, although I'll check in when I can and publish any in waiting.
See you all when I've attended to business.
Posted by Kid at Thursday, October 02, 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
|Copyright MARVEL COMICS. Published by PANINI|
I walked into WHS two days ago (September 30th) and saw the latest issue of The MIGHTY WORLD Of MARVEL (#4) sitting on the shelves. Hard to believe that it was 42 years to the day since the very first issue of the weekly incarnation of this periodical went on sale in the U.K. Cover-dated October 7th, 1972, it had actually appeared in the shops a week earlier, to give it a full seven days shelf life before the next issue came in.
So what delights does the currrent version contain to enthrall and entertain its readers? You'll have to buy a copy to find out, because the only strip I read these days is DAREDEVIL, which is top-notch stuff. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean that the other contents aren't likewise excellent, but they fail to call out to me in the same entrancing way that The MAN WITHOUT FEAR does.
Okay, I've done my Marvel duty by showing you what the mag looks like; it's now your turn as a dyed-in-the-wool Marvelite (assuming you are) to demonstrate your allegiance by running out and buying a copy. Why are you still here? MWOM awaits!
And here are four more Mighty Marvel Mags currently on sale.
Had a hard day at work? Sore head, sore feet, sore back? Don't worry - all your aches and pains are about to melt away as you relax and unwind to the smooth velvety voice of Gentleman JIM REEVES. Surely his CDs should be available on the NHS? Makes sense to me.