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Monday, 30 November 2015
BONUS - DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS INTERLUDE...
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Whilst I try and find the time for scanning the splash pages inside my few remaining DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS, here are the covers of some I don't have - yet. I wonder if the same contents sometimes appeared under different covers? Anyone know? Spill the beans in the comments section, comics lovers!
KID'S KLASSIC KOMIC KOVERS - BATMAN'S DETECTIVE COMICS ANNIVERSARY ISSUES...
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Don't you just love Anniversary issues? I know I do! So here are some DETECTIVE COMICS covers for you to appreciate just because they were close to hand. Look at #572, fourth image down (not counting the one above), which came out in December 1986. Difficult to believe I first read it 29 years ago - and it's still in the same condition as when I bought it back then. And check out #627 - bringing things nicely full circle.
Sunday, 29 November 2015
SPOT THE CLUE WITH ZIP NOLAN...
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I never really bought LION comic (occasional issues apart, maybe) 'til THUNDER weekly was merged with it, but I'd certainly read a few issues belonging to pals as I was aware of its most popular strips. (ROBOT ARCHIE, The STEEL CLAW, The SPIDER, and of course, ZIP NOLAN. (I'd better give MOWSER a mention as well, 'cos you know how temperamental he is.)
This strip appeared in the 1971 LION & THUNDER Holiday Special, but is undoubtedly a reprint from a '60s ish of Lion weekly. Not that it matters, because if you haven't seen it before, it's new to you. Well, can you spot the clue before it's revealed?
BABE OF THE DAY - GRACE LEE WHITNEY...
Saturday, 28 November 2015
PART TWO OF DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS...
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The reasoning behind DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS was explained in part one, cavortin' Criv-ites, so be sure to check it out if you missed it. I'm surprised that the idea was never used in the States, but I suppose distributors over there simply bagged three or four unsold comics and got rid of them that way.
Anyway, here's a look back at the various stories included in this particular issue of DDC. Are they as you remember them, or did your copy have a different collection of Dynamic Classics inside? Tell everybody all about it in the comments section after you've enjoyed these iconic images.
SUPERGIRL - ADVENTURE COMICS COVER & SPLASH PAGE GALLERY...
Y'know, for someone who claims to be a comics collector, I'm sometimes surprised by how few issues I have of some particular titles. For example, the 5 covers you see before you are all the ADVENTURE COMICS I own - and I don't do too much better in the SUPERBOY stakes either. I may have related this tale before, but I used to have a bit of a crush on SUPERGIRL (still do actually - do you blame me?), as did one of my pals, JOHN FIDLER, who was ROBIN to my BATMAN when we were kids.
We were sitting in the doorway of my back garden cellar one day, looking through my comics, and John pointed to Supergirl's bosom and said "I like these bits!". I agreed, and we then decided to create a Super-potion when we grew up - not for ourselves, but to bestow on a couple of Supergirl lookalikes so that we could each have a Super girlfriend of our very own. Ah, the innocence of youth, eh? Or, what a pair of pillocks! You decide.
Anyway, that's enough of embarrassing reminiscences from my boyhood, time now to enjoy these Super covers and splash pages. Got a favourite? Be sure to share it with your fellow Criv-ites.
DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS - PART ONE...
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I thought I'd already published a post on DOUBLE DOUBLE COMICS, but I can't locate it anywhere on the Blog. That doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't exist of course, only that I can't find it. Anyway, a few days ago, someone I know gave me this issue from the famous U.K. series, created by distributor THORPE & PORTER, who combined four coverless U.S. comics returned by newsagents into one big bumper periodical with a 'new' cover derived from the front of an American title.
T&P were apparently breaking the law doing this, as the indicia at the foot of each comic's splash page proclaimed that it "shall not be sold or distributed with any part of its cover or markings removed", but perhaps they had special dispensation. The interesting thing about the DD Comics was that there was no guarantee that any two copies with the same new cover contained the same four comics, and sometimes the odd MARVEL mag or two was included in what was usually a DC COMICS mix (hence the new covers always featuring, as far as I can determine, characters from the DC stable).
As you can see below, chronological issues weren't bound in sequence unless by sheer coincidence, and I doubt any special effort was made for continued stories either. However, four issues originally priced at 10d or 12d each for only 1'9d represented extremely good value for money. The price later increased to 2'6d, or 12 and a half pence in decimal money, but then reduced to 10p. However, I've read that some of the later issues contained only three comics, so maybe that explains the lower price.
More issues in future posts, Criv-ites. Don't miss 'em!
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