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).
Posted by Kid at Sunday, August 20, 2017