Wednesday, 22 December 2010

We've had Steel Claw well heres Kid Gloves!!




Reg Parlett who does an amazing job at drawing hand shapes with the gloves very expressive..they do seem alive walking along the floor with the kid upside down..





later drawn by Rob Lee

http://www.bustercomic.co.uk/kidgloves.htmlKid Gloves
Buster comic-
Launched: 13th December 1975

Ended: 19th April 1980

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Leo Baxendale's The Nits of the round table Leo the king of snow in comics!!



29th Dec 1973 Christmas Buster and Jet



26th Jan 1974 Buster and Jet

I love the way Leo draws snow..and you can really feel the cold reading it..also he does a great Dear diary effect in that second one which he often did in The Swots and the Blots with Fred Blot telling the story..with ink blots accidently on the picture..

I thought I had done every Leo Baxendale comic page But I found this..so great I can share this..

http://www.bustercomic.co.uk/nits.html

Nits of the Round Table
Launched: 24th November 1973

Ended: 23rd March 1974

In: Buster




Anyone got any info on Tiger comic and did Leo draw other characters in Tiger?

It'll be a reprint of the strip he drew for Valiant from late November 1966 to late April 1967, Peter. The Buster site should say it's a reprint from Valiant, not Tiger.

I knew Leo drew for Lion so I thought the info was correct...so it was Valiant it was from..
Thanks Raven for the correction..

Saturday, 18 December 2010

The Space Kids by Ron Smith -The Beezer 10th Sept 1966






10th Sept 1966 The Beezer
What a pickle they've got into..love the ideas of the strange monkeys and the hidden mine like cacti..very creepy..

After Space Kids left us on a cliff hanger because Classic from the comics which was reprinting it ended..Kashgar has put up some useful information in which issues it was in..

http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=142&t=3947

Managed to have a look and here is the full run down of 'The Space Kids' strip as it appeared in the Beezer.
As already mentioned the original series ran from No 457(17/10/64) (the issue when Beezer had its major 1960's overhaul and leapt from 12 to 16pgs) to No 557 (17/9/66).
Then in 1976/1977 this 101 issue series was partially reprinted in a run of 56 issues in issues 1044(17/7/76) to 1099(5/2/77).
The issues that were reprinted were as follows -
1044-1086 reprinted 457-499
1087-1092 reprinted 502-507
1093-1094 reprinted 518-519 (the 1965 Xmas story)
1095-1099 reprinted 553-557
Digi is correct in his reprint history as it applied to the 1976 reprint series. The full reprint history being as follows
Classics 170 reprinted 1044/1045 (457/458)
Classics 171 reprinted 1046/1047 (459/460)
Classics 172 reprinted 1048/1085/1086 (461/498/499)
Classics 173 reprinted 1087/1088 (502/503)
Classics 174 reprinted 1089 (504)
Classics 175 reprinted 1090 (505)
Now while it is true that, after the strip published in the final issue of Classics, the series still had nine issues to run in 1976/1977 this doesn't mean that you would need to collect all nine instalments to see how the particular story left unfinished with the closure of Classics ended. This particular Space Kids adventure having reached its denouement in issue No 1092(18/12/76) only two issues after the final Classics episode.
I've checked a number of the obvious sources to see if they have copies of the two Beezers in question (1091/1092) available and 30th Century Comics does have issue 1091 for sale but sadly not 1092. However someone on ebay is selling the Beezer issues where the strips both originally appeared (506/507) with a starting bid of £2.99 each Thanks to Kashgar

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Nutty comic came up with the Borgs before Star Trek Next Generation!!:))




Nutty comic 24th April 1982..drawn by George Martin..

Isn't that strange...it made me smile..:)
The ship is round though..love the quote in the panel Anything else we fire, they'll just hit back! :)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borg_(Star_Trek)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rn_Borg

Its funny seeing Bjorn Borg with two heads..

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Move over Billy Whizz and Jane B Quick here comes Turbo Sarge!!

From Nutty comic 1985..


This artist did draw his characters upside down quite a bit.. also nice busy pictures..



I love to know the artist..I think he drew Spike in Topper in the 90's Annuals..

Friday, 10 December 2010

Its a Knockout mixed with Allo Allo it has to be Schoolditz by Frank McDiarmid in the School Fun Holiday Special!!










Heres the first one from number 1 School Fun 15th October 1983..







Frank obviously enjoyed drawing this strip with lots of German..war references..
like Schoolditz on the castle is a play on the word Colditz..
This strip was around due to the success of the comedy 'Allo Allo!'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/'Allo_'Allo!

Monday, 6 December 2010

The Beezers 4th October 1975 Krunch, the monster from the Deep by Frank Mc Diarmid


This image is from Bruce..thanks to him...its from the link below at comicsuk forum..

http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3748&start=180

Heres Bruces blog from Australia
http://toonworks.brucelaing.com/comicblog/

Krunch looks like a very exciting tale..though pretty grim the destruction of the lighthouse and train..the train really did look like a toy..
The monster itself is strange with tentacles and orange with yellow spots..a kind of alien lizard..the way it throws the train away in that long distance shot is great..depth really adds to an adventure story..
also good fast pace and action...no talking endlessly around a table..But talking on the move..and outside..
Its always great to see a new Frank comic work..

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