Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Bear Alley book presents- Lion comic History and index Well done Steve!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:19 am 
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I've got my book today...

Very interesting reading the first bit how Lion was like a Eagle comic type at the beginning..
liked how well school friend did which is almost forgotten which performed at the same level as Eagle in selling..

Eagle being American icon...Lion being a British icon..also how Archie (which I'm enjoying more these days) was just a short lived strip called Jungle Robot and it was only 5 years later it came back!

I like seeing all the humour reprints in one section...useful for finding when Lion Lot started with Reg and Leo Baxendale..

A very nice book...loads to read and reread for reference...

i hope Bear alley books will run and run...Valiant in the future is on my wish list index

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 Post subject: Re: Bear Alley books -Lion
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Just got home to find mine waiting too. Steve really has done a wonderful job with this - I can't recommend it highly enough! Though I already have a copy of his original Lion Index (versions of which are probably still floating around on eBay) comparing the two is a bit like setting a Rolls Royce alongside a Morris Minor.

To whet peoples' appetites here's a marvelous still from 'The Avengers' that appears in the introduction where Diana Rigg is shown reading the first 40 page issue of Lion:

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- Phil Rushton




http://bearalleybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/lion-king-of-picture-story-papers_3.html

10 percent discount is on at the moment so grab a copy this week...well worth it!!

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