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Hi and welcome to my blog about comics from other people’s childhood! It is dedicated primarily to British humour comics of the 60s and 70s. The reason they are not from my childhood is simply because I didn’t live in the UK back then (nor do I live there now). I knew next to nothing about them until fairly recently but since then I’ve developed a strong liking for the medium and amassed a large collection, including a number of complete or near complete sets. My intention is to use this blog as a channel for sharing my humble knowledge about different titles, favourite characters and creators as I slowly research my collection.
QUICK TIP: this blog is a sequence of posts covering one particular comic at a time. The sequence follows a certain logic, so for maximum results it is recommended that the blog is read from the oldest post up.
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Monday, February 4, 2019
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The books have white covers with reproduction of the first issue of the volume on the front and that of the last one on the back. Spines are made of artificial leather. Each volume comes with a dustjacket with reproductions and text on the front, the back and the spine. They look great on the shelf and I can conveniently find any issue that I want in a matter of seconds!
In the process of collecting these long runs of the two titles, I also picked up a beautifully preserved complete set of HOOT and the first two years of NUTTY, so I had them bound in the same format.
I will now wait until I have the time to read them all, or until someone reads this post and offers me a lot of money for this massive and unique collection. Don’t be shy to contact me if you have serious thoughts :)
Monday, September 14, 2015
For a 7-issue stretch, Nos. 631 – 637 inclusive, in 1954 the Beano came with a black title logo. I’ve got no idea what prompted DC Thomson to carry out this brief experiment but the seven issues seem to have some extra appeal to collectors and are more difficult to come by. I have recently received the last missing issue of my “black-title-logo-run” and can now show the complete gallery of the covers. Whatever the colour of the logo, Dudley D. Watkins’ artwork is always nice to see: