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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.
Copyright of all images and quotations used here is with their respective owners. Any such copyrighted material is used exclusively for educational purposes and will be removed at first notice. All other text copyright Irmantas P.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Monday, November 5, 2018
THE BIG ONE was a Fleetway comic that lived up to its name and championed in terms of size. Its short run of 19 weeks (from 17 October 1964 till 20 February 1965) included GRAND FIREWORK NUMBER. Collectors will know THE BIG ONE is quite difficult to come by, so there's a good chance you haven't seen this explosive front cover before. Enjoy!
Monday, October 29, 2018
We all know Ken was fond of creepy things, and his son Antony recalls that the Reid household used to celebrate Hallowe’en with gusto long before it became what it is today (you can read all about it in Antony’s intro to Vol. One of THE POWER PACK OF KEN REID)…
The first Halloween story can be found in BUSTER cover-dated 30 October 1976 - the issue that nearly marked the end of Faceache because BUSTER + MONSTER FUN COMIC merger took place a week later and the ‘lad with a bendable bonce’ was replaced by Martha’s Monster Make-Up. Luckily, he returned to the pages of the combined comic 15 weeks later thanks to popular demand.
Friday, October 19, 2018
Monday, October 1, 2018
|Dad's last ever appearance in the Faceache saga|
|Starved Mr. Thrashbottom|
|Mr. Snipe gone potty...|
Click on the POWER PACK banner in the right-hand column and get your copy of the POWER PACK OF KEN REID - the deluxe two-volume set of Ken’s strips in WHAM!, SMASH! and POW! comics of the ‘60s.