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Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:05 pm
by felgekarp
Wil wrote:I never did go for the Beano or Dandy. As far as UK funnies go it was always the IPC stuff - Whizzer and Chips, Monster Fun etc. In the '70s my mainstays were all the UK Marvel titles and eventually 2000AD from '77. I remember the day I issue 1 of 2000AD well. I didn't have any money on me so my Mum bought it for me. If only she'd known the carnage of Harlem Heroes and the gore of Flesh that was going on inside!
There's a Harlem Heroes collection on the way, in fact it might be out this month, I've got mine on order.

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:48 pm
by TwoHeadedBoy
Morkin wrote: And I'm hoping that someone will buy me this one for Christmas. (I see that the Christmas annuals are out already, but it's a tradition that I get them on the 25 December)

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Looks fun this year - it's a bit early for annuals though isn't it? I know Selfridge's in London put there decorations up on Monday (marking "145 Days to Go"), but still... Yeah, looks nice.

I have a really nice book called DC Thompson's Firsts, complete fascimiles of all of DC Thompson's first issues (including the Beano, Dandy, Eagle and Sparky) - can't find any evidence of its existence on the Internet though...

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:50 pm
by JazzFunk
Used to be a masssive reader of The Beano and Dandy in the early/mid 80s, plus 2000AD in the Ron Smith years, nobody ever did Dredd as well as Ron, he really *is* a f*cking fantastic comic artist, and he must be about 85 now, must've been in his sixties when he did Dredd.

That and Scream . It's amazing, in the 80s, comic producers assumed kids had been exposed to video nasties/Hammer Horrors, that comic had a proper adult fear contained within it. One of the early issues came complete with a plastic spider, yet - for an 8-year old - that gift felt so pitiful and childish compared to the actual adult sh!t /themes I was witnessing in the comic(!)

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:46 am
by Morkin
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:
I have a really nice book called DC Thompson's Firsts, complete fascimiles of all of DC Thompson's first issues (including the Beano, Dandy, Eagle and Sparky) - can't find any evidence of its existence on the Internet though...
I bought that about a month ago! :P I saw it mentioned on Lew Stringer's blog & found a copy going quite cheap on eBay. There's a very small mention of it here.

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:39 am
by The Mask Seller
JazzFunk wrote:That and Scream . It's amazing, in the 80s, comic producers assumed kids had been exposed to video nasties/Hammer Horrors, that comic had a proper adult fear contained within it. One of the early issues came complete with a plastic spider, yet - for an 8-year old - that gift felt so pitiful and childish compared to the actual adult sh!t /themes I was witnessing in the comic(!)
I'd completely forgotten about Scream, it was properly scary as a kid, I'd love to read them again and see if I was just being a wuss. Without looking on the 'net I remember stories about a murderous, hunchback retard called 'Uncle Terry' who was locked away in someones attic, The 13th Floor (can only remember the title), a story about a pack of murderous domestic cats and another about a murderous Punch and Judy show. I'm going to look it up, see what horrific repressed memories I can exhume.

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:04 am
by SoupDragon
What was that evil elevator (Max I think it was called) that took people to a 13th floor in? Eagle or 2000AD?

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:27 am
by TwoHeadedBoy
Morkin wrote:
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:
I have a really nice book called DC Thompson's Firsts, complete fascimiles of all of DC Thompson's first issues (including the Beano, Dandy, Eagle and Sparky) - can't find any evidence of its existence on the Internet though...
I bought that about a month ago! :P I saw it mentioned on Lew Stringer's blog & found a copy going quite cheap on eBay. There's a very small mention of it here.
Ah, glad to hear it! It's a great book - think I got it on my 10th birthday or something.

Had this one until a few years ago:
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Who knows why I got rid of it? I certainly don't.

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:10 am
by SoupDragon
Sad to know Lord Snooty has gone too :(

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:34 am
by Morkin
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:
Had this one until a few years ago:
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Who knows why I got rid of it? I certainly don't.
I love those Broons/Oor Wullie books - I've got every edition since they started. :P This thread is proving rather dangerous actually as I'm now constantly looking at old comics on eBay. :oops:

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:30 am
by jdanddiet
SoupDragon wrote:What was that evil elevator (Max I think it was called) that took people to a 13th floor in? Eagle or 2000AD?
That was in Scream.

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:26 pm
by Wizpot
Used to read Warlord and anything by Marvel.
Still got 1st 20 issues of 2000ad ....

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:01 pm
by SoupDragon
jdanddiet wrote:
SoupDragon wrote:What was that evil elevator (Max I think it was called) that took people to a 13th floor in? Eagle or 2000AD?
That was in Scream.
Ah right, thanks Jdanddiet.

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:11 pm
by JazzFunk
Totally forgot about Whizzer & Chips, funnily I barely remember anything about it except I preferred it to Dandy and The Beano. I also had a 'Sparky' annual, quite a weird comic with a mix of cartoony strips and well-drawn 'serious' ones (I seem to remember one called "The Birdman Of Alsace" which I never read because it looked boring). And I used to get Oink! until i read that mini-issue of Viz that Your Sinclair gave away. After reading that, I never touched Oink! again (I got my mum to buy me as many back issues of Viz I could afford!) Viz was the funniest thing in the world, back in the late 80s.

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:19 pm
by knight_beat
SoupDragon wrote:
jdanddiet wrote:
SoupDragon wrote:What was that evil elevator (Max I think it was called) that took people to a 13th floor in? Eagle or 2000AD?
That was in Scream.
Ah right, thanks Jdanddiet.
Your memory hasn't failed you. The 13th Floor was reprinted in Eagle during the late 80s and early 90s.

Re: What Comics did you read as a kid?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:09 pm
by TwoHeadedBoy
Just learned that John Sherwood - who drew the Bash Street Kids in the 1970s and who created Les Pretend, died in 2003. This is sad.

Also, Bill Ritchie - who created/drew the likes of Baby Crockett and Hungry Hoss for the Beezer, died in January of this year.

All these names I wouldn't know without the likes of Crikey! magazine (and of course, Wikipedia). It's nice to put names to the comics I grew up with, but sad to see the sculptors of the past die like that. Very sad indeed.