Magazines & Comics of Your Childhood / Youth

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Re: Magazines & Comics of Your Childhood / Youth

Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Oct 2021, 22:37

All the Gerry Anderson material drawn by Frank Bellamy has been reprinted in four softcovers and one hardcover. Great stuff.
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Postby Rorschach » 05 Oct 2021, 07:42

Positive Passion wrote:... it all changed when 2000AD came out. That was amazing for the first year or two.


While I agree, I think 2000AD carried on being great for a lot longer than 2 years.

After temporarily growing out of the Beano, I mostly read Marvel and DC when I was a kid.
If I remember correctly, they did black and white reprints of early Marvel in British comics (the origins of FF, Spiderman, Thor etc.) in the last few pages of Wham and Smash. Then Pow! came out which still had the larger page format but was dedicated more to Marvel reprints, and then Fantastic and Terrific, which were exclusively Marvel.
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Postby Purgatory Brite » 05 Oct 2021, 09:35

As a small child my parents used to get this for me

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Later on I moved up to the Dandy!

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And then I when I reached secondary school age

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Postby Positive Passion » 05 Oct 2021, 12:53

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Positive Passion wrote:... it all changed when 2000AD came out. That was amazing for the first year or two.


While I agree, I think 2000AD carried on being great for a lot longer than 2 years.
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Fair enough, I can’t remember for how long I read it and did not want to exaggerate!

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Postby Rorschach » 05 Oct 2021, 16:01

Positive Passion wrote:
Rorschach wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:... it all changed when 2000AD came out. That was amazing for the first year or two.


While I agree, I think 2000AD carried on being great for a lot longer than 2 years.
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Fair enough, I can’t remember for how long I read it and did not want to exaggerate!


I know what you mean. It was a long time ago...

I became a big fan as an adult, in the 80s. That was when it had Alan Moore, among many others who became important writes and artists in the comic world. Some of that stuff was fabulous. If you haven't ever read any of it, I recommend looking it up.
In fact I don't remember a lot about the first two years so it could be that it was better then. But it would have to be pretty fucking amazing to be better than Judge Death, The Ballad of Halo Jones, Rogue Trooper etc. from the 80s.
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Postby Lord Rother » 05 Oct 2021, 20:14

I felt very grown up when I graduated from the Beano to this.

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Postby Lord Rother » 05 Oct 2021, 20:18

And this...

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Postby souphound » 05 Oct 2021, 21:13

Not sure that they count as "comics", but I certainly was hooked to:

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En français of course!
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Postby mudshark » 06 Oct 2021, 01:40

My wife is a big Gaston fan, although in this house he's called GUUST, as he should be.
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Postby souphound » 06 Oct 2021, 02:11

mudshark wrote:My wife is a big Gaston fan, although in this house he's called GUUST, as he should be.
Fuck off Francophiles ;-)


I'm more than just a francophile. I'm a francophone. Mais oui!

Plus Gaston was actually my dad's name. :D
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Postby The Prof » 09 Oct 2021, 16:37

I used to get Warlord and Bullet then moved onto 2000AD. I remember one of the early editions came with a free frisbee. Worth quite a bit now.

There was a cartoon in it called Flesh where, in some dystopian future, all the cattle had disappeared so humans had to go back in time machines to kill dinosaurs and bring them back to eat. It sounds bizarre now but when you think about it.... how else did the dinosaurs disappear?

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Postby souphound » 09 Oct 2021, 16:52

The Prof wrote: It sounds bizarre now but when you think about it.... how else did the dinosaurs disappear?


I blame hip hop.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 09 Oct 2021, 17:10

If you visit the Treasury of British Comics website, you'll find wonderul reprints of classic comics from Battle, Action, etc. They do the girls' weeklies too, like Misty and Jinty.
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Postby Lord Rother » 09 Oct 2021, 22:49

I loved Billy’s Boots!

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Postby never/ever » 09 Oct 2021, 23:21

souphound wrote:Not sure that they count as "comics", but I certainly was hooked to:

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En français of course!


En hollandais ici but well taken points as to what I grew up with.
I grew up with comic weeklies Eppo, Kuifje (Tintin) and Robbedoes (Spirou) which covered a lot of the classic Dutch/Belgian/French comic scene. Gravitated to the more adventurous series like Storm, Blueberry (Charlie Giraud/Moebius) and Yoko Tsuno. English classes were brightened up by the ample supply of Beano and Dandy, later on my uncle got me hooked on Creepy and Eerie magazine. MAD I didn't appreciate until I got the original versions of it as the Dutch translations were disappointing.
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Postby Deebank » 10 Oct 2021, 10:46

The Prof wrote:I used to get Warlord and Bullet then moved onto 2000AD. I remember one of the early editions came with a free frisbee. Worth quite a bit now.


Bullet to 2000AD was my journey. Thence (much later) to a short-lived mag called Heartbreak Hotel which was a proto-Deadline sort of affair. I read Deadline and Revolver - still have tonnes of them in the attic - plus 2000AD spin off Crisis. I had one of the freebee stickers from the first copy on my guitar (this is me playing at Sussex Uni's Mandela Hall with the sticker on my guitar just about visible)behind the bridge 'Smile While You Die':

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There was a time at the turn of the 80s/90s when there were many new and interesting titles out and I lived near Forbidden Planet in Brighton.
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