Comic Encounters
Can’t those kids read?

Can’t those kids read?

A budding comic book store owner ?

A budding comic book store owner ?

"Please Dad can’t we stay just a little bit longer?" - Comics on the Newsstand circa 1951 - I’m sure I had a few similar conversations when I was around his age.

"Please Dad can’t we stay just a little bit longer?" - Comics on the Newsstand circa 1951 - I’m sure I had a few similar conversations when I was around his age.

Actress Buff Cobb, reading comic books at home in 1946. Buff was married to television personality, Mike Wallace.

Actress Buff Cobb, reading comic books at home in 1946. Buff was married to television personality, Mike Wallace.

Countdown with Dr. Who and friends! - Was sent a CD with scans of full run of the old British "Countdown and TV Action" comics from the early 1970s last week. Working my way through these is going to be a great trip down memory lane.
Just a quick flick through a few random issues (#3 shown above) and there are strips featuring: Dr Who, UFO, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Stingray, Secret Service, Fireball XL5, The Persuaders, Hawaii 5-O, Mission Impossible, Cannon, The Protectors, and more.
Thinking it might be fun to write some quick reviews here as I work my way through them.

Countdown with Dr. Who and friends! - Was sent a CD with scans of full run of the old British "Countdown and TV Action" comics from the early 1970s last week. Working my way through these is going to be a great trip down memory lane.

Just a quick flick through a few random issues (#3 shown above) and there are strips featuring: Dr Who, UFO, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Stingray, Secret Service, Fireball XL5, The Persuaders, Hawaii 5-O, Mission Impossible, Cannon, The Protectors, and more.

Thinking it might be fun to write some quick reviews here as I work my way through them.

neil-gaiman:

The British black and white horror reprints that I read as a boy. And that’s a Ditko cover, if my eyes do not deceive me.
Now I am wondering what kind of band the Beatles would have been if it was John, Paul, George and Ditko.
kellysue:

Ringo Starr reading a comic book. 
(via juliasegal)

neil-gaiman:

The British black and white horror reprints that I read as a boy. And that’s a Ditko cover, if my eyes do not deceive me.

Now I am wondering what kind of band the Beatles would have been if it was John, Paul, George and Ditko.

kellysue:

Ringo Starr reading a comic book. 

(via juliasegal)

Filing away examples of Spanish language editions of the SCIENCE SQUAD educational comic I wrote and produced. Issue #1 art by Rob Osborne, Issue #2 art by Doug Potter.

Filing away examples of Spanish language editions of the SCIENCE SQUAD educational comic I wrote and produced. Issue #1 art by Rob Osborne, Issue #2 art by Doug Potter.

FCQ - My first foray into comics journalism and self publishing from back in 1993/94. Came across these file copies of each issue while sorting through some stuff. The small A5 sized magazine started out as 24 page wrap around for the catalog listing for Forest Comics my mail-order comics retail business at the time. It quickly became a quarterly magazine (FCQ = Forest Comics Quarterly) in its own right sold in various comics and computer gaming stores in the west of England.   During its brief run FCQ included interviews with creators such as David Lapham, Kevin Sutherland, Mark Buckingham, and Warren Ellis.

FCQ - My first foray into comics journalism and self publishing from back in 1993/94. Came across these file copies of each issue while sorting through some stuff. The small A5 sized magazine started out as 24 page wrap around for the catalog listing for Forest Comics my mail-order comics retail business at the time. It quickly became a quarterly magazine (FCQ = Forest Comics Quarterly) in its own right sold in various comics and computer gaming stores in the west of England. During its brief run FCQ included interviews with creators such as David Lapham, Kevin Sutherland, Mark Buckingham, and Warren Ellis.

Superheroes of the Round Table. - Review copy just received from McFarland Publishers. Subtitled “Comics Connections to Medieval & Renaissance Literature,” and according to the back cover promises to “establish the comic genre (sic) as a cousin to Arthurian myth, Spenser, and Shakespeare, …. While employing authors of the past like Ben Johnson to help explain comics by Alan Moore, Jack Kirby, Grant Morrison” etc.

Promises to be an interesting read.

Superheroes of the Round Table. - Review copy just received from McFarland Publishers. Subtitled “Comics Connections to Medieval & Renaissance Literature,” and according to the back cover promises to “establish the comic genre (sic) as a cousin to Arthurian myth, Spenser, and Shakespeare, …. While employing authors of the past like Ben Johnson to help explain comics by Alan Moore, Jack Kirby, Grant Morrison” etc.

Promises to be an interesting read.