Friday, 26 April 2019

Advertisements for the upcoming Robo Machines comic strip in Eagle comic. These were from Eagle #135, 136 and 137, October/November 1984

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Batman Orange Hand promo

I picked up a good Batman oddity at London Comic Mart today for a mere 80p. A promo order form thingy for Orange Hand, which was a boys' clothing shop in the early 70s. Orange Hand is a great name for a villain.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

X-Force hate mail

In 2001, the new Editor in Chief at Marvel, Joe Quesada gave a few titles a bit of a facelift, including several of the X-Men titles. One of these was X-Force, which Pete Milligan and Mike Allred took over pretty abruptly on #116. It lasted until #129, at which point the series was cancelled/rebooted/restarted as X-Statix. Here are some letters published in various issues after #116, from some irate readers at the time, who were less than appreciative of the overhaul.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Deathtrap Dungeon treasure

Picked up an old copy of Ian Livingstone's Deathtrap Dungeon in a charity shop for 99p, but if that wasn't good enough the original owner had included a map and his stats sheet. Love it!

Upon further perusal, I discovered a label at the back of the book, showing the name of  the original owner and presumably budding cartographer.

Alex Toth's 7-Zark-7 sketch for Battle of the Planets

I dug out my Official Battle of the Planets Guidebook for a decent scan of Alex Toth's early sketch of the character who would become 7-Zark-7.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

BONANZA PRIZE TIME! Spider-Man Weekly #85 Sept 28 1974

The back cover of this issue featured some superb prize winning entries for a Grand Gizmo competition.

Friday, 13 July 2018

This was a little comic thing that came with Tonka's Supernaturals figures.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Walls Ice Cream fun books 1981 ad 1982

Walls Mini Ha-Ha Ice Cream Fun book 1981 and Ice Scream Fun book 1982, both featuring strips with lovely art by Robert Nixon.

In both books most of the pages are just black and white text pages of puzzles/wordsearches, jokes with spot illustrations of the products or how to make things out of lolly sticks, some illustrated by Nixon and others possibly just stock illustration. These are all the strips and the covers.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

This belongs in a museum

I bagged a pile of Indiana Jones related books at a car boot sale, but unbeknownst to me, the real treasure was nestled within the pages one of the books. Someone had drawn out a helpful guide to artifacts and accessories featured in the trilogy! Excellent work!