Friday, 5 January 2018

Grandpa - Beano 1956-1978 UK Comics Archive Compilation

was a British comic strip which originally appeared in the magazine The Beano from 1955 to 1957, drawn by Ken Reid. It was later revived from 1971 until 1984, but this time by Robert Nixon and afterwards Jimmy Glen.

Grandpa was first published in issue 680 of The Beano, dated 30 July 1955, drawn by Ken Reid. It was a gag-a-day comic about a mischievous old bearded man. Some of the stories involved his dad, an even older man with a longer beard. Despite their advanced ages, they enjoyed a father-son relationship similar to that of Dennis the Menace and his dad; a typical story would involve Grandpa getting involved in some kind of mischief, being caught by his father and ending up getting a spanking. In a June 1956 strip, Grandpa was revealed to have been born in 1874, making his age 82. In 1957 the series was terminated.

From 1971 until 1984 Grandpa was relaunched. Robert Nixon drew it for the first years, after which Jimmy Glen took over until 1984.

Currently in The Beano, Grandpa is a “Funsize Funnie” drawn by Steve Beckett.

Beano 750-1902 year 1956-1978
Gathered and compiled by Boutje Fedankt. 
Total pages 363, incluing the front and backpage.


Monday, 25 December 2017

The Adventures de Biggles #04 W. E. Johns & A. De Vine

“W.E. Johns” biggles stories and stories written by others especially for the comic.

However there was an attempt to publish stories from this Australian comic in the UK.
It was apparently unsuccessful as only nine issues of the “British edition” of the comic were ever published.
This web page displays those nine issues and gives guide to the contents.

Published by “strato publications ltd., London.  W.1” – drawings are credited to “albert de vine”
Each magazine was 9.5 inches by 7 inches or 24.5 cm x 18 cm

More information HERE

The Adventures de Biggles #04

Issue four of “The Air Adventures of Biggles” is again undated.

It also ran to 68 pages (including the covers)
There are three “Biggles” stories and two other stories in the comic.

“The Saboteur – Part I” ran to 12 pages (although the title doesn’t include the words “Part I”)

"The Saboteur  – Part II” ran to 12 pages

“Missing Cameraman” ran to 12 pages

 By W. E. Johns  &  A. De Vine (Drawings)

The two other cartoon stories were “non-Biggles” stories and hence they are not illustrated here.

“The Crimson Comet” by John Dixon ran to 14 pages

“Tim Valour – Commander of the Famous Tigerhawks” by John Dixon ran to 14 pages


Friday, 22 December 2017

Growing Paynes strip - UK Comics Archive Compilation

“Growing Paynes” was a strip that ran in The Dandy.

It revolved around a small boy named Percy Payne and his relationships with his doting mother and abrasive elder brother.

Artist: Trevor Metcalfe.

Dandy 2583-2987 Years 1991-1999 130 pages
Dandy Book2583-2987 Years 1993-1997 17 pages
Dandy Fun-Size 
Dandy Summer Special Years 1992-1999 8 pages

Gathered and compiled by Boutje Fedankt. 
Total pages 246, incluing the front and backpage.


Monday, 18 December 2017

Sun #147 #152 #154 #158 #159

 The Sun (originally simply Sun) was comic launched on 11 November 1947 
by publisher J. B. Allen, changing from weekly to fortnightly during its run. 
It had previously been a health magazine called Fitness and Sun. 

1947 Series
Publication Dates: 1947 – 1949
Number of Issues Published: 41 (#1 – #41)
Color: Red & Green Front Cover; Red & Green Back Cover; Red & Green Centrefold;
Black & White Interior
Dimensions: 91/2″x 121/4″
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Binding: Loose Pages
Publishing Format: Was ongoing series

More information about this collection, here

Link ⇊⇊ Sun #147 #152  #154  #158 #159

Friday, 15 December 2017

Garth Ennis' Battler Britton #5 (2007) - WildStorm Productions (Conclusion)

Battler Britton (2007) - #5
"Bloody Good Show Part Five"
WildStorm (DC Comics)

Britton and Gilhooley infiltrate the German encampment and making radio contact to Landing Ground 242 and warning them about the German armor. The 309 and the 107th Squadrons scramble for flight. Gilhooley stumbles upon an awaken German soldier and kills him, alerting the Germans. Britton and Gilhooley pack some heavy weapons and a radio before escaping to the sand dunes. By morning, the Germans are preparing to pull themselves out as Britton and Gilhooley observes them under a camouflage tarp.

Britton contact the 309 and the 107th and direct them to the encampment. The squadrons proceed with their attack. But soon they are inflicted with heavy casualties from German anti-air batteries and planes, in which Flight-Lieutenants Taff, Patch, and Captain Anderson are killed. As the situation turns dire for the Allied planes, Britton consider radioing them to call off the attack but is refuse by Gilhooley who recalls what Britton told to him as this is what it means to lead and tells the squadrons to stay and fight. At the right moment Terry Harding's tank-busting squadron and along with more RAF forces have finally arrive and proceed to decimate the Germans.

After the end of the battle, Britton and Gilhooley sadly reflects on the near-loss of their squadrons in which the former recommends to Gilhooley of reforming the 107th. Gilhooley then ask Britton of what would he have done if the inter-Allied cooperation had been a complete failure? Britton honestly answer that he hadn't the slightest idea, as it never occurred to him.

 Writer:  Garth Ennis        Penciller: Colin Wilson

Inker: Colin Wilson          Colorist: Jeromy N. Cox

Lettere: Rob Leigh

Editor: Scott Dunbier  & Kristy Quinn

Cover Artist: Garry Leach         Cover Date: January 2007

Cover Price: US $ 2.99
Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Blondie by Dean Young & John Marshall

Blondie is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. The comic strip is distributed by King Features Syndicate, and has been published in newspapers since September 8, 1930.[1] The success of the strip, which features the eponymous blonde and her sandwich-loving husband, led to the long-running Blondie film series (1938–1950) and the popular Blondie radio program (1939–1950).

Chic Young drew Blondie until his death in 1973, when creative control passed to his son Dean Young, who continues to write the strip. Young has collaborated with a number of artists on Blondie, including Jim Raymond, Mike Gersher, Stan Drake, Denis Lebrun, and John Marshall. Despite these changes, Blondie has remained popular, appearing in more than 2,000 newspapers in 47 countries and translated into 35 languages. Since 2006, Blondie has also been available via email through King Features' DailyINK service.

To be continued Wikipedia

Link ⇊⇊
Blondie Comics (David McKay)  [] 01-08
Blondie Comics (David McKay [] 09-15
Blondie Comics Monthly 17-23 [] (Harvey 1950)

Monday, 11 December 2017

Attack At Sea #5 (1968) [Charlton Comics Collection 08]

Issue #5
Attack (1966, 4th, Series Charlton) 5

Published :October 1968
Cover Price 0.12          Pages 36
Info at bottom of 1st page: ATTACK "AT SEA" Vol. 4, No. 5, October, 1968, is published four times yearly by Charlton Comics Group, Charlton Building, Derby, Conn., 06418.

Cover Details - "Panic Dive!"

Pencils Marcos Adan (Gustavo Trigo)
Inks Marcos Adan
Notes Cover consists of splash page to inside story.

8 page story "Channel Tag"

Reprinted in Attack (Charlton, 1979 series) #33; in Brothers in Battle (Avalon Communications, 2001 series) #1; in Star Combat Tales (Avalon Communications, 2000 series) #1

1 page text article "Meet a Military Genius"

Characters Leonardo DaVinci
Letters Typeset
Reprinted from War Heroes (Charlton, 1963 series) #19

10 page story "Panic Dive"

Pencils Marcos Adan
Inks Marcos Adan

8 page story "Off Shore from Hell"

Reprinted in Attack (Charlton, 1979 series) #33

NOTE: Marcos Adan is the argentine artist Gustavo Trigo.

Link⇓  Attack at Sea 005