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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Peter The Page and his pup Pimple (1927)

Bob has made two more discoveries!  It seems that the Boys' Magazine may have been trying out sets (strips) this one was followed the week after by another one off character. Oh to have been in those offices or talk to the creators! 

This one is from  Boys' Magazine dated 10th  December 1927.

THANKS, BOB!
 

Friday, 21 August 2015

The Phantom Sheriff (1947)

From Knockout, 14th June, 1947, when comics were still 8 pagers due to paper rationing quotas. This is only one page of the set (strip) series but I hope to track down more later on.  IF I can make sure the date marked on the file is right!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

For Those Who Love All AGES Of British Comics

 
 
There are two groups that may be of interest to UK comic fans -whether in the UK or not.  Both contain lots of photographs of creators, merchandise and art, of course.  Both can be found listed on the blogroll.
The first is Britcomics which was set up in 2004 and succeeded the 1998 Brit Comics group. To keep both groups friendly and open to all ages a strong policy had to be adopted as detailed below:
 


Group Description
WELCOME To Terry Hooper-Scharf's Britcomics

PLEASE READ THIS. IGNORING THE BELOW AND ASKING TO BE APPROVED IS YOU WASTING YOUR TIME. GROUP MODERATOR DOESN'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE YOU AIN'T IN.

Due to the massive abuse of the group such as spamming, flaming and trolling the moderator has decided to remove members with no ID info, bouncing history and "No Emails" settings. We are not asking for name, address, phone and bank number just your real name, pseudonym you'll use and city. This includes members since 2004 who have NEVER posted. If you do want to be part of this group see below.

PLEASE NOTE THAT, YOU MAY RETAIN ANONYMITY ON THE GROUP,IF YOU WISH.


And remember,we are looking at the British Silver Age of comics (1951-1977) and the sister group British Comics Archive covers the Golden Age of 1939-1951 and before). From Humour-to-War-to-Detective & Adventure strips. Hopefully a few download links will appear from time-to-time!

Old 1940s-1960s comic strip scans are welcome for BritishcomicsarchivesI and this group. This is part of the British Comic Archives Project so any help is appreciated -full credits given! Though it may not be very active conversations-wise it is intended to keep this group as a permanent internet archive.

British comics consisted of more than the BEANO or DANDY!

Group Description

British Platinum & Golden Ages Comic strips and creators such as Tom Browne.

BritComics looks at British Comics from 1951-1977 whereas this group will look at British comics from pre-1900 and 1900-1950 [the British Platinum and Golden Ages].

We have two blogs -The UK Golden Age and British Golden Age which can be found here:
http://ukgaheroes.blogspot.co.uk/
and
http://britishgoldenagecomics.blogspot.co.uk/

So,have a look at what I have to offer from my meager collection. Though not a lot going on membership wise this and BritComics are left as online archives.

And remember,any animation or photographs/postcards dealing with/featuring old comic characters from this period are welcome additions!

And you can find reprints of UK Platinum-Golden Ages comics at the Black Tower online store:

http://stores.lulu.com/hoopercomicsuk


Terry Hooper
18th August, 2015

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Artless Algy's Bust-Up Brainwaves! (1933)

Contributions from Bob -THANKS- are rolling in though these may be the last finds.  Again from Boy's Magazine  from 7-10-1933 to 2-12-1933.  Others are posted over at UK Golden Age blog!




The Woes Of Fatty Fumble (1922)

More from the UKs lost Platinum Age and, again, THANKS to Bob.  It really is a great find especially when you consider that Boy's Papers such as Boy's Magazine were known solely for text stories.

As I pointed out when posting the rest of these on the UK Golden Age site, "not politically correct" is pointless in writing since the number of obese movie, TV and media celebrities who play on their obesity goes without real comment.

Take these as they were meant to be taken -fun.

From Boy's Magazine April-May, 1922.




Saturday, 15 August 2015

Sleuth-Hound Sam The Dud Detective no. 7

THANKS Bob!  This one is from Boy's Magazine 534, 28th May, 1932!

Sleuth-Hound Sam The Dud Detective no. 6

THANKS again to Bob for this find -normally one does not expect to find a set (strip) in a British Boy's Story Magazine.

this is from Boy's Magazine 531, 7th May, 1932.