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 DescriptionWELCOME 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!
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:
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:
18th August, 2015