Saturday, November 18, 2017

Coming up in 2000AD...

Here's your weekly advance preview of the next issue of 2000AD, on sale Wednesday 22nd November...

UK & DIGITAL: 22nd November 2017 £2.75
NORTH AMERICA: 22nd December 2017 $7.99

In this issue:
JUDGE DREDD: BLACK SNOW by Michael Carroll (w) PJ Holden (a) Quinton Winter (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

SLÁINE: ARCHON by Pat Mills (w) Simon Davis (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

ABSALOM: TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS by Gordon Rennie (w) Tiernan Trevallion (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

THARG'S 3RILLERS: THE HOUSE OF GILDED PEAK by Eddie Robson (w) Steven Austin (a) Gary Caldwell (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

INDIGO PRIME: A DYING ART by Kek-W (w) Lee Carter (a) Simon Bowland (l)

Available in print from: UK newsagents and all good comic book stores via Diamond 

Poll results

I recently ran polls on my Twitter account and on here, to see how often people visited my blog. Not that many people voted unfortunately, but here's the results. Firstly the Twitter poll... the poll I posted here...
I'm pleased that most of you who voted visit regularly, although on average it's not every day so there will be changes to Blimey! in 2018. I won't be posting as often for one thing, and other changes will be considered too. I'll tell you more about that at a later date.

Thanks for your votes. I hope you continue to enjoy this blog however often you visit.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Frank Bellamy's GHOST WORLD (1963)

I recently bought a near-complete run of Odhams' Boys' World, which was a fine comic/magazine that deserved to run longer than the 89 issues it managed over 1963 to 1964. Some of Britain's top comics creators worked on the title, including Frank Bellamy. 
I know some of you are big fans of Bellamy so today I thought I'd show the first three episodes of Ghost World, a strip that ran on the back page of Boys' World from Vol.1 No.46 (7th December 1963) to Vol.2 No.17 (25th April 1964). Ghost World was a sequel to The Angry Planet that had run in the comic previously by another artist. (I'll show some of those at a later date.)
It must be said that from Mickey Mouse Weekly and Modern Wonder in the 1930s to Boys' WorldWham!, Smash!, etc in the 1960s, Odhams produced some great comics/magazines. Admittedly they turned the original Eagle into a shadow of its former self, but even then it still featured some top artists. I'll show some more strips from Boys' World in the future.

Titan's JUSTICE LEAGUE No.5 out today

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Be of good cheer, the Christmas VIZ is here!

You know the festive season is definitely here when the snow-capped Christmas issue of Viz is to be found on the top shelves of all good newsagents and supermarkets across the land. Viz No.271 came out yesterday and its sweary, satirical fun is now as traditional as mince pies and undercooked turkey. The 52 page issue comes with a free Rude Kid Calendar for 2018 packed with Not Safe For Work jocularities in stunning full colour.
All your Viz favourites, apart from the ones I used to do, are up to their seasonal pranks, with stories decorated with snow and holly and that. Here you'll find 8 Ace, The Fat Slags, Drunken Bakers, Meddlesome Ratbag, Spawny Get and more, plus new favourites such as Conker Hospital, Victoria's Plumbers, and a fantastic Broon Windsors strip drawn by Stephen White...

All this plus a load of satirical features will keep you warm in the glow of your own laughter on those solitary winter nights. Viz 271, out now, £3.50.
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