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The archives have been plundered once again, readers, in order to bring you yet more comic-book gems from another reality! Before I go on (and on, and on) I would like to answer a question that I imagine at least one reader has possibly considered asking... The comics in this series have not all been … Continue reading Comics That Never Were #4 – #8
Welcome, readers, to the long-unawaited third episode in our sporadic and unreliable series in which your Uncle Rusty takes a look at comics that didn't actually exist in this universe but should have... In the 1970s (a sort of prototype version of the 1980s, but with wider ties, longer hair, and orange and brown wallpaper) … Continue reading Comics That Never Were #3
The Deceived is a four-part contemporary thriller created and written by Lisa McGee (of Derry Girls fame) and Tobias Beer. It's recently finished airing on Virgin Media One here in Ireland, and for me, personally, it was an absolute triumph. Not because of the story or the acting or the scenery or whatever, although there … Continue reading Comics on TV: The Deceived
To save you literally whiles of searching through this blog, here are all of Rusty's reviews in one place! Updated: 3 July 2021 Comics: The Bank Street Book of Science Fiction -- 7 Feb 2020 Batman Monthly -- 26 Jun 2020 Battle Picture Weekly -- 2 Jun 2019 Bea -- 15 Aug 2017 Boy's Cinema … Continue reading Rusty’s Reviews Round-Up
In the 2006 TV show Life on Mars (named after the David Bowie song that was released on the 1971 album Hunky Dory) Manchester-based police officer Sam Tyler is struck by a car and wakes up in the year 1973. He doesn't know whether he's going crazy, in a coma, or has travelled back in … Continue reading Comics on TV: Life on Mars
You remember the Picture Story Library for Girls comics, don't you? If you were a girl growing up in the UK or Ireland in the 60s, 70s, 80s or early 90s, you almost certainly read at least one of them. And if you were a boy growing up in that time and you had sisters … Continue reading Pocket Money Comics: Mandy Picture Story Library for Girls
The New Hotspur / The Hotspur / Hotspur Publisher: DC Thomson First issue: 24 October 1959 Last issue: 23 January 1981 Issues: 1110 Relaunch of: The Hotspur True story: one of my friends refused to buy this comic because he thought that by doing so he would be supporting the football team Tottenham Hotspur. We … Continue reading Pocket-Money Comics: Hotspur
Rusty Staples was launched only about eight months ago as the fly crows, but already it's in the top 100% of the most popular comic blogs ever! Amazing, I know, but there you go: you wonderful people know awesomeness when you see it! Now, to welcome in the year 2019, I'd like to take you … Continue reading Most Popular Posts of 2018!