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!
[Updated 20180907! Scroll all the way down to the end to see the update notes!] After three family trees focussing on IPC/Fleetway comics, it's time to take a look at their main rival, the noble Scottish house of DC Thomson, not to be confused with DC Comics (or even DC Thompson with a P as … Continue reading DC Thomson Comics Timeline
Debbie Publisher: DC Thomson Issues: 518 First issue: 17 February 1973 Last issue: 15 January 1983 Merged into: Mandy Absorbed: Spellbound As mentioned before on this blog, the first rule of British girls' comics was that the title had to be a girl's name (the only exceptions I can think of at the moment are … Continue reading Pocket-Money Comics: Debbie
A good few visitors to this blog have told me they've been attempting to identify the comics from which the letters of the blog's logo were taken. If you're also playing that game, then read no further because I'm about to reveal all the answers... First, the rules: I decided that each letter had to … Continue reading Deciphering the Logo
Original: Beryl the Peril Annual 1977. Artist unknown.
As we all know, there’s a standard size for comics, which is approximately 15.5cm x 24cm (6” x 9.5” for those poor souls who don’t understand the metric system). But that’s only American comics, of course. And only current American comics, at that. When I was growing up in the 1970s and 80s, the most … Continue reading Little Comics