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Tiger & Scorcher (what comics are you hiding in the loft)

I was up rummaging around in my loft today when I stumbled across my collection of about 300 Tiger & Scorcher comics from the 70s & early 80s. Talk about bringing a tear to my eye, my Saturday mornings back then wouldn't have been the same without Billy's Boots, Hot Shot Hamish, Nipper Lawrence and Skid Solo. Always managed to finish it from cover to cover before Grandstand and World of Sport started at 12.15. I was up there so long that my Missus had to shout up to see if I was ok. When I said that I was looking at some old '' COMICS '' she was like Linford bloody Christie up the loft ladder, and then I duly showed her a Tony Currie centrefold.

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  • 2000AD and Vulcan
  • None. I had about the first 100 When Saturday Comes, but gave them away recently.
  • My grandad has thousands. Got a double garage full of them. Superman No.1 I think is his most treaured
  • Stan boardman and jim bowen.
  • off-it will blow anyone out of the water with his collection of comics.
  • Used to have the first 30 or so copies of 'Warlord' and the first couple of years of Smash Hits (when they used to publish the lyrics) but dumped them before realising they might be worth money one day
  • edited September 2010
    Warlord, Victor, Roy of the Rovers, Tiger, Action, Scream, Commando (still going strong today), Battle, 1950's Eagle, Shoot! from 1969 onwards, many Charles Buchan's Football Monthlies from 1951 onwards. Plenty of old Zzap 64's and Crash Zx Spectrum magazines from the golden age of gaming. Complete collection of Simpsons comics from the US. Shed loads of old annuals too.
  • I've got the first 100 or so Kerrangs somewhere in my parent's loft.
  • edited September 2010
    Many, many years ago my dad used to buy 'The Eagle' for my brother (who was eleven years older than me) and the lesser known 'T.V Comic for me. The Eagle of course had Dan Dare, Luck of the Legion, and those splendid cutaway drawings in the centre pages which showed you how things worked. I don't know why the TV Comic was called that because , with the exception of Muffin the Mule, most of the characters were on the radio, such as Larry the Lamb and Toytown and there weren't too many tellies around in '51/52 when these comics appeared. Perhaps it was because there was already a 'Radio Fun' comic. Anyway dad told us not to throw the comics away but to keep them safe and well away from mum, then, every 6 months or so he would cart them to a man he knew and a couple of weeks ladter they came back all bound in hardback volumes, and in chronological order. Somehow they have survived over the years and are regarded as family treasures. I was told by mum years later that he did it because his own mother had chucked out his own treasured collectins of 'Gem' ,'Holiday' and 'Magnet' comics in the twenties.
  • [cite]Posted By: DaveMehmet[/cite]I've got the first 100 or so Kerrangs somewhere in my parent's loft.

    I've also got a laminated set of Escort & Hustler from 1984 to the present day!
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  • [cite]Posted By: March51[/cite]Many, many years ago my dad used to buy 'The Eagle' for my brother (who was eleven years older than me) and the lesser known 'T.V Comic for me. The Eagle of course had Dan Dare, Luck of the Legion, and those splendid cutaway drawings in the centre pages which showed you how things worked. I don't know why the TV Comic was called that because , with the exception of Muffin the Mule, most of the characters were on the radio, such as Larry the Lamb and Toytown and there weren't too many tellies around in '51/52 when these comics appeared. Perhaps it was because there was already a 'Radio Fun' comic. Anyway dad told us not to throw the comics away but to keep them safe and well away from mum, then, every 6 months or so he would cart them to a man he knew and a couple of weeks ladter they came back all bound in hardback volumes, and in chronological order. Somehow they have survived over the years and are regarded as family treasures. I was told by mum years later that he did it because his own mother had chucked out his own treasured collectins of 'Gem' ,'Holiday' and 'Magnet' comics in the twenties.



    mate that is a real nice story
  • Thanks nla, both sets start at no.1 as well. Did have no.1 of 'The Beezer' with its free 'thunderclap' thing as well but I think mum got to that one!
  • [cite]Posted By: C.Walsh'sLoveChild[/cite]My grandad has thousands. Got a double garage full of them. Superman No.1 I think is his most treaured
    I doubt he's got an original Superman number one but if he has he needs to get it out of the garage, it's worth over half a million quid...
  • I won the first ever competition in Look In!
    Crap prize though......
  • I got a prize from lookin magazine for sending in a picture I drew of count duckula.. also won a joe versus the volcano competion and won a tee shirt and some sun glasses.
  • Once had a job on the art desk at Marvel comics London, I used to Rotoring the torn woman's clothing that the Hulk was always ripping off the Woman, and change the American names like sidewalk, The artwork used to come over on A4 boards with ziptone and China white paint covering over the mistakes.I got hold off a few of the more interesting bits of artwork, which were discarded. and sold them to comic shops to earn a few bob to get through college.

    My favourite comic's were the Victor and the Valiant. and I used to love tin tin books which I borrowed from Charlton library.......

    Teachers were very sniffy about comics, especially at Primary school, which I always thought was a nonsesnse!...... One of my first projects at art school was to do a project on the history of comics.....I thought thay had great educational value especially for boys.
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